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BREAKING NEWS

 

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ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL STATISTICS

According to the media over the last week or so, Cyber crimes are on the rise these are some of the headlines from some of the media reports.

 

More Breaking News that has happen to Talk Talk this morning.

TalkTalk cyber-attack: Website hit by 'significant' breach

"Police are investigating a "significant and sustained cyber-attack" on the TalkTalk website, the UK company says. The phone and broadband provider, which has over four million UK customers, said banking details and personal information could have been accessed. TalkTalk said potentially all customers could be affected but it was too early to know what data had been stolen. The Metropolitan Police said no-one had been arrested over Wednesday's attack but enquiries were ongoing."

BBC website Friday 23 October 2015 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34611857

 

COMPUTER CRIMES RISE TO 2.5M AS CROOKS TARGET SOCIAL MEDIA

"A CYBER crime or fraud is committed in the uk every four seconds, new figure show. there were 5.1 million incidents of fraud and 2.5 million of computer crime last year, reports the office of national Statistics. the data comes from the Crime Survey of England and Wales, which ibncluded cyber crime for the first time. more than half of all victims suffered financial loss, it found. spreading computer viruses and hacking email and social media accounts are the most common cyber crimes. the survey showed overall crime fell eight per cent year-on-year"

Metro Paper, Friday, October 16 2015

 

Cyber criminals drain £20m from UK bank accounts using 'particularly virulent' virus

"Virus is believed to have been developed by a technically-skilled gang in Eastern Europe to steal money from individuals and businesses, Millions of pounds have been drained from British bank accounts after cyber criminals unleashed a "particularly virulent" virus, it was revealed today.Officers from the National Crime Agency warned thousands of computers have been infected by the Dridex malware which harvests online banking details."

The Telegraph, Wednesday, October 14 2015

(Online Version http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11930627/Cyber-criminals-drain-20m-from-UK-bank-accounts-using-particularly-virulent-virus.html)

Cyber hackers target Scots with computer virus then ask for 'ransom'

"Computer hackers are targeting Scots with a malicious computer virus then asking for "ransom" money to fix the problem. Police are warning computer users across Scotland to ensure their devices have the latest security software installed. The alert follows an increase in malicious attacks which locks out users from the data on their computers. The "ransomware" attack encrypts the data and disables the computer completely."

STV News, Thursday, October 15 2015

(Online Version http://news.stv.tv/west-central/1330713-computer-hackers-target-scots-malware-virus-and-ask-for-ransom/)

 

As you can see these are just some of the headline so what can we do as a user to pervent this happening to us. Read some of our articles that will aid the user it they have had any of these issue or you can contact us for some advice.

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