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Alarming increase in CEO impersonation fraud

December 14th 2015 An alarming increase is being reported in fraud involving impersonation of an organisation’s directors or other senior officers. Known as ‘CEO impersonation fraud’ or simply ‘CEO fraud’, an...

14 December 2015


SMEs warned about increase in invoice fraud

August 25th 2015 Cifas and Action Fraud have warned small business to be on extra alert for fake invoices after figures revealed an alarming increase in scams in the first six months of the year. Reports of fake invoice scams targeting...

24 August 2015


Massive breach of US Govt workers’ personal data

June 5th 2015 The US Government is assessing the impact of a massive data breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) - the agency that screens and hires federal workers and approves security clearances for 90% of the federal government....

5 June 2015


3 arrests after counterfeit goods swoop

  February 3rd 2015 The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has dismantled a suspected crime network believed to have been running a mini counterfeiting factory producing and selling clothing carrying the names and logos of...

3 February 2015


New EU data protection laws this year

January 30th 2015 The European Union has indicated that the widely-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will finally come into force later this year. For Get Safe Online's information and advice on information security, click...

30 January 2015


Employers & workers warned about scam LinkedIn emails

January 20th 2015 Symantec has warned about a new wave of phishing emails, this time purporting to be sent from the support team at LinkedIn. According to the internet security company, the emails have the ability to evade spam filters, and...

20 January 2015


3rd anniversary of UK Cyber Security Strategy marked

December 12th 2014 An event marking the third anniversary of the UK's Cyber Security Strategy is taking place in London today. Hosted by Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude and held at the Institute for Chartered Accountants of England and...

12 December 2014


Sony hack highlights major shortcomings

December 5th 2014 A number of details have emerged about the methodology behind, and outcomes of, last month's serious hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. For information and advice on protecting your confidential data, click here The...

5 December 2014

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