INFORMATION

Site Map - Crime

Quick Bytes: Data mining

- Federal agencies are data mining personal information for a variety of purposes, from detecting fraud and abuse in government programs to finding evidence of criminal activities.

Debating Losses

- Research firm Gartner has estimated that ATM and debit-card fraud resulted in $2.75 billion in losses in the 12 months ending in May 2005. Most, it says, resulted from phishing and keystroke-logging attacks that capture account information and PINs. However, research from TowerGroup, a global financial-services advisor, estimates these losses to be much lower, with less than one percent of fraud losses coming from phishing. Most losses, it says, are from stolen cards and card skimming.@ Criminals Exploit Consumer Bank Account and ATM System Weaknesses is $95 through the Gartner Web site. Turning Phishing into Cash: Criminal Convenience at the ATM? is available from TowerGroup for $1,750; a summary is at SM Online.

Identity Theft

- A bill (S. 1408) that would set national standards requiring businesses to report data security breaches to its customers has been approved by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. tracking system for all radiation sources in the United States.

Organized Crime is Another Threat to Iraq, Says Top General

- Success against al Qaeda has given way to nonsectarian crimes.

Crime Solvers

- Progress in solving crimes and improving law enforcement is looked at this NIJ report.

Confessions

- Learn about the different methods of obtaining confessions in this article.

Senators Biden and Hatch Introduce Cyber-Crime Act

- The bipartisan legislation will criminalize threats to damage a computer network.

First Annual Report of Arrest-Related Deaths Issued

- The first national measure of all types of arrest-related deaths shows that 2,002 suspects died while being arrested or while in custody from 2003 through 2005.

DEA Special Unit Brings Down Gang

- Oklahoma raid shows value of DEA's Mobile Enforcement Teams.

Did You Know That?

- Cities such as New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., have a reputation for high crime.

Numbers

- 600 In billions of dollars, the estimated annual global trade in illegitimate (counterfeited and pirated) goods, according to Interpol and the World Customs Organization. That’s up from $5.5 billion in 1982.

Two Security Guards Slain in Brazen Robbery in Philadelphia

- Two security guards, both retired cops, murdered in ambush and robbery.

Gang Study Reveals Clues to Street-Gang Mentality

- The most recent FBI bulletin highlights a study that analyzes the mentality of street-gang members.
 




Beyond Print

SM Online

See all the latest links and resources that supplement the current issue of Security Management magazine.