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International operation exposes “world’s most harmful” cyber crime group

A Russian national who runs Evil Corp – the world’s most harmful cyber crime group that created and deployed malware causing financial losses totalling hundreds of millions of pounds in the UK alone – has been indicted in the United States following unprecedented collaboration...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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Cyber crime site selling hacking tool taken down following international operation

A website which sold a hacking tool purchased by cyber criminals in 124 countries and gave full remote control of victims’ computers has been taken down following an international investigation. 14,500 people across the world purchased the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
Gary Trotter
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Total Retail Loss 2.0: From Awareness to Implementation

Back in June, we looked at Professor Adrian Beck’s 2016 report of Total Retail Loss and what it means in terms of understanding current and future retail risks and how to respond to them effectively. Now, Beck has launched an update to his original concept: Total Retail Loss 2.0....
Posted On 22 Nov 2019
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Latest Cifas research unearths sharp rise in employment application fraud

Research conducted by Cifas has revealed a sharp rise in employment application fraud by middle-aged jobseekers. The research, released as part of the organisation’s ‘Faces of Fraud’ campaign, shows that there was an overall increase in application fraud across...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019
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National Health Service joins global initiative in bid to raise awareness of fraud

International Fraud Awareness Week (IFAW) 2019 runs from 17 to 23 November, with hundreds of organisations around the world (among them the NHS) joining this global initiative to raise awareness of fraud and highlight the importance of fraud prevention. Fraud is estimated to cost...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
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City of London Police and Microsoft crack down on fraudulent Indian Call Centres

Two criminal Call Centres in Kolkata, which were instrumental in defrauding thousands of victims in the UK alone, have been put out of business thanks to an operation conducted by the City of London Police and Microsoft in co-operation with the Indian police service. The Call...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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Security Industry Authority licence fraudster from West London remanded in custody

On Thursday 7 November, Oladeji Christopher Owolabi of West London pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one offence contrary to the Identity Documents Act at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Owolabi is now in custody pending his sentencing at Wood Green Crown Court on...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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Cifas strengthens fraud expertise with appointment of Advisory Board member

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Ashley Hart as an Advisory Board member. Cifas’ Advisory Board has delegated responsibility from the Board to monitor the operational effectiveness of the organisation, as well as understand and represent the...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019
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National Cyber Security Centre defends nation against 600-plus cyber attacks

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has defended the UK against more than 600 cyber attacks in the past year alone, bringing the total number to almost 1,800 since the Centre’s formation back in 2016. These figures are contained in the NCSC’s third Annual Review,...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019
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Former security company boss ordered to pay £70,000 from proceeds of crime

On Friday 18 October, a former security company boss was ordered to pay £70,800 from the proceeds of crime by the presiding Judge at Antrim Crown Court. Steven Nixon of Portadown recently served a four-month prison service for ignoring a community service order following a...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019