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Online safety is a massive subject that affects every internet user. So it’s no wonder that every day, the news contains stories about the latest scams and frauds, viruses, identity theft, lost data, and a host of other subjects. As well as the latest defences against cybercrime.

We select some of the more relevant and interesting news as it happens, to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of online safety.

Criminals exploit COVID-19 as fraud moves increasingly online - 24 Sep, 2020

Criminals exploit COVID-19 as fraud moves increasingly online

World Alzheimer’s Day: action on scams - 21 Sep, 2020

World Alzheimer’s Day: action on scams

Impersonation scams almost double in first half of 2020 - 18 Sep, 2020

Impersonation scams almost double in first half of 2020

Public reminded to ‘mullet over’ - 01 Sep, 2020

Public reminded to ‘mullet over’

New warning about post-lockdown travel scams - 26 Jun, 2020

New warning about post-lockdown travel scams

Public warned about test and trace scams - 01 Jun, 2020

Public warned about test and trace scams

EasyJet customers warned after cyberattack - 19 May, 2020

EasyJet customers warned after cyberattack

You, Coronavirus and staying safe online - 06 May, 2020

You, Coronavirus and staying safe online

NCSC launches range of new protection measures - 21 Apr, 2020

NCSC launches range of new protection measures

Keeping children safe online during the Coronavirus outbreak - 23 Mar, 2020

Keeping children safe online during the Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus scams you should be aware of - 16 Mar, 2020

Coronavirus scams you should be aware of

8 in 10 Brits would be embarrassed to admit they fell for a scam - 09 Mar, 2020

8 in 10 Brits would be embarrassed to admit they fell for a scam

Scam warning after Flybe collapse - 06 Mar, 2020

Scam warning after Flybe collapse

How to ensure internet-connected cameras are secure - 03 Mar, 2020

How to ensure internet-connected cameras are secure

Coronavirus: what’s true, and what’s fake? - 02 Mar, 2020

As concern about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) increases, it is important that people in the UK and, indeed, around the w

Keep online dating safe this Valentine’s and every day - 14 Feb, 2020

Keep online dating safe this Valentine’s and every day

Are young people free to be themselves online? - 11 Feb, 2020

Are young people free to be themselves online?

Get Safe Online warns about Brexit related scams - 31 Jan, 2020

Get Safe Online warns about Brexit related scams

Get Safe Online works with Kaspersky to protect connected kids - 13 Jan, 2020

Get Safe Online works with Kaspersky to protect connected kids

Warnings following Travelex ransomware attack - 08 Jan, 2020

Warnings following Travelex ransomware attack

Safer Internet Day: new educational resources - 24 Nov, 2019

Safer Internet Day: new educational resources

Get Safe Online Welsh language site officially launched - 07 Nov, 2019

Get Safe Online Welsh language site officially launched

Fraudulent Snapchat account promised ‘free money’ - 24 Oct, 2019

Fraudulent Snapchat account promised ‘free money’

It’s Charity Fraud Awareness Week - 21 Oct, 2019

It’s Charity Fraud Awareness Week

John and Sarah are most likely to overshare online - 01 Oct, 2019

John and Sarah are most likely to overshare online

Generation Z setting new standards for online safety - 25 Sep, 2019

Generation Z setting new standards for online safety

Scam warning after Thomas Cook collapse - 23 Sep, 2019

Scam warning after Thomas Cook collapse

Barclays warns students about money mule recruitment - 19 Sep, 2019

Barclays warns students about money mule recruitment

5 million pension savers could lose out to scammers - 06 Aug, 2019

5 million pension savers could lose out to scammers

‘No More Ransom’ initiative is 3 years old - 23 Jul, 2019

‘No More Ransom’ initiative is 3 years old

Silence of the Nans - scammers taking advantage - 27 Jun, 2019

Silence of the Nans - scammers taking advantage

Over a quarter of a million phishing attempts reported in the last 12 months - 07 Jun, 2019

