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September 23, 2016  6:41 PM

The 50% e-Crime rise and Yahoo revelations show how right the CMS Select Committee was

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Analytics, Big Data, Brexit, cybersecurity, e-crime, Yahoo

In July we learned that 10% of the UK population have been the victims of e-Crime - albeit nearly always reimbursed, having "only" suffered the hassle of a refused card and a couple of days struggle...

January 1, 2013  6:53 PM

Will 2013 be the year when it became easier to get your broadband fixed than to change supplier?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, Business, Customer service, e-crime, NTL, Ofcom, Openreach, TalkTalk, Telewest, Virgin Media

Until earlier this year I dual sourced my broadband connections for resilience. Then, shortly after I had upgraded to BT Infinity, the standby line went down and I began the saga of "have you tried another router ...".

I have yet to decide on my future standby facilities - save that I...

August 22, 2012  8:16 AM

Business rejected by e-security costs more than e-Crime

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BRC, Costs, Detica, DPA, e-crime, Eurim, losses, PICTFOR

"E-crime is the biggest emerging threat to the retail security as the rapid growth in e-commerce in the UK sees new ways of shopping being accompanied by new types of crime ... the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

October 2, 2010  10:02 AM

Give us the tools and we can win the WAR

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
e-crime, PCEU

The scale of the arrests in the UK and the US in the recent global operation against those using the Zeus virus to loot the bank accounts of small firms using on-line banking illustrates what can be done when law...

December 7, 2009  7:24 AM

Is today make or break for UK trusted on-line trading?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.co.uk, .ltd.uk, .plc.uk, e-crime, Online fraud

Today is the annual peak of on-line transactions in the run-up to Christmas. Will consumers stay away because they are scared of being ripped off? Will they once again flock on-line for their annual binge? If so, will the proportion of fraud be such as to trigger a backlash in the...

November 30, 2009  7:50 PM

Is this a scam – how would I know?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

Today I visited the Washington Post website for my daily "Security Fix" from Bernie Krebs. Today it was "Eight tips for Safe Online Shopping" . Then my eye was...

November 24, 2009  10:19 AM

Do you trust China to run the Internet any better than the USA?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

Do read the news cover on the recent

November 21, 2009  7:01 PM

The fight for Cybersecurity alias Cyberwarfare Budgets

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybermilitia, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, e-crime

David Lacey's blog on The New Art of Warfare gave me pause for thought....

October 5, 2009  5:22 PM

How real is the threat of e-crime?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cyberterrorist, e-crime, malware

In 1995, during the run up to the Atlanta Olympics, I attended a meeting at which security and protection against malpractice were identified as central to the future of the Internet. That scare was premature. Now we are being told that organised...

December 1, 2008  11:17 PM

McColo: a case study in Internet Frontier Justice

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cybercrminals, e-crime, Europol, McColo

The better American excuses for their low key poiltical presence at the Internet Governance Forum in Hyderabad this week include that they are now sorting spam, malware et al under civil law, after Governments and law...

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