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Ex-Yahoo! employee admits hacking users for explicit content

More than 6,000 users compromised as defendant also accessed iCloud, Facebook and Gmail accounts
2 Oct 2019
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TalkTalk hacker's crypto assets auctioned off by police

The auction of seized cryptocurrencies is a UK-first for law enforcement
1 Oct 2019
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“Bulletproof” dark web data centre seized by German police

The bunker hosted some of the most popular dark web marketplaces in existence
30 Sep 2019
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Tech giants form cyber security 'supergroup'

Microsoft, Mastercard and others band together to help organisations get through attacks
27 Sep 2019
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Thousands of webcams vulnerable to attack

Exposed connections could lead to loss of privacy or information theft
25 Sep 2019
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cyber warfare

Universities a 'huge target' for nation-state attackers

The UK's leading cyber security agency issued advie to elite academic institutions on how keep them and their country safe
19 Sep 2019
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Deepfake ransomware among experts’ list of cyber fears

Trend Micro's future threat researchers explain how hackers of the future will cause chaos
18 Sep 2019
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Insurance companies blamed for ransomware payout rise

Theresa Payton argues companies are manipulating victims to avoid paying higher bills
16 Sep 2019
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Windows RDP servers peddled to anyone with pocket change

The latest black market report shows the low price of devastating cyber tools
10 Sep 2019
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What is WannaCry?

The full story behind one of the worst ransomware outbreaks in history
9 Sep 2019
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Android flaws decline in 2019 as iOS malware rises

Flaws in the most popular operating systems, however, are just as dangerous as third-party bugs
6 Sep 2019
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Prison sentence for Norwich man who sold stolen data

Elliot Gunton tried to avoid detection with Bitcoin payments despite having previous convictions
20 Aug 2019
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GitHub faces lawsuit for role in Capital One leak

Class action complaint accuses the platform of failing to detect and remove hacked data for three months
5 Aug 2019
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Europol’s ransomware decryption tools save businesses £88m

The No More Ransom campaign sees three million visits to date and 200,000 decryptions
29 Jul 2019
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$125 Equifax compensation application now open

A further $500 is up for grabs under special circumstances
26 Jul 2019
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Security

Ransomware attacks on UK businesses soar 195%

The figure marks a marked shift against the steep decline in the attack method last year
24 Jul 2019
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Lancaster University hit by double data breach

The sophisticated phishing attack has affected prospective undergraduates and a number of current students
23 Jul 2019
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NCSC hails successful proprietary anti-phishing technique

The fight against phishers is looking hopeful, but GCHQ's security arm certainly isn't without its faults
16 Jul 2019
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Hackers target MSPs to launch ransomware attacks

Kaseya and Webroot blame customers’ poor cyber security hygiene for letting attackers into their systems
21 Jun 2019
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privacy

UFED Premium tool paves way for full mobile data extraction

Israeli developer claims its UFED Premium tool can also crack flagship Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S9
17 Jun 2019
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Troy Hunt puts Have I Been Pwned up for sale

Researcher launches Project Svalbard after citing ‘enormous stress’ in coping with a recent explosion of hacks
12 Jun 2019
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Hackers stole US border control traveller data

Vehicle and traveller photos compromised following a "malicious" data breach sustained by a subcontractor
11 Jun 2019
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Recovery costs for Baltimore hack to exceed $18m

Cleanup effort and lost revenue is expected to cost more than 180 times the initial ransom
6 Jun 2019
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Cabinet Office blasted for cyber security short-sightedness

The UK is at risk with officials on course to achieve just one of 12 strategic outcomes by 2021
5 Jun 2019
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