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Sextortion: Financially Motivated Sexual Extortion

Throughout 2022 and 2023, in the UK and internationally, there has been an increase in reporting of ‘Financially Motivated Sexual Extortion’– often referred to as ‘sextortion’.

Sextortion can refer to a variety of offences committed online. It is most often used to describe online blackmail, where criminals threaten to release sexual/indecent images of you, unless you pay money or carry out their demands.

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Government call for views on new cyber security initiatives

Recently, at CyberUK 2024, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) made announcements on cyber resilience and cyber skills: included in these announcements were calls for views on two new codes of practice for software security and the cyber security of AI, and a call for views on the future of the CyberFirst scheme.

They are keen to hear your views on these initiatives.

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World Password Day

World Password Day occurs annually on the first Thursday of May. Every year the day offers an opportunity to reflect on our digital security and think about how safe we are keeping our data from cyber threats and unauthorised access. It offers a great chance to update your passwords and ensure they are strong and unique!

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Cyber Spring Clean

Spring is not just a good time for cleaning your home, it’s also a good time to review your cyber hygiene.

With the ever-evolving cyber landscape, it’s good to conduct a review of your systems and processes to ensure you have implemented the cyber defences relevant to you or your business.

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CyberScotland Week launches DIGI Ken? campaign to highlight online safety risks for adults

With CyberScotland Week around the corner, a social media campaign has launched to bring attention to the common pitfalls of cyber safety. With only 26% of adults following advice to use three random words in their passwords, the campaign, created by the CyberScotland Partnership, aims to raise awareness of common mistakes people make in relation to their passwords, backing up data and using a password manager. 

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