26 March 2011

El Salvador arrests alleged smuggler of migrants who died in Mexico’s massacre of 72

72 migrants who were being smuggled were killed by the Zetas cartel for refusing to work for them. Presumably more will come out at the trial.

Bin Laden sets alarm bells ringing

OBL apparently on the move. Something being planned. A spectacular, a policy shift...Or what? Lots of meetings have been happening, apparently and bin Laden has been present. Strategic rethink in response to change in the Arab World? How to take advantage of Western military intervention? Or even all of these things?

Spammers sought after botnet taken down

Rustock botnet probably operated by 2 or 3 people. Another very small operation, although huge in impact on inboxes around the world. Note the comment on the difference to Zeus, a more franchised network.

19 March 2011

Narco-capitalism grips North Korea

Odd little story from the Asia times about collaboration between North Korean and Chinese criminal groups. Potential problems for Russia too in the future.

'World's largest paedophile ring' uncovered

International police operation closes down network which may have had 70,000 members around the world.

14 March 2011

You are being lied to about pirates

The Somalia story is murkier than the propaganda would have us believe. Strange things are dumped off the Somali coast...they say...

06 March 2011

Criminal gangs lure migrants to UK for benefit fraud

Puff for a Five Live radio programme on immigrants, Polish criminal gangs and benefit fraud in the UK.

02 March 2011

Britons caught out by booby-trapped web ads

Ads from firm Unanimis affected. The programme uses a bogus screen to tell you that your PC/laptop is infected