Hack Friday: Over 10 million Brits victim of online shopping scams

Over 10 million Brits have fallen victim to online shopping scams, it was revealed today, as 19 million UK shoppers embark on the biggest bargain hunts of the year. Research from cybersecurity company NordVPN can reveal that 20.7% of UK adults have been scammed while shopping online — equivalent to 10.6 million people. With Black Friday just a couple…

ShinyShiny snippets: Just 1 in 7 Black Friday deals genuine, claims Which?

Only one in seven (14%) Black Friday deals offer a genuine discount, according to new Which? research which finds the vast majority of promotions are cheaper or the same price in the six months before the sales extravaganza. The consumer association analysed 214 Black Friday deals last year at seven major home and tech retailers…

5 tips to keep mobile data safe from hackers on Black Friday 

New research reveals that nearly half (49%) of UK adults have not installed or didn't know their mobile phone has security software. So keeping personal data safe from hackers has never been more important.  In the wrong hands, stolen data can be used by hackers for illegal activity such as applying for loans or credit cards under…