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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Media groups, Filipinos protest tough cyber law

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 02:04pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Media groups and Filipinos stepped up calls on Wednesday for repealing a tough new law that targets cybercrime but activists fear will be used to suppress online freedoms in the Southeast Asian nation. The Cybercrime Prevention Act took effect on Wednesday despite last-minute petitions to the Supreme Court to stop it. The justices said they will take up ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Cybercrime hits financial firms hardest, says survey

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:38am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Criminals increasingly using technology to launch attacks on banks, survey shows Financial firms hit hard by cybercrime Cybercrime is the second most common type of fraud ... of financial services companies that suffered from economic crime last year said they had been hit by cybercrime, compared to 17 per cent in other industries, according to the survey by consultancy ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Cybercrime surges in Hong Kong fuelled by email scams and extortion

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:20pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Cyberspace: a bolthole from justice Cybercrimes are the hardest cases to detect and the toughest to crack, the police chief said yesterday, as figures ... Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung said differences in jurisdictions' definitions of cybercrimes added to investigators' problems. "In Hong Kong, even the theft of points used ...

  4. Business - Companies - INTERNET

    Rise in cybercrime poses risk for smaller Hong Kong firms

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 01:38am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... in cybercrime a risk for small firms Outspoken security expert Michael Gazeley has long warned that many businesses in Hong Kong are ill-prepared against internet threats. Gazeley, the managing director ... store Neiman Marcus and at least three other well-known US retailers were also compromised at the same time by a big cybercrime syndicate in eastern Europe, a Reuters report said. The biggest ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Cybercriminals target California, says state Attorney General Kamala Harris

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 10:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco California has become a major target of cybercrimes committed by groups with ties to Eastern Europe, China and Africa, according to a report by state Attorney ... were aimed at California. "Transnational criminal organisations are relying increasingly on cybercrime as a source of funds, which means they are frequently targeting, and illicitly using, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW ENFORCEMENT

    Customs and Excise Department sets up new cybercrime squad

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by NATALIE WAI

    ... Natalie Wai natalie.wai@scmp.com Unit learns criminal techniques to combat surge in illegal activity online since last year Customs sets up cybercrime squad A new Customs and Excise team has been set up to combat a sharp rise in illegal activity in cyberspace. The Electronic Crime Investigation Centre (ECIC) researches and develops investigative capabilities so that it can ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US charges eight for global cybercrime targeting banks and government

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 09:53am by Reuters

    ... in an international cybercrime scheme targeting accounts at 15 financial institutions and government agencies. US Attorney Paul Fishman said the conspiring hackers gained unauthorised access to computer ... enforcement officials crack down on cybercrime heists. This has included arrests announced last week of 11 people in the United States, United Kingdom and Vietnam in a worldwide credit card fraud ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Free speech advocates attack new cybercrime law in Philippines

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles, AFP

    ... Cybercrime law angers Filipinos A new cybercrime law due to roll out this week has angered free speech advocates who claim that it could empower the Philippine government to muzzle dissent with its ... to tackle a range of online crimes, including pornography, hacking, identity theft and spamming. The Cybercrime Act allows authorities to collect without a warrant "traffic data in real ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine mayor sues activist over Facebook posting

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... halted the implementation of the controversial Cybercrime Law, which punished with higher jail terms "online libel" committed on Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and even on SMS mobile phone ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines court suspends controversial cybercrime law

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 04:24pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended implementation of the country’s anti-cybercrime law while it decides whether certain provisions violate civil liberties. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said the court issued a temporary restraining order stopping the government from enforcing the law signed by President Benigno Aquino III last month. ...




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