Fingerprints, facial recognition and other personal information from Biostar 2 discovered on publicly accessible databaseThe fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and pers…Read more
I was promised I’d get my money back for damage after a forced entry, but every time I’m refusedCan you help me get my money back – not from a big company but from the Metropolitan police? In March, they called me because a 90-year-old man I try to hel…Read more
Letter asks Scotland Yard to investigate whether sexual harassment and pimping occurred at men-only event MPs are to ask police to investigate whether crimes were committed at the men-only Presidents Club dinner, attended by billionaires, politicians a…Read more
The Met chief has said consumers must protect themselves and not be refunded by banks. We examine the key issues surrounding cybercrime
Britain’s most senior police officer has come under fire after suggesting consumers should not be refunded by banks if they fail to protect themselves from cybercrime.
The comments by Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan police commissioner, come a week after official figures revealed a huge rise in the amount of money lost to financial fraud.Read more
Bernard Hogan-Howe blames online theft on ‘bad behaviour’ of customers who have poor internet security
Britain’s most senior police officer has been accused of attempting to shift blame on to victims of online fraud after he suggested consumers should not be refunded by banks if they fail to protect themselves from cybercrime.
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan police commissioner, said customers who had fallen foul of online fraudsters were being “rewarded for bad behaviour” instead of incentivised to update anti-virus software and improve passwords.Read more
Chief executive Dido Harding apologises for breach potentially impacting on up to 4 million customers as police raise national security fears
Talktalk has said the company does not know how many of its 4 million customers have been affected by a “significant and sustained” cyber-attack that could have compromised credit card and bank details.
Dido Harding, the chief executive, apologised to customers for what is the third cyber-attack affecting the telecommunications firm in the past 12 months but said the breaches were “completely unrelated”.Read more
Coalition plan for stripping ‘cloak of secrecy’ from shell firms that leaves housing loophole slated by politicians and other critics
Government plans to rip “the cloak of secrecy” from corrupt officials who hide stolen money in the UK, fail to tackle an obvious loophole in the London property market, say MPs and campaigners.
The concerns were raised as the government unveiled a long delayed anti-corruption plan published on Thursday.Read more