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By staff
he betting and gaming business has been hard hit as a result of big wins by cyber crooks. Research indicates that by 2005 there will be 15 million online gamblers generating a turnover of $30 billion.

Recently we have witnessed damage that has been caused by extortionists and hacker rings flooding online betting sites with cyber crimes. Recognising this rapidly spiralling problem, a brand new conference has been launched addressing this and other issues associated with combating cyber crime within the betting and gaming industry.

On 23rd February 2005 London will play host to the only conference in Europe dedicated to combating cyber crime with in this sector. Addressing topics such as DDoS attacks, blackmail, mobile phone security, age verification and internal procedures associated with knowing your customers and staff, the event has already attracted high profile speakers from the computer technology and gaming industries.

Nick Fitt, from Trustmarque International, who will be speaking at the Combating Cyber Crime in the Betting and Gaming Business Conference comments: 'With such high stakes available for the motivated criminal, there is little wonder we are seeing an increase in online fraud within gambling.

'As fraudsters become more and more intelligent in methods that relate to circumventing security procedures for online gambling, it is increasingly important for any organisation within the online gambling industry to raise their game in respect of combating online fraud or 'cyber crime'.'

Extortionists threatening Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks which could potentially paralyse on line operations, recently targeted Blue Square online bookmaker. On this occasion, the company was able to fight off the threat and Peter Pedersen; Chief Technology Officer at Blue Square will be talking to delegates about focusing on operational readiness when faced with a cyber crime. 'Having effective internal procedures and ensuring staff alertness is paramount when dealing with crimes of this nature.' Said Pedersen.

This unique one-day event is a must-attend for every operator with any online presence based either in the UK or abroad and provides the opportunity to be part of the debate to better understand and potentially eradicate the problems affecting the industry.

For more details, or to register for the conference, please call Matt Miller at Pan Presentations on 01483 799 141, email or register online at

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