Beware of push payment fraudsters
Yet again this month there are numerous reports in the press of people being duped out of thousands of pounds by fraudsters operating the authorised push payment scam, and yet again we have banks denying any liability for the losses.
The true cost of white collar crime
Earlier this month, British hacker Daniel Kaye was sentenced to two years and eight months after pleading guilty to computer misuse. The National Crime Agency described Kaye as "perhaps the most significant cyber criminal yet caught in the UK" and described his botnet as "one of the world's largest networks of compromised computers".
Won't someone think of the children
Age verification for accessing "adult" internet sites will become a legal requirement by Easter of this year. The change in law, originally intended for twelve months ago, was pushed back to this year, but once again, good intentions result in poor plans by law makers, and we seem no further forward than we were twenty years ago or more.
Something in the air tonight
When drone sightings closed the Gatwick runways, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling told the camera "Britain is facing a new threat". New? Really? This "new" threat to air safety is one that many have warned about for several years, ever since the quadcopter became a consumer item.
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