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“Black Friday could realise perfect storm of online refund fraud” warns NBCS

Far from setting the festive scene for a perfect winter wonderland, Black Friday (29 November), Cyber Monday (2 December) and the annual retail rush to bring in Christmas sales revenue could store up a perfect storm of online refund fraud for the New Year. That’s according...
Posted On 28 Nov 2019
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Automated cyber attacks on e-commerce companies “growing more sophisticated”

Imperva, the cyber security specialist, has released the first industry-specific study into the impact of bad bots on the e-commerce industry. Developed by the Imperva Bot Management threat research team (formerly the Distil Research Lab), a group of dedicated analysts who...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
Mike Hemes
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Don’t Spend Your Information On Black Friday

Black Friday is a chaotic time for both consumers and retailers. Customers scramble over one another to bag the best deals and collectively spend more and more money each year. Last year, UK consumers spent over £1.2 billion on Black Friday alone. Over the whole week period the...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017
Monica Brink
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IoT? What about ‘The Security of Things’?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is well and truly upon us, and will clearly be even more prevalent in the future, writes Monica Brink. Today, the IoT is already branching out into commercial networks as well as enterprise applications. Smart devices are becoming more commonplace in...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017
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80% of shoppers demand transparency from online retailers after data breach incident

Online shoppers want retailers to be transparent and honest if they’ve suffered a security breach. That’s according to a new UK consumer survey commissioned by NTT Security, the global information security and risk management company. The research results, announced...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
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“Millions placing themselves at risk of fraud chasing bargains online” reports Action Fraud

New research released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) shows that 31% of online shoppers admit they’re more likely to take a financial risk if an online retailer offers them a bargain. This means there are potentially 15 million online shoppers who could be putting...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
Consumers in the online space are now more vulnerable to data breaches than at any time in the past
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“Cyber attack episodes leave one-in-five consumers out of pocket” states Deloitte research

One-in-five UK consumers (21%) have had their personal details stolen and their bank accounts used to buy goods and services as a result of a cyber security breach. That’s according to new research conducted and published by Deloitte, the business advisory firm. The survey...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015
National Counter-Terrorism Security Awareness Week 2015 runs from 23-27 November
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UK police forces launch second national Counter-Terrorism Awareness Week

Monday 23 November sees police forces launching the second National Counter-Terrorism Awareness Week (#CounterTerrorismUK), an initiative specifically designed to remind members of the public that they have a crucial role to play when it comes to helping both prevent and protect...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015