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Urgent alert: online extortion demand affecting UK businesses


The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and the City of London Police issued a joint statement on 29 April warning UK businesses of demands being made by a group calling themselves ‘Lizard Squad’.

The group is demanding payment and threatening to launch a Denial of Service attack if demands are not met within a certain time frame.

The alert is based on a number of reports made to Action Fraud and includes advice on how to respond if you are affected and tips for protecting your organisation.

Please share this alert with your IT team. If you have any queries, please contact the Counter Fraud Centre on 020 7543 5600 or at

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NFIB Alert Online Extortion Demand 04 2016

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