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  • Spain busts 'ransomware' cybercrime gang

    Spanish authorities on Wednesday announced the breakup of a cybercrime gang that used a "ransomware" virus to lock computers throughout Europe, display false messages claiming the action was taken by police and demand payment of (EURO)100 ($135) to unlock the computers.


  • European match-fixing probe: 380 suspicious games

    A wide-ranging match-fixing investigation has uncovered more than 380 suspicious matches _ including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two Champions League games _ and found evidence that a Singapore-based crime group is closely involved in match-fixing.


  • From left, Grant Edwards, Australian Federal Police, and Peter Davies, of the U.K. Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center, elaborate on the details of arrests linked to a global child abuse ring during a press conference in The Hague, Wednesday March 16, 2011. Police say they have arrested 184 suspects in a global investigation into a Dutch-based international pedophile ring involved in abusing dozens of children in more than 30 countries. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Police say international pedophile ring smashed

    Police said Wednesday they have smashed a huge international pedophile ring, rescuing 230 children from abuse and arresting 184 suspects — including teachers and police officers.


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