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Freedom from Fear

This journal aims to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and awareness of the international community's priority issues in the field of justice, crime prevention and human rights. The Magazine pursues the promotion of innovative dialogue by spreading awareness, creating consensus and a sense of shared responsibility of the problems that affect the global community. As a forum for long-term change, the Magazine endeavors to promote democratic values, civil stability, and aid the international community in developing actions towards greater peace, justice and security for all members of social, civil and political society.

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High school cybercriminals wreaking havoc. Why are more youths committing online crime?

In June this year, UK authorities tracked down and arrested two people suspected of ring leading the largest international English speaking online cyber criminal forum. They were charged with stealing and selling the details of 65,000 bank accounts they had ransacked from computers infected with malware. They had sold the details at varying prices according to their origin, with US bank details going for $3, EU bank details for $5 and UK bank details for $7. Furthermore, they had provided advice through their online forum on the best ways to use the details to wire money, purchase items online or pay for other services. According to the authorities, more than 8 million pounds (US$12.5 million) had subsequently been stolen from these accounts. The kicker – the two alleged criminals, Nick Webber and Ryan Thomas, were both teenagers (18 and 17) and still in high school.

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