Make sure you mullet over before you fall victim to phishing emails on National Fish and Chip Day

Over £27m reported lost to crypto and forex investment scams - 21 May, 2019

Over £27m reported lost to crypto and forex investment scams

WhatsApp users advised to update app following hack - 14 May, 2019

WhatsApp users advised to update app following hack

Warning over Champions League Final frauds - 09 May, 2019

Warning over Champions League Final frauds

£7 million lost to holiday fraud, says new report - 07 May, 2019

£7million lost to holiday fraud, says new report

New laws planned for internet connected devices - 01 May, 2019

New laws planned for internet connected devices

New children’s online privacy code of practice - 15 Apr, 2019

New children’s online privacy code of practice

New government proposal to tackle online harms - 08 Apr, 2019

New government proposal to tackle online harms

Wales Cyber Safety Bus Tour begins - 05 Mar, 2019

Wales Cyber Safety Bus Tour begins

Victims lose over £50 million to romance fraud - 08 Feb, 2019

Victims lose over £50 million to romance fraud

New FCA warning about investment scams - 06 Feb, 2019

New FCA warning about investment scams

Young people struggle with permission to share online - 05 Feb, 2019

Young people struggle with permission to share online

Safer Internet Day 2019 is almost here - 23 Jan, 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019 is almost here

Christmas shoppers urged to stay safe online - 26 Nov, 2018

Christmas shoppers urged to stay safe online

Kids’ tracker watch found to be dangerous - 15 Nov, 2018

Kids’ tracker watch found to be dangerous

New report on extent of children’s data collected online - 08 Nov, 2018

New report on extent of children’s data collected online

Brits risk exposing deepest secrets to email hackers - 23 Oct, 2018

Brits risk exposing deepest secrets to email hackers

Britain is a nation of digital over-sharers - 22 Oct, 2018

Britain is a nation of digital over-sharers

Get Safe Online Scammer Nanas campaign wins another award - 18 Oct, 2018

Get Safe Online Scammer Nanas campaign wins another award

Get Safe Online hosts European #CyberScams campaign in UK - 15 Oct, 2018

Get Safe Online hosts European #CyberScams campaign in UK

Government launches consumer advice on smart devices - 14 Oct, 2018

Government launches consumer advice on smart devices

Young fraud victims on the rise, says Cifas - 12 Oct, 2018

Young fraud victims on the rise, says Cifas

Phishing attacks could follow Facebook data breach - 29 Sep, 2018

Phishing attacks could follow Facebook data breach

Over £21m reported lost to computer service fraud in a year - 25 Sep, 2018

Over £21m reported lost to computer service fraud in a year

17-24 year olds most likely to fall victim to motor ‘ghost broking’ - 17 Sep, 2018

17-24 year olds most likely to fall victim to motor ‘ghostbroking’

