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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.

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

Have a happy and safe Christmas - 24 Dec, 2014

Have a happy and safe Christmas

Last minute online shopping safety tips - 19 Dec, 2014

Last minute online shopping safety tips

Owners still getting big bills when phones stolen - 12 Dec, 2014

Owners still getting big bills when phones stolen

PM announces new measures to kerb abuse images - 11 Dec, 2014

PM announces new measures to kerb abuse images

Counterfeit Christmas goods warning follows arrests - 10 Dec, 2014

Counterfeit Christmas goods warning follows arrests

Hack closes Sony PlayStation store - 08 Dec, 2014

Hack closes Sony PlayStation store

Warning on dangers of fake electrical goods - 04 Dec, 2014

Money lost to phone scammers triples in a year - 02 Dec, 2014

Money lost to phone scammers triples in a year

‘Most risky’ Christmas gift list published - 26 Nov, 2014

‘Most risky’ Christmas gift list published

Arrests in Expendables 3 movie leak investigation - 25 Nov, 2014

Arrests in Expendables 3 movie leak investigation

eCigarettes could harm your ... computer! - 25 Nov, 2014

eCigarettes could harm your ... computer!

UK arrests for international computer hijack gang - 21 Nov, 2014

UK arrests for international computer hijack gang

Regulator publishes advice on IP camera security - 20 Nov, 2014

Regulator publishes advice on IP camera security

Insight into new Met Police cyber unit - 18 Nov, 2014

Insight into new Met Police cyber unit

BBC launches guide to scam emails - 10 Nov, 2014

BBC launches guide to scam emails

Windows 10 security features revealed - 01 Nov, 2014

Windows 10 security features revealed

True cost of online crime revealed - 31 Oct, 2014

True cost of crime revealed

New cyber lesson plan for schools - 27 Oct, 2014

New cyber lesson plan for schools

Microsoft issues PowerPoint flaw fix - 27 Oct, 2014

Microsoft issues PowerPoint flaw fix

World’s first biometric payment card launched - 27 Oct, 2014

World’s first biometric payment card launched

Hacked posted Snapchat images include children - 13 Oct, 2014

Hacked posted Snapchat images include children

Snappening - massive leak of Snapchat pics imminent - 11 Oct, 2014

Snappening - massive leak of Snapchat pics imminent

Jail for romance scam money launderer - 10 Oct, 2014

Jail for romance scam money launderer

McCann troll found dead in hotel room - 06 Oct, 2014

McCann troll found dead in hotel room

Jail for Twitter troll Peter Nunn - 30 Sep, 2014

Jail for Twitter troll Peter Nunn

Shellshock warning for non-Windows computers/devices - 25 Sep, 2014

Severe bug warning for non-Windows computers/devices

Widespread hacking of home & office IP CCTV cameras revealed - 21 Sep, 2014

Widespread hacking of home & office IP CCTV cameras revealed

You cannot charge your iPhone in a microwave - 19 Sep, 2014

You cannot charge your iPhone in a microwave

Beware of ‘early referendum results’ messages - 18 Sep, 2014

Beware of ‘early referendum results’ messages

New tactics being used by dating scammers - 16 Sep, 2014

New tactics being used by dating scammers

Rugby fans warned about fake World Cup tickets & merchandise - 12 Sep, 2014

Rugby fans warned about fake World Cup tickets & merchandise

iPhone 6 & Apple Pay ... safe or not? - 10 Sep, 2014

iPhone 6 & Apple Pay ... safe or not?

Ex-employee prosecuted for stealing data for new job - 10 Sep, 2014

Ex-employee prosecuted for stealing data for new job

Blue dinosaur helps Facebook users with privacy - 08 Sep, 2014

Blue dinosaur helps Facebook users with privacy

iPhones most at risk of theft, says government report - 07 Sep, 2014

iPhones most at risk of theft, says government report

Apple will bolster iCloud security, says CEO - 05 Sep, 2014

Apple will bolster iCloud security, says CEO

Woman to lose home following identity fraud - 05 Sep, 2014

Woman to lose home following identity fraud

iCloud: secure or not? - 04 Sep, 2014

iCloud: secure or not?

Arrest after swoop on illegal sport streaming website - 03 Sep, 2014

Arrest after swoop on illegal sport streaming website

Users of old browsers get 2013 Google results page - 02 Sep, 2014

Users of old browsers get 2013 Google results page

Man convicted for attack on Met Police website - 30 Aug, 2014

Man convicted for attack on Met Police website

Hajj pilgrims warned about scams following arrests - 28 Aug, 2014

Hajj pilgrims warned about scams following arrests

Watch out for Ice Bucket Challenge scams - 26 Aug, 2014

Watch out for Ice Bucket Challenge scams

Sony and other game networks hacked - 26 Aug, 2014

Sony and other game networks hacked

Sony and other game networks hacked - 26 Aug, 2014

Sony and other game networks hacked

Elderly couple lose £85,000 in telephone bank scam - 22 Aug, 2014

Elderly couple lose £85,000 in telephone bank scam

Elderly couple lose £85,000 in telephone bank scam - 22 Aug, 2014

Elderly couple lose £85,000 in telephone bank scam

Men on trial for romance scam - 20 Aug, 2014

Men on trial for romance scam

Arrests after £1 million courier fraud investigation - 19 Aug, 2014

Arrests after £1 million courier fraud investigation

Ask.fm “will be safe” following sale - 15 Aug, 2014

Ask.fm “will be safe” following sale

4 in 10 adults are not installing internet security software - 12 Aug, 2014

4 in 10 adults are not installing internet security software

Possible fix for Cryptolocker-infected computers - 08 Aug, 2014

Possible fix for Cryptolocker-infected computers

Arrest on suspicion of running proxy server for illegal downloads - 07 Aug, 2014

Arrest on suspicion of running proxy server for illegal downloads

Gang reported to have hacked 1.2 billion usernames & passwords - 06 Aug, 2014

Gang reported to have hacked 1.2 billion usernames & passwords

Graduate is victim of oil & gas industry job scam - 04 Aug, 2014

Graduate is victim of oil & gas industry job scam

Facebook scam that tricks you into being hacked - 01 Aug, 2014

Facebook scam that tricks you being hacked

Serial ticket fraudster gets additional prison sentence - 29 Jul, 2014

Serial ticket fraudster gets additional prison sentence

Man arrested on suspicion of selling fake designer clothes - 26 Jul, 2014

Man arrested on suspicion of selling fake designer clothes

Most new subscribers opting out of ISP parental filters - 23 Jul, 2014

Most new subscribers opting out of ISP parental filters

Scammers exploit MH17 disaster - 21 Jul, 2014

Scammers exploit MH17 disaster