Live updates

1 in 10 have fallen victim to cyber-criminals

Cybercrime is rarely out of the headlines these days - with universities the latest to be revealed as targets for cyber attack with hackers trying to steal sensitive research information. Cybercrime takes many forms - it's any criminal activity involving computers or the internet. In the first of a series of reports about the problem, Kevin Ashford has been finding out how the criminals operate - and the people they target.

Online warning over classic Christmas scams

Online shoppers in Kent are being warned to be extra vigilant in the run up to Christmas.

With just a month left until the big day, a new guide's been released to help bargain hunters avoid being conned.

The Rough Guide to Online Safety gives tips and helpful advice on classic internet scams.

Common tricks on popular shopping and auction sites involve sellers not sending items once they've been paid for.

Other sites pretend to offer goods, but instead collect credit card details for fraudsters.

You can access the free guide here.

Advertisement