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Victim Support teamed up with DynaRisk to support cyber victims

Similar to the support offered by the charity Victim Support in the aftermath of physical types of crime, DynaRisk, a cyber security protection service, is now available for victims of cyberattacks and fraud and for those wanting to decrease their online vulnerability. The company says that the partnership for the first time addresses the fact that 90% of UK citizens have at least one or more internet security issues that they need to fix.

CEO and founder of DynaRisk, Andrew Martin, said: “From TalkTalk to Yahoo! to Equifax, organisations simply can’t guarantee the safety of the personal data that we hand over to them. Recent cyberattacks have exposed huge amounts of personal data, which can often lead to knock on problems for the consumer such as phishing attempts, bank fraud, hacked emails and ID theft. This can have a significant financial and emotional impact, and consumers really need a next step – which is why we chose to be part of a wider support network with Victim Support.”

Sim Fitzgerald, head of enterprise for Victim Support said: “To ensure we are providing the highest level of support to victims of crime, we are always looking to develop our services to cover emerging threats such as cyber crime and our partnership with DynaRisk is a great example of this. Our service users, even the ones who really understand online risk, have been impressed with how the tool flags and provides actionable advice on how to mitigate vulnerabilities in personal cybersecurity. While we’ll be the first point of call for cyber crime victims and can offer immediate practical and emotional support, for those wanting a deeper understanding of their online risk, we can direct them to DynaRisk…

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