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  • 14 May 2013 6:02 PM | Anonymous

    Certain smartphones allow potential fraudsters to get sensitive info, with minimal effort. 

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/04/24/nl-smartphone-credit-card-skimming-app-424.html


  • 14 May 2013 6:01 PM | Anonymous

    Fresh proposals to investigate crime in cyberspace are being promised, after the so-called "snoopers' charter" was dropped from the Queen's Speech. 

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22449209


  • 09 May 2013 6:03 PM | Anonymous

    Research commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), revealed that the number of cyber attacks hitting businesses has increased over the last year.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/more-small-businesses-hit-by-cyber-attacks


  • 02 May 2013 6:06 PM | Anonymous

    In 2010 the British government designated the protection of computer networks as one of the country's most important national security priorities. In its Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) it pledged, "the National Cyber Security Programme will be supported by £650m of new investment over the next four years". 

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22338204


  • 02 May 2013 6:05 PM | Anonymous

    When connecting to the internet in a public place using your mobile phone, laptop or tablet there can be a number of risks if you do not take precautions. 

    http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/how-fraudsters-can-target-you-on-public-networks


  • 30 Apr 2013 6:07 PM | Anonymous

    Now in its sixth year, the newest iteration of the Data Breach Investigations Report, which was released this week, finds that the vast majority of breaches are driven by a hope for financial gain.

    http://www.ifsecglobal.com/author.asp?section_id=3022&doc_id=559634


  • 17 Apr 2013 6:08 PM | Anonymous

    The Symantec study on global threat activity revealed that 31% of all targeted attacks in 2012 were directed at small businesses with fewer than 250 employees, which is a threefold increase since 2011. 

    http://www.businesszone.co.uk/topic/technology/sharp-increase-small-firms-falling-victim-cybercrime/50660 


  • 15 Apr 2013 6:09 PM | Anonymous

    A man has pleaded guilty to five charges under the Computer Misuse Act after hacking police and university websites. 

    http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/man-admits-hacking-websites-apr13 


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