Threats Over 5,000 people lost over £7 million to holiday fraud in 2018

Cyber criminals and online fraudsters conned over 5,000 holiday travellers out of over £7 million in 2018 by creating fraudulent …

News Victims of authorised push payment scams to be reimbursed by banks from May

From May this year, victims of authorised push payment scams in the UK will have a greater chance of being …

News Chrome browser will soon start flagging domain-spoofing URLs

Google is testing a new feature in Chrome browser that will flag malicious URLs that are being used by cyber …

Online fraud Embarrassment and fear tactics used by scammers: why shy away from them?

Scammers employ strong emotions like embarrassment and fear as levers to compel their victims to engage in self-destructive behaviour. Security …

News UK’s Cyber Defence Alliance teams up with Europol to tackle cyber fraud

The UK's Cyber Defence Alliance Limited, a consortium of British-based banks and law enforcement agencies, has signed a Memorandum of …

Threats Authorised push payment scams cost the UK over £236 million in 2017

Authorised push payment scams carried out by cyber criminals helped them steal £236 million from UK consumers in 2017 and …

Threats Only 37% of online fraud victims are fully compensated by banks

Brits who have been victims of online fraud usually get a raw deal from their banks when it comes to …

Threats Banks must not blame customers for financial scams, says financial ombudsman

Banks need to do more to help customers who have lost valuable money to sophisticated fraud and scams carried out …

Threats Spam still rules as the most popular attack vector for cyber criminals

Email spam continues to be the most popular infection vector for cyber criminals even though it was first used 40 …

News Europol busts cyber crime group behind online fraud worth £16 million

In a breakthrough that could influence the frequency of online fraud incidents across Europe in the coming days, German and …

News Fraudsters earn big by spoofing UK Universities’ web domains

Cyber criminals are raking in hundreds of thousands of pounds by spoofing domains of well-known UK universities and then using …

News Australian millionaire loses $1 million to major e-mail scam

An Australian millionaire lost $1 million to an e-mail scam after hackers impersonated him and tricked one of his account …