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Two fraudsters jailed for Apple phishing scam

Two people have been jailed for a total of 14 years for their part in a phishing scam to steal more than £15,000, which was then used to bring foreign national offenders into the UK to commit crime [18 July 2014]

Alert: watch out for 'confirm your email address' LinkedIn phishing scam

Fraudsters are purporting to be from the businesses social network LinkedIn claiming your account has been blocked due to inactivity and, to restore access; you are required to click a link to confirm your email address [17 July 2014]

Alert: New type of malware called “Cryptowall”

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received the first reports from victims of a new type of malware, known as “Cryptowall”. This is similar to older malware which can encrypt all files on infected machines [14 July 2014]