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Auditing for Anomalies

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The Race to Deface

- Defacements of Web sites hit a new peak in December 2004, according to statistics compiled by zone-h.org, which has a database of what it calls “Web server cybercrimes.” @ Get more details of the 2004 Web Server Intrusion Statistics via SM Online.

Italian Police Capture Mafia Boss But Crime Flourishes in Italy

- The arrest of Salvatore Lo Piccolo is a rare success in the fight against the Sicilian Mafia, which has shown its resilience over the years.

Money laundering

- Like banks, U.S. money-services businesses are required to implement anti-money-laundering measures, such as reporting suspicious activity and currency transactions. Money-services businesses range from hotels that exchange currency, to check-cashing storefronts, to Fortune 500 companies. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), along with various other federal agencies, recently issued two sets of guidance. The first reminds money-services businesses of their obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act and notifies them of the type of information they may be expected to produce to banks with which they have a relationship. The second sets forth minimum steps that banks should take when their customers are money-services businesses.

Fraud Artists More Skillful

- A new FBI report on financial crime trends finds that in healthcare, more frauds involve medical professionals harming patients in furtherance of their schemes. For example, frauds now involve unnecessary surgeries, weakened cancer drugs, and bogus lab tests

Jargon Watch

- CPTED, defensible space, and situational crime prevention--the differences.

A Site to See.

- Going to Chicago and wondering where to park your car while you’re in your meeting? Stick to a parking garage rather than looking for a spot on the street, where your car is much more likely to be stolen. Web developer Adrian Holovaty took data about crime put online by the city of Chicago and married it with maps from Google to pinpoint the precise spots where cars have been stolen in recent months. His crime map is now available online to any interested surfer.

When Insiders Attack.

- The study, conducted by the U.S. Secret Service and Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT/CC, found that more than 60 percent of the 49 attacks examined in the study were carried out with “relatively unsophisticated methods of attack,” such as social engineering; only 39 percent used a toolkit or other program designed to cause havoc.

Did You Know That?

- Fraud boomed in the United Kingdom in 2004.

Fraud Artists More Skillful

- Crime trends in various industries.

A Site to See

- Going to Chicago and wondering where to park your car while you’re in your meeting? Stick to a parking garage rather than looking for a spot on the street, where your car is much more likely to be stolen. Web developer Adrian Holovaty took data about crime put online by the city of Chicago and married it with maps from Google to pinpoint the precise spots where cars have been stolen in recent months. His crime map is now available online to any interested surfer. Other crime-related data can be found on maps as well, from the precise locations of bomb threats in Chicago to the places that have been held up by robbers without a weapon, or where personal property has been damaged by fire or explosion, along with the date of each crime. The wealth of information combined with Google’s mapping functionality is an example of how online data will likely be mapped in the future, making it A Site to See. Find this month’s A Site to See at SM Online.

Financial crimes

- An FBI report looks at  trends in mortgage  fraud and other financial crimes.

Community Policing

- Links between community policing and the decline in crime throughout the 1990s and early 2000s are examined in this report.
 




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