Aug 24, 2014

Tokyo police to take on cybercrimals with research group, contractor

The Metropolitan Police Department is planning a new research organization to tackle the nation’s growing cybercrime problem, police sources have said. Modeled after a U.S. public-private alliance that’s been formed to identify and neutralize cybercrime threats, the institution will be launched as early as ...

Apr 14, 2014

German space research center hit by cyber-espionage

The German Aerospace Center says it was the target of a suspected espionage attack for several months. The research center on Monday confirmed a report by German magazine Der Spiegel and said it had asked the national cyberdefense center to investigate the attack. A ...

Mar 27, 2014

Net bank robberies surged in 2013: NPA

The National Police Agency said Thursday that nearly 3,000 cases of illegal, unauthorized Internet access were logged in 2013, more than double the previous year, as attacks on the nation’s online banking systems surged. The police counted a record 2,951 violations, up 1,700 from ...

Oct 8, 2013

U.K. launches latest answer to FBI

Britain’s new FBI-style crime-fighting agency was launched Monday with a threat to hit the country’s most “horrible” criminals with a robust response. The National Crime Agency has 4,500 dedicated officers and is aimed at tackling the estimated 37,000 criminals involved in serious and organized ...

Feb 22, 2013

The cybercrime challenge

The arrest this month of a 30-year-old man on suspicion of making anonymous threats by computer poses serious questions for the nation's police.