fraud

Olympus and former executives plead guilty to fraud
Payment
Business strategy

Olympus and former executives plead guilty to fraud

Former senior management figures admit their role in one of Japan's biggest corporate scandals.
25 Sep 2012
Ex-Lloyds Bank online security chief admits fraud
Hacking
Security

Ex-Lloyds Bank online security chief admits fraud

Jessica Harper pleads guilty to £2.4 million fraud and could face up to 10 years in prison.
8 Aug 2012
Trusteer flags up Facebook malware scam
Facebook key
malware

Trusteer flags up Facebook malware scam

Security software vendor uncovers malware aimed at charity-minded Facebook users.
24 Jul 2012
European CyberCrime Centre set to tackle online fraud
Hacking
Security

European CyberCrime Centre set to tackle online fraud

The specialised unit at The Hague will be a hub for co-operation between member states.
28 Mar 2012
PCeU shuts down 2,000 fraudulent sites
Fraud
Security

PCeU shuts down 2,000 fraudulent sites

On the run up to Christmas, the PCeU cuts off 2,000 fraudulent websites.
18 Nov 2011
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