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Google blocking 18m coronavirus scam emails every day

Google blocking 18m coronavirus scam emails every day

Technology
Scammers are sending 18 million hoax emails about Covid-19 to Gmail users every day, according to Google.The tech giant says the pandemic has led to an explosion of phishing attacks in which criminals try to trick users into revealing personal data. The company said it was blocking more than 100 million phishing emails a day. Over the past week, almost a fifth were scam emails related to coronavirus.The virus may now be the biggest phishing topic ever, tech firms say.Google's Gmail is used by 1.5 billion people. Individuals are being sent a huge variety of emails which impersonate authorities, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), in an effort to persuade victims to download software or ...
Every Premier League club’s January 2019 transfers graded 12 months on, including Arsenal’s loan flop and Chelsea’s big money move

Every Premier League club’s January 2019 transfers graded 12 months on, including Arsenal’s loan flop and Chelsea’s big money move

Sports
The January transfer market is a notoriously difficult place to negotiate with teams often panic buying or paying over the odds out of desperation.Some teams do make the right decision, like Liverpool’s signing of Virgil van Dijk in 2018, but there are far more that get it wrong. Getty Images - Getty Christian Pulisic was signed by Chelsea last January but loaned straight back to Borussia Dortmund Last January saw a far more cautious approach from the top sides with only Chelsea spending money on a player, due to fears of an impending transfer ban that prevented them from signing players in the summer. The teams nearer the bottom of the table were more active in the transfer market. anf
Australia fires: Fires worsen as every Australian state hits 40C

Australia fires: Fires worsen as every Australian state hits 40C

World
Scores of fires are burning out of control across Australia amid a heatwave that has seen temperatures exceed 40C (104F) in every state.The most dangerous fires on Monday were in the state of Victoria.About 30,000 residents and tourists were urged to flee East Gippsland - a popular holiday region - but evacuations were later deemed too risky as fires encroached on major roads.A volunteer firefighter died battling a blaze in the state of New South Wales.The state's premier, Gladys Berejiklian, described the death as "heartbreaking". "Words fail at times like this," she wrote on Twitter. Two others were taken to hospital with burns after battling the blaze, east of the city of Albury. It is believed their truck rolled over after b...
Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade, including stunning Arsenal, Aston Villa and Leicester strips

Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade, including stunning Arsenal, Aston Villa and Leicester strips

Sports
As the second decade of the second Millennium draws to a close, the Premier League remains the most watched division of football in the world. The action in the English top flight draws the highest global audience and has the most live coverage of all European leagues. Naturally, teams want to ensure they are kitted out in the best strips possible to look the part for the cameras. Nike Chelsea have had some sharp looks in the past decade Since the Premier League’s inception in 1992, fans have witnessed some truly abominable strips over the years. Whether it’s Liverpool’s away strip from 2014 or Chelsea’s Coors light grey and orange catastrophe, there have been some shockers over the years. However, every now and then a football kit is just so nice th
Every major A&E misses wait target for first time

Every major A&E misses wait target for first time

Health
Every major A&E unit in England has failed to hit its four-hour waiting time target for the first time, NHS figures show.All 118 units fell below the 95% threshold in November as the NHS posted its worst performance since targets were introduced more than a decade ago.Alongside the growing waits in A&E, the data showed there were record delays finding beds for the sickest patients.The numbers on waiting lists for routine care also hit an all-time high.NHS England medical director Prof Stephen Powis said the NHS was facing a "very tough few months".He said staff were "pulling out all the stops" but added that increasing demand, particularly among patients with complex illnesses, and a shortage of staff were making it difficult.Nigel Edwards, of the...