Europe looking to take down cybercrime

A new cybercrime center may be coming from the European Union, after the union said it was looking to cut down on botnets, identity thieves and those who generally look to breach internet security. The EU proposed mandatory jail time across all 27 member states for online offenses.

Police warning of screen lock scam

Police in the United Kingdom are warning residents of an internet security breach reported by a number of people in Ballymena, according to the Ballymena Times. Members of the public are finding that they are infected by a computer virus that temporarily locks the screen before claiming the computer has been used for illegal activity.