February 9th marks the thirteenth annual Safer Internet Day (#SID2016), a day dedicated to finding out how we can help make the internet a safer place.
Safer Internet Day, organised by Insafe in February of each year, has the target of promoting safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.
This year’s campaign slogan and theme is “Play your part for a better internet.” Continue reading →
Today (10 Feb) marks the twelfth annual Safer Internet Day (#SID2015), a day dedicated to finding out how we can help make the internet a safer place.
Safer Internet Day’s target is to promote the safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world – the campaign slogan is “Let’s create a better internet together”. Continue reading →
While most of us are getting better at protecting our personal information online, the amount of illegally traded information online is going up and up.
An independent study commissioned by Experian has found that more than 110 million pieces of data have been bought and sold by criminals so far in 2014, an increase of 40% from last year alone and 300% on the total amount traded in 2012.*
Keeping a close eye on our personal credit information is important
The recent warnings from the National Crime Agency about the possibility of imminent threats from malware have really brought home the importance of staying protected online.
Experian research found a 37% increase in confirmed fraud cases identified by the Experian Victims of Fraud service in 2013 since the year before*. Of 20,000 suspected fraud cases investigated, 12,740 cases were confirmed to be fraudulent, with big increases in account takeover fraud (up 123% from 110 to 246 cases a month), loan fraud and mobile/communications account-related fraud.