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Eurojust helps Italy and Slovenia unravel massive VAT fraud

Posted: 24 June

Eurojust helps Italy and Slovenia unravel massive VAT fraud

The Hague, 24 June 2019

With the assistance of Eurojust, the Italian authorities seized almost EUR 84 million after unravelling a VAT fraud scheme involving the marketing of technological and computer products in the region of Campania. A total of 49 suspects are under investigation for tax crimes committed through so-called ‘carousel fraud’ by collecting the VAT for themselves...

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ORGANIZED GROUP IS BROKEN - THEY HAVE TAXED VAT

Posted: 14 December

The CBSP and KAS officers together with the Regional Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw dismissed another organized criminal group whose members are suspected of extorting VAT. As a result of the group's activity, the State Treasury may have lost over PLN 70 million. In total, 17 people were detained.

Police officers from the Warsaw Central Police Investigation Bureau are investigating together with the Regional Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw and...

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The Latest VAT Tribunal Cases

Posted: 12 July

The Latest VAT Tribunal Cases

Hi all, this is for information.

To assist you find the latest decisions we have found the links.

Click the links below to see the decisions of the relevant cases:

ESSENTIAL TELECOM LTD

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CHANGTEL SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED

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LEEDS SMITH CONSULTING LIMITED

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News feed - The Register

Guess what's on the receiving end of more NASA dollars for SLS?

19 October - 15:02

Hint: It rhymes with 'throwing' as lawmakers baulk at lobbing an unknown amount of cash into the 2024 lunar bonfire

NASA brought a smile to faces of Boeing shareholders this week with the announcement that it would be ordering 10 Space Launch System (SLS) core stages from the US aviation giant for Artemis rocket launches to the Moon. Although paying for the things could be tricky.…

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Deus ex hackina: It took just 10 minutes to find data-divulging demons corrupting Pope's Click to Pray eRosary app

18 October - 23:28

Vatican coders exorcise API gremlins but, we must confess, they missed one little monster....

Exclusive  The technology behind the Catholic Church’s latest innovation, an electronic rosary, is so insecure, it can be trivially hacked to siphon off worshipers' personal information.…

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Guess who's dreaming of facial-recog body cams now? US border cops: AI tech sought to scrutinize travelers

18 October - 21:39

Always-on, always-recording, always-analyzing gear mulled

America's border cops are considering adding facial-recognition technology to body cameras worn by agents.…

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Good guy, Microsoft: Multi-factor auth outage gives cloudy Office, Azure users a surprise three-day weekend

18 October - 20:58

Redmond's sign-on system is so secure, nobody can get in

Microsoft is battling to fix its knackered multi-factor authentication system that today blocked customers from logging into their Microsoft 365 and Azure services.…

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Mark Hurd is dead

18 October - 20:01

Oracle co-CEO, and ex-HP boss, dies aged 62 after stepping aside for health reasons

Obit  Long-time Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd died this morning. He was 62.…

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Pack your pyjamas, Zuck: US bill threatens execs with prison for data failures

18 October - 19:00

Senator Ron Wyden's on the warpath with 'Mind Your Own Business Act'

A proposed law bill in the US aims to give regulators genuine powers to go after companies that fail to protect citizens' privacy up to and including jailing bosses.…

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What's the scoop with Mars InSight's mired mole? It's digging again, thanks to trowel trickery

18 October - 18:00

Heat probe tentatively resumes journey 5m into the red planet

There was good news for Martian miners this week as NASA's stuck mole began making progress into the red planet's soil once more.…

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All we need is just a little patients: Google's Alphabet hires new chief health officer

18 October - 17:15

Third new senior health role in 4 months. Cough and say arrrrgh

Google's parent firm made its third big health hire in four months yesterday in the form of Karen DeSalvo, a one-time Barack Obama administration official.…

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Google lashes out at DoJ, Oracle as it asks US Supremes to sniff Java suit one last time

18 October - 16:26

It's like reinventing the steering wheel... so they say

Google has hit back at US president Donald Trump in the never-ending legal spat over its use of Oracle's Java code in the Android mobile operating system, urging the US Supreme Court to judicially review an appeal court's 2016 ruling against it.…

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Like Visual Studio Code and your data lives in SQL Server? Microsoft has something for you

18 October - 15:46

SQL Object Explorer, SQLCMD and more IntelliCode arrive for VS Code

Microsoft's determination to foist on the world ever more ways of connecting to SQL Server has continued unabated with a major update of the mssql extension for the ubiquitous Visual Studio Code.…

