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Insurance scammers and rogue tradesmen underpin £1.2 billion UK fraud volume

The number of fraud cases reaching courts in the UK rose by 78% in 2018 according to research conducted by KPMG Forensic. KPMG’s Fraud Barometer, which records cases of alleged fraud with a value of more than £100,000, found that 453 cases with a total value of £1.2 billion went...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019
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Data hack at NASA leads to potential exposure of space agency staff’s personal details

The BBC has reported that NASA has sent an e-mail to members of staff containing a warning that hackers may have stolen their personal data. The hacking episode is said to have occurred last October. NASA waited almost two months to notify employees. The organisation has stated...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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Top Five cyber security predictions for New Year outlined by NordVPN

It’s not an easy task to remember a week in 2018 without a major data leak or security breach. Passwords were leaking, new sophisticated malware attacks were spreading, data was breached and Governments around the world once again overturned privacy rules. According to...
Posted On 03 Jan 2019
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38th International East-West Security Conference features “intensive” two days of presentations

The 38th International East-West Security Conference organised by Capricorn Conferences and Exhibitions was held on 5-6 November at the Hotel West End on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Delegates representing private and public sector organisations from the Russian Federation...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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2018 Unisys Security Index finds ID theft to be foremost concern for UK citizens

The 2018 Unisys Security Index, a leading security barometer which surveys over 1,000 UK citizens, has revealed identity theft to be the top worry among them, with 56% of respondent registering that they were very or extremely concerned. Concerns over identity theft have eclipsed...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
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Security officer who committed identity theft and fraud jailed for five months

On Thursday 6 September at Woolwich Crown Court, Kazeem Oladimeji of Bromley pleaded guilty to an offence under the Fraud Act 2006 of fraud by false representation while working in the security industry. Oladimeji was jailed for five months and fined £115 for gaining employment...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018
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Door supervisor who stole identity to apply for SIA licence given suspended sentence for fraud

On Monday 3 September at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Moses Oshunkoya was sentenced for fraud, having pleaded guilty on 20 August after using a stolen identity to apply for a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Oshunkoya had used a stolen identity to apply for a door...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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Major data breach at Ticketmaster sparks fear of ID theft among UK customer base

A raft of UK customers signed up with concert and sporting events ticketing outlet Ticketmaster have been warned that they could now be at risk of fraud or episodes of identity theft after the global organisation revealed a major data breach that has potentially affected tens of...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018
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PIPCU operation seizes over 2,000 suspected counterfeit items affecting 55 brands

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), which is run by the City of London Police, recently seized over 2,000 items – including clothing, shoes and handbags – in Manchester as part of its crackdown on counterfeit goods sellers on Facebook Marketplace....
Posted On 31 May 2018
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Episodes of identity fraud soar to record levels in latest study conducted by Cifas

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has continued to rise at unprecedented levels during the first six months of 2017.  A record 89,000 identity frauds were recorded, which is up 5% from last year. Representing...
Posted On 23 Aug 2017
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