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GCHQ keeps vulnerabilities a secret
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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
GCHQ has "over-achieved" at developing state hacking tools
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GCHQ has "over-achieved" at developing state hacking tools

The organisation has developed double the offensive cyber attacks than that of criminals
21 Dec 2017
Canada's spy agency releases anti-malware tool to the public
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Canada's spy agency releases anti-malware tool to the public

The CSE says its scalability makes it an ideal fit for enterprise applications
20 Oct 2017
The Queen formally opens National Cyber Security Centre
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The Queen formally opens National Cyber Security Centre

UK cyber chief talks tough in the face of hacker threats
14 Feb 2017
UK hit 'by almost 200 Russian cyber attacks' in three months
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UK hit 'by almost 200 Russian cyber attacks' in three months

Cybersecurity chief: Britain could soon be hit by a "category one" attack
13 Feb 2017
GCHQ to make spies of tech-savvy teenage girls
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GCHQ to make spies of tech-savvy teenage girls

Competition will pit teams of girls against each other to test their security skills
19 Jan 2017
Top GCHQ director calls security industry "witchcraft"
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Top GCHQ director calls security industry "witchcraft"

Dr Ian Levy accuses the industry of creating a climate of fear
1 Nov 2016
Government launches National Cyber Security Centre
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Government launches National Cyber Security Centre

The scheme will coordinate response to cyber security threats using intel collated from the public and private sector
4 Oct 2016
“High-profile” individuals targeted by UK security services
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“High-profile” individuals targeted by UK security services

Up to 20 people were spied upon by British intelligence
27 Jul 2016
Tribunal will not listen to unlawful spying claims
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Tribunal will not listen to unlawful spying claims

The 650 Investigatory Powers Tribunal claimants will need to provide further evidence they were wrongfully spied on
17 May 2016
GCHQ joins Twitter in drive for openness
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GCHQ joins Twitter in drive for openness

Intelligence body is the first UK security agency to join social network
16 May 2016
GCHQ VoIP software can be used to eavesdrop
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GCHQ VoIP software can be used to eavesdrop

The backdoor could allow agents, employers or third parties to listen in on conversations
22 Jan 2016
GCHQ releases open source analysis tools on Github
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GCHQ releases open source analysis tools on Github

UK spy agency promises further contributions to open source community
17 Dec 2015
GCHQ can control your smartphone, Edward Snowden says
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GCHQ can control your smartphone, Edward Snowden says

The US whistleblower said GCHQ can track the location, power management and conversations using 'Smurf' tools
7 Oct 2015
NSA and GCHQ have been spying on you for 50 years
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NSA and GCHQ have been spying on you for 50 years

Journalist reveals very first mass surveillance programme, Project Echelon
4 Aug 2015
GCHQ and NSA try to crack Kaspersky software and others
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GCHQ and NSA try to crack Kaspersky software and others

Snowden files reveal reverse-engineering attempts on popular consumer anti-virus firms, as well as web forum surveillance
23 Jun 2015
Infosec 2015: Has GCHQ lost the cyber security plot?
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Infosec 2015: Has GCHQ lost the cyber security plot?

It's more about what GCHQ doesn't say about the Snooper's charter than what it does, according to Davy Winder
4 Jun 2015
Infosec 15: Power, money and propaganda main aims of hackers
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Infosec 15: Power, money and propaganda main aims of hackers

Spook avoids talk of Snooper’s Charter
2 Jun 2015
GCHQ now exempt from hacking laws
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GCHQ now exempt from hacking laws

Privacy International claims UK government has pushed through legislation meaning GCHQ isn't subject to same rules
19 May 2015
Restricting porn access opens door to spying
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Restricting porn access opens door to spying

Tories' election pledge to introduce age restrictions is more worrying than it appears
17 Apr 2015
Amnesty International takes Gov to court over spying
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Amnesty International takes Gov to court over spying

Ten human rights orgs take government to the European Court of Human Rights to stop surveillance
13 Apr 2015
NSA & GCHQ SIM card hack: Gemalto plays down report
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NSA & GCHQ SIM card hack: Gemalto plays down report

Special mobile unit was set up in 2010 to steal encryption keys
25 Feb 2015
UK tribunal rules GCHQ's NSA data-sharing deal "unlawful"
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UK tribunal rules GCHQ's NSA data-sharing deal "unlawful"

Civil liberty groups cheer court ruling, but claim there is more work to do
6 Feb 2015