From The Wintarsons' Archive

Is 123456 your password?

Does the password '123456' seem scarily familiar to you? Then it might be that you're using a password shared by more than 23.3 million people.

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Facebook agrees to pay Cambridge Analytica fine to UK

The social network has dropped an appeal against a £500,000 penalty from UK's privacy watchdog.

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Currys PC World customers scammed via eBay

Criminals siphoned money from unwitting eBay customers who paid using PayPal.

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Why passwords don't work

An actor based in London, had her identity stolen in 2017. 'I got home one day and found my post box had been broken into'.

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Police response to cyber-crime is generally good

Police response to cyber-dependent crime is generally good, but it can be inconsistent, finds inspectorate.

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Amazon Echo and Google Home owners spied on by apps

Researchers build voice apps for smart speakers that can listen in on owners without them knowing.

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UK cyber-crime targets payment card fraud

Britain's cyber-defence centre has thwarted more than one million cases of suspected payment card fraud in the last year.

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'I lost £4,000 in call centre scam'

When Doug Varey clicked on a pop-up ad he became a victim of a common online scam known as computer software service fraud, which ended up costing him some ??4,000.

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Sextortion botnet spreads 30,000 emails an hour

A large-scale "sextortion" campaign is making use of a network of more than 450,000 hijacked computers to send aggressive emails.

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Food writer "loses ??5,000 in phone-number hijack"

Jack Monroe says she has lost about ??5,000 after her phone number was hijacked

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Cyber-criminals are threat to society

A senior manager at Eurofins has warned the country to 'ready itself' for further cyber-attacks.

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Action Fraud

Action Fraud is the UK???s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber-crime where you should report fraud

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Telephone Preference Service

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a free service providing an opt out register to stop unsolicited sales or marketing calls.

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Mailing Preference Service

The Mailing Preference Service (MPS) is a free service that enables consumers to have their names and home addresses in the UK removed from lists used by the industry.

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US hospitals turn away patients as ransomware strikes

Three US hospitals have been forced to close their doors to following a ransomware outbreak.

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Yahoo engineer admits hacking thousands of accounts to steal sexual images

A software engineer at Yahoo stole thousands of sexual videos and images.

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