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Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report outlines scale of current cyber threat

C-Level executives with access to a company’s most sensitive information are now the major focus for social engineering attacks. According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, senior executives are 12 times more likely to be the target of social incidents...
Posted On 09 May 2019
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2018’s Major Security Breaches: How They Could Have Been Avoided

2018 was a year of both highs and lows for information security, asserts Guy Bunker. The enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took full effect in May which brought the importance of protecting sensitive customer data to the forefront of people’s minds...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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Payment Processes in Retail: Evolving to Deliver Convenience and Security

Contactless payments, smart phones and e-commerce are delivering speed and convenience to consumers and, as a result, debit cards have nudged cash from the ‘most frequently used method of payment’ top slot in the UK. While card payments start to outstrip cash payments, there are...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018
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Contact Centres: Adapting Security Methods to Fight Fraud

From banks and insurance providers through to utility companies and major retailers, many of today’s organisations operate Contact Centres (or, at the very least, outsource their customer service to one), writes Ben Taylor. Brands and businesses are placing a heavy emphasis...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Hacking episode kick-started in July 2017 leads to huge data breach at Dixons Carphone

As part of a review of its systems and data, Dixons Carphone – the multinational electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company headquartered in London – has determined that there has been “unauthorised access” to certain data held by the...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018
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FICO-Euromonitor International study shows UK card fraud losses totalling £618 million

Analytic software firm FICO has released an interactive map of European card fraud which shows that card fraud losses for 19 European countries hit approximately €1.8 billion in 2016, representing a new high. The UK witnessed the highest losses at £618 million (representing a 9%...
Posted On 29 Jun 2017
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM: Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service
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Metropolitan Police Service seizes over £73 million from criminals in 2015-2016

Criminals are being shown that crime doesn’t pay as the Metropolitan Police Service reveals it has seized more than £73 million from convicted perpetrators during 2015-2016. This is the largest total seized in London in a single year since the Proceeds of Crime Act came...
Posted On 27 Feb 2017
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UK financial institutions reported to be losing an average £20 million per annum in Call Centres

Financial institutions in the UK are losing more than £20 million each year to fraudsters targeting Call Centres. According to a new report produced by fraud protection and authentication company Pindrop, the UK suffered double the rate of attacks than occurred in the US last...
Posted On 18 May 2016
The latest the Crime Survey for England and Wales published by the ONS covers the year to September 2014
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Criminality in England and Wales now at “lowest level since 1981” states Office for National Statistics

The latest Crime Survey for England and Wales issued by the Office for National Statistics for the year ending September 2014 shows that, for the offences covered, there were an estimated seven million incidents of criminality perpetrated against households and resident adults...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015