Cyber crime

5 February 2018

Cryptocurrencies - tread carefully before trading

Bitcoin, Ehtereum, Litecoin... cryptocurrencies are all over the press. Most of us are now broadly aware that cryptocurrencies are digital currencies which use blockchain technology. But how many people actually understand how the underlying technology works, what it means to ‘invest’ in a cryptocurrency, and appreciate the risks behind them? For anyone thinking about investing in cryptocurrencies, set out below is a summary of the main concerns, which should hopefully encourage you to stop and think before jumping on the crypto band wagon.  

Andrew Solomon

15 January 2018

FCA sounds warning on retail CFD market

The FCA has warned contracts for difference (CFD) brokers to treat their customers fairly or face regulatory action.

Jill Lorimer

20 June 2017

Private prosecutions – What should victims do when the traditional law enforcement agencies fail to act?

Seven former employees of Autofocus, a company which provided expert evidence on the cost of replacement hire cars for motorists involved in road traffic accidents, have been found guilty of perjury and jailed. 

Melinka Berridge

15 March 2017

The cyber threat to UK businesses – NCSC/NCA publish 2016/17 annual report

The first joint annual threat assessment of NCA and NCSC is pushed today. The NCSC, part of GCHQ and formed by an amalgamation of various cyber-security related bodies, is the governmental advisory agency on cyber crime issues and is supported by the law enforcement powers of the NCA. It is intended that they will jointly deliver many aspects of the 2016-2021 National Cyber Security Strategy

Ed Smyth

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