Hampshire Constabulary’s Cyber Crime Team are issuing a warning after a 15-year-old girl’s Snapchat account was taken over by hackers.
Criminals are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by turning their attention to online crime. As lockdown continues, across the UK, there has been a drop in street crime of 21%. However, online crime, driven by predatory transnational gangs, is on the rise.
Working from home during the coronavirus crisis has seen new trends including increased productivity and longer working hours, but it has also highlighted the need for improved cyber-security in the home.
Sick crooks are using the coronavirus crisis to target people online, playing on their health fears, a cyber-security company based in Poole has warned.