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Arrested Samsung official will be charged with bribery

Jay Y. Lee, the heir apparent of Samsung and a billionaire in his own right, is set to be indicted on charges of bribery and embezzlement, following his arrest last week after months of investigation by prosecutors. If found guilty, he faces potentially years in a South Korean jail. Lee has …

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Samsung’s vice-chairman has been arrested over bribery claims

Following an investigation by the South Korean Special Prosecution Office and a petitioning of the courts to grant it a warrant, the heir-apparent and vice-chairman of Samsung, Jay Y. Lee, has been arrested. This case is linked with the impeachment of current President, Park Geun-hye, the investigation into whom is still ongoing. …

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Russia’s head of anti-piracy arrested for ‘fraud’

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The head of one of Russia’s largest anti-piracy agencies has been arrested and charged with fraud, stemming from an alleged incident where he offered to drop the case against a well known pirate site in exchange for monetary compensation. He is said to have demanded as much as 50 million …

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Two people charged over videogame gambling in UK

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Gambling has been a big subject in the videogame world recently after it was discovered that a few large YouTubers were leveraging their influence to promote betting sites to a young, impressionable audience. Since then, authorities in the UK have been digging around and now, the first prosecutions have been …

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UK pirates sentenced to multiple year prison sentences

Although the music and movie industry have largely stopped going after individual pirates with lawsuits – unless you’re the makers of Dallas Buyers Club – it hasn’t stopped trying to take down those responsible for uploading content. In the finale of arrests made in early 2013, four men from the UK …

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Another arrest made in connection to TalkTalk hack

Arrests are still being made as the police continue to investigate exactly what went down in the TalkTalk hack, which saw customer details accessed, presumably to then be used as part of a mass phishing scam or sold on to others. The fifth arrest was made this week in connection …

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Fourth arrest made in TalkTalk hacking case

The police have been really cracking down on the people behind the TalkTalk hack a couple of weeks back, with four people now arrested in total. Yesterday, police made their way to Norwich to arrest and search the home of a 16 year old connected to the crime, which saw …

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Second person arrested in TalkTalk hack investigation

The UK police have managed to track down and arrest a second suspect in the TalkTalk hacking case, which saw the personal information of the ISP’s customers stolen. The second suspect was arrested in London on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences after detectives searched his home. The first arrest …

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UK Police make arrest in high-profile TalkTalk hacking case

The UK police have managed to track down and arrest a suspect in the TalkTalk hacking case, which saw the financial information of customers stolen. The suspect is just 15 years old and was arrested in Northern Ireland, the police’s own report also says that the boy’s premises will be searched …

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PIPCU arrests British man over pirate uploads

Although most lobby groups seem to have decided against the idea of prosecuting individual downloaders, if for no other reason that the costly lawsuits don’t really perturb other pirates, they do still go after uploaders. One man in the UK has found that out all to well, after the 38 …

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Silk Road investigating officer pleads guilty to Bitcoin theft

One of the two agents accused of siphoning off Bitcoins during the investigation of the Silk Road dark-net marketplace, has pleaded guilty. Ex-Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges, 33, appeared in federal court and admitted to money laundering and obstruction of justice, having secretly moved over $800,000 worth of the digital …

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Two arrested at Pokemon World Championships over illegal guns

A pair of individuals, one 18 the other 27, visiting the Pokémon World Championships in Boston this weekend, have been arrested and detained following the discovery of several illegal guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in their vehicle. Event security were alerted to the pair when they posted images of …

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Mt.Gox bitcoin exchange ex-CEO arrested in Japan

Along with the claims of Silk Road founder, Ross Ulbricht’s defence team that he was the real Dread Pirate Roberts, Mt. Gox’s old CEO, Mark Karpeles has been linked with the disappearance of hundreds of thousands of bitcoins worth many tens of millions and it looks like enough evidence has …

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Lizard Squad member pleads guilty to 23 charges

One of Lizard Squad’s members, a 17 year old teen from Canada, has appeared in court and pleaded guilty to 23 charges relating to online abuse. He was charged with counts of extortion, criminal harassment and public mischief. Since the boy is only 17, he can’t be named publicly but …

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Dominatrix directory owner arrested and questioned over tweets

With the election heating up over the next few weeks and discussions about everything from immigration to the NHS being thrown at each respective candidate, one topic seems far from their minds, despite its relevance. Sex, pornography and their various respective industries have been under attack in the UK for …

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Pirate Bay founder appeals ban on printing in prison

At this point in time, only one of the original founders of torrent search site The Pirate Bay is still behind bars for crimes related to the site, and that’s Fredrik Neij. Arrested last year after being picked up crossing the border between Laos and Thailand, he was sent back to …

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Three scammers charged with stealing 1 billion email addresses

The Department of Justice over in the US has announced charges against three individuals over the theft of more than 1 billion email addresses over a three-year period. According to the indictment, Vietnamese citizen, Viet Quoc Nguyan, broke in to eight different email providers, harvesting a ton of personal information. …

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Swatter arrested, faces five year prison sentence

19-year-old American, Brandon Wilson, was recently arrested and had his Las Vegas home raided in connection to several incidents of swatting. Swatting has become a significant problem for live streamers over the last year or two. For those who don’t know, swatting is a ‘prank’ in which a hoax call is …

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Ex-MegaUpload programmer arrested in US

The once upon a time head of the MegaUpload file locker’s software development division, Andrus Nomm, has been arrested in the USA on charges of copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit racketeering. While the Estonian national was once named as a major player in the development of the defunct file …

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UK police have arrested second Lizard Squad member

The UK police have arrested a second member of online troll group, Lizard Squad, following the Christmas day DDOS attacks on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. An 18 year old was taken in to custody today after being linked directly to the attacks. The arrest was carried out by …

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Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde released from jail

Eight years after the Pirate Bay servers were first raided be police, two and a half years since he went on the run and six months since he was arrested, Peter Sunde, the torrent site’s official spokesperson until 2009, has been released from jail. He’s now a free man, making …

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