Parliament hit by ‘sustained’ cyber-attack

June 25th, 2017 (No Comments)

Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack, officials at Westminster say. The “sustained” hack began on Friday night, prompting officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as a safeguard. The parliamentary authorities said hackers had mounted a “determined attack” on all user accounts “in an attempt to […]

Building society’s account deadline axed

June 24th, 2017 (No Comments)

A deadline for the closure of current accounts with the Norwich and Peterborough (N&P) has been cancelled, with 30% of customers still to receive letters explaining the move. It was announced in January that the building society’s brand is to be abolished, some branches closed, and current accounts shut down. The plan was for customers […]

Watchdog clamps down on online gambling

June 23rd, 2017 (No Comments)

The competition regulator is to take action against some online gambling companies which it suspects of breaking consumer law. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said some punters did not get the deal they expected from sign-up promotions offering cash bonuses to attract them to gaming websites. The CMA also said the firms were “unfairly […]

UK holiday fraudsters could face jail

June 21st, 2017 (No Comments)

UK holidaymakers who make bogus food poisoning claims could go to prison, warns travel trade organisation Abta. A huge rise in false claims has left travel bosses “embarrassed” by a trend which they say is a “British problem”. Abta chief executive Mark Tanzer said the fraud is “one of the biggest issues that has hit […]

Carmakers call for transitional EU deal

June 20th, 2017 (No Comments)

The government must secure a transitional Brexit deal to protect the future of the UK car industry, a trade group has said. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said Britain was highly unlikely to reach a final agreement with the EU by the March 2019 deadline. That meant carmakers could face a “cliff […]

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