News
DECEMBER 2016
Street Lighting

As part of its proposed savings, Surrey County Council is proposing to cut off street lighting between midnight and 5.00am along many of Surrey’s roads.

For our area, the cuts will start on 1st January. It appears that the only roads which are likely to remain lit throughout the night are Chequers Lane and Walton Street, Tadworth Street, Ashurst Road, part of Cross Road and Station Approach.
December 2016
The National Crime Agency (NCA) is asking people to protect themselves from malware after a computer network known as Avalanche has been taken down.

Avalanche, which was set up in 2009, was used to send out millions of fraudulent emails weekly enabling cybercriminals to steal personal information such as financial details. At any given time up to 500,000 computers worldwide are believed to have been carrying infections distributed through the Avalanche network.

On 30 November 2016 a global operation by police forces from more than 30 countries, including the UK, resulted in criminal enterprises losing access to Avalanche. In a single day of coordinated action, more than 830,000 malicious web domains were taken down, breaking the channel between criminals and the computers they controlled.

In addition, five individuals were arrested, 37 premises were searched and 39 servers were seized, while 221 servers were put offline through abuse notifications sent to the hosting providers. Victims of malware were identified in over 180 countries. Malware on the Avalanche system concentrated on but was not limited to Windows PC vulnerabilities.

To help protect yourself from the threat of malware you should ensure that you always download the latest software and app updates which contain vital security upgrades to help protect your devices.

Remember if an email or SMS text message is unexpected or you do not recognise the sender always take care not to open attachments, or click on links…

For additional online safety advice visit Get Safe Online and Cyber Aware.

Please note: Action Fraud is not responsible for the content on external websites.

To report a fraud and cyber crime and receive a police crime reference number, call us on 0300 123 2040 or use our Online Fraud Reporting Tool.

Reigate & Banstead Safer Neighbourhood Team
www.surrey.police.uk/
APRIL 2016
Walton Heath Land Exchange Update

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MARCH 2016
Changes at Surrey’s Community Recycling Centres

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JANUARY 2016
Surrey County Council’s Parking Proposals 2015/16

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