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Man arrested for £1m online tax fraud

Police investigating a complex online fraud which scammed more than a million pounds from taxpayers have arrested a man in London. The 32-year-old's home in Poplar, east London was raided in the early hours of Thursday. He was taken to Bethnal Green police station on suspicion of fraud and money laundering. The arrest follows …
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Coppers make fake football sites pay penalty

The Metropolitan Police's e-crime unit has taken out about 100 websites which claimed to be selling tickets for Premier League football matches. In fact, fans got either fake tickets or nothing at all. Operation Phyllite was the result of co-operation between the Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU), the Premier League, FIFA and …
John Oates, 7 Aug 2009
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Home Sec: No more funds to e-crime unit

The newly established Police Central e-crime Unit is unlikely to get increased UK government funding, according to a response to questions in the House by the Home Secretary on Tuesday. The reply by Jacqui Smith is a sign that the present home secretary is less inclined to invest in the nascent unit than her predecessor David …
John Leyden, 14 May 2009
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Police want new remote hard drive search powers

Cyber cops want new laws to allow remote searches of seized hard drives in the hope they will help reduce long digital forensics backlogs - of up to two years for some forces. It would mean specialised officers in London could access data held on hard drives in police evidence rooms nationally. How such information sharing …
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Dixon of Threadneedle Street plan threatens confusion

City of London police are to trial the use of specialist squads to tackle data theft and other crimes against business. Three pilot units of specialist officers will begin work next month, tackling problems ranging from data theft to terrorism. Each squad will feature five officers trained in tackling different forms of crime …
John Leyden, 17 Apr 2009
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Top UK cybercop dreams of PC breathalysers

A breathalyser-style tool for PCs capable of spotting potentially illegal activity is needed in order to address a mounting computer forensics workload. However experts in the field warn that such a device, desirable though it might be, could be difficult to develop in a reliable form. Detective Superintendent Charlie McMurdie …
John Leyden, 12 Dec 2008
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Home Office backs e-crime overhaul

Home Office ministers are poised to give the green light for the establishment of a central e-crime reporting and investigation agency in the UK. But instead of creating a Policing Central E-Crime Unit (PCEU), as proposed by ACPO (the Association of Chief Police Officers) and the Metropolitan Police, government minsters want …
John Leyden, 21 May 2008

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