Incidents

BBC crosses the line again

BBC reporters, posing as fraudsters, have bought UK names, addresses and credit card details from a ‘broker’ of stolen data in Delhi, India. It seems that one in seven of the cards they bought were valid. The BBC has notified the owners of the stolen details.

The BBC ran the story on this evening’s News at Ten TV programme and has posted details on its web site.

This is the second time this week that the BBC has dealt with those on the wrong side of the law. Although this case differs from the previous one, we still firmly believe it’s the wrong way to highlight the dangers of cybercrime.

BBC crosses the line again

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Reports

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