Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1190 Nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes last year, ONS says
Almost six million fraud and cyber crimes were committed last year in England and Wales, the Office for National Statistics has said.

It estimated there were two million computer misuse offences and 3.8 million fraud offences in the 12 months to the end of March - suggesting fraud is the most common type of crime.

Most related to bank account fraud.

It is the first time fraud questions have been added to the official Crime Survey for England and Wales.

The figures are separate from the ONS headline estimate that a total of 6.3 million crimes were perpetrated against adults in the year to March - a 6% fall in the number of crimes compared to the previous year.
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#1191 IoT insecurity: Pinpointing the problems
#1190 Nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes last year, ONS says
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#1187 Hidden 'backdoor' in Dell security software gives hackers full access
#1186 CrypMIC ransomware wants to follow CryptXXX’s footsteps
#1185 Update now: Macs and iPhones have a Stagefright-style bug!
#1184 Facebook malware – the missing piece
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