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“Criminals steal £500 million through fraud and scams in first half of 2018” reports UK Finance

New data from UK Finance shows that a total of £503.4 million was stolen by criminals through authorised and unauthorised fraud in the first six months of 2018. During the same period, the finance industry prevented £705.7 million of unauthorised fraud. That’s equivalent to...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
Jeremy Fleming: director of GCHQ
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Securing the Next Generation of Technology

Here, Jeremy Fleming writes about the unparalleled opportunities and challenges we face as the world becomes ever more digitally connected. With the globalisation of technology, Fleming explains how GCHQ will continue to work with businesses, technology companies, academia and...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
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Brexit negotiators “putting public safety at unnecessary risk” claims Home Affairs Committee

Lack of progress and political red lines on both the UK and EU sides are standing in the way of a security deal and putting public safety at serious and unnecessary risk. That’s the view of the Home Affairs Committee as outlined in its follow-up report into UK-EU security...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Government commits to joint UK-US Task Force focused on tackling international crime

Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump have committed to tackle the global threat posed by transnational criminal organisations, including illegal opioid traffickers. A high-level group chaired by Home Secretary Sajid Javid and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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Europol raids at European airports result in 140-plus arrests in fight against fraud

Europol has co-ordinated raids at European airports, targeting criminals trying to travel using fraudulently bought tickets. As the peak summer holiday time approaches, over 141 individuals were arrested last week in the latest law enforcement swoop which took place at over 226...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018
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Banking Protocol’s introduction prevents £25 million in fraud and leads to 197 arrests

Figures published by UK Finance have revealed that £24.7 million of fraud has been prevented and 197 arrests made thanks to the introduction of the Banking Protocol, a ground-breaking scheme aimed at identifying and protecting potential fraud victims when they visit a bank or...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Fight to tackle scourge of waste crime takes step forward with comprehensive review

The fight to tackle the scourge of waste crime has taken another step forward, with Michael Gove (Secretary of State for the Environment) announcing a comprehensive review designed to “beef up” the Government’s approach to this matter. Waste criminals act illegally to...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
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Law enforcement co-ordination “the only cure” for criminality on The Dark Web

Law enforcement agencies from 28 countries across the globe have met at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague to share knowledge and expertise and discuss a co-ordinated approach towards tackling crime on The Dark Web. Experts from Eurojust, the European Commission, the...
Posted On 30 May 2018
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Axis Security to host briefing on private security sector’s role in supporting the police

Axis Security is hosting a Security Briefing which will cover the success of Project Servator – a programme designed to deny, disrupt and detect hostile reconnaissance by would-be criminals and terrorists – and explore the future developments for the partnership between the...
Posted On 26 Mar 2018
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“Corporate cyber insurance will fuel ransomware growth in 2018” warns WatchGuard

While the increasing number of publicly disclosed breaches and successful ransomware incidents is driving growth in cyber insurance, there’s a risk that this will encourage criminals to target companies with extortion insurance to demand increased payments. That’s the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017