Saturday, 7 March 2015

British Police Arrest 57 People Due To Cybercrime

British police last week arrested 57 people on suspicion of cybercrime. The arrested persons are suspected of breaking into multinationals and government and steal data, performing DDoS attacks, cyber fraud and developing malware.

This would have a 21-year-old man 400,000 email addresses and passwords of Yahoo stolen and published in 2012. A 33-year-old man is suspected of having a DDoS attack on a competitor performed in order to gain a competitive advantage. A third suspect would have carried out a phishing attack in which £ 15,000 was captured. A 23-year-old man is suspected of breaking into the Pentagon, where he information about a satellite service would have captured.

In addition to maintaining all the suspects said the British National Crime Agency (NCA), which this week also SMEs, hosting companies and ISPs helped identify threats to their infrastructure. So got 60 companies visited by the police and became their IT environment controlled. This resulted in more than 5,500 hacked servers.

Through these servers could send cybercriminals spam, perform DDoS attacks and hosting phishing sites. If organizations follow the advice of the NCA, it could halve the phishing attacks in Britain, according to the investigation department. Police Chief Executive Peter Goodman calls geburikers organizations and therefore to take simple measures that help to be safe on the Internet and make it harder for criminals to get away with it.

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