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Yahoo! Groups' closure and a tale of Oftel: Die-hard users 'informally' included telcos

18 October - 14:39

Ofcom: Ahem. Just check our website

The tossing away of user-generated content on Yahoo!'s long-running Groups site on Wednesday was not just bad news for all the hardcore users who are about to lose all their precious things stored there. Many were quick to point at telcos, who were using Yahoo! Groups to manage phone number assignments.…

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Soup up your serverless smarts with our practical hands-on workshops: Sign up now and we'll see you next month

18 October - 14:00

Serverless Computing London takes you deep into Lambda, Azure, and more

Event  If you’re looking for a thorough grounding in serverless computing, or just want to kick your existing experiments into a higher gear, why not join our workshop day at Serverless Computing London next month.…

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Junior minister says gov.UK considering facial recognition to verify age of p0rn-watchers

18 October - 12:57

Yes, you read that right. Plus they spent £2.2m on failed AV policy

The UK government could use facial recognition to verify the age of Brits online "so long as there is an appropriate concern for privacy," junior minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matt Warman said.…

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How does £36m sound, mon CHERI? UK.gov pumps cash into Arm security research

18 October - 12:23

That's 'Capability Hardware Enhanced RISC Instructions'

University of Cambridge researchers and UK industry bods have been tossed £36m from the UK government to support their work with Arm to strengthen security by improving memory protection.…

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Orange you happy to be a customer? Spammy sextortion malware only targeted French ISP

18 October - 11:48

Briefly had screen recording feature too

Sextortion is bad. Malware is bad. Spam is bad. Unhappily for a French ISP's users, online crooks combined all three in a hideous attempt to extort cash with custom malware that records their on-screen doings, according to infosec researchers.…

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Sod 3G, that can go, but don't rush to turn off 2G, UK still needs it – report

18 October - 11:14

Used by the elderly in M2M connections and eCall services

In the dash to move everything to next-generation services, mobile operators mustn't be too hasty to switch off 2G, a report by industry bodies has warned.…

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Yay, Intel chip shortages should be over soon! Nope. Strap in, at least another quarter or two to go, say PC execs

18 October - 10:38

Chipzilla's keeping mum ...

Canalys Channels Forum  There's still no light at the end of the tunnel for PC makers as Intel's CPU constraint – a problem that showed up in anger 13 months ago – is on course to continue for another couple of quarters.…

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Microsoft Surface Pro X: Windows on Arm usable at long last – but, boy, are you gonna pay for it

18 October - 10:00

Up to £1,700 for something that won't outperform its cheaper Pro 7 stablemate

Hands On  The Register dropped into Microsoft's flagship London store to rake a talon over the company's latest Surface gizmos and cop an eyeful of hardware head honcho Panos Panay fondling the Neo and Duo.…

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I discovered the world's last video rental kiosk and it would make a great spaceship

18 October - 09:18

It's cool to be retro

Something for the Weekend, Sir?  I wish to be recycled.…

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A History of (Computer) Violence: Wait. Before you whack it again, try caressing the mouse

18 October - 08:02

Ever been tempted to administer a jolly good thrashing to Windows?

On Call  Join us in celebrating another week on Earth with a dive into the bulging bag of Register reader tales of user misadventures, misunderstandings and mindless violence in our regular On Call feature.…

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Infrastructure as Code could be game-changing for your business: Learn more with Google Cloud

18 October - 07:00

Tune in online, join us with a panel of experts

Webcast  Finding and retaining the best developers is always a tall order. It’s no surprise that smart organisations strive to make the most of their workers’ valuable time, as barrages of projects compete for their attention.…

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Google slings websites into Chrome's solitary confinement on Android to thwart Spectre-style data snooping

18 October - 05:53

Ignore the overhead, enjoy Site Isolation – a defense against side-channel attacks

Last year, Google deployed Site Isolation in desktop versions of its Chrome browser as a defense against CPU side-channel attacks like Spectre. The technique renders websites in separate processes to prevent one from interfering with or snooping on another, augmenting browser sandboxing defenses.…

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Good news – America's nuke arsenal to swap eight-inch floppy disks for solid-state drives

18 October - 01:12

You could say the US has... stiffened its defenses. Get it? Sti – OK, you got it

The US Strategic Automated Command and Control System (SACCS) has reportedly replaced the ancient eight-inch floppy disks it uses to store data on the US nuclear arsenal.…

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GitLab reset --hard bad1dea: Biz U-turns, unbans office political chat, will vet customers

17 October - 21:36

There's a line somewhere and we may just draw it, says code-hosting biz

GitLab today had a change of heart after facing withering criticism for directing employees not to talk politics at work and declaring it would do business with any customer not banned by law regardless of moral considerations.…

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Not a good look, Google: Pixel 4 mobes can be face-unlocked even if you're asleep... or dead?

