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Industry News: ESG5

Conman who Scammed £113m in UK’s Biggest Cyber Fraud ‘has Spent £3m on Harrods Shopping Sprees

2019-05-01

TheSun: THE mastermind behind Britain's biggest ever cyber scam splurged £3m on Harrods shopping sprees, parties with popstars and luxury holidays to Dubai, a court heard. Feezan Hameed Choudhary, 28, was jailed for 11 years in 2016 for leading a "vishing" fraud which conned 750 RBS and Lloyds customers out of £113m. "Vishing" or "voice phishing" is a type of phone fraud in which the scammer manipulates the victim into sharing private financial information which can then be used to make cash transfers...

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UK Cyber-Security Efforts Criticised by Audit Office

2019-03-15

BBC: The warning came in a National Audit Office (NAO) assessment of the UK's national cyber-defence plan. The government is increasingly worried that these essential sectors will be targeted by foreign states seeking to disrupt UK life. Modern life was now "totally dependent" on cyber-security, said one expert...

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Bank of England to Test Banks' Resilience to Cyber Attacks

2019-03-05

Euronews: LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's banks will have to show they could recover from a cyber attack within hours to avoid customer payments being delayed to the next day, the Bank of England said on Tuesday. The BoE said it would hold a pilot cyber stress test of lenders mid-2019 but individual results won't be published...

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