When Everyone Becomes Blackmailable

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Futurist Thomas Frey: On a recent driving trip, my wife and I became immersed in the audio version of one of Tom Clancy’s last novels titled, “Threat Vector.” Without giving away too much of the plot, a Chinese super-geek villain has hatched a plan to hack into our most secure networks and blackmail people with their darkest secrets to subversively cause chaos and disruption for the American government.

 

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Cybercrime Unit Introduced for 2012 Olympics

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Preparations are already underway to secure the online credentials of the 2012 Olympics, with the announcement that that Metropolitan Police is in the midst of setting up two specialist web-based teams.

In a bid to smoke out e-crime and ticketing fraud on the web, the Met will put two teams in place: one to stop hackers from getting into the Olympics’ computer systems and the other to try and combat the influx of fraudulent tickets online.

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