Leader of people smuggling gang jailed

The leader of a people smuggling gang bringing illegal migrants into the UK on a dinghy has been jailed following his extradition. Vladimir Bardoshi 36, from Albania, was the third member of the group to be convicted after he was handed a nine-year prison sentence at Canterbury Crown Court on Tuesday (19/5). A South...

Police issue cyber advice to businesses as Surrey man sentenced

A specialist policing unit has issued cyber security advice aimed at businesses, after a man from Surrey was sentenced for his involvement in setting up a website that allowed customers to anonymously attack other websites. The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) has issued the guidance following the conviction of 20-year-old Joseph Connolly,...

SEROCU work safeguards over 180 children from potential abuse

A specialist police unit tackling child abuse and exploitation across the south east has helped safeguard 181 at-risk children in the last 12 months. The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) manages the threat of child sexual exploitation and cybercrime – among other crime – across the region and works closely alongside police...

Covid-19 Pandemic – Fraud & Cybercrime

The public are being urged to follow online safety advice as evidence emerges that criminals are exploiting the Coronavirus online.  Experts from the National Cyber Security Centre have revealed a range of attacks being perpetrated online as cyber criminals seek to exploit COVID-19. Techniques seen since the start of the year include bogus emails...

Cyber-crime site selling hacking tool taken down following international operation

A website which sold a hacking tool purchased by cyber criminals in 124 countries and gave full remote control of victims’ computers has been taken down following an international investigation. 14,500 people across the world purchased the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan (IM RAT) from https://imminentmethods.net for as little as US$25. Once covertly installed...

Warning on dangers of online Christmas fraudsters

Size matters… especially when it comes to passwords! That’s the message from specialist cyber crime officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU). Many people will already be thinking ahead to Black Friday and Cyber Monday in order to get the best online bargains before Christmas. But shoppers need to beware of...

ROCU – National Cyber Protect Network

The UK Government recognises the significant threat from cyber crime to UK businesses, charities, individuals and the educational sector. As part of the national strategy to tackle the threat of cyber crime, the national Cyber Protect network has been created. Led by the City of London Police and that National Police Chief’s Council, the...

National Cyber Prevent Programme

The UK has a problem. A large number of young people are committing criminal offences which are contrary to the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Estimates vary, but some figures estimate that 1 in 4 teenagers has attempted something which is illegal under that act. We know that the average age of arrest for cyber...