By Lyndsey Hall
According to the British Crime Survey, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, which is part of the City of London Police, helps to disrupt 4,000 fraudulent websites, bank accounts and phone lines every month; preventing £369 million of fraud last year alone.
Today, TalkTalk is the latest company to have their website hacked and thousands of customers’ details, not all of which were encrypted, have potentially been exposed. A Russian Islamist group has apparently claimed responsibility for the cyber-attack, posting data online which appears to be customers’ private details, but the claim is yet to be verified.
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