Yahoo! UK Services Limited has been fined £250,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a cyber-attack in November 2014. The incident was publicly disclosed in September 2016, almost two years after it had taken place. Because of when the breach happened, the ICO’s investigation was carried out under the Data Protection Act 1998. The ICO said…

Dixons Carphone has announced that it has launched an investigation into unauthorised data access breach, The company says that as part of a review of our systems and data, it has determined that there has been unauthorised access to certain data held by the company. A promptly launched investigation has engaged leading cyber security experts and added extra…

Mobile current account provider Monese has announced that it has become an official member of CIFAS – the UK’S largest cross-sector fraud sharing organisation.  Alongside this partnership, Monese are building an in-house team of data scientists to develop sophisticated machine learning that can will catch financial crime absent of human intervention. Banks of all ages…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Canara Bank £896,100 and has imposed a restriction, preventing it from accepting deposits from new customers for 147 days. Financial services firms are required to maintain robust anti-money laundering (AML) systems and controls since they are at risk from those seeking to launder the proceeds of crime or…

Fraud prevention service Cifas has announced its conference line up for this year’s annual conference. Senior figures from leading fraud prevention organisations across the globe will come together in London to discuss international approaches to tackling fraud and financial crime. CEOs from South Africa, the US, Australia and the Netherlands will come together on stage…

Greater organisational collaboration across the financial services sector, working alongside law enforcement and Government agencies, will be the key means of putting cybercriminals out of business according to the latest report from UK Finance and KPMG launched today. The report, “Staying Ahead of Cybercrime”  discusses how greater cooperation both within businesses and between firms, law enforcement…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is urging the public to be alert to the growing threat of loan fee scams targeting borrowers. This plea comes as last year over £3.5 million was lost to loan fee fraud and reports to the FCA consumer helpline increased by 44%. Victims of loan fee fraud are often targeted…

Identity intelligence specialist GB Group has announced its latest financial results. In a statement, the company said it expects to report a 53% improvement on its operating profit. In a trading update ahead of its final results in June, the Chester-based business said it anticipates operating profits of £26m for the year to March 31,…

UK fraud prevention service, Cifas has released a new report identifying and detailing the fraud trends from over 300,000 cases of fraudulent conduct recorded in 2017. The data, from 306 organisations, including many major UK brands, is one of the most comprehensive pictures of fraud and fraudulent attempts in the UK. Although there has been…

The proliferation of new payment methods, e-wallets, and blockchain cryptocurrencies has allowed cheap and rapid payments for everything from holiday cash to business to business transfers. However, this boon is part and parcel of the new ‘trust economy’ and it is not risk-free. Businesses will have to intelligently respond to the increased hazards posed by…

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