From The Wintarsons' Archive

Health to be on cyber-security's front line in 2021

Covid-19 catapulted the health sector to the forefront of cyber-security in 2020, but the next year is likely to see the dangers continue and evolve.

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Online romance fraud has cost victims £63m in 2020

One victim lost £30,000 to a stranger from Tinder and now faces the possibility of losing her home.

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Hackers threaten to leak plastic surgery pictures

Hackers have stolen the data of a large cosmetic surgery chain and are threatening to publish patients' before and after photos, among other details.

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US cyber-attack: US energy department confirms it was hit by Sunburst hack

The US energy department is the latest agency to confirm it has been breached in what is being described as the worst-ever hack on the US government.

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People's Energy data breach affects all 270,000 customers

The company People's Energy has contacted all its 270,000 current customers, following a data breach.

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SolarWinds: Why the Sunburst hack is so serious

We've all seen the pop-ups on our laptops or phones: "Update is available, click here to download."

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Twitter fined £400,000 for breaking EU data law

Twitter has been fined ?450,000 (£400,000) by the Data Protection Commission in Ireland for breaking Europe's GDPR data privacy rules.

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Beware Christmas parcel delivery scams, banks warn

People are being warned to watch out for parcel delivery scams during the Christmas postal rush.

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Google users warned of potential data breach after global outage

GMAIL users have been warned about a potential data breach after Google services went down for millions of people across the world.

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Banks 'too often blaming customers' for fraud

Banks "too often" blame customers for falling victim to criminals carrying out fraud, according to the Financial Ombudsman Service.

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Subway customers receive 'malware' emails

Subway customers in the UK are receiving scam emails as part of a phishing attack.

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Fraud risk warning: 'I was desperate for a job'

At a difficult time in her life, Helen Barker was desperate for a job - and fraudsters tried to take advantage.

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Cyber-warning for festive shoppers

Online shoppers are being warned of the risks of cyber-fraud during the festive season.

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'Direct debit fraud cost my mum £1,000'

"Really quite angry and frustrated. I wanted to find out why an 82-year-old lady was being defrauded in this way."

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