/Cyber Crime

Collaboration is key to fighting cyber crime, say UK police

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:26+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

UK law enforcement efforts to combat cyber crime are the “most joined-up bit of policing” in the country, but police forces cannot do it alone, according to Peter Goodman, deputy chief constable of Derbyshire Police and national lead for cyber crime. […]

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North East expert says we need to get better at fighting digital criminals

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:29+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Alistair Irons, cyber security expert at the University of Sunderland, says we need to train young people to tackle the threats of the future. […]

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British Chambers of Commerce urges firms to ramp up defences after spate of hacks

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:29+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Adam Marshall, Director General of the BCC, warned that businesses should be mindful of an extension to data protection regulation coming into force next year. […]

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Brexit risks ‘new dark phase’ of cyber crime, warns Britain’s most senior EU official

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:29+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

The warning comes as Theresa May prepares to start withdrawal from the EU. The most senior British EU official has spoken out to warn of the need for strong security cooperation in Europe, just days before Theresa May triggers Brexit. Writing exclusively for The Independent, EU commissioner Sir Julian King said it was vital for nations [...]

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Phishing Scams: How To Identify Fraudulent Emails That Want To Steal Your Money, Identity

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Hacking and fake news have been in the news a lot lately, what with the allegations of Russians using both those tools to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. And both those online risks come together in a seemingly innocuous but potentially dangerous form: phishing. Put simply, phishing is the attempt to steal [...]

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Fraud and cyber crime are now the country’s most common offences

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Online fraud is now the most common crime in the country with almost one in ten people falling victim, the latest figures have revealed. More than five and a half million cyber offences are now thought to take place each year accounting for almost half of all crime in the country. But just a fraction of [...]

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Evolving cyber threats and regulatory pressure will require a strong response in 2017

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Top threats this year are likely to include continued nation state cyber espionage against a wide array of organisations. Last year saw multiple high profile cyber-attacks across the globe, with no industry or sector being safe from attack. Cyber-attacks even penetrated the highest levels of government with hacked information used to seek to influence public [...]

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Second Man Pleads Guilty In Photo-Hacking Scandal

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:34+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Cyber Crime|

A SECOND man is pleading guilty to the photo-hacking scandal of 2014 which saw hundreds of illegally obtained private photographs leaked online - many of which belonged to high-profile celebrities. Edward Majerczyk, 28, is one of two men charged for the hack. In March, 36-year-old Ryan Collins negotiated a guilty plea deal with authorities in [...]

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Cyber-crime now tops traditional crime in UK

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:34+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Cyber Crime|

A new report found that cyber crime in the UK has passed traditional crime in terms of impact. In its Cyber Crime Assessment report for 2016, the National Crime Agency (NCA) detailed the top threats facing UK businesses. The rapid growth of technology and cyber crime are now outpacing the ability for businesses to respond [...]

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