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Conservative Government minded to appoint Ofcom as online harms regulator

Digital secretary Nicky Morgan and Home Secretary Priti Patel have announced that the Conservative Government is minded to appoint communications watchdog Ofcom as the regulator to enforce rules designed to make the Internet a safer place. The announcement comes as the Government...
Posted On 18 Feb 2020
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National Economic Crime Centre partners’ Action Day targets city money laundering

A day of action by National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) partners will target money service businesses (MSBs) at risk of being used by criminals to launder money. Officers from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the City of London Police will visit every MSB in...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Cifas warns against falling victim to bogus HMRC tax refund and rebate scams

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, is warning UK taxpayers not to fall victim to fraudsters as the 31 January deadline for completing self-assessment tax returns fast approaches. Common techniques that fraudsters use to target taxpayers include e-mails and text...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020
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Official cyber crime figures are ‘tip of the iceberg’ warns bluedog Security Monitoring

New figures which report a fall in ‘computer misuse’ and a rise in fraud merely serve to show that the authorities are failing to grasp the true impact of cyber crime. That’s according to cyber security expert Tim Thurlings of bluedog Security Monitoring who suggests...
Posted On 24 Jan 2020
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Policing receives biggest funding boost in decade to put more bobbies on beat

The Government has announced the biggest increase in funding for the police system in a decade. The amount of funding available to the policing system for 2020 to 2021 will increase by more than £1.1 billion, totalling £15.2 billion, if Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) take...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020
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Testing Times: The CBEST Scheme and Simulated Cyber Attack Scenarios

CBEST is the Bank of England’s intelligence-led cyber adversary simulation framework, used for testing systemically critical financial organisations through simulated cyber attack scenarios based on real-world threats and risks. As Owen Wright explains, a CBEST exercise lasts...
Posted On 08 Jan 2020
Sune Gabelgård
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Fighting Fraud in the 2020s

Payment fraud prevention is an increasingly complicated and constantly evolving business. Issuers and merchants everywhere are being challenged by a growing variety of payment methods, which are fuelling the rise of ever-more sophisticated card fraud techniques, observes Sune...
Posted On 07 Jan 2020
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SelectaDNA Surge helps secure 45 years behind bars for ATM gas attack gang

Five men have been jailed for over 45 years after a series of cash machine explosion burglaries. The sentences come after Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers launched Operation Cass, an investigation into a spate of burglaries targeting ATMs across areas of the North West....
Posted On 18 Dec 2019
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Working Together to Fight Cheque Fraud

In terms of recent history, cheque fraud losses peaked in 2008 and, during the following decade, they reduced by more than 85%, which is far in excess of the decline in cheque volumes over the same period, writes Martin Ruda. However, the latest statistics reveal that cheque...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
Anthony Perridge
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Effectively Managing Cyber Threats on Critical Infrastructure

Criminals are tirelessly attacking critical infrastructure around the world and compromising the Industrial Control System and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems that control these infrastructures, writes Anthony Perridge. In 2010, the Stuxnet worm infiltrated...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019