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Cybercrime warning as 'Black Friday' gets underway

Cybercrime warning as 'Black Friday' gets underway

28th November 2014

Cybercrime experts are warning Christmas online shoppers to be extra vigilant and look out for the signs of scams as 'Black Friday' gets underway. Shoppers across the Midlands are expected to purchase thousands of bargains today as high street retailers slash their...

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IT execs suffering from a false sense of security

IT execs suffering from a false sense of security

28th November 2014

As many as 76 per cent of UK IT professionals are confident about their organisations' security measures and processes, despite the fact that 84 per cent have suffered from a significant attack, according to research.

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Alert: watch out for premium rate “personal numbers”

Alert: watch out for premium rate “personal numbers”

28th November 2014

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is raising awareness of the methods used by fraudsters to trick victims into calling apparent mobile phone numbers beginning with “070”which transpire to be premium rate numbers.

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Spying virus may be work of a 'Nation State'

Spying virus may be work of a 'Nation State'

27th November 2014

The creators of the intelligence-gathering Regin malware are said to have "gone to great lengths to cover its tracks".

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Police to get new internet data powers

Police to get new internet data powers

27th November 2014

Web providers will be forced to retain information linking IP addresses to individual users to catch paedophiles and terrorists.

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38% of consumers would view a brand negatively following a cyber-attack

38% of consumers would view a brand negatively following a cyber-attack

26th November 2014

More than a third (38 per cent) of consumers believe a cyber-attack has a negative impact on the way they view a brand, according to research.

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Know the facts. Stop the fraud.

Know the facts. Stop the fraud.

26th November 2014

Keeping your money safe is your bank’s number one priority. That’s why they’ve set up secure procedures to protect you from fraudsters. But these criminals are often sophisticated and their techniques are constantly changing. One such ploy is...

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One in six fall victim to cyber crime

One in six fall victim to cyber crime

25th November 2014

One in six Brits have been the victim of an online cyber attack, new research has revealed.

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Scamwatch: the share-buying phone scam

Scamwatch: the share-buying phone scam

25th November 2014

Well-informed fraudsters are targeting investors in a seemingly sophisticated share scam. Here’s how one Which? member was almost caught out by a share-buying telephone scam.

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Police arrest multiple computer hijackers

Police arrest multiple computer hijackers

24th November 2014

Five people have been arrested in the UK as part of an international operation targeting users of software designed to remotely take over, control and steal information from computers.

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