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New SAFERjobs frameworks for recruiters & job boards

April 12th 2017 New guidelines from SAFERjobs aim to tackle the rise in potential fraud in the UK after over 700,000 job hunters report losing more than £500,000 in alleged fraud in 2016 SAFERjobs, the non-profit organisation created by...

12 April 2017

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7 in 10 businesses leaving themselves at risk

October 28th 2016 Seven in ten (69%) business leaders and managers have admitted they have not taken any action to protect their business and employees from financial fraud, new research from Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) has revealed...

28 October 2016

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Over £1bn lost by businesses to online crime in a year

June 13th 2016 With online crime becoming an increasing threat for businesses, new figures from Get Safe Online and Action Fraud (1) released today show that from March 2015 – March 2016, a huge total of £1,079,447,765 was...

12 June 2016

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UK businesses urged to protect themselves better online

May 9th 2016 Britain’s businesses are being urged to better protect themselves from cyber criminals following government research   - Nearly seven out of ten attacks on all firms...

9 May 2016

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Businesses hit by online extortion demand email

May 3rd 2016 Within the past few days, a number of businesses throughout the UK have received extortion demands from a group calling themselves ‘Lizard Squad’.   The group have sent emails demanding payment of 5 Bitcoins, to...

3 May 2016

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Businesses need to “get real” about cyber security

https://www.getsafeonline.org/media/reports/cyber_report_v6_final_small.pdfFebruary 3rd 2016 Businesses are not taking cyber security seriously enough, the Institute of Directors (IoD) warned today, with under a third (28%) of cyber attacks...

2 March 2016

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New cyberattack extortion threat to businesses

Action Fraud has received several reports so far this week from businesses who have been sent online extortion demands from scammers threatening a cyberattack.  The scammers who call themselves the “RepKiller Team” have been...

2 March 2016

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Increase reported in mandate fraud

January 27th 2016 Police forces and law enforcement agencies across the UK are reporting an increase in the level of mandate fraud being committed against businesses of all sizes. For Get Safe Online's information and advice on mandate...

27 January 2016

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