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Cyber crime costs Britain £1,000 a second

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As businesses of all types move almost exclusively online and individuals rarely separate from their web devices, cyber crime is quickly becoming a widespread problem, costing the UK an estimated £27bn last year alone. This includes £3.1bn affecting ordinary citizens through identity theft and online scams and £21bn affecting businesses… Read more »

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American security firm hacked by political group Anonymous

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HBGary Federal, an American security firm, has recently had its website hacked by the online activist group Anonymous. The group has been involved in a number of high profile online attacks recently, including strikes on Visa, PayPal and others after the companies withdrew their support from WikiLeaks. It gets worse…. Read more »

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Lush hit as website is repeatedly hacked

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If you’re a fan of fragrant bath soaps and face creams, you may have noticed that Lush.co.uk is currently out of order, the victim of repeat hacking that has compromised customers’ credit card details. In numerous cases, the credit card fraud has changed from a potential danger to a reality…. Read more »

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Sainsbury’s employee caught in Nectar point scam

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As a business, it can be hard enough protecting yourself against the outside threat of hacking and fraud. But how can you prevent trusted employees taking advantage of weaknesses in an IT infrastructure? James Stevenson, a Sainsbury’s IT employee, was recently sentenced to 20 months in prison for Nectar point… Read more »

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US Health Department reports privacy breach

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After a year imposing fines on hospitals guilty of losing patient records, the patient privacy breach shoe appears to be on the other foot for the California Department of Public Health, which reported losing data for more than 2,500 facility residents, department employees and other healthcare workers to state authorities… Read more »

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