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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Coronavirus: Review after third NHS Orkney data breach

A review is to be carried out after the third data breach at NHS Orkney in the space of less than two months.

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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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Blackbaud Hack: Universities lose data to ransomware attack

At least 10 universities in the UK, US and Canada have had data stolen about students and/or alumni after hackers attacked a cloud computing provider.

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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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Nearly 200 data security incidents at South Gloucestershire Council last year

One person has been sacked and two others have left after three serious breaches of data security by staff at South Gloucestershire Council.

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