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Alleged ‘sextortionists’ on Web meted out P144,000 bail each

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A government prosecutor here set bail at P144,000 for each of the 33 employees of an online service who were arrested last Thursday for alleged “sextortion” activities.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Sextortion’ ring leaders known

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Gary Cunningham, center, of the Scotland Police, addresses the media during a news conference Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Quezon City. Philippine police, backed by Interpol, have arrested dozens of suspected members of an online extortion syndicate who duped hundreds of victims worldwide into exposing themselves in front of webcams or engaging in lewd chats, including a Scottish teenager who committed suicide after being blackmailed, officials said. Listening to him are William Wallrapp of the US Department of Homeland Security Investigations and Hong Kong Police Chief Inspector Louis Kwan. AP

The leaders of the international “sextortion” ring that has victims all over the world have been identified, but Philippine authorities will not disclose their identities just yet as they are still being hunted down.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Selling perfumes online was front of cybercriminals

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SIMULTANEOUS RAIDS Policemen herd 34 alleged members of an international “sextortion” syndicate into a jeepney following a raid inNaga City of the establishment that fronted as an online perfume store (right photo). It was one of the seven areas where simultaneous raids were conducted by the Philippine National Policewith the assistance of the Interpol,Homeland Security and other multinational forces. PHOTOS BY JUANESCANDOR JR.

They were only selling perfumes and books online and earning commissions from it, protested the 84 workers and managers of Digital Minds, who were arrested when police swooped down on their company on Thursday.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Int’l ‘sextortion’ ring busted

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INTERPOL Digital Crime Centre Director Sanjay Virmani, is interviewed by reporters following a news conference Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Philippine National Police Headquarters at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Philippine police, backed by Interpol, have arrested dozens of suspected members of an online extortion syndicate who duped hundreds of victims worldwide into exposing themselves in front of webcams or engaging in lewd chats, including a Scottish teenager who committed suicide after being blackmailed, officials said. AP

MANILA, Philippines—The suicide of 17-year-old British mechanic Daniel Perry in July last year led police to an international cybercrime syndicate based in the Philippines, and the eventual arrest of 58 people allegedly involved in “sextortion,” the Philippine National Police said on Friday.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

European groups behind ATM cloning, says PNP

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The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group sees separate groups of European nationals as the brains behind the rampant cloning of ATM cards in the Philippines.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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