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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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Tell-Tale Signs You’ve Been Hacked

Tell-Tale Signs You’ve Been Hacked

There are a number of ways cyber criminals can burglarise your computer and there are tell tale signs that will pop up to warn you that you are not alone. Fake antivirus messages, sudden appearance of unsolicited toolbars and redirected internet searches are just a few ways fraudsters have broken into your system to make mischief. Bogus antivirus messages These…

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How to Avoid a QR Code Scam

How to Avoid a QR Code Scam

Online opportunists have wasted no time in sussing how to use QR codes to commit cybercrime. As quick as counting to three, this way they can access your personal details and use them in a number of ways that can wreak havoc. Fake QR codes are increasingly creating chaos with regular reports of unsuspecting users finding a zero balance on…

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The Economic Value of Digital Identification

The Economic Value of Digital Identification

The value of digital ID verification is well known and proven by and for governments, border agencies and large financial institutions. In terms of national and financial security, robust ID checks keep whole populations and economies safe, in a very real way. What is perhaps not so well appreciated is the actual economic value that digital identification brings with it.…

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