fraud

Data transparency backfires as councils lose £7 million
Fraud
public sector

Data transparency backfires as councils lose £7 million

The Government's drive for transparency has given fraudsters a helping hand in duping councils out of their money.
10 Nov 2011
Online bank fraud down, phone scams up
Fraud
Security

Online bank fraud down, phone scams up

Technology remains a key tool for fraudsters, with traditional phone tricks rising sharply.
5 Oct 2011
Ofcom's ex-IT boss to serve jail time
Prison
public sector

Ofcom's ex-IT boss to serve jail time

The former Ofcom IT head will be imprisoned for defrauding the communications watchdog.
9 Jun 2011
Government bets on tech to cut £21 billion fraud
Government
public sector

Government bets on tech to cut £21 billion fraud

Francis Maude outlines plans to harness the power of technology to reduce the £21 billion of yearly losses to fraud in the public sector.
8 Jun 2011
Secondhand smartphones sold with bank details
Smartphone
Security

Secondhand smartphones sold with bank details

Many people are flogging their mobiles but leaving valuable data, such as bank account details, on the device.
22 Mar 2011
Fraud management budgets to remain 'stagnant'
Fraud
Security

Fraud management budgets to remain 'stagnant'

Even though businesses expect to see e-commerce revenues jump, many won't be spending any more on fraud management, a report finds.
18 Jan 2011
Sainsbury’s IT pro busted for Nectar points scam
Arrest
Security

Sainsbury’s IT pro busted for Nectar points scam

A Sainsbury's IT worker stole over 17 million Nectar card points worth over £80,000.
17 Jan 2011
‘Snapshot’ survey reveals extent of online piracy
Online piracy
Security

‘Snapshot’ survey reveals extent of online piracy

A new study shows billions of visits to illegal filesharing sites, but represents only a fraction of the real issue.
11 Jan 2011
Fraud cases hit record levels in 2010
fraud
public sector

Fraud cases hit record levels in 2010

There were 314 reported incidents of fraud in the UK in 2010, a KPMG study shows.
10 Jan 2011
Visa tech claims $1.5 billion fraud savings
Fraud
Security

Visa tech claims $1.5 billion fraud savings

Visa believes its updated fraud detection technology will provide some big returns.
7 Jan 2011
Counterfeit software security lost on many
Counterfeit software
Security

Counterfeit software security lost on many

Many consumers appear to be missing the point when it comes to counterfeit software security.
17 Nov 2010
Fake anti-virus cold calling warning issued
Fake AV
Security

Fake anti-virus cold calling warning issued

One in four people have been contacted by gangs trying to flog fake IT security services, Get Safe Online says.
15 Nov 2010
British online fraud diligence dropping
Online fraud
Security

British online fraud diligence dropping

British people are getting worse at protecting themselves from online fraud, a report indicates.
10 Nov 2010
NIDFPW: Lack of trust in business data handling
Fraud
Security

NIDFPW: Lack of trust in business data handling

Less than 10 per cent of British citizens completely trust how companies handle their sensitive data, a report shows.
18 Oct 2010
Phishers jump on HMRC tax blooper
Phishing
Security

Phishers jump on HMRC tax blooper

Phishers have been sending out emails based on the tax blunder affecting millions in the UK.
8 Sep 2010
iTunes and Amazon 'royalty scammers' charged
Court
Security

iTunes and Amazon 'royalty scammers' charged

The PCeU has charged 12 people alleged to have placed songs on iTunes and Amazon to buy them with stolen credit cards.
24 Aug 2010
Police crash multi-million pound iPhone fraud party
Arrest
Mobile

Police crash multi-million pound iPhone fraud party

Eight men and one woman have been arrested in connection with a fraud operation thought to have stolen millions of pounds from phone providers.
19 Aug 2010
HMRC reports phishing surge
Scam email
Security

HMRC reports phishing surge

There has been a surge in the number of phishing scam emails reported to HMRC.
13 Aug 2010
Laptop engineer jailed after Sky News sting
Arrest
Security

Laptop engineer jailed after Sky News sting

A Sky News reporter has caught out a snooping laptop engineer who tried to hack into a computer he was supposedly fixing.
9 Aug 2010
Q&A: Detective Chief Inspector John Osibote on chip and PIN
Chip and pin
Security

Q&A: Detective Chief Inspector John Osibote on chip and PIN

We talk to Detective Chief Inspector John Osibote about the DCPCU's recent work on catching four chip and PIN fraudsters who were jailed for 15 years.
23 Jun 2010
Chip and pin fraud gang gets 15 years
Card fraud
Security

Chip and pin fraud gang gets 15 years

A chip and pin fraud gang are jailed for 15 years after an investigation by the Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit.
22 Jun 2010
Microsoft launches fraud alert service
Online fraud
Security

Microsoft launches fraud alert service

Microsoft's new Internet Fraud Alert offering will help bridge the gap between security researchers and companies hit by attacks.
18 Jun 2010
Eight jailed in £750,000 iTunes fraud
Arrested
Security

Eight jailed in £750,000 iTunes fraud

The Greater Manchester Police have confirmed eight people have been jailed for their actions in an iTunes gift certificate scam.
17 May 2010
Man sent down for counterfeit Cisco hardware offences
FBI
Security

Man sent down for counterfeit Cisco hardware offences

The FBI has been cracking down on the distribution of counterfeit Cisco network hardware.
7 May 2010