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Beware Fake Anti-Virus Alerts

Beware Fake Anti-Virus Alerts

Fake virus alerts are especially nasty forms of adware because they play on our fears and by exploiting these fears, put us at greater risk of what we were worried about in the first place. Fake virus alerts are paid for by cybercriminals who hope you will take the bait and download their malware onto your computer. Where you can…

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How to Bounce Back After a Gaming Hack

How to Bounce Back After a Gaming Hack

If you play a popular online game, keep your wits about you because you could be fair game for fraudsters who take advantage of the fact that this cyber sector is a money mecca ripe for the picking. When your online gaming account is compromised it is critical that you act fast. If you suspect that all’s not right, don’t…

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Beware HMRC Tax Refund Hoax

Beware HMRC Tax Refund Hoax

HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) warns tax payers to stay vigilant when it comes to fake emails and phone texts claiming that you are in receipt of a refund. This type of crime surges at the end of the tax year when the HMRC is actually processing tax refunds. Fraudsters will take advantage of this and will compose fake…

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Is Cyberbullying a Crime?

Is Cyberbullying a Crime?

Cyberbullying has caused devastation to people’s lives and there have even been cases of teen suicide due to this form of online harassment. Unfortunately, cyberbullying is not a crime in itself and is not covered by law in the UK. This can be frustrating to those of us who have had our children or even ourselves falling victim to cyberbullying.…

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Five Types of Internet Fraud

Five Types of Internet Fraud

New types of fraud are emerging all the time and it is not surprising that most of it is conducted online. Cyber criminals are able to be not seen or heard and can carry on their illegal operations undetected. Law enforcers in most countries have special teams dedicated to cybercrime, but it is a long and tedious process and is…

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Push for UK Digital ID Checks

Push for UK Digital ID Checks

Among the noise and hubbub which 2020 has brought, one positive step towards reliable online identification use has sneaked through almost unnoticed. Before the global health crisis enveloped all of civil society as well as much else of the world’s attention, the UK government revealed a considered approach to the issue of secure digital ID and documentation use. Although this…

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How to Tackle Cyberbullying

How to Tackle Cyberbullying

Although the actual act of cyberbullying is not a crime there are other laws that can tackle these cruel cyberattacks that can cause mental anguish to young children and teenagers and adults, costing the UK economy £2bn every year due to loss of productivity and sick pay leave. Rather than wait for it to reach the stage of having the…

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Beware the Risk of Ransomware

Beware the Risk of Ransomware

You might have heard about it in the news or even got wind of it in the office, but the only thing most of us know is that it is one of the arch enemies of our computers or operating systems. Ransomware is as malevolent as it sounds. This malware method of cybercrime stops you accessing your files unless you…

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