Have you heard the one about the criminal in the internet cafe? Someone sits next to him, gives him their credit cards, and all of their passwords. They also give him the addresses of all their friends and family, for good measure.
The extent of online hacker tutorials is revealed by CPP, who is urging people to take steps to protect themselves from online hackers, where possible.
I think it is pretty much accepted you can buy just about anything on the Internet these days. The same used to be said about London department store, Harrods, but the Internet would win hands down these days.
As predictable that night follows day you can be sure that identity fraud is not going to go away and the latest data breach involving Sony PlayStation is a clear sign that fraudsters are as inventive and industrious as ever.
This week’s media monitoring roundup looks at how the iPhone is losing out to Android mobile phones, how cybercriminals are targeting smartphones and social networks, and finally how a data breach by US marketing firm Epsilon affected M&S customers.
There doesn’t seem to be a week that goes by without there being a report of a data breach in the press. One such breach of US marketing firm Epsilon resulted in millions of live e-mail addresses being stolen.
Media monitoring this week includes the conclusion of a research poll completed by Vouchercodes.co.uk which looked at how many people cover their PIN at cash machines. Also should businesses be more open about cybercrime?
Social and professional networking sites are a great way of connecting with friends and like minded people. However
Identity fraud using information from social media
There are, apparently, over 500 million Facebook users worldwide
You’ve squashed a week’s worth of your belongings into a suitcase, rushed to the airport in the middle of the night,