40,000 viewers urged to check bank statements - 12 Sep, 2018

40,000 viewers urged to check bank statements

Safety advice after massive BA data breach - 07 Sep, 2018

Safety advice after massive BA data breach

ID fraud falls for first time since 2014 - 14 Aug, 2018

ID fraud falls for first time since 2014

New warning on pension fraud - £91,000 average loss - 14 Aug, 2018

New warning on pension fraud - £91,000 average loss

New ‘sleepwalking’ warning from fraud watchdog - 04 Jul, 2018

New ‘sleepwalking’ warning from fraud watchdog

Report reveals where personal data is compromised online - 19 Jun, 2018

Report reveals where personal data is compromised online

Payment cards & personal data records hacked at Dixons Carphone - 13 Jun, 2018

Payment cards & personal data records hacked at Dixons Carphone

Warning about buying online for prom night - 31 May, 2018

Warning about buying online for prom night

Warning about GDPR-themed phishing emails - 21 May, 2018

Warning about GDPR-themed phishing emails

Facebook launches youth portal - 16 May, 2018

Facebook launches youth portal

Twitter users advised to change passwords - 04 May, 2018

Twitter users advised to change passwords

Police warn of hidden dangers when shopping online - 01 May, 2018

Police warn of hidden dangers when shopping online

Martin Lewis to sue Facebook for defamation - 23 Apr, 2018

Martin Lewis to sue Facebook for defamation

New report reveals record levels of identity fraud - 18 Apr, 2018

New report reveals record levels of identity fraud

Record losses reported by holiday fraud victims - 06 Apr, 2018

Record losses reported by holiday fraud victims

Facebook hits problems after data privacy scandal - 21 Mar, 2018

Facebook hits problems after data privacy scandal

National Lottery customers warned to change passwords - 17 Mar, 2018

National Lottery customers warned to change passwords

Get Safe Online launches ticket fraud campaign - 01 Mar, 2018

Get Safe Online launches ticket fraud campaign

Warning on using passwords for multiple online accounts - 21 Feb, 2018

Warning on using passwords for multiple online accounts

Cost of car insurance ‘ghost broking’ fraud revealed - 05 Feb, 2018

Cost of car insurance ‘ghost broking’ fraud revealed

Get involved in Safer Internet Day - 30 Jan, 2018

Next Tuesday is Safer Internet Day

Consumers think they are too smart to be scammed - 24 Jan, 2018

Consumers think they are too smart to be scammed

Finance changes bring new security worries - 15 Jan, 2018

Finance changes bring new security worries

‘appy New Year! - 02 Jan, 2018

‘appy New Year

11 year-olds gambling online, says Gambling Commission - 12 Dec, 2017

11 year-olds gambling online, says Gambling Commission

NCA warning about sex offenders’ use of live streaming platforms - 05 Dec, 2017

NCA warning about sex offenders’ use of live streaming platforms

Mac users urged to set root password to overcome bug - 29 Nov, 2017

Mac users urged to set root password to overcome bug

Massive increase in young people acting as money mules - 27 Nov, 2017

Massive increase in young people acting as money mules

Police warning on Black Friday / Christmas shopping frauds - 23 Nov, 2017

Police warning on Black Friday / Christmas shopping frauds

Police warning on Black Friday / Christmas shopping frauds - 23 Nov, 2017

Police warning on Black Friday / Christmas shopping frauds

Get Safe Online launches safe Christmas shopping advice - 20 Nov, 2017

Get Safe Online launches safe Christmas shopping advice

New stats revealed as Anti-Bullying Week launched - 13 Nov, 2017

New stats revealed as Anti-Bullying Week launched

1 million fake WhatsApp downloads from Google Play - 07 Nov, 2017

1 million fake WhatsApp downloads from Google Play

New fraud guidance helps public to give safely - 26 Oct, 2017

New fraud guidance helps public to give safely

Charity donors urged to spot & avoid fraud - 24 Oct, 2017

Charity donors urged to spot and avoid fraud

Caught on the net! - 22 Oct, 2017

Caught on the net!

Smartphone users urged to take a break - 17 Oct, 2017

Smartphone users urged to take a break

Latest on KRACK Wi-Fi flaw - 17 Oct, 2017

Latest on KRACK Wi-Fi flaw

New government internet safety proposals - 11 Oct, 2017

New government internet safety proposals

Latest industry data shows loss in financial fraud - 28 Sep, 2017

Latest industry data shows loss in financial fraud

Get Safe Online launches ‘Protecting Your Devices’ campaign - 21 Sep, 2017

Get Safe Online launches ‘Protecting Your Devices’ campaign

CCleaner warning: what you need to know - 19 Sep, 2017

CCleaner warning: what you need to know

Scam warning in wake of hurricanes - 07 Sep, 2017

Scam warning in wake of hurricanes

Students warned about scam loan email - 06 Sep, 2017

Students warned about scam loan email