Get out of my Facebook – The Independent

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in computer crime, data protection, identity fraud, internet, special report by sally

“Millions of young people have made themselves vulnerable to identity theft as well as putting their future academic and professional prospects at risk by recklessly posting personal information on the internet, Britain’s privacy watchdog warns in a report published today.”

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The Independent, 23rd November 2007

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Crime risk warning to users of social networking sites – The Independent

Posted November 13th, 2007 in computer crime, identity fraud, news by sally

“One in four users of social networking sites unwittingly leave themselves open to crime by revealing personal details, it was claimed today.”

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The Independent, 12th November 2007

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MPs call for identity fraud tsar – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2007 in crime prevention, identity fraud, news by sally

“An ‘identity fraud tsar’ should be appointed to oversee attempts to tackle crime, a group of MPs has said.”

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BBC News, 6th October 2007

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Tutor sent to jail over ID fraud – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2007 in computer crime, identity fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A university tutor who taught students about computer security and identity theft has been jailed for two years for identity fraud offences.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2007

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Criminals trawl Facebook and MySpace – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2007 in computer crime, data protection, identity fraud, news by sally

“Criminals looking to steal identities are trawling social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, experts warn.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd july 2007

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