17 October - 20:58

Whoever implemented this wasn't a star pupil. Smartphone is an eye-groan. Face off with tech. And so on and so forth

Pixel 4 owners can unlock their smartphones with their faces even if they have their eyes closed. That's not good.…

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Help! I bought a domain and ended up with a stranger's PayPal! And I can't give it back

17 October - 20:21

Any Reg readers have a solution? The web payment giant doesn't care

Updated  A Register reader says that for months he has been dealing with unwanted emails and alerts because a domain he purchased is connected to someone else's PayPal account, and PayPal doesn't seem to care.…

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Are you a Dapr Dan? Microsoft teases runtime for Kubernetes to make microservices sparkle

17 October - 18:33

Building blocks for devs. Because you can't be all Waity K8-y when Google's all-in

Ahead of Microsoft's Ignite conference next month, the tech goliath has announced Dapr, now available as an Alpha preview, a runtime to simplify developing microservices.…

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A cautionary, Thames Watery tale on how not to look phishy: 'Click here to re-register!'

17 October - 16:43

Mass-mailing your customers today? Read this first

Thames Water found itself in warm, er, water this week after a clunky migration effort left customers receiving emails that looked like a particularly sophisticated spear-phishing attack.…

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Any finger will do? Samsung Galaxy S10 with a screen protector reportedly easy to fool

17 October - 15:42

Note 10 has same ultrasonic tech for 'vault-like security'

Samsung is investigating a critical issue with its Galaxy S10 and Note 10 smartphones after reports that it fails to discriminate between different fingerprints if a screen protector is fitted.…

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Remember the Democratic National Committee email leak? Same hackers now targeting EU countries, say malware boffins

17 October - 14:55

Researchers reckon they've cracked a Washington embassy and more

The hacker crew behind the US Democratic National Committee breach are still at it and have infiltrated an EU country's embassy in Washington DC, according to infosec biz ESET.…

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Fancy yourself as a bit of a Ramblin' Man or Woman? Maybe brush up on your cartography

17 October - 13:58

Ordnance Survey map app update left some users lost, but they're really sorry, m'kay?

All is not well in the corridors of respected Blighty institution the Ordnance Survey as a borked app update left users, in a very real sense, flailing in the wilderness.…

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UK culture sec hints at replacing TV licence fee, defends encryption ban proposals and her boss in Hacker House inquiry

17 October - 13:12

Nuggets from Nicky Morgan's grilling by select committee

Culture secretary Nicky Morgan has hinted that the TV licence fee could be replaced with a Netflix-style subscription, defended Boris Johnson's involvement with Hacker House, and toed the government line on halting end-to-end encryption.…

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This fall, Ubuntu 19.10 stars as Eoan Ermine in... Dawn of the Stoats

17 October - 12:23

Out today: Experimental ZFS on root, diminished compatibility with 32-bit applications

Canonical has released Ubuntu 19.10, codenamed Eoan Ermine for some reason.…

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Lenovo unfolds time frame for bendy ThinkPad: Pricey Windows PC out in summer '20

17 October - 11:46

Phone, wallet, keys... and foldy PC

Canalys Channels Forum  Life for ThinkPad fanatics looks to be getting a lot more flexible in the near future with a premium Windows-based foldable PC set to start shipping from next summer.…

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Privacy pop-up exhibit shows people in The Glass Room shouldn't throw phones – though they may well want to

17 October - 11:04

Once they find out how much data their devices devour

Feature  The Glass Room, a conceptual art and educational exhibit that opened Wednesday in a storefront on Market Street in San Francisco, provides visitors with a glimpse of how technology companies use personal data in the hope of prompting questions about the consequences of information technology.…

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Three UK goes TITSUP*: Down and out for 10 hours and counting

17 October - 10:06

First 123-Reg, now prominent Brit telco. Who's next?

