Benefit scams worth £1bn foiled during lockdown

As much as £1bn in benefit fraud has been prevented from being paid to organised-crime groups in recent months, BBC News has learned.

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Manchester United hit by cyber attack but say fan data safe

Manchester United have been hit by a "sophisticated" cyber attack.

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Smart doorbells 'easy target for hackers' study finds

Major security flaws in popular smart doorbells are putting consumers at risk of being targeted by hackers inside their homes, according to Which.

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Fraudsters 'targeting Christmas online shoppers'

Fraudsters are exploiting Christmas bargain-hunters who have switched to online shopping owing to coronavirus restrictions.

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Ticketmaster fined £1.25m over payment data breach

Ticketmaster UK has been fined £1.25m for failing to keep its customers' personal data secure.

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UK cyber-threat agency confronts Covid-19 attacks

More than a quarter of the incidents which the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) responded to were Covid-related, according to its latest annual report.

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Marriott Hotels fined £18.4m for data breach that hit millions

The UK's data privacy watchdog has fined the Marriott Hotels chain £18.4m for a major data breach that may have affected up to 339 million guests.

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EU investigates Instagram over handling of children's data

Instagram is being investigated by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) over its handling of children's personal data on the platform.

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