April 2018

16 April 2018

A big part of Europe’s ambitious recycling plans has gone missing.

Every year, only about two-thirds of the 10 million end-of-life cars in Europe are recorded as having been deregistered and scrapped. The rest disappear, according to a European Commission report published this week. 

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10 April 2018

12 years’ prison for “cocaine cowboys” pilot for stolen cars

MIAMI (AP) - A smuggler who flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era in the 1980s was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday for using his old talents in a sophisticated auto theft ring.  

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7 April 2018

Car thieves go green: More electric and hybrid vehicles are stolen

The theft of electric cars is soaring and a total of 80 electric vehicles have been stolen so far this year, the car crime watchdog AVC said on Friday. Just 31 were taken in the first three months of last year, the organisation said.

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3 April 2018

20 hackers arrested in EUR 1 million banking phishing scam

A two-year long cybercrime investigation between the Romanian National Police and the Italian National Police, with the support of Europol, its Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT) and Eurojust, has led to the arrest of 20 suspects in a series of coordinated raids on 28 March. 9 individuals in Romania and 11 in Italy remain in custody over a banking…

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March 2018

28 March 2018

Theft of keyless Ford Fiestas soar as crooks use electronic devices from eBay to break in.

Britain's best-selling car – the Ford Fiesta – is being targeted by thieves who can override the keyless entry system using a £260 device available on eBay. Cleveland Police said that it's had 90 reports of keyless vehicle theft since December – with half of them being Fiestas. It said each car was stolen using technology…

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