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IT pro admits to $1.1 million charity theft
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IT pro admits to $1.1 million charity theft

A 27-year-old has admitted to stealing over $1.1 million from charities and nonprofits through an identity theft scam.
5 Jul 2010
London teens arrested in relation to £7.8m cyber crime
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London teens arrested in relation to £7.8m cyber crime

The Police Central e-Crime Unit questions two teenagers believed to be involved in an 8,000 member online cyber crime forum.
25 Jun 2010
One in five Android apps are potentially insecure – report
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One in five Android apps are potentially insecure – report

With app numbers in the Android Market soon to reach the 50,000 mark, a mobile security firm has raised serious questions over the security of many ap…
23 Jun 2010
Christmas shoppers still worried about online threats
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Christmas shoppers still worried about online threats

E-retailers will lose out on potential profits because of fears shoppers still have about online shopping.
26 Nov 2009
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Guardian job site hack hits half a million users
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Guardian job site hack hits half a million users

Half a million accounts have been compromised after the Guardian's jobs website was hacked this weekend.
26 Oct 2009
London cabs are ID theft havens
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London cabs are ID theft havens

BCS launches black cab campaign to alert Londoners to the issue of data loss
22 Sep 2009
TJX hacker pleads guilty to massive identity theft
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TJX hacker pleads guilty to massive identity theft

Albert Gonzalez is accused of stealing 40 million credit and debit card numbers.
14 Sep 2009
ID-stealing malware up 600 per cent
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ID-stealing malware up 600 per cent

It’s not just the number that is a problem, but also the different techniques criminals are using, according to researchers.
20 Aug 2009
Radisson hotel guests warned over US credit card hack
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Radisson hotel guests warned over US credit card hack

Another day, another identity theft - this time for a major hotel chain.
20 Aug 2009
British retailers can learn lessons from US identity hack
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British retailers can learn lessons from US identity hack

A senior US security executive has said retailers should not simply ‘plug holes’ from previous incidents, but instead get ahead of the problem.
19 Aug 2009
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Weak passwords leave British open to cybercrime
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Weak passwords leave British open to cybercrime

Our tendency to use easy to remember passwords is making the job easy for identity thieves.
2 Feb 2009
The largest credit card data breach ever?
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The largest credit card data breach ever?

Malicious software in the network of US payment processor Heartland leads to data on 100 million transactions being compromised.
21 Jan 2009
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Is smashing your hard drive really necessary?
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Is smashing your hard drive really necessary?

Experts have advised that there are better ways for businesses and consumers to clear data from storage devices.
8 Jan 2009
Study recovers over 10,000 stolen bank details
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Study recovers over 10,000 stolen bank details

A seven-month study on malware and criminal keylogging malware allows researchers to get hold of data worth millions.
19 Dec 2008
Facebook profiles sell for less than a pound
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Facebook profiles sell for less than a pound

Trend Micro updates on the latest prices for compromised data, as cybercriminals look to do some decent Christmas business.
17 Dec 2008
IT industry celebrates at the BCS Awards
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IT industry celebrates at the BCS Awards

Public and private sector IT professionals came together for the industry’s flagship awards ceremony, with the healthcare sector leading the list of w…
5 Dec 2008
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How to be a successful online fraudster
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How to be a successful online fraudster

Ever wanted to know how easy it is to be an identity thief and earn a fortune? IT PRO reveals all…
26 Nov 2008
Cybercrime could be as bad as the credit crisis
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Cybercrime could be as bad as the credit crisis

Top crime experts around the world agree that the threat of cybercrime is only going to get worse.
20 Nov 2008
UK ‘most open in Europe’ to biometric testing
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UK ‘most open in Europe’ to biometric testing

UK consumers are much happier to use biometric tech than their European neighbours.
19 Nov 2008
Online fraud in the UK grows by 20 per cent
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Online fraud in the UK grows by 20 per cent

A new cybercrime report shows that the rise in e-crime shows no signs of abating.
30 Oct 2008
CV personal details can lead to ID theft
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CV personal details can lead to ID theft

Jobseekers beware! CVs hold enough information to make you the victim of identity theft.
21 Oct 2008
Most ex-IT admins would steal data
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Most ex-IT admins would steal data

A survey from an ID security company claims that the majority of IT administrators would steal company data if they were laid off.
27 Aug 2008
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Analysis: The rise (and fall) of Chip and PIN
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Analysis: The rise (and fall) of Chip and PIN

IT PRO traces the history of Chip and PIN in the UK and how criminals have began to target its weaknesses to commit fraud.
19 Aug 2008
Criminal gangs targeting Chip and PIN readers
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Criminal gangs targeting Chip and PIN readers

At the start of the year researchers published a report on hacking Chip and PIN readers – now details have emerged of UK criminals doing the same thin…
14 Aug 2008
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