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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.

More than a third of stalking victims targeted online - 13 Apr, 2016

More than a third of stalking victims targeted online

Urgent warning on new phishing email - 07 Apr, 2016

Urgent warning on new phishing email

Children reveal riskiest social media sites - 06 Apr, 2016

Children reveal riskiest social media sites

Striker Vardy hits back at Twitter trolls - 04 Apr, 2016

Striker Vardy hits back at Twitter trolls

Travellers conned out of £11.5 million in 2015 - 03 Apr, 2016

Travellers conned out of £11.5 million in 2015

55% rise in ticket fraud last year - 18 Mar, 2016

55% rise in ticket fraud last year

Deception scams drive increase in financial fraud - 18 Mar, 2016

Deception scams drive increase in financial fraud

Man pleads guilty to ‘Fappening’ phishing attacks - 16 Mar, 2016

Man pleads guilty to ‘Fappening’ phishing attacks

Ticket scammers arrested - 11 Mar, 2016

Ticket scammers arrested

Life sentence for rapist who met victims online - 03 Mar, 2016

Life sentence for rapist who met victims online

Warning about sexual offences linked to online dating - 27 Feb, 2016

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Arrest following sale of dangerous fake airbags on eBay - 23 Feb, 2016

Arrest following sale of dangerous fake airbags on eBay

It’s Safer Internet Day - 09 Feb, 2016

It’s Safer Internet Day

Increase in online first date sexual assaults - 05 Feb, 2016

Increase in online first date sexual assaults

Make a Safer Internet Day pledge - 05 Feb, 2016

Make a Safer Internet Day pledge

Gelly heeds advice and saves himself from fraud - 02 Feb, 2016

Gelly heeds advice and saves himself from fraud

Warning after 20% rise in online & phone scams - 18 Jan, 2016

Warning after 20% rise in online & phone scams

Users of older Internet Explorer versions warned to upgrade - 15 Jan, 2016

Users of older Internet Explorer versions warned to upgrade

Advice about unexpected phone charges - 11 Jan, 2016

Advice about unexpected phone charges

Have a happy and safe New Year, from Get Safe Online - 04 Jan, 2016

Have a happy and safe New Year, from Get Safe Online

Warning about call recording services - 21 Dec, 2015

Warning about call recording services

Last minute shopping: better safe than sorry - 18 Dec, 2015

Last minute shopping: better safe than sorry

Apple users face surge of security threats, says Symantec - 11 Dec, 2015

Apple users face surge of security threats, says Symantec

Older browsers unable to support new security algorithm - 11 Dec, 2015

Older browsers unable to support new security algorithm

Men convicted for defrauding pensioners in phone scam - 11 Dec, 2015

Men convicted for defrauding pensioners in phone scam

NCA warn parents about kids’ potential criminality - 08 Dec, 2015

NCA targeting country’s youngest potential cybercriminals

Wetherspoon customers warned after data hack - 04 Dec, 2015

Wetherspoon customers warned after data hack

Kids’ & parents’ personal details stolen in Vtech data hack - 01 Dec, 2015

Kids’ & parents’ personal details stolen in Vtech data hack

Online shopping care urged for Cyber Monday - 30 Nov, 2015

Online shopping care urged for Cyber Monday

Warning for shoppers to be vigilant on Black Friday - 27 Nov, 2015

Warning for shoppers to be vigilant on Black Friday

This Christmas, online crime is coming to town - 22 Nov, 2015

This Christmas, online crime is coming to town

Online warnings after Paris terror attack - 14 Nov, 2015

Online warnings after Paris terror attack

One account per password advice repeated - 29 Oct, 2015

One account per password advice repeated

TalkTalk customers at risk of fraud following hack - 23 Oct, 2015

TalkTalk customers at risk of fraud following hack

Cybercrime is getting personal - 19 Oct, 2015

Cybercrime is getting personal

UK internet users potential cyberattack victims - 13 Oct, 2015

UK internet users potential cyberattack victims

Voyeur hacked webcams to spy on victims - 09 Oct, 2015

Voyeur hacked webcams to spy on victims

Birmingham: another successful online safety popup shop - 07 Oct, 2015

Birmingham: another successful online safety popup shop

New figures show fraudsters directly targeting bank customers - 02 Oct, 2015

New figures show fraudsters directly targeting bank customers

Get Safe Online warns about VW–related scams - 30 Sep, 2015

Get Safe Online warns about VW–related scams

We’re on the road again - 28 Sep, 2015

We’re on the road again

Fake ‘City of London Police’ email contains malware - 21 Sep, 2015

Fake ‘City of London Police’ email contains malware

Warning about crisis-related online scams - 18 Sep, 2015

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Trading Standards warning about “New iPhone for £1” trap - 08 Sep, 2015

