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What is fraud and cyber crime?
Fraud is when trickery is used to gain a dishonest advantage, which is often financial, over another person.
Got a direct message from a top YouTuber? Chances are, it's phishing (February 11, 2019)
How does this YouTube scam work?
Strong Password Day (February 1, 2019)
Create STRONG, memorable passwords that you don’t have to change all the time.
Crazy Razy, bitcoin thief (January 24, 2019)
Razy trojan installs malicious browser extensions to steal cryptocurrency.
UK cyber-crime victims lose £190,000 a day (January 27, 2019)
More then £190,000 a day is lost in the UK by victims of cyber-crime, police statistics show.
WhatsApp and Facebook ticket giveaways: viral fraud (January 21, 2019)
If you got a message from a friend in WhatsApp saying that Disneyland is giving away tickets, just politely ignore it: It's a hoax. In this post, we explain how it works.
Online fraud: 5 most common spammer tricks (December 11, 2018)
The 5 most common ways spammers can trick you into playing them or giving up your personal information.
Why you should never reuse passwords (December 4, 2018)
Using one password for everything is convenient, but it’s also dangerously insecure. We examine the case of Mark, a young designer.
Students blamed for university and college cyber-attacks (September 14, 2018)
A security analysis of cyber-attacks against universities and colleges in the UK has discovered staff or students could often be responsible, rather than organised crime or hacking groups.
University students hit by wave of fake tax refund emails (November 17, 2018)
University students have been bombarded with fake tax refunds emails in the last month, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned.
17-24 year olds falling victim to fake car insurance (September 17, 2018)
Steer clear of fraud.
Fake TV Licensing refund emails (September 21, 2018)
Fraudsters are sending out fake TV Licence refund emails that lead to convincing looking websites in a bid to steal victim bank account details.
Reports of frauds on the elderly are 'tip of iceberg' (September 23, 2018)
Investigation finds the numbers of scams involving elderly victims has almost doubled in three years.
British Airways data breach - how to proect yourself (September 7, 2018)
British Airways has warned customers that card payments on its website and app were compromised after a data breach. Here is what to do if you think you have been affected.
Heathrow fined for USB stick data breach (October 8, 2018)
Heathrow Airport has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office for "serious" data protection failings.