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Promised mobiles, received vegetable cutters: B’luru police busts ‘lucky dip’ scam

Bengaluru Cyber Crime police have busted a ‘lucky dip scam’ running for the last four years in which tele-callers told victims that they had won branded mobile phones as part of a ‘lucky dip’. The Cyber Crime Division of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested Suhail Khan, a 60-year-old resident of Venkateshpuram in Bengaluru for orchestrating the scam. According… Read More »

UK police charge man under terror laws over Buckingham Palace incident

British police said on Thursday they had charged a 26-year-old man under terrorism laws after an incident outside Buckingham Palace that left three police officers injured last week. The Metropolitan police charged Mohiussunnath Choudhury under the Terrorism Act of 2006 for preparing to commit an act or acts of terrorism after he was held near the queen’s official residence in… Read More »

Police warn of computer tech support scam

SINGAPORE – Pop-up messages that claim your computer has been infected with a virus or that your information has been leaked could likely be a scam, police warned. Since January this year, more than 20 police reports have been lodged of unauthorised charges to their credit cards, after the victims provided their card details thinking they were buying… Read More »

UK police say WikiLeaks’ Assange will be arrested if he leaves Ecuador’s embassy

British police said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would still be arrested if he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy in London after Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they would drop a preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against him. Assange, 45, has been holed up in the embassy since 2012 after skipping bail to avoid extradition to Sweden over… Read More »

Thai Police to Review Ways to Take Down Content After Facebook Live Killing

Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to expedite taking down “inappropriate online content” after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Two videos, which were available for nearly 24 hours before they were taken down, show Wuttisan Wongtalay hanging his daughter from a building on the southern… Read More »

‘Ahok’: Police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect

Indonesian police have named Jakarta’s governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, as a suspect in a blasphemy investigation. Popularly known as “Ahok”, he is accused of insulting the Koran while campaigning in governorship elections. Mr Purnama is a Christian from the Chinese ethnic minority and the first non-Muslim to lead the city. The case has prompted fears of a rise… Read More »

SWIFT rejects Bangladeshi claims in cyber heist, police stand firm

SWIFT has rejected allegations by officials in Bangladesh that technicians with the global messaging system made the nation’s central bank more vulnerable to hacking before an $81 million cyber heist in February. The comments were in response to a Reuters story that cited Bangladeshi police and a central bank official as saying that SWIFT technicians introduced security holes… Read More »