Cyber Threat Weekly

Avoiding a Cyber Own Goal

June 22, 2020 RCCU Season 1 Episode 2
Cyber Threat Weekly
Avoiding a Cyber Own Goal
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Cyber Threat Weekly
Avoiding a Cyber Own Goal
Jun 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
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Don’t let the cybercriminal score against you.  Listen to this episode and find out how to keep safe online while watching your favourite team.
 
After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Website for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

www.actionfraud.police.uk

www.ncsc.gov.uk

www.cybercrimeprotect.co.uk

Our host is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso.

 

Also covering the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO and covering Warwickshire and West Mercia Police areas is James Squire - cyberpcso.

Email us at [email protected].

Show Notes Transcript

Don’t let the cybercriminal score against you.  Listen to this episode and find out how to keep safe online while watching your favourite team.
 
After listening to this podcast please visit Action Fraud, National Cyber Security Centre and the West Midlands Cyber Protect Website for more guidance on all things relating to online Security.  

www.actionfraud.police.uk

www.ncsc.gov.uk

www.cybercrimeprotect.co.uk

Our host is Mathew Hough-Clews and can be found at sp_digitalpcso.

 

Also covering the West Midlands is Sean Long – WMPDigitalPCSO and covering Warwickshire and West Mercia Police areas is James Squire - cyberpcso.

Email us at [email protected].

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Hi, I'm Matthew Hough-Clewes. I'm a digital Police Community Support Officer for the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit, and today's date is the 22nd of June 2020. 

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And welcome to the cyber threat weekly. 

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Today, we're going to go through the new advice from the National Cyber Security Centre. 

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Avoid scoring a cyber angle when streaming Premier League opponents return. 

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Football fans have been warned of cyber threats when they swap their tickets for TV subscriptions, and have been advised how to watch behind closed doors as safely as possible. The National Cyber Security Centre or the NCSC shone a light on online criminals who could hack into your accounts by trying to guess the password. In a previous article, the NCSC revealed that almost 700,000 accounts have been compromised through hackers guessing a device's password when the passwords were football teams such as Liverpool, Chelsea or Arsenal. 

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As well as illegally watching the game via the victim's account. The Hacker could also form a phishing attack in the form of scam emails, or phone calls. Secure your viewing experience by refreshing accounts, setting a strong password and updating streaming accounts. 

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First refreshing accounts, it's a great time for fans to consider resetting their password, we recommend setting a strong password by using the NCSC guidance of three random words 

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Updating streaming apps. Cybercriminals exploit weaknesses in streaming apps. So please make sure that your software is up to date on a regular basis or better ensure that automatic updates is switched on. 

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In other news this week. 

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Have you shopped with Claire's online? Hackers may have stolen your car details. Any customers who believe they shopped or made any purchases with Claire's website between April the 30th this year and June 13th of this year should contact their card company and monitor any statements for fraudulent purchases. 

1:59  
Cycling equipment shop Wiggle, have reported that they are investigating a cyber attack. All accounts are now required re entering card details for the next purchase. Wiggle customers are strongly advised to change login passwords and check any cards previously used to make purchases. 

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Action fraud has received reports from over 2000 victims of Coronavirus related scams with total losses reaching over 7 million pounds.

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Northhampton based cosmetics company Avon has reported a worldwide cyber attack. 

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For additional guidance, please visit the NCSC's website. 

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Also please don't hesitate to contact us for support with regards to training, advice and guidance on how to protect and prepare your business online. 

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Thank you