A 27-year-old man who has been charged almost 60 times with allegations that he used malware to take over victims’ computers and intimidated young women into posing nude for him.
BBC One has now broadcast the TV documentary we told you about yesterday examining the problem of identity fraud.
It’s appalling. The loss of millions of people’s personal information by the HMRC shakes the trust that people need to have with government organizations to its foundations. Worryingly, new research conducted by Sophos has found that 58% of those polled believe the Government’s data loss was “inevitable”. Yes, we know that to to err is human, but to really screw things up it seems you need a Government department.
This week is Get Safe Online awareness week in the UK, and the campaign has scheduled a series of events up and down the country to raise the public’s knowledge of internet security risks .
Last night, BBC TV in the UK broadcast an investigation into Facebook security on their flagship consumer affairs program, Watchdog. Their findings have been reported in news stories worldwide.
BBC investigators set up a fake Facebook id called “Amba Friend”, contacted 100 people at random with friend requests, and reported how many accepted the invitation from a total stranger.