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Spammers have been sending out emails purporting to be from Royal Mail to try and trick victims into downloading malware.
According to the research, conducted by Barclays and Kaspersky Lab, supporting partners of Getsafeonline.org, more than four million people have fallen victim to online fraud in the UK since last December, with an average loss of £371 per incident.
Exploitation of trending/breaking news for attacks is no new thing. The alarming fact according to the Cyberoam Internet Threat Report for the third quarter of 2013 is that the time lag between breaking world news and cyber exploits that use the news to mount attacks, is narrowing.
Kaspersky Lab has recorded several thousand attempts to infect computers used for online banking with a malicious program that its creators claim can attack "any bank in any country".
According to new research by cyber solutions firm, Sourcefire, while 90% of UK workers surveyed have clicked on a web link embedded in an email, two-thirds (66%) admitted they very rarely first check to ensure the link is genuine.
Scam emails purporting to come from Skype Communications tell recipients that they’ve received a new message from the Skype voicemail service.
Action Fraud, the City of London Police and Get Safe Online are warning consumers to take extra care when shopping for tablets, games consoles, electrical items and other Christmas gifts online.
The Commissioner's announcement and support to build a cyber capability and to mainstream crime capability within our traditional policing resources is excellent news.
Metropolitan Police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe has called on banks in the UK to help fund a new cyber crime unit. Writing in the Standard, he said that the Met is planning a step change in the way it deals with cyber crime through the establishment of a world-leading unit dedicated to the issue.
If you're one of those folks who believed that "it will never happen to me," when it comes to identity theft, the hack of Adobe's internal database isn't just bad news -- it's scary.
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