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My top 5 facts on Silk Road and its creator

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As a fan of police dramas and novels, when I discovered a true crime podcast I was immediately interested and looking forward to having a listen. As you would expect, most of the episodes involve murder cases or suspicious deaths. However, nestled amongst these I found a three-part episode focusing on a subject slightly more familiar to me: Silk Road.

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Political criminality in India

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Politicians must be seen as model citizens, upstanding and righteous, with a blemish-free reputation – after all, they represent us, the people. But, is this always the case?

[Infographic] Ukraine Cyberattack

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It is being reported that this attack involves a variant or new strain of ‘Petya’ ransomware which is well-understood and has been reported on since 2016. It appears to have started in Ukraine. Many companies have been affected, including the Danish shipping company Maersk, the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the Ukraine, Russia’s largest oil producer Rosneft and the Netherlands based shipping company TNT.

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[Infographics] Global Cyberattack Statistics

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The recent global cyber-attack has been headline news around the world and has highlighted the fragility of the systems used by organisations to do business. Some household names have been affected by the ransomware attack such as, FedEx, Nissan, Telefónica and the UK’s National Health Service. Here are some statistics to illustrate what we know about the attack so far.

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The Global Cyberattack

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The global cyberattack of 2017 has been found in 150 countries around the world and has affected more than 200,000 computers, according to Europol, the European law enforcement agency. It’s one of the largest attacks of its kind ever carried out.

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National Statistics Crime Survey for England & Wales

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The latest Crime Survey of England and Wales includes for the first time cybercrime offences. Just how prevalent is this type of fraud across England and Wales? How does this data compare with global cybercrime trends? What kind of factors have an impact on fraud? ICT’s Holly Whitehead and Jake Plenderleith discuss worldwide cybercrime figures in ICT’s latest podcast.

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Happy International Day of Happiness

by: (Senior Research and Development Manager) on

The UN has been celebrating the international day of happiness since 2013, recognising the importance of happiness in the lives of people all around the world. Happiness and well-being are intertwined with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals launched in 2015.

Bad Romance: Don’t ‘fall’ for fraud this Valentine’s Day

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With Valentine’s Day upon us again - and sales of flowers, chocolates, and champagne go through the roof as loved up couples seek to celebrate this ‘day of love’ - it seems that singletons use this day as an opportunity too. According to a survey, the majority of people who use online dating will actually increase their usage around Valentine’s Day. However, with increased dating website/app usage comes increased ‘dating fraud’.

Is your client a money launderer?

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Googled it? We offer insight to firms who vet their customers for ‘negative news’ or ‘adverse information’ through various methods of screening.

[Infographic] Cyber Security on Black Friday 2016

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Consumers looking for online bargains on Black Friday and Cyber Monday - which in 2016 fall on 25 and 28 November - and for Christmas have had a timely reminder of the importance of personal online security. The UK government conducted the Cyber Security Breaches survey in 2016 and here are some key findings…

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