Interpol chief has identity stolen
Sunday 19 September 2010
Criminals have used the Facebook identity of Ron Noble, the head of Interpol, to try to set up an identity fraud in the hope of getting information on a major operation by the international police agency.
"Interpol's information security incident response team discovered two Facebook profiles attempting to assume my identity as Interpol's secretary general," Mr Noble admitted. "One of the impersonators was using this profile to obtain information on fugitives targeted during one of our recent operations."
Mr Noble said Operation Infra Red brought together investigators from 29 countries to target criminals on the run for crimes including murder, paedophilia, drug trafficking and money laundering. It led to more than 130 arrests, he revealed.
He did not say what actions, if any, were taken against the criminals who stole his identity.
Life & Style blogs
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
- 1 Scientists create transparent mouse complete with see-through organs
- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 3 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 Amazonian Indian tribe filmed making contact with Brazil village in rare video footage
- < Previous
- Next >
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A successful IT service provider that has bee...
£18000 - £25000 per annum + Commission: SThree: Computer Futures are currently...
£18000 - £27000 per annum + Commission: SThree: Sales - Trainee Recruitment Co...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: Progressive Recruitment are cu...