NEWS & RESOURCES
December 4, 2020
TWO MORE 'AGENTS' NABBED IN MACC'S OPS SELAT ROUNDUP
PUTRAJAYA: Two people, believed to be agents in the "immigration services" syndicate, have been remanded. The two, aged 35 and 49, have been remanded for seven days until Dec 4. Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim issued the remand order applied by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Saturday (Nov 28). MACC investigators had, on Nov 18 and 23, issued a statement looking for the two individuals.
Sources said investigators had managed to track their whereabouts and arrested the suspects at the MACC headquarters on Friday (Nov 27). "Investigators had also managed to seize some cash and several foreign passports," said sources.
The latest arrests bring the tally of individuals detained over the syndicate's alleged activities to 65 - 39 immigration officers, 17 agents and nine civilians.
The MACC, with the cooperation of the Immigration Department, had carried out a nationwide blitz codenamed "Ops Selat" against members of the syndicate.
The syndicate, whose activities were in high demand since the MCO was imposed in March, is believed to have provided "flying passport" services where agents would collect passports belonging to foreign workers and undocumented migrants whose social visit passes had expired.
December 4, 2020
MACAU SCAM MASTERMIND NABBED
KUALA LUMPUR: A mastermind of a Macau scam and online gambling ring that connects syndicates in Malaysia and China is among 130 people detained in a raid.
The 31-year-old Chinese national was arrested during the special operation codenamed Ops Dadu Centre held between Oct 15 and 20.
Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the man was detained along with six others in Mont Kiara here.
“The suspect is the leader of the syndicate, whose role is to connect the syndicates in Malaysia and China.
“He is also wanted by the Chinese authorities for Macau scam offences, ” he said at a press conference in Bukit Aman yesterday.
The suspect, along with five other Chinese nationals and a Malaysian, were detained under Section 4(2)(a) of the Prevention of Crime Act.
“They will be brought to the Prevention of Crime Board on Jan 8 after their 38-day remand ends, ” he added.
Comm Huzir said of the total 130 arrested in the operation, 87 of them were remanded for 38 days under Section 4(2)(a) of the Act.
Some of the detainees were still being investigated while 13 people had been released.
July 16, 2021
MALAYSIANS SUFFERED RM2.23 BILLION LOSSES FROM CYBER-CRIME FRAUDS
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians suffered losses amounting to about RM2.23 billion from cyber-crime frauds since 2017.
According to statistics from the police, a total 67,552 cyber-crime cases were reported between 2017 till June 20 this year.Of the total, e-commerce scams topped the chart with 23,011 cases, followed by illegal loans (21,008) and investment scams with 6,273 cases.
To put an end to this, the Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) and Facebook Malaysia, in partnership with government agencies, industry players and consumer associations today launched a nationwide #TakNakScam awareness campaign.
WATCH HACKERS BREAK INTO THE US POWER GRID
A power company in the Midwest hired a group of white hat hackers known as RedTeam Security to test its defenses. We followed them around for 3 days, as they attempted to break into buildings and hack into its network, with the goal of gaining full access. And it was all much easier than you might think. Based on our experiences, it would seem that power companies need to step up their game in the fight against cyber attackers or it could be "lights out."
July 2, 2016
WATCH THIS HACKER BREAK INTO A COMPANY
Social engineers, or people hackers, specialize in getting you to share information you shouldn't -- like personal details that could lead to a password being stolen. Laurie Segall reports.
October 17, 2021
FORMER SCAMMER HAS SWITCHED SIDES
This former scammer has switched sides and now works undercover in call centres to help warn would-be scam victims.
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