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Piracy doesn’t pay

Surfthechannel owner sentenced after piracy conviction Anton Vickerman, owner of Surfthechannel.com, has been sentenced to four years in jail. The site – which had provided links to illegally copied TV shows and films – used to be...

14 August 2012

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Watch out for ‘Verified by Visa’ scam emails

Watch out for phishing emails purporting to be from Verified by Visa. They have been around for several years, but are still being sent with the result that unsuspecting recipients are still being scammed.  The emails usually include a...

14 August 2012

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Google helping to fight piracy

Google is changing the way it calculates search results in an effort to make sure legal download websites appear higher than pirate sites. The world's biggest search engine announced the change in a blog post on its website. The move has...

13 August 2012

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Microsoft users urged to install security updates asap

Microsoft users are urged to install operating system and application updates being released tomorrow (August 14th), for both home and business computers. The updates will require a simple download and computer restart to take effect. The...

13 August 2012

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Would-be holidaymakers hit by scams

It's that time of year again, and a number of unfortunate would-be holidaymakers have been duped into buying trips to fictitious locations, fake airline tickets and cheap deals that cannot be honoured. National fraud helpline Action Fraud...

11 August 2012

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UK gamers warned about Blizzard accounts hack

UK online gamers have been advised to be vigilant about the integrity of their accounts if they play World of Warcraft, StarCraft 2 or Diablo 3 - and to use an authenticator app for added security. The warning follows a hack attack on the...

10 August 2012

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Scammers impersonate Police e-Crime Unit

(Action Fraud) The Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) is warning the public of a computer scam which attempts to extort money from unsuspecting members of the public by impersonating the e-crime Unit. Police have received 1,100 reports from the...

10 August 2012

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