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Important WhatsApp update protects your phone from surveillance software. WhatsApp have urged all of its 1.5 billion users to install a crucial update that they released on Friday after they discovered a major vulnerability in the apps voice calling function. The vulnerability allows criminals to install surveillance software and spyware onto targets phone when using [...]
A student from London has been jailed for stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds by blackmailing porn website users with ransomware Zain Qaiser is the most prolific cyber criminal to be sentenced in the UK after he was jailed to more than 6 years for crimes committed between 2012 and 2014. Mr Qaiser stole an [...]
Recent police statistics show that more the £190,000 a day is lost in the UK by victims of cyber-crime Recent police statistics show a 24% increase in in reported money lost to cyber-crime between April and September 2018, with a massive £34.6m reported being stolen. In those 6 months 13,357 people UK citizens reported cyber-crimes [...]
French data regulator CNIL has fined Google £44 Million for breaking the EU’s data protection rules. The GDPR has been law for almost 8 months and we have already seen a huge fine given to one of the “big fish”. Two French privacy rights groups filed complaints against Google just one day after the GDPR [...]
Superdrug have advised 20,000 customers to change their passwords after blackmail attempt Criminals recently attempted to blackmail Superdrug after claiming they had access to 20,000 customer accounts. The criminals threatened to sell customer data on the dark web unless a ransom was paid, so far it is believed the data included email addresses, passwords and [...]