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Police: Over 160,000 new malware samples created every day

Written by RSS Poster ActionFraud's blog

15 million new malware samples were generated, at an average rate of 160,000 every day, according to the latest report from Panda Security. 

Trojans are still the most common type of malware, accounting for 58.20% of newly created threats; this is notably lower than the percentage recorded in the previous quarter said the report. This, however, is not so much due to a drop in number of new Trojans rather to a substantial increase in PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).

Software bundlers

Over recent months the security company has witnessed a significant increase in the creation of software bundlers, programs that install PUPs on computers along with the programs that the user actually wants to install - without asking for the user’s consent. 

Although these bundlers have been around for some time, new companies have sprung up who exploit these programs and profit from installing unwanted software without properly informing the user.

When it comes to worldwide stats, China (51%) had the highest...

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Police: Statement by the National Policing Lead for Counter-Terrorism

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

National Policing Lead for Counter-Terrorism, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said:

‘Policing levels across the UK were reviewed following the announcement on Friday that the threat level to the UK was being increased.

An enhanced number of officers for high visibility policing have been deployed across the country and this will continue for the foreseeable future.

In addition to this there will be an increase in vehicle checkpoint searches, extra patrols and other security measures including providing security advice to businesses and partners. Any additional measures that are needed will be taken.

This is for the reassurance and security of the public, and the measures that have been introduced are within our well established contingency plans.

We will continue to build on existing community relations and work closely with them to ask for their help in combating terrorism. We therefore continue to urge the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to...

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Police: Woman stabbed in Walthamstow

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Detectives in Waltham Forest are appealing for information and witnesses to come forward after a woman was attacked in Walthamstow.

Police were called at 1505hrs on Monday, 1 September, to reports of a woman stabbed at a residential property in Hatherley Road, E17.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a 24-year-old woman suffering from stab wounds to her arm and neck.

The woman was taken by London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

A six-year-old child at the address received treatment at the scene for a minor injury and did not attend hospital.

Detectives from Waltham Forest CID are leading the investigation.

No arrests have been made. Enquires are ongoing.

DCI Philip Langworthy of Waltham Forest CID said: “We are investigating a serious assault on a young woman. The motive remains unclear at this stage but we do not believe this is a random attack. People living and working nearby may have seen something that could be of vital importance to investigators. I would urge anyone with information to contact Waltham Forest CID on 07785 530 686, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.”

Police: Arrests made after young girls sexually assaulted

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A man has been arrested after two young girls were sexually assaulted in Whittlesey.

Police were called to reports that two girls, aged eight and 10, had been assaulted by a man in the town on Sunday evening.

Enquiries were carried out and a 50-year-old man was arrested in Humberside last night.

He is currently in custody and will be transferred to Cambridgeshire for questioning.

The girls were not injured in the incident.

Military: Behind the lens of a photographer in Afghanistan (Slideshow)

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

Military: MILBABE

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

Police: I Quite Agree, Your Honour

Written by RSS Poster The Magistrates' Blog
Here is part of a report of a tragic case concerning the death of two cyclists.

I can only agree with the Judge's comment about the Victim Surcharge.

Fire: Exciting opportunity for unemployed young people in Sunderland

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Young people aged 16 to 25, who are unemployed and living in the Farringdon area of Sunderland, could learn new skills to help them get a job by signing up to the Prince's Trust Team course run by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service. The course, which has been running in Tyne and Wear for 13 years, gives up to 15 young people the opportunity to meet other people, try out new skills, get a taste of the workplace and plan for the future - all in a specially designed 12-week course, starting on 15 September. Activities include team-building at a residential centre, a community fundraising project, a work placement, CV writing skills, interview technique training and a team challenge involving helping others in the local community. Alan D'Arcy, Team Leader at the Princes Trust says: “The Princes Trust programme provides young people in Sunderland with vital skills to equip them for the future. It challenges themselves to try new things whilst getting a qualification at the...

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Military: WAR

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

Three letters
As young soldiers
Modern day Gladiators
We coveted
These three letters
Watching Vietnam War films
Clutching a tin of lager
We blurred the cinematic bloodshed
WAR……Its here
Hip Hip Hooray
Willingly we went
More green grist to the mill
Crack open another tinny
We are f**** Supermen

© Tony McNally

My latest poem showing how Naive we were as young soldiers.

Police: Former conductor jailed for sexually assaulting music pupil

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A music conductor who indecently assaulted one of his former pupils has been sentenced.

Nicholas Smith (01/01/1948), of Malestroit, France admitted one count of indecent assault at an earlier hearing.

At Manchester Crown Court today, Monday 1 September 2014, he was sentenced to eight months in prison.

The charge relates to the indecent assault of a teenage girl between 4 May 1976 and 3 June 1978, when she was under 16.

The girl, a former pupil at Chetham’s School of Music was a member of the Chamber Orchestra, of which Smith was the conductor.

When she was 14 or 15 she went to stay with Smith and his wife at a family cottage in Derbyshire.

During her stay he indecently assaulted her.

Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Daniels, said: “Following the publicity surrounding the conviction of Michael Brewer, this woman found the courage to report what had happened to her and today she has seen justice finally served after close to three decades.

“I can also understand why people have...

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