The coronavirus crisis has led to an increase in phishing campaigns as cyber criminals take advantage of a heightened demand for information and a greater reliance on technology. The RiskIQ 13 Intelligence Report identified a greater risk of phishing campaigns including the use of fake domains purporting to be trusted information sources such as the […]
The coronavirus crisis has seen a number of apps being developed to track symptoms and identify hotspots around the UK. Kingsley Hayes advises users to take caution in relation to how their private information will be collected, processed and shared – both now and after the pandemic – in Legal Futures.
As the UK enters a period of full lockdown, a number of Covid-19 apps have been launched, one promises to check users’ symptoms remotely and to provide the latest guidance, while another seeks to help researchers identify hotspots and non-typical symptoms. This follows similar apps being launched in other countries including Taiwan which is utilising […]
As we all move to homeworking amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Kingsley Hayes featured in Legal Futures talking about mitigating the increased risk of data breaches while working away from an office environment.
As businesses navigate the unprecedented coronavirus crisis and respond by increasing home and remote working, careful consideration around data security is paramount. Recognising the increased risks around data protection for employees working outside the office environment and implementing simple measures to mitigate the risk of a data breach is essential. Kingsley Hayes, managing director at […]
It was announced in January 2020 that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) would be fining high street retailer Dixons Carphone the maximum pre GDPR data breach fine of £500,000. The ICO’s investigation of the breach, which occurred as a result of hackers successfully installing malware on 5,390 Dixons Carphone cash registers, found multiple failings. The […]
A Stockport woman is warning people to be vigilant when transferring large sums of money after falling victim to sophisticated payment fraud just nine days before Christmas in 2018 leaving her £35,000 out of pocket. 52-year-old Sally Flood had been looking forward to completing on an investment property for her children in time for Christmas […]
We talked to The Guardian to highlight the dangers of push payment fraud after our client lost £95,000 to fraudsters. We successfully recovered nearly two thirds of her stolen monies after fraudsters hacked her solicitor.
The Martin Lewis Money Show this week reported that the UK is currently facing an epidemic of scams with online ads featuring high profile individuals, including Martin Lewis himself, being used to dupe £millions from the unsuspecting public. The programme described the current climate as “the Wild West” with scammers using increasingly complex and sophisticated […]
We featured in Legal Futures commenting on why individuals and businesses need to be one step ahead of ever sophisticated scammers following the Martin Lewis Show’s description of the current climate as ‘the Wild West’ with scammers deploying unregulated tactics.