Updated  Three UK has suffered a nine-hour outage and counting, affecting 3G and 4G calls across the entire British Isles.…

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Register Lecture: Is space law 'hurting' commercial exploration?

17 October - 09:50

Staying safe in Musk's brave new world

Space – the final frontier, a place for pioneers to carve out their destiny and their fortunes, free from pencil-neck officials telling them what they can't do. Right? Wrong.…

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We're going deeper Underground: Vulture clicks claws over London's hidden tracks

17 October - 09:05

Get a proper closeup look at an underground rail tunnel? Yes please

Feature  Descending down the entry ramp and stepping over the Mail Rail tracks for the first time, you start to see London's underground heritage from – quite literally – a whole new angle.…

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Tune into El Reg and Avnet live online today: How equipment makers will bring clouds home

17 October - 08:00

Build a full-stack solution that makes the best of all available resources

Webcast  As equipment manufacturers in industries from healthcare and transportation to security and communications well know, the future is going to be software-defined and maybe a little bit cloudy.…

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OAMigod! Microsoft has a cloud app spec for you – and hopes Rudr can't fail

17 October - 07:04

The Open Application Model isn't a standard, but it could be

On Wednesday, Microsoft and Alibaba Cloud revealed "an open standard for developing and operating applications on Kubernetes and other platforms," that isn't yet a standard and looks rather redundant in light of similar projects.…

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Hubble grabs first snap of interstellar comet... or at least that's what we hope this smudge is

17 October - 06:07

Everyone knows the Ramans do everything in threes

Pic  Astroboffins have released images taken by the Hubble telescope of the second-ever interstellar object and the first-ever verified comet to enter our Solar System from the depths of the universe.…

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IBM: Why yes, Red Hat is doing great. Thanks for asking. The rest of Big Blue? Sure, wait – someone's at the door...

17 October - 01:06

Fantastic quarter: Sales, down. Profit, down. Business as usual

IBM is talking up the success of its Red Hat as Big Blue continues its efforts to ax losing businesses.…

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Creepy AI Clips cam, Daydream VR headset, 1st-gen Pixel Buds join Google Reader, Allo, Plus in digital heaven

16 October - 22:37

Or cyber-hell depending on your point of view

Google has quietly removed Google Clips, an unsettling AI camera, from its Play Store, along with some other kit.…

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Hundreds charged in internet's biggest child-abuse swap-shop site bust: IP addy leak led cops to sys-op's home

16 October - 21:28

23 kids saved, alleged scumbag-in-chief already in jail

US prosecutors say a South Korean man was behind the largest child-abuse image-swapping operation yet found on the internet.…

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Think your VMware snapshots are all good? Guess again if you're on Windows Server 2019

16 October - 20:15

App-quiesced saves fail, workaround is to shrug it off

A compatibility issue between VMware's ESXi hypervisor and Windows Server 2019 will leave some customers unable to safely snapshot their virtual machines.…

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In solidarity with its broken email hosting, 123-Reg's '24/7' support lines also fall over

16 October - 18:49

Domain-name slinger keeps mum amid hours-long multi-service outage

Updated  123-Reg, which promotes its “award-winning 24/7 UK support,” as a selling point for its service, is suffering a sustained and ongoing email service outage – with Reg readers claiming the company has shut off its online support channels.…

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A funny thing happened on Huawei to the bank. We made even more money. Hahaha. Here till Friday

16 October - 17:22

There's gold in them thar 5G networks for comms slinger

Huawei has continued to rake in the big bucks in spite of continued dark mutterings over what may or may not be lurking within its code.…

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Scariest thing about Halloween? HMRC and Defra systems still a risk to post-Brexit borders

16 October - 16:20

Breeding ground for fraud, smuggling and other criminal activity, say auditors

Two key programmes related to the UK border's preparedness for Brexit pose "significant risks", the National Audit Office has said.…

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Tinfoil-hat search engine DuckDuckGo gifts more options, dark theme and other toys for the 0.43%

16 October - 15:37

Includes setting to turn ads off – stop hissing at the back, Google

Alternative search engine DuckDuckGo has announced improvements to its search options and an enhanced dark theme, but its tiny market share shows that most people are content to stick with Google, despite privacy issues.…

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Well, well, well. Fancy that. UK.gov shelves planned pr0n block

16 October - 14:59

Thought of the children, but not privacy, tech, legal implications

Controversial plans for mandatory age verification controls for pornographic websites have been scrapped, UK culture secretary Nicky Morgan announced today.…

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