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And now on to this month's security news: we have an issue packed with the latest in the effort to fight cyber crime. While online crime is pervasive, and the perpetrators are sophisticated, those attempting to serve justice are working hard to keep you safe. Find out the progress being made, and how you can even be a part of bringing about change.

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Cyber Crime and Cyber Justice
The steps being taken to bring the “bad guys”
to justice – and ultimately keep you safer.

Q & A on Anti-Phishing Group's E-Crime Tool
Patrick Cain of the Anti-Phishing Working Group speaks out about a new way for police and organizations to report online crimes.

I've Spotted An Online Scam! Now What?
Get tips on how to report bad online behavior, and keep someone else from becoming the next victim.

New Targets in Detection
Visit the Lavasoft Malware Labs blog to protect your privacy with new targets for August 2009.

Threat Check
Find out which threats have been creating the most buzz among Ad-Aware users this past month.

Bad Behavior
Read up on how to avoid bad online behavior taking place on auction sites.

BY THE NUMBERS
Complaints of online crime hit a record high in 2008, with a 33% increase over the previous year. Losses linked to online fraud were estimated at $265 million.

Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center
TIPS & TACTICS
Help fight online crime with Lavasoft! Join Lavasoft ThreatWork, a global community of security volunteers that take an active role alongside Lavasoft as we battle cyber crime.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“The three areas to successfully fight online crime are trust, speed, and comprehension... using a common reporting format and some well–implemented tools allows us to enhance the ability to quickly identify, understand, and mitigate the problems brought on by e–criminals.”

–Patrick Cain, Anti–Phishing Working Group
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