Computer Hacking

The Internet Of Things And DDoS - The Joke Is On Us

Vince Warrington | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Vince Warrington

The size of attacks has increased exponentially, thanks to the cyber criminals making use of the IoT. These devices are typically designed to be quick and cheap to produce, and have very poor levels of security. Essentially stripped-down versions of your home computer

Hacking Games Could Be A 'Pathway To Organised Crime' Says Home Office

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Tech

Young people with highly technical computer skills could become targets — or instigators — of organised crime, the government has warned. (That...

How To Check If Your Gmail Password Has Been Hacked

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: The tool appears to be struggling to cope with demand. In the meantime change your password. More than five million Gmail passwords have re...

Know Your Cyber-Ayttacker: Profiling an Attacker

Gary Newe | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

I remember the days when hacking was something that people did because they could. It wasn't quite done for fun, but people wanted to show off their computer skills. More often than not, hacking was harmless, someone broke into a system and left a little calling card, but beyond that there was very little damage done. It was for the thrill as much as anything.

REPORT: NSA Hacked Offline Computers With Tiny USB Radios

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

We already know that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying on virtually every computer connected to the internet - to say nothing of a...

NCA Issue 'RansomWare' Warning

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Tech

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has issued a warning alerting people to a mass 'ransomware' spam email. The email - which appears to be particularl...

Law Firms Inplicated In Hacking Probe

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

A total of 22 law firms feature on a list of organisations and individuals linked to rogue private investigators, MPs have revealed. Legal firms fe...

Webcam Hackers 'Watched Me In The Bath'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Tech

Charities and police have warned that computer hackers are able to watch victims through their laptop webcams. The practice - known as 'Ratting' (f...

Apple Latest Company To Be Hacked

PA | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Tech

Apple has become the latest big company to admit it has been a victim of computer hacking. The multinational said there was no indication that any ...

New Arrest In Tuleta Hacking Investigation

PA | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

A 52-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating computer hacking linked to business espionage, Scotland Yard said. The man was held...

Gary McKinnon 'To Face No Further Criminal Charges'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

The mother of computer hacker Gary McKinnon laid down the gauntlet to president Barack Obama, challenging him to pardon her son, as it was announced h...

Twitter Reacts To Gary McKinnon Extradition Blocking

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Twitter, the indispensable barometer of public opinion, has reacted fervently to the news that human rights flip-flopper, Theresa May, has blocked the...

Journalist Held In Connection To Computer Hacking Probe

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

A 30-year-old journalist has been arrested by police investigating the alleged hacking of stolen mobile phones. The man was detained at his home in...

iPhone UDID Hack: How To Check If You're Affected

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Tech

A group of hackers has leaked more than a million unique iPhone ID after claiming to have breached an FBI laptop. The news is concerning because th...

Sun Journo Arrested In Computer Hacking Probe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

A journalist from The Sun newspaper has been arrested by police in connection with alleged breaches of privacy. The man - claimed to be reporter Rh...

The Pirate Bay Hacked

BBC | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Tech

File-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) has been hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack....

Man Who Hacked Abortion Provider Site Jailed For Two And A Half Years

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

Computer "whiz kid" James Jeffery, who hacked into the website of Britain's biggest abortion provider has been jailed for two years and eight months. ...

Hacker Extradition: Gary McKinnon 'No Longer Suicide Risk'

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon would no longer pose a serious suicide risk if extradited to the United States, a medical expert has said. Professor ...

Police Make Two Computer Hacking Arrests

PA | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK

Two men were arrested today as part of Scotland Yard's investigation into computer hacking, a police spokesman said. A 50-year-old man was arrested...

Times Editor Recalled To Leveson Over Email Hacking

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

Times editor James Harding has been recalled to appear at the Leveson inquiry into press ethics following claims the paper engaged in email hacking. ...

Times 'Being Investigated For Computer Hacking'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

The Times newspaper is being investigated by police over computer hacking, a senior Labour MP has claimed. Tom Watson, who has campaigned to bring ...

Gordon Brown's Downing Street Emails 'Hacked'

The Independent | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

Police investigating computer hacking by private investigators commissioned by national newspapers have uncovered evidence that emails sent and receiv...

Hain Meets With Police In Relation To Computer Hacking Allegations

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Politics

Former Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain has met with police in relation to allegations his computer may have been hacked when he was secretary of...

Which Senior Labour Figure May Have Been Targeted By Computer Hackers?

PA | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Politics

Labour's Peter Hain has been warned his computer may have been hacked while he was Northern Ireland Secretary, it has emerged. Scotland Yard told t...

Joanna Yeates Landlord: Media 'Shamelessly Vilified' Me

Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 28.01.2012 | UK

Christopher Jefferies, the landlord wrongly arrested over Joanna Yeates's murder, has said the media "shamelessly vilified" him. He told the Leveso...