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On 13 June 2018, Dixons Carphone plc announced that a review of their systems and data had shown unauthorised access to certain data held by the company.
Dixons Carphone has reported that 1.2m records containing non-financial personal data, such as name, address or email address, have also been accessed. There was also an attempt to compromise 5.9m credit and debit cards. Further details can be found in the Dixons Carphone statement. More »
Attackers who have the stolen personal data may use it to approach customers, and trick them into revealing further personal information that attackers can use to harm you (for example, your banking login details).
The National Crime Agency (NCA) is now leading the UK law enforcement response to the data breach, with specialist officers from the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) working with the company to secure evidence. Due to the complexity of these enquiries, the investigation will take some time.
What should I do?
Read through the NCSC advice below and take any appropriate steps.
Anyone concerned about fraud or lost data should contact Action Fraud. Action Fraud's online fraud reporting tool any time of the day or night, or call 0300 123 2040. For further information visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.
We also recommend that people are vigilant against any suspicious activity on their bank accounts and contact their financial provider if they have concerns.
NCSC advice to customers
Monitor your financial accounts online or through statements for strange activity, such as transactions you do not recognise. If you do find something suspicious, report it immediately to your provider or Action Fraud.
Be particularly wary of unsolicited emails, phone calls or SMS messages asking you to disclose further personal details eg login information – especially if they claim to come from your bank/credit card provider. Such scams can be very convincing, and attackers may use your personal data to make them look even more realistic.
Genuine financial institutions will not ask you to reply to an email with personal information, or details about your account. If you contact them, use a phone number/email address you have looked up yourself, rather than one sent to you in the email – it may be false. For further information, look at NCSC guidance on the phishing threat following data breaches.
If you spot a suspicious email, report it to your chosen email provider. Report suspicious phone calls or SMS messages to Action Fraud.
You can check your credit rating quickly and easily online. You should do this every few months anyway, using a reputable service provider and following up on any unexpected or suspicious results.
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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:19 by Stuart Bacon
The Highway Code section about motorways will change from 4 June 2018.
This is because the law is being changed to allow learner drivers to have motorway lessons with an approved driving instructor. This will help to make sure more drivers know how to use motorways safely.
The change is to rule 253, which covers who can use motorways.
The rule will have this wording added to it:
'From 4 June 2018 provisional licence holders may drive on the motorway if they are accompanied by an approved driving instructor and are driving a car displaying red L plates (D plates in Wales), that's fitted with dual controls.' More »
Thu, 31 May 2018 10:00 by Stuart Bacon
A by-election for the Stoney Stanton and Croft Ward, for a seat on Leicestershire County Council, took place on Thursday 3 May 2018.
The results for the by-election for the Stoney Stanton and Croft Ward have been declared.
Nick Cox, The Green Party - 153 Votes
Christina Emmett, Labour Party - 444 Votes
Danny John Findlay, Liberal Democrat - 1032 Votes
Maggie Wright, Conservative Party - 1566 Votes.
Maggie Wright has been elected the County Councillor for the Stoney Stanton and Croft Ward.
Fri, 04 May 2018 15:05 by Stuart Bacon
There are currently two vacancies for Parish Councillors.
More details about what the Parish Council does are available in the 'About The Council' section of our website.
Do you care about where you live? Do you want to make a difference to Huncote?
How to Apply
If you would like to become a Parish Councillor for Huncote, please write to/email the Clerk and give a brief précis of your experience, reasons for wanting to be considered and any special areas of interests you may have.
You must be at least 18 years of age on the day you are nominated, a British citizen, a qualifying citizen of a Commonwealth country, a citizen of the Irish Republic, or a citizen of another member state of the European Union.
One of the following criteria must also be fulfilled. You must:
- Be on the electoral register
- Own a property or land for last 12 months in the parish
- Work in the parish in the last 12 months
- Have lived in the parish or within 4.8 kilometres for the last 12 months
For any further information on the work involved or to apply please contact an existing parish councillor or the Parish Clerk on the details at the top of the page.