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Actress Sadie Frost has won £260,000 in compensation for phone-hacking from the Mirror Group of newspapers.
Ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne has won £188,250 in phone-hacking damages from Mirror Group Newspapers at the High Court.
Damages will be awarded to the victims of phone-hacking by the Mirror Group by a High Court judge today.
Celebrities are due in court to hear Mr Justice Mann's ruling on the amount of money to be awarded, a decision which will shape the course of forthcoming cases.
Personalities like ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne, TV executive Alan Yentob, actress Sadie Frost, soap stars Shane Richie, Shobna Gulati and Lucy Taggart gave evidence during a three-week hearing in March, alongside the partners of stars like Rio Ferdinand and Tracy Shaw.
Ian Edmundson a former News of the World executive has been sentenced to 8 months in prison for phone hacking.
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New York's attorney general has asked eBay to provide free credit monitoring for all its 145 million users, Reuters has reported.
A cyber security expert has given this step by step guide on what to do after the eBay attack.
Step 1: Password change
– Immediately change your password. See Ntegra's recommendations on strong passwords by clicking here.
Step 2: Change other accounts using the same credentials
- If you use the same username and/or password elsewhere, change your password there also.
Step 3: Check your delivery address
- Check your delivery addresses on eBay for fraudulent addresses, a hacker could use your account and have goods delivered elsewhere. Delete unused addresses immediately.
With thanks to Ntegra.
Since our report last night many eBay users have contacted me to say they have been unable to change their passwords - they are finding the eBay system is overwhelmed.
This morning I put this issue to eBay who tells me:
"We know that customers are concerned, and want us to fix this issue straight away, and we are working hard to do just that.
Our first priority is and always has been to protect our user’s information and ensure we correctly deal with the technical challenges such a situation brings, and that is why as a first step we have requested all users change their passwords.
Other steps, including email notification, will follow and we will ensure all eBay users have changed their passwords over the coming days."
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