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Action Fraud launches 24/7 helpline to combat cyber attacks

Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, has launched a 24/7 live cyber-attack helpline. During its pilot since October 2016, Action Fraud's 24/7 cyber-helpline received 377 reports.

Over £1 billion lost by businesses to online crime in the last year

Get Safe Online is urging businesses to better train staff to spot the signs of fraud, as Action Fraud reports a 22 percent increase in crimes reported in the last year.

UK adults clueless on where to find advice about protecting themselves

Adults in the UK don't know where to go for advice when it comes to protecting themselves online or where to turn if they become victims of fraud.

Action Fraud warns of new wave of Lizard Squad DDoS attacks

Lizard Squad is back with a vengeance, according to an advisory from Action Fraud UK which is advising organisations to report the attacks, keep detailed records and seek help from their ISPs.