Trading Standards warning about “New iPhone for £1” trap

Parents less safe online than those without kids - 03 Sep, 2015

Parents less safe online than those without kids

Naked Snapchat pic goes against 14 year-old - 03 Sep, 2015

Naked Snapchat pic goes against 14 year-old

“Council tax rebate” call is a vishing scam - 01 Sep, 2015

“Council tax rebate” call is a vishing scam

Don’t let your guard down this bank holiday - 28 Aug, 2015

Don’t let your guard down this bank holiday

Infidelity dating site hack - latest - 20 Aug, 2015

Infidelity dating site hack - latest

Welcome to Principality Building Society - 19 Aug, 2015

Welcome to Principality Building Society

Carphone & other customers warned after data breach - 10 Aug, 2015

Carphone & other customers warned after data breach

Phones overtake laptops for going online - 06 Aug, 2015

Phones overtake laptops for going online

Rugby fans warned about fake World Cup tickets - 29 Jul, 2015

Rugby fans warned about fake World Cup tickets & merchandise

Man jailed for two years for 444 dark web drug deals - 26 Jul, 2015

Man jailed for two years for 444 dark web drug deals

The risk of ID theft from not redirecting mail - 24 Jul, 2015

The risk of ID theft from not redirecting mail

A third of parents feel out of control of kids’ online gaming - 19 Jul, 2015

A third of parents feel out of control of kids’ online gaming

UK arrests as international bust closes online hacking forum - 14 Jul, 2015

UK arrests as international bust closes online hacking forum

New warning about scam emails containing ransomware - 13 Jul, 2015

New warning about scam emails containing ransomware

New measures governing online medicine sales - 01 Jul, 2015

New measures governing online medicine sales

Are you protecting yourself against identity fraud? - 26 Jun, 2015

Are you protecting yourself against identity fraud?

TalkTalk customers warned again over scam phone calls - 23 Jun, 2015

TalkTalk customers warned again over scam phone calls

Neighbourhood Watch warning about phone scams - 19 Jun, 2015

Neighbourhood Watch warning about phone scams

Ulster suicide teenager was victim of blackmail gang - 16 Jun, 2015

Ulster suicide teenager was victim of blackmail gang

Internet played a role in dead teenager’s radicalisation, says family - 16 Jun, 2015

Internet played a role in dead teenager’s radicalisation, says family

Fraudsters use spoof texts in new bank scam - 11 Jun, 2015

Fraudsters use spoof texts in new bank scam

New warning about online ticket fraud - 08 Jun, 2015

New warning about online ticket fraud

Marked increase in crimes involving social media - 05 Jun, 2015

Marked increase in crimes involving social media

British Muslims warned about Hajj fraud - 01 Jun, 2015

British Muslims warned about Hajj fraud

Identity fraud up by 27% in first quarter of 2015 - 28 May, 2015

Identity fraud up by 27% in first quarter of 2015

Warning about buying fake beauty products - 18 May, 2015

Warning about buying fake beauty products

Data regulator launches review of children’s websites & apps - 12 May, 2015

Data regulator launches review of children’s websites & apps

Beware Apple iTunes scam emails - 11 May, 2015

Beware Apple iTunes scam emails

Three arrested in counterfeit computer equipment operation - 07 May, 2015

Three arrested in counterfeit computer equipment operation

Fake National Savings website targets pensioners - 28 Apr, 2015

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Beware of Nepal earthquake scam appeals - 27 Apr, 2015

Beware of Nepal earthquake scam appeals

Inquest opens following online slimming pills death - 21 Apr, 2015

Inquest opens following online slimming pills death

It’s time to spring clean your internet connected devices - 15 Apr, 2015

It’s time to spring clean your internet connected devices

137% increase in identified child sexual abuse imagery - 14 Apr, 2015

137% increase in identified child sexual abuse imagery

Holiday bookers being conned out of £2.2 million a year - 10 Apr, 2015

Holiday bookers being conned out of millions of pounds

Beebone Malware Alert - 09 Apr, 2015

Beebone Malware Alert

Be on the lookout for pension reform scams - 24 Mar, 2015

Be on the lookout for pension reform scams

Jail for doctor who stored child abuse images at work - 17 Mar, 2015

Jail for doctor who stored child abuse images at work

Facebook defines offensive content - 16 Mar, 2015

Facebook defines offensive content

Illegal music site karaoke-world.co.uk shut down - 12 Mar, 2015

Illegal music site karaoke-world.co.uk shut down

57 arrests in nationwide cybercrime busts - 06 Mar, 2015

57 arrests in nationwide cybercrime busts

National cybercrime week of action - 02 Mar, 2015

National cybercrime week of action

TalkTalk customers warned over scam phone calls - 27 Feb, 2015

TalkTalk customers warned over scam phone calls

NCA warns over ‘RAMNIT’ Windows computer attack - 25 Feb, 2015

NCA warns over ‘RAMNIT ’ Windows computer attack

Lenovo forced to remove hidden adware from PCs - 19 Feb, 2015

Lenovo forced to remove hidden adware from PCs

Users download malware after Jamie Oliver’s site hacked - 19 Feb, 2015

Users download malware after Jamie Oliver’s site hacked

Online dating fraud up by 33% last year - 12 Feb, 2015

Online dating fraud up by 33% last year

Suspended sentence for sale of unlicensed erectile dysfunction drugs - 11 Feb, 2015

Suspended sentence for sale of unlicensed erectile dysfunction drugs

It’s Safer Internet Day - 10 Feb, 2015

It’s Safer Internet Day

Tues 10th Feb is Safer Internet Day - 06 Feb, 2015

Tues 10th Feb is Safer Internet Day

18-25s most defrauded jobseekers in Britain - 02 Feb, 2015

18-25s most defrauded jobseekers in Britain

Google forced to improve data protection - 30 Jan, 2015

Google forced to improve data protection

Warning about ‘LinkedIn’ scam emails - 20 Jan, 2015

Warning about ‘LinkedIn’ scam emails

1,600 websites selling illegal medicines closed down last year - 15 Jan, 2015

1,600 websites selling illegal medicines closed down last year

Life imprisonment for online gaming killer - 12 Jan, 2015

Life imprisonment for online gaming killer

Taking care with your smart devices - 08 Jan, 2015

Taking care with your smart devices