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Anthem healthcare insurance hacker charged by FBI

US law enforcement pursuing China-based hackers for 11-month hacking campaign
10 May 2019
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Security

Chinese hackers used NSA tools before Shadow Brokers leak

Evidence shows 'Buckeye' was using Bemstour and DoublePulsar tools as early as March 2016
7 May 2019
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Julian Assange arrested inside Ecuadorian embassy

WikiLeaks founder will be summoned to a UK court 'as soon as possible' after being arrested by the Met Police
11 Apr 2019
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Network & Internet

Huawei poses ‘increased risk’ to network operators

The NCSC says concerns with devices and software are not linked to Chinese state interference
28 Mar 2019
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Researchers link 2018 infrastructure attacks to North Korea

Analysis of a C&C server shows Lazarus Group trialled Operation Sharpshooter attacks in Africa before targeting the West
4 Mar 2019
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The scariest security horror stories of 2018

From data breaches to hardware vulnerabilities, these are the most embarrassing security blunders of the year
25 Dec 2018
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Security

NCSC accuses China of targeting global MSPs

HPE and IBM are among firms reportedly targeted by state-linked ATP10 hackers in a campaign to steal trade secrets
21 Dec 2018
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EU communications hack linked to Chinese spies

Hackers gained access to three years of diplomatic cables after a rudimentary phishing scam
19 Dec 2018
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Twitter suspected potential state-sponsored attack

Malicious actors exploited two bugs with the platform's support form to gather hidden information, including phone numbers
18 Dec 2018
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Security

Spike in Brexit-themed phishing attacks expected after deal

Russian-linked Fancy Bear among hackers that could target the UK with malware and disinformation
12 Dec 2018
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Supermicro finds no evidence of China spy chip infiltration

An investigation of the firm’s products finds no evidence of tampering as its CEO hits back at the initial reports
12 Dec 2018
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MI6 chief echoes concerns over Chinese tech

Alex Younger says the UK needs to decide how comfortable it is with "Chinese ownership of these technologies"
4 Dec 2018
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Security

GCHQ keeps vulnerabilities a secret

In a series of publications from GCHQ and the NCSC, security directors explain why and how it keeps security threats a secret
30 Nov 2018
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US Gov presses allies to ditch Huawei

Report claims American officials are concerned with a "technological cold war"
23 Nov 2018
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Cyber Discovery extends to Scotland and Northern Ireland

Cyber Discovery, a scheme attracting young people into cyber security reaches Scotland and Northern Ireland
14 Nov 2018
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British Army begin military robot testing exercise

In the most widespread experiment of its type in British military history, robots will be tested for their frontline effectiveness
12 Nov 2018
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Policy & legislation

Facebook blocks 115 bots over US Midterm meddling fears

Social media firm discloses interference on the eve the Democrats won back control of Congress
7 Nov 2018
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Stuxnet is back, Iran admits

The infamous malware is back, and it's "more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated" than ever
1 Nov 2018
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cyber warfare

GCHQ and MoD to form £250m ‘joint cyber-force’

The 2,000-strong unit will launch cyber attacks against ISIS, Russia and criminal gangs
21 Sep 2018
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US charges North Korean hacker with WannaCry and Sony hack

A North Korean programmer is accused of conducting cyber attacks on behalf of the government
7 Sep 2018
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Growing 'anti-vaxx' online debate pinned on Russian botnets

Sophisticated bots and trolls are ‘playing both sides’ of the debate to spread public health myths
24 Aug 2018
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Systems attacking each other by accident greatest risk of AI

New research warns against novel attacks such as 'data poisoning' and hosting AI apps on insecure machines
15 Aug 2018
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What is hacktivism?

From Anonymous to Omega, here’s everything you need to know about hackers with a conscience
9 Aug 2018
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Amnesty blame ‘hostile government’ for spyware attack

The organisation was targeted by a ‘sophisticated campaign’ that has seen 175 attacks around the world since 2016
2 Aug 2018
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