fraud

Why deepfakes could threaten everything from biometrics to democracy
A smartphone showing the download screen for FaceApp, an AI face-swapper
Security

Why deepfakes could threaten everything from biometrics to democracy

Deepfake technology has been rated the most serious AI crime threat, but there are ways to fight back
30 Oct 2020
Ribbon launches robocall-fighting managed service
Scam caller ID
communications

Ribbon launches robocall-fighting managed service

As-a-service offerings help providers adhere to telephone laws without large upfront expenses
22 Oct 2020
Four arrested in UK over scam Microsoft calls
Security

Four arrested in UK over scam Microsoft calls

Scammers would call victims pretending to be from Microsoft IT support
28 Jun 2017
NHS IT director and tech vendor jailed for corrupt contracts
public sector

NHS IT director and tech vendor jailed for corrupt contracts

NHS's Peter Lewis took bribes in exchange for lucrative IT contracts
10 Jan 2017
IT admin fleeced Expedia for $330k in insider trading scam
Security

IT admin fleeced Expedia for $330k in insider trading scam

Support technician admits using network credentials to access execs' confidential files
7 Dec 2016
Toshiba faces $60m accounting scandal fine
Accounting
Business strategy

Toshiba faces $60m accounting scandal fine

Penalty comes as shareholders file lawsuit against company and ex-chiefs
7 Dec 2015
US lottery security head 'fixed results'
fraud
Security

US lottery security head 'fixed results'

Eddie Raymond Tipton allegedly hacked into the draw's computer to ensure he won the jackpot
15 Apr 2015
Police knock 2,000 counterfeit good sites offline
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Police knock 2,000 counterfeit good sites offline

City of London Police's IP enforcement unit hails latest work to shut down sites selling fake goods
13 Feb 2015
High Court instructs ISPs to block counterfeit sites
Court
Business strategy

High Court instructs ISPs to block counterfeit sites

Virgin Media, BT, EE, BSkyB and TalkTalk have all been directed to block access to the sites selling fake goods
20 Oct 2014
Transport select committee warns drivers of fake websites
Business strategy

Transport select committee warns drivers of fake websites

MPs are calling for the government to advise motorists of the damage using fake websites to sign up for services like tax can do
8 Oct 2014
Google to pay back $19 million over kids ‘ in-app purchases
fraud
Business strategy

Google to pay back $19 million over kids ‘ in-app purchases

Search giant settles with FTC over unfair bills to parents
5 Sep 2014
25 fake government websites closed down
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25 fake government websites closed down

Five people have been arrested for running fake scam websites, imitating government services
8 Jul 2014
Law enforcers shut down nearly 200 fake goods sites
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Law enforcers shut down nearly 200 fake goods sites

Europol, City of London Police and US law enforcers lead charge against websites selling counterfeit goods.
23 Jun 2014
War on counterfeit goods websites sees new milestone reached
Internet scam
Business strategy

War on counterfeit goods websites sees new milestone reached

More than 2,500 counterfeit goods websites were closed before World Intellectual Property Day
29 Apr 2014
Microsoft shuts down a $2.7m a month click fraud botnet
fraud
Security

Microsoft shuts down a $2.7m a month click fraud botnet

Botnet suspected to originate in Russia was using 2 million machines.
6 Dec 2013
UK police take down 90 websites selling fake goods
Business strategy

UK police take down 90 websites selling fake goods

Cross-party effort sees sites selling counterfeit goods shutdown in pre-Christmas blitz.
4 Dec 2013
Credit card and debit card details are being stored
digital padlocks
Security

Credit card and debit card details are being stored

Companies are unwittingly storing payment information, leaving them open to fraud, Ground Labs claims.
31 Oct 2012
Olympus and former executives plead guilty to fraud
Payment
Business strategy

Olympus and former executives plead guilty to fraud

Former senior management figures admit their role in one of Japan's biggest corporate scandals.
25 Sep 2012
Ex-Lloyds Bank online security chief admits fraud
Hacking
Security

Ex-Lloyds Bank online security chief admits fraud

Jessica Harper pleads guilty to £2.4 million fraud and could face up to 10 years in prison.
8 Aug 2012
Trusteer flags up Facebook malware scam
Facebook key
malware

Trusteer flags up Facebook malware scam

Security software vendor uncovers malware aimed at charity-minded Facebook users.
24 Jul 2012
European CyberCrime Centre set to tackle online fraud
Hacking
Security

European CyberCrime Centre set to tackle online fraud

The specialised unit at The Hague will be a hub for co-operation between member states.
28 Mar 2012
PCeU shuts down 2,000 fraudulent sites
Fraud
Security

PCeU shuts down 2,000 fraudulent sites

On the run up to Christmas, the PCeU cuts off 2,000 fraudulent websites.
18 Nov 2011
Data transparency backfires as councils lose £7 million
Fraud
public sector

Data transparency backfires as councils lose £7 million

The Government's drive for transparency has given fraudsters a helping hand in duping councils out of their money.
10 Nov 2011