Attackers are targeting people in Scotland with letters informing them they won hundred of thousands of pounds in a Commonwealth of Nations Lottery. Scammers request bank account details to send the money.
The British financial ecosystem is taking a cyber-security test next month. The stock market, providers of online payment services and banks will enroll in a stress test to assess their ability to fend off cyber-attacks as the online hazards grow in complexity and intensity.
UK might become one of the first countries with an internet-connected road if the trial period will prove the idea feasible. A “smart” road could reduce traffic jams during rush hour or better yet help authorities improve road safety.
The UK Labor Party plans to introduce strict regulations to help officials prosecute identity thieves easier and harshly.
Hundreds of UK children become sex slaves because of online predators and some commit suicide as a result, according to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
The Information Commissioner’s Office fined Aberdeen City Council £100,000 after some of the council’s sensitive information ended up on a public website. A council employee took home some sensitive files and unwittingly uploaded them on a public website.
City of London Police are seeking up to 4 million pounds to build a new IT system against cyber-crime, according to Computerworld UK. Police Commissioner Adrian Leppard wants the money from the Home Office to improve reporting on cyber-crime from across the industry.
A quarter of Brits fell victim to a vishing attack over the past year, and 43% of the victims were over 50, a report by Financial Fraud Action UK finds in a survey of 2,000 people.
The Bank of Scotland sent strangers fax documents with sensitive information of its clients. The incident was not isolated. It went on for three years. And eventually the bank got fined £75K for it.
The Information Commissioner’s Office fined the NHS Surrey Hospital with £200,000 ($300,000) for allowing 3,000 patient records to get into unauthorized hands. The sensitive information was sold on eBay by mistake on a hard drive meant for secure destruction.
A billion ‘toxic’ legacy call recordings may pose security risks for British clients, because they are bundled with financial data, Aeriandi has claimed. According to TechWorld, the payments security company said the data generated when consumers buy goods over the phone could be accessed by third parties.
Are you ready for a summer concert, festival or match? Already checked luggage, accommodation, transportation? And how about the event tickets? Have you purchased them online? Are you sure they are genuine?
The Information Commissioner's Office urged Google to “destroy” Street View data within 35 days or face criminal proceedings, according to a press release. The British privacy regulator gave the search giant an enforcement notice, for allegedly snooping through Street View.
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague publicly reassured Britons that law-abiding people should never fear intelligence agencies and their work because all that secret activity is only directed at spies, terrorists and criminals. The same message was conveyed by US President Barack Obama when he said the Prism project was not targeting honest American people.