News Crime is falling sharply

Burglary and murders are down again, but what’s driving this 20-year drop in offences?

A demonstration organized by Anonymous group was held to protest against the austerity measures adopted by the governement - some people in the crowd also feel at odds with political parties

$183,000 fine for man who joined Anonymous attack for 'one minute'

The attack succeeded in taking a website operated by the controversial Koch Industries company offline for just 15 minutes

The National Cyber Crime Unit and Metropolitan Police have issued a list of 10 tips to stay safe on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday 2013: Police issue top 10 tips to avoid online fraud

The Metropolitan Police warned of 'cyber criminals and online fraudsters' during the Christmas period

Trivial disputes on Facebook have led to a near trebling of reports of criminal harassment each month

Trivial dispute? Police force says it's wasting hundreds of hours investigating Facebook squabbles

Humberside officers want users who experience petty abuse to report it to social networking site

New National Crime Agency investigates UK suspects over illegal drugs website Silk Road

Four men arrested last week over alleged role in online marketplace just hours after suspected creator of site arrested in US

London teenager arrested over huge cyberattack

The alleged DDoS attack caused 'worldwide disruption' online

The shadow Home Secretary will call for tougher sentences for cyber crime

Labour Party conference: Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper reveals plan for new ‘identity theft’ criminal offence

A new criminal offence of identity theft would be created by Labour in an effort to combat the dramatic rise in online fraud, shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper will announce today.

UK faces falling into cyber-crime 'black hole' if banks keep quiet on small scale fraud, warn MPs

Banks must be forced to report every case of fraud amid concerns of a “black hole” of unseen illegal activity where cyber-criminals act with impunity, MPs have warned.

The lab fighting cybercrime: Russia's weapon in the war against hi-tech gangs

Russia is the main breeding ground for hi-tech crime gangs but its security experts are linking with Interpol to combat the threat. Oscar Williams-Grut reports from Moscow

the Robotic Reconfigurable Button Basher (R2B2) cracks the PIN number safeguarding your phone by simply trying every possible combination

3D-printed 'Robotic Button Basher' cracks phones' PINs using persistence, luck

Created by Justin Engler and Paul Vines, the bot simply guesses all the possible PIN combinations

'Dating scams' add to 27% increase in fraud

So-called "dating scams" have contributed to a 27% increase in the number of frauds reported, official figures show.

Ministry of Defence building in London

Government emails targeted by cyber-gangs

Sophisticated hacking networks in China,  Russia and beyond hit dozens of departments

Google cut its overall tax rate by almost half thanks to the move

Google detects tens of thousands of 'politically motivated' phishing attacks ahead of Iranian elections

According to Google the attacks have targeted tens of thousands of users

Microsoft teamed with the FBI in their

$500 million botnet Citadel attacked by Microsoft and the FBI

Joint operation identified more than 1000 botnets, but operations continue

Liberty Reserve’s website was taken offline last week

Founders of ‘PayPal for criminals’ Liberty Reserve are charged with money laundering

New York lawyers say $6bn of ill-gotten gains were processed though money-transfer service

The LulzSec logo and Ackroyd (top-left), Al-Bassam (top right), Davis (bottom left) and Cleary

LulzSec hackers sentenced for sophisticated global cyber-attacks

Two jailed, another sent to young offenders unit and fourth handed suspended sentence

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links