Costa Book Awards and RSL targeted by cyber criminals as publishers up security

Costa Book Awards and RSL targeted by cyber criminals as publishers up security

The Costa Book Awards, the Commonwealth Foundation and The Royal Society of Literature have all been targeted by cyber criminals, it has been revealed, as publishers around the world step up their internet security.

In April, The Bookseller revealed the Rathbones Folio Prize had mistakenly transferred the £30,000 prize money through PayPal to a fraudster posing as the winning author Valeria Luiselli. Various other prizes were also targets of foiled cyber fraud including the Forward Prizes, the Baillie Gifford and the Society of Authors’ Translation Prizes.  

Several other prizes have now ...

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