Category Archives: Cyber crime reporting

1.2 million Aussies victim credit card fraud: some questions

1.2 Million Australians, 7% of the adult populations lost $ 1.4 billion, Australian in 2011 to forms of cyber fraud with credit cards. So mind, on credit card fraud alone. (Which makes US$ 1.45 and €1.09 billion on 21 April). … Continue reading

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Effective cyber enforcement. Challenges for governments

All in all I’m involved now for 7 ½ years in Internet safety. If signs are not misleading me, several developments seem to lead to important steps forward where cooperation in Internet enforcement and security are concerned. In this blog … Continue reading

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US – NL cyber crime treaty signed

On Wednesday 22 February the United States and The Netherlands signed a “declaration of intent” on the cooperation on fighting cyber crime. Reading the news reports three things struck me.

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The power of money: Fighting cross border crimes

Two news items draw my attention in the past few days. One was a message from the United Nations that the terrorist (or freedom fighters depending on your point of view of course) organisation Boko Haram could be funded by … Continue reading

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Harmonizing privacy legislation, but what about enforcement?

In a presentation EU Commissioner Viviane Reding gave a preview of the new Privacy regulation her DG is preparing. As she states, privacy rules need to be brought up to date and harmonized. With all 27 member states having the … Continue reading

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BP gas station skimming, part 2. Happy ending?

On 30 May I wrote from a very personal angle, as my local BP gas station was skimmed by East-Europeans. Who were actually arrested, due to a very alert BP costumer and immediate police action. Here’s the link. As you … Continue reading

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A ‘DEFENCE TRIANGLE’

Below is the text of my article published in ‘Virus Bulletin’ of May 2011. The copyright of the article lies with Virus Bulletin. Discussing the fight against spam, malware and cybercrime has become almost a national pastime. The vulnerabilities of … Continue reading

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