The police chief battling cybercriminals from Russia and Ukraine | Technology | The Guardian

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Half of online fraud comes from abroad, says Ian Dyson, commissioner of the City of London police, who has enlisted the help of Google and Microsoft to fight it

Source: The police chief battling cybercriminals from Russia and Ukraine | Technology | The Guardian

Traditional Crime Takes a Back Seat to Cyber Crime in a U.K. Study – The Merkle

Cybercrime as we all know is on the rise all over the world. Bank robberies happening from the comfort of one’s home, where the robbers don’t even have to leave they’re computer chairs. It seems

Source: Traditional Crime Takes a Back Seat to Cyber Crime in a U.K. Study – The Merkle

5 Current Facebook Scams To Watch Out For

Facebook is a perfect venue for scammers to distribute their malicious messages and find new victims. Here are five current Facebook scams to watch out for.

  1. VIDEO – Yet More “Free Range Rover” Scams Hitting Facebook
    In this video, we cover yet another Facebook scam that claims that you can win a free Range Rover by liking, sharing, commenting, and filling in surveys.
  2. More IPhone Giveaway Scams Hitting Facebook
    Various Facebook Pages promise the chance to win Apple iPhones just for liking, sharing, and commenting.
  3. “Someone Has Reported Your Actions” Facebook Phishing Scam
    Message purporting to be from Facebook Security Management claims that your account will be disabled because other users have reported your actions. It instructs you to click a link to re-confirm your details or Facebook will remove your account.
  4. “Little Baby Has Cancer” Facebook Like-Farming Scam
    Circulating Facebook post that features a video of a little boy in a hospital bed claims that the baby has cancer and that Facebook has decided to help by donating $2 for every like, $4 for every comment, and $8 for every share.
  5. No, You CANNOT Win A Toyota Land Cruiser Just By Liking And Sharing – SCAM
    Post going viral on Facebook claims that, “for the first time in Facebook history”, you can get a chance to win a 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser just by liking, sharing, and commenting.

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A Quick Guide to Cyber Security

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According to the United Nations there are currently over 3 billion Internet users! As we all continue to embrace this sophisticated technology into our daily lives, it is becoming increasingly important for everyone to understand how the web works and for governments, software companies and tech developers to highlight areas of vulnerability for users while offering advice for safeguarding their systems. Possessing a basic understanding of the processes and forms of cybercrime could help prevent online attacks and possibly save you from identity theft, financial losses, stolen documentation or a dead computer.

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Outbreak! Fake Amazon UK emails spammed out, delivering malware – Naked Security

Although there has been increased talk recently on drive-by-downloads and compromised websites being used to deliver malware, it’s worth remembering that email-based malware is far from dead.

Source: Outbreak! Fake Amazon UK emails spammed out, delivering malware – Naked Security

“Little Baby Has Cancer” Facebook Like-Farming Scam

Circulating Facebook post that features a video of a little boy in a hospital bed claims that the baby has cancer and that Facebook has decided to help by donating $2 for every like, $4 for every c…

Source: “Little Baby Has Cancer” Facebook Like-Farming Scam