HMRC urges universities to warn new students of tax scams danger

HMRC has written to universities, through Universities UK, asking them to help ensure their students know how to spot a scam.

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London's Hackney Borough Council hit by hack attack

London's Hackney Council says it has been hit by "a serious cyber-attack" which is affecting its IT systems.

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Police launch homicide inquiry after German hospital hack

German police have launched a homicide investigation after a woman died during a cyber-attack on a hospital.

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Cyber threat to disrupt start of university term

Universities and colleges are being warned by the UK's cyber-security agency that rising numbers of cyber-attacks are threatening to disrupt the start of term.

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Bank branch staff and police team up to stop £19 million of fraud in first half of 2020

Bank branch staff worked with the police to stop £19 million of fraud in the first half of 2020 through the Banking Protocol.

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Tea at the Ritz soured by credit card scammers

Diners at the luxury Ritz hotel in London have been targeted by "extremely convincing" scammers who posed as hotel staff to steal payment card details.

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164 Instagram users report losing over £350,000 to investment scams

During June 2020, Action Fraud received 164 reports from individuals falling victim to fraudulent investment schemes.

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'I won a holiday but it turned out to be a big scam'

When Sammie Richardson saw an Instagram post about winning a week's holiday to Tenerife she tagged a friend to enter and thought little more about it.

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Urgent PayPal scam warning after 1,000 people are hit in a day

A new warning has been issued about scam emails pretending to be from PayPal.

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Twitter hack: Staff tricked by phone spear-phishing scam

The unprecedented hacking of celebrity Twitter accounts this month was caused by human error and a spear-phishing attack on Twitter employees, the company has confirmed.

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Premier League club almost lost £1m to hackers - report

A Premier League club came close to losing £1m during a transfer deal because of cyber hackers.

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'Having my identity stolen cost me £10,000'

"It just seemed to go on and on, it's just been really upsetting." Gemma Combellack, 30, is talking about her six month fight to reclaim her identity after it was stolen by criminals last year.

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Scammers are targeting West Sussex residents, warns Trading Standards

Be wary of coronavirus related scams, warns West Sussex Trading Standards after residents are targeted by scammers during the pandemic.

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Dark web scammers exploit Covid-19 fear and doubt

"They're exploiting the fear, uncertainty and doubt people are experiencing during the pandemic, and using the anxiety and desperation to get people to buy things or click on things they wouldn't have otherwise," says Morgan Wright, a former senior adviser to the US Department of State anti-terrorism assistance programme

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Coronavirus: Cyber-attacks hit hospital construction companies

Two companies involved in building emergency coronavirus hospitals have been hit by cyber-attacks this month.

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Coronavirus: Public urged to watch out for fake products after 'surge' in reports

The public have been warned to stay vigilant to criminals selling fake coronavirus-related products.

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Coronavirus: Scam sites selling masks and fake cures taken down

People have forwarded more than 160,000 suspicious emails to a scam-busting service, leading to 300 websites being shut down.

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Coronavirus: Rival states targeted UK and US COVID-19 labs with 'malicious cyber campaigns'

A joint advisory does not name any specific country, but culprits are understood to include China, Russia and Iran.

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Facebook and Twitter allow scammers 'free rein'

Social-media companies are failing to clamp down on scammers selling people's personal details through their platforms, an investigation from consumer watchdog Which? has shown.

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Coronavirus: Rival states targeted UK and US COVID-19 labs with 'malicious cyber campaigns'

The UK and US have warned that state-backed cyber attackers are trying to steal data from universities, pharmaceuticals and research institutes involved in the coronavirus response.

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Love Bug's creator tracked down to repair shop in Manila

The man behind the world's first major computer virus outbreak has admitted his guilt, 20 years after his software infected millions of machines worldwide.

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Apple iPhone at risk of hacking through email app

A flaw in Apple's mobile operating system may have left millions of iPhone and iPad users vulnerable to hackers.

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Coronavirus: Health leaders' credentials dumped online

Twitter is actively removing lists of email addresses and passwords allegedly from the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organisation, the BBC has learned.

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Coronavirus: UK forces hundreds of scam Covid-19 shops offline

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it took down more than 2,000 online coronavirus scams last month.

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Google blocking 18m coronavirus scam emails every day

Scammers are sending 18 million hoax emails about Covid-19 to Gmail users every day, according to Google.

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Coronavirus: Scammers use 'hook' of pandemic to target victims

People and businesses should be wary of scammers trying to turn the coronavirus pandemic to their advantage, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned.

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Advisory: COVID-19 exploited by malicious cyber actors

Practical advice for individuals and organisations on how to deal with COVID-19 related malicious cyber activity.

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Cybercriminals targeting critical healthcare institutions with ransomware

INTERPOL assisting member countries to mitigate and investigate attacks against hospitals

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Criminals target members of the public with NHS scam emails

Criminals target members of the public with NHS scam emails

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Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

Security experts say a spike in email scams linked to coronavirus is the worst they have seen in years.

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Coronavirus: Cybercriminals target healthcare workers with email scam

Cybercriminal gangs are targeting healthcare professionals with phishing emails about "coronavirus awareness" - part of a wave of scams capitalising on the pandemic.

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Microsoft takes down global zombie bot network

Microsoft has said it was part of a team that dismantled an international network of zombie bots.

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Sextortion hackers use 'friend's naked girlfriend' lure

A novel attempt to convince people to open malicious email attachments is spreading online, purporting to offer nude photos of a friend's girlfriend.

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Coronavirus scam costs victims over £800k in one month

Since February 2020, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has identified 21 reports of fraud where Coronavirus was mentioned, with victim losses totaling over £800k.

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Boots halts Advantage Card payments after cyber-attack

Boots has suspended payments using loyalty points in shops and online after attempts to break into customers' accounts using stolen passwords.

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Redcar council IT hack confirmed as ransomware attack

A council has admitted its IT service is being targeted by hackers, who have scrambled files and demanded money.

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'Cloud Snooper' Attack Bypasses Firewall Security Measures

'Cloud Snooper' Attack Bypasses Firewall Security Measures

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ISS World hack leaves thousands of employees offline

A cyber-attack has hit the major facilities company ISS World, which has half a million employees worldwide.

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BT account scammers jailed for £358k fraud

Scammers who infiltrated BT customer accounts as part of a "sophisticated" £358,000 fraud have been jailed.

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Ransomware-hit US gas pipeline shut for two days

A ransomware attack on a US natural gas facility meant a pipeline had to be shut down for two days, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has said.

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Redcar cyber-attack: Council using pen and paper

More than 135,000 UK residents have been without online public services for nearly a week, as their council struggles with a cyber-attack.

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Cyber-crime profits reached $3.5bn in 2019, says FBI

Criminals netted $3.5bn (£2.7bn) from cyber-crimes reported to the FBI alone in 2019, according to the service's internet crime complaint centre (IC3).

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Dozens arrested in 'courier fraud' crackdown

More than 40 people have been arrested in a crackdown on?courier fraud?across England and Wales

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Android 'spoofing' bug helps targets bank accounts

A 'major' security weakness in Google's Android software has let cyber-thieves craft apps that can steal banking logins. The bug lets attackers create fake login screens that can be inserted into legitimate apps to harvest data.

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Spying tools website taken down after UK raids

A website selling hacking tools that let attackers take over victims' computers has been closed down after an international investigation.

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French hospital hit by ransomware

The University Hospital in Rouen says it will not pay the ransom and has taken steps to contain the attack.

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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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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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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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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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UK cyber-crime victims lose ??190,000 a day

More than ??190,000 a day is lost in the UK by victims of cyber-crime, police statistics show.

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