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Police set up Olympics e-crime teams

Two teams in London will deal with crimes such as attempted hacks on computer systems and fraudulent ticketing Web sites.

By January 27, 2010


California unveils new unit to fight cybercrime

New eCrime unit is tasked with investigating crimes such as identity theft, child pornography, and software piracy.

By December 13, 2011


AT&T customer data compromised in scheme to unlock smartphones

Customer Social Security numbers and call records are exposed in a bid to get smartphone "unlock" codes from AT&T.

By June 14, 2014


U.K. police arrest 19 Zeus online fraud suspects

The 19 people arrested are accused of using the Zeus data-stealing Trojan to capture log-in details, gain access to online bank accounts, and steal millions.

By September 29, 2010


Facebook battles phishing by reaching out to users

In an effort to protect users and curb phishing, the social network gives users a select e-mail address to send reports of the illegal practice.

By August 9, 2012


U.K. police charge 10 people with Zeus fraud

Authorities say that the Eastern European suspects were engaged in activities related to theft of millions of pounds from online bank accounts.

By September 30, 2010


U.K. police nab 5 Anonymous DDoS suspects

Five men, aged 15 to 26, are taken into custody in England in connection with a probe into Web attacks on companies seen as hindering the activities of WikiLeaks.

By January 27, 2011


U.K. police say they've arrested LulzSec's 'Topiary'

Scotland Yard says it has arrested the "spokesman" for the hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec.

By July 27, 2011


LulzSec hackers deny stealing UK census data, first arrest made

Hack attack! Rumours are flying around the Internet that LulzSec has stolen UK census data and seen one of its members arrested. Is the net closing on headline-grabbing hackers?

By June 21, 2011


California beefing up privacy-protection enforcement

A new state Justice Department unit will focus on enforcing privacy protections and education.

By July 19, 2012