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Online fraud campaign

Online fraud campaign

17th June 2014

People looking for love, bargain holiday hunters and those seeking quick and easy loans are among thousands of people targeted by online fraudsters every month, councils warn.

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Four defensive steps to a successful World Cup

Four defensive steps to a successful World Cup

16th June 2014

This month, the media has been awash with stories on cyber crime. The most recent and prevalent threats were the CryptoLocker Virus, which was intercepted by Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre, and a piece of malware called GameOver Zeus, which the US...

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Action against metal theft puts 271 people behind bars

Action against metal theft puts 271 people behind bars

16th June 2014

European law enforcement authorities have sent a strong signal to the gangs of organised metal thieves who operate all over Europe, and the many scrapyards that accept all kinds of metal with 'no questions asked'. In a two-day operation, authorities in 20 European...

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Cyber crime biggest concern for UK businesses

Cyber crime biggest concern for UK businesses

13th June 2014

UK businesses see cybercrime as a bigger threat than their international counterparts, according to data from EY's Global Fraud Survey.

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Do Not Fall For FIFA World Cup Scams

Do Not Fall For FIFA World Cup Scams

12th June 2014

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, scammers have kicked off efforts to target fans of the international football event. World Cup fans everywhere should watch out for free ticket scams, news service scams, and online streaming scams....

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Inside the toxic world of online fraudsters

Inside the toxic world of online fraudsters

12th June 2014

We Britons spend £500m a week on the internet but just how safe is our money and what is being done to protect us from the global rise of cybercrime?

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Phishing, football and frauds: 15 ways to safeguard yourself during the World Cup

Phishing, football and frauds: 15 ways to safeguard yourself during the World Cup

11th June 2014

I just returned from Brazil where the anticipation around the 2014 FIFA World Cup was astounding. Even though Brazil has won the Word Cup several times, this is the first year they've hosted since 1950. As with many countries where soccer ("football")...

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Router attacks: Five simple tips to lock criminals out

Router attacks: Five simple tips to lock criminals out

11th June 2014

Cybercriminals always look for the weakest link when planning their attacks – often it’s human error, such as weak passwords or opening phishing mails, but failings in home routers can allow another “way in”.

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Phish or legit - Can you tell the difference?

Phish or legit - Can you tell the difference?

10th June 2014

I recently received two emails, sent to two different addresses and both from different senders.

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Gameover and CryptoLocker revisited - the important lessons we can learn

Gameover and CryptoLocker revisited - the important lessons we can learn

10th June 2014

We recently wrote about an international takedown operation, spearheaded by US law enforcement, against the Gameover and CryptoLocker malware. That led to a resurgence of interest in our earlier articles about these threats. So we thought it would be handy...

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