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URGENT FRAUD WARNING change your e-mail address now

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We recommend you urgently change your password after 771 Million unique email addresses and passwords published online.

The information has been published online after a spam bot dumped the huge data leak compromising the security of millions.

The bot responsible for the data leak is a “Spambot” named “Onliner” and for many years it has been stealing our personal data via sending spam emails now it has leaked those details online.

 

What is Onliner?

This is a bot which is designed to spread malware which steals banking details and infects people computers in order to spread more viruses and then spreads a vast amount of spam.

“spambot” called Onliner has been dumped on a server thought to be located in the Netherlands.

This then uses your email to send unwanted emails which are sent by scammers.

Email addresses listed?

Email accounts listed within the data leak will now expect to be faced with a huge amount of spam and phishing emails to gain access to your banking details.

Email accounts listed within the data leak will now expect to be faced with a huge amount of spam and phishing emails to gain access to your banking details.

Really it’s the door to your front room and will enable fraud to happen so never click on emails that look unusual simply remove them.

What if my address is listed?

The spambot will take over your email account and not only will you receive a huge amount of spam which will include dangerous malware the bot can also gain access to your account and use it to send spam emails.

Therefore it is important that you change your email now to block them controlling your account.

The danger is with the ‘Onliner Spambot’ is it us used to spread the Ursnif banking trojan virus, which is designed to steal the login details of people’s online bank accounts.

Over 711 million unique email addresses have been published online with their corresponding passwords and a full write A full write-up on what data was found is in the blog post titled Inside the Massive 711 Million Record Onliner Spambot Dump.”

Prevent Fraud and take 5 to tell 2 people about this data breach so that they tell 2 friends to change their email address password.

Another direct root and enabler of fraud is your telephone Detective Constable Tony Murray @DurhamFraud from Durham Police has told Police Hour.  about his top tips Top Tips to prevent telephone Fraud!

Tony took the time to tell us  about his top tips Top Tips to prevent telephone Fraud!

1) Am I at risk?

A, Yes. While a lot of older people have become victims of telephone scams PC Murray says fraud can affect anyone.

2) What should I do if I get a suspicious call?

Hang-up immediately. Police say it is no longer safe to conduct any business over the telephone.

3) What should I do after I put phone down?

Before making any other calls you must make sure your phone line is clear. You can do this by calling a friend or your own mobile.

4) Then what should I do?

Once you know your phone line is clear call the police immediately. The quicker you report fraud the more chance you have of getting any stolen money back.

5) What can I do to reduce the risk?

Police say it is essential to chance your passwords regularly in light of recent cyber-attacks.

Action Fraud are offering the following advice in order to protect yourself:

•HMRC will never use calls or texts to tell you about a tax rebate or penalty or ever ask for payment in this way.

•Telephone numbers and text messages can easily be spoofed. You should never trust the number you see on your telephone’s display.

•If you receive a suspicious cold call, end it immediately.

To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use the online fraud reporting tool on the Action Fraud website.

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A19 closed northbound near hartlepool drivers advised to find another route

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Police were called to reports of a traffic incident involving one vehicle on the northbound side of the A19 near Hartlepool at about 2:40pm today (Thursday).

The northbound carriageway has been closed at the A179 junction to allow access for the Great North Air Ambulance.

The male driver has been taken to Hartlepool General Hospital with serious injuries.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and find an alternative route.

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North East hit by a blanket of snow many major routes covered

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Motorists are bring urged to take extra care across the North East as many major routes have been covered.

Heavy snow fall and strong winds have left the A1, A19, A66 & A1M covered in snow.

While many major routes in towns and cities have also been covered leaving many roads difficult to navigate.

Gritting across many areas has failed as the snow has created air pockets allowing the snow to rest on top.

Snow began falling at 11pm last night and is expected to continue until 9am this morning.

A number of schools, colleges and Universities are expected to announce they could be closed for the day. Make sure you check ahead before traveling.

Tweet your snow pictures @PoliceHour or add them to the comments section on Police Hour Facebook page.

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Missing Guardsman with the Scots Guards based at the Wellington Barracks

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Police are urgently searching for a missing Guardsman who is missing from his central London barracks.

Dean Rudman was last seen at around 21:40hrs on Tuesday, 9 January, leaving the All Bar One pub in Waterloo. He is believed to have travelled to Guildford by train.

He is a Guardsman with the Scots Guards, normally based at Wellington Barracks in Westminster. He is believed to have links to Canterbury and Durham.

Dean is from the North East and has many friends in Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

He is described as white of slim build with dark hair, and a moustache. When last seen, he was wearing dark trousers and a dark jacket.

Dean’s family, friends and colleagues are very concerned by his disappearance, which is described as out of character.

He may be in the company of a female, described as white of slim build with long highlighted hair.

If anyone has any information as to Dean’s whereabouts, they are asked to call Westminster police on 07500 766462 or contact the charity Missing People via https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/

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