Cybercrime cases featured
on Crimewatch

by GoSafeOnline |

Cybercrime is on the rise, with the number of e-crimes almost doubling in 2015 from the previous year. This is according to crime statistics released by the Singapore Police Force in February 2016.

CSA collaborated with the Singapore Police Force and the National Crime Prevention Council to re-enact cybercrime cases in the following Crimewatch episodes.


Crimewatch 2016 Episode 5 Synopsis:

Cyber Terror

Cyber criminals today are coming up with more ways to cheat unsuspecting members of the public. Watch how a young man ended up as a money mule for a crime syndicate after applying for a fake job online. Lured by easy money, he allowed the syndicate to use his bank account to receive monies from victims whose accounts were compromised by banking malware. In the following story, a business owner fell victim to ransomware after clicking on a dubious link. Learn how you can protect yourself and your business from malware and ransomware attacks.

Watch it here:
Part 1
Part 2

Crimewatch 2015 Episode 10 Synopsis:

2013 Singapore Cyber-Attacks

In 2013, Singapore encountered a series of cyber-attacks allegedly committed by the hacktivist organisation "Anonymous". A member known by the online handle, "The Messiah" claimed responsibility for the attacks. Watch how the officers from the Police Technology Crime Investigation Branch of the Criminal Investigation Department cracked this series of hacking and arrested the mastermind behind these cyber-attacks.

Watch it here:
Part 1
Part 2

Crimewatch 2015 Episode 8 Synopsis:

Love Scam

Don't be blinded by love. Watch how a victim lost her savings to a virtual boyfriend and learn how to avoid falling prey to online predators. Through this segment, we also highlight cybercriminal activities targeted at users of social media and how stolen personal information can be used to commit fraud. Viewers will also learn about cybercrime prevention from experts.

Watch it here:
Part 1
Part 2

Crimewatch is a television programme which showcases the crimes solved by the Singapore Police Force and also promotes public awareness towards trending crimes.