Do you know your adware from your spyware or how to create a safe and secure password online? Are there things you have always wondered about online safety but didn’t know who to ask? Wonder no more, Cyber Sam and Alex are here to help you. As part of the Get Safe Online Week 2017, Sam and Alex from the team at Cyber Safe Warwickshire will be running an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Twitter on Thursday, 26th October at 2.00pm.
If you have a question you can tweet it to @CyberSafeWarks with the hashtag #WCCyberSafeAMA and the team will collate and answer your questions in the special Twitter session.
This June, Warwickshire County Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner launched their report into the findings of the second cyber crime survey for Warwickshire, which was completed by a record number of Warwickshire residents in late 2016.
The key findings of the survey on the last 12 months were as follows:
- There have been nearly 15,000 phishing scams in Warwickshire.
- Over 5,500 residents have been a victim of an online romance scam.
- There has been 9,900 victims of identity fraud.
- There have been 30,000 people who have fallen victim to viruses and malware.
- Other online fraud and theft equates to a further 21,500 victims.
You can find out about cyber crime in Warwickshire and how to protect yourself by visiting the Cyber Safety new website which has handy tips, tricks and videos relating to online safety.