Entries by Hayes Connor Solicitors

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Bank scammers: what you’ve told us!

Earlier this year, we shared one of our articles on Facebook. The post was called Has your bank warned you that you are being scammed? Watch out!’ And the responses we’ve received confirms just how much of a problem this type of cybercrime is. Has your bank warned you that you are being scammed? Watch […]

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Agreement reached between Facebook and the ICO

According to a statement on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website, an agreement has finally been reached between Facebook and the data protection regulator. This comes after Facebook was accused of failing to protect the personal data of its users. As part of this agreement, Facebook has agreed to pay a £500,000 fine but has […]

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How to avoid push payment fraud

Push payment fraud happens when cybercriminals trick people into sending them money. Because the individual thinks the cybercriminal is genuine, they authorise the handover of cash. The money is then swiftly transferred to different accounts, often abroad, which makes getting it back almost impossible. Push payment fraud is carried out in many different ways, but […]

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421 million personal records breached in October 2019

According to cyber risk experts IT Governance, a staggering 421,103,896 data records were confirmed breached last month. Shockingly, that’s considered a good month for data security as the figure only represents about 50% of the monthly average. October was CyberSecMonth October was CyberSecMonth. This is an annual campaign, run by the EU, which aims to […]

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How can you protect yourself following the OnePlus data breach?

OnePlus has emailed customers to let them know that their personal information is at risk. This is because a (as yet unknown) third-party hacked OnePlus and got their hands on sensitive customer data. This includes: Names Contact numbers Email addresses Shipping addresses It does not appear that payment information or account passwords were obtained during […]

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Twitter bans all political ads

Twitter has announced that it will ban all political ads. The move comes in advance of the next UK General Election, which is set to be held on 12 December. Why has Twitter banned political ads? In a series of tweets, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey said: “A political message earns reach when people decide […]