Astons Online: scams, crime, security

Be prepared .....

Being confident online is mostly about feeling safe and secure using your workstation, whether it is a tablet, smartphone, laptop, TV or PC.   

Get Safe on Line gives guidance to protect your workstation, children, business, identity and finances.

Cyber crime is huge, increasing rapidly and is everywhere; none of us is immune.  Metropolitan Police "The Little Book of Scams" describes a number of current types of cyber criminal activities. Criminals want your identity and/or your money.

There was a widespread cyber attack on NHS Trusts and other organisations in early May using ransomware to disable computers and demand fraudulent payments.  City of London police and the UK National Cyber Security Centre produced protection advice for businesses and individuals, click here to see and/or download the advice.