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For the next two weeks Cumbria Police will be warning people in Cumbria of the risks associated with going online – such as fraud and blackmail.
Two men have been arrested for launching a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack on a Manchester-based company's website in an attempted blackmail.
If you are a small business or a consumer and your network is wide open, anyone can connect to your network.
There were 35,831 phishing attacks launched around the world in June, according to RSA Security's latest report. The general outlook seems positive; after peaking at almost 60,000 attacks in July 2012, the total has steadily fallen to a 31% decline year-on-year.
Following the publication of the Home Affairs Select Committee report on E-crime an article by The Times’ columnist Matthew Parris appeared in the paper questioning the police response.
"This is the first actual commercial Trojan we've seen in a while, since Citadel was taken off the market. We haven't seen anything serious enough on the part of malware developers," says Limor Kessem, cybercrime specialist with RSA.
Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP said: “We are not winning the war on online criminal activity. We are being too complacent about these E-wars because the victims are hidden in cyberspace. The threat of a cyber attack to the UK is so serious it is marked as a higher threat than a nuclear attack”.
A report claims Blighty is failing to protect its people from e-crime.
Criminals defrauding people of small amounts of money are often not reported and banks reimburse victims without the crimes ever appearing on official statistics.
The UK must do more to stop online fraud and deter state-sponsored cyber-espionage or risk losing the fight against e-crime.
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