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  • 30 Aug 2013 5:36 PM | Anonymous

    Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) has highlighted a phone scam in which fraudsters target individuals to deceive them into revealing personal and financial information - or make payments into the fraudster’s account. 

    http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/quarter-of-people-in-uk-at-risk-of-vishing-aug13


  • 21 Aug 2013 5:37 PM | Anonymous

    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.

    http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/cumbria-police-launch-online-fraud-awareness-campaign-1.1078376 http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/cumbria-police-launch-online-fraud-awareness-campaign-1.1078376


  • 19 Aug 2013 5:41 PM | Anonymous

    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. 

    https://www.getsafeonline.org/news/arrests-after-attack-on-website/


  • 19 Aug 2013 5:40 PM | Anonymous

    If you are a small business or a consumer and your network is wide open, anyone can connect to your network.

    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/crime-courts/cyber-fraud-risks-over-unsecured-wifi.21877071


  • 19 Aug 2013 5:39 PM | Anonymous

    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. 

    http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2013/aug/16/phishing-fraud-security-2012-13-infographic

  • 15 Aug 2013 5:42 PM | Anonymous

    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.

    http://www.noodls.com/view/FA736F5F9CB920F9AFC04F911A14E1E1C74337CB


  • 12 Aug 2013 5:43 PM | Anonymous

    "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.

    http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerability/next-big-banking-trojan-spotted-in-cyber/240158792?goback=%2Egde_83088_member_262866084

  • 09 Aug 2013 5:45 PM | Anonymous

    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”. 

    http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/home-affairs-committee/news/130729-e-crime-rpt-published/


  • 01 Aug 2013 5:46 PM | Anonymous

    Criminals defrauding people of small amounts of money are often not reported and banks reimburse victims without the crimes ever appearing on official statistics. 

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/uk-faces-falling-into-cybercrime-black-hole-if-banks-keep-quiet-on-small-scale-fraud-warn-mps-8737343.html


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