Entries by John Heslop

Fraudsters Targeting Social Media Influencers

Fraudsters Targeting Social Media Influencers Be Aware The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received intelligence to suggest that fraudsters are contacting social media influencers, based in the UK and abroad, offering them the opportunity to market a bogus product, service or investment opportunity. Fraudsters will present professional and credible pitches to the social media influencers […]

Active Cyber Defence (ACD) – The Second Year Report

The Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme seeks to reduce the harm from commodity cyber attacks against the UK. The new report (PDF), written by the NCSC’s Technical Director Ian Levy, presents an honest analysis of the outcomes achieved in the ACD’s second year of operation. It covers a range of services from within the ACD programme, […]

Don’t let a scammer enjoy your retirement

Scammers are targeting pension pots of all sizes. Make sure you know how to spot the warning signs and how to keep your pension safe. Pension scams can be hard to spot. Scammers can be articulate and financially knowledgeable, with credible websites, testimonials and materials that are hard to distinguish from the real thing. How […]

Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs)

The Tackling Economic Crime Awards which were launched earlier this year – which we are proud to be supporting.  The TECAs are an independent awards scheme which serve to acknowledge and reward those who make a significant contribution in tackling all areas of economic crime such as fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption. The TECAs […]

CIFAS Fraudscape 2019

Fraudscape provides fraud and financial crime professionals, law enforcement, journalists, and HR professionals with an accurate summary of fraud risk and fraudulent attempts made in the UK. Cifas Fraudscape 2019 Full Digital Report

CIFAS Report – Fraud continues ‘inexorable’ rise in the UK as new annual figures show 6% increase

Identity fraud reaches record highs, with plastic cards and online retail hardest hit Over 60s and under 21s increasingly targeted age groups, seeing significant increases in victims Just under 190,000 cases of identity fraud reported in 2018 – an unprecedented amount Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, today paints an alarming picture of fraud in […]

How a ransomware attack cost one firm £45m

When malicious hackers disable your business and demand a ransom, should you pay up? Many firms do out of desperation, turning to intermediaries to help broker the deal. But law enforcement says this just makes things worse. Imagine the excitement when hackers gained a foothold in the computer system of Norsk Hydro, a global aluminium […]