With Bitcoin reaching US$50,000 this week, the entire cryptocurrency market has seen impressive growth last year and especially in the last six weeks of 2021 with many investors turning to digital coins as a store of value amid the COVID-19 crisis, but 2020 saw less criminal cryptocurrency theft than in 2019.
Criminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak according to analyst firm GlobalData which has revealed the spread of new malware by criminals raising fears about the disease.
New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission is working with police and taking a range of actions following the theft of computer equipment belonging to an external provider.
Australian consumers are reporting having their bank accounts drained by fraudsters and their email inboxes accessed in the latest scam involving theft of mobile numbers, according to the newly published report on fraud from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.
The leader of a group that used malware to steal money from more than 100 financial institutions over nearly five years has been arrested in Spain.
An employee of Samsung Electronics has been arrested for stealing 8474 smartphones from the company's headquarters between 2010 and 2016, a report says.
Lost or stolen money or possessions, debit and credit card currency conversion fraud or missing a flight is costing Australian travellers almost $1 billion each year, with new research revealing that money theft is the number one cause of money misadventure.
Reports are emerging of increasing theft of smartphones from Pokémon GO players and selling of Pokémon accounts – a level 21 player's account can earn US$600.
All smartphones sold in the US state of California will soon be required to be equipped with a kill switch, allowing users to wipe data and lock their phones remotely, after a new bill passed law overnight.
Two Australians are rumoured to be responsible for one of the biggest online heists in Internet history, with $3 million in Bitcoin missing from the second iteration of the Silk Road drug marketplace.
US mobile carriers have rejected a smartphone “kill switch” that would disable a phone as soon as its stolen, with government officials accusing companies of “shaking down” customers for billions of dollars in insurance costs.
A young Australian entrepeneur has lost more than $1 million in Bitcoins in what is possibly the biggest online theft in history.
A selfie-loving man named Hafid has taken the Internet by storm this week after allegedly stealing a woman’s iPhone, then unwittingly uploading photos from his daily life for the world to see.
Amidst all the hype around the new iOS and Mac Pro, one pretty big new feature was left out of the conversation - a new 'kill switch' for the iPhone.
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A SIM card stolen from a smart meter has been used to rack up $193,187.43 in data and voice call charges, delivering an 18 month sentence and an order to repay the lot.
Although the story of Mark Bao's stolen MacBook Air being found after the owner 'remotely accessed' his computer, and downloading a video that the thief had recorded of himself dancing to 'Make It Rain', does Mr Bao's story add up?
The recent furore around the Internet regarding "The Cook," "The Thief," and well, you know the rest... has been interesting to observe. On the Internet it's possible to generate severe over-reactions to things. This is a perfect example.
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