UK Cybercrime

Criminals Can Guess Your Bank Details In Just Six Seconds

Press Association and Oscar Williams | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Tech

Criminals can guess your Visa debit or credit card number, expiry date and security code in just six seconds, researchers have found. Experts from N...

Post Office And TalkTalk Broadband Have Been Hit By A Massive Cyberattack

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Tech

Post Office and TalkTalk broadband customers have had their internet access cut after the two firms were hit by the same cyber attack. The internet se...

Thousands Of National Lottery Accounts Have Been Hacked

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Tech

Thousands of National Lottery accounts may have been hacked, reports its operator Camelot. In a statement on its website, the operator said that it ha...

Careful Surfing Required In The Digital Age

Alastair Paterson | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

The truth is that exposed credentials from adult dating sites hold particular value for cyber criminals given their potential to extort victims. Most subscribers to these services want to remain anonymous and don't want their employers or families to know. Users are likely to be prepared to pay large amounts of money to prevent their details being exposed online where others can see them.

Hackers Have Gained Access To The Private Information Of 6 Million Three Customers

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech

Three has been the victim of a major cyber hack after fraudsters were able to gain access to the company’s phone upgrade system and in turn see mill...

Defence Against Cyber Threats Close To Home And Out Of This World

Geoff Smith | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech
Geoff Smith

As the threat of cybercrime intensifies both on and around the planet, there's never been a more important time for organisations to batten down the hatches to protect themselves. By adopting these types of approaches however, businesses will be able to strengthen their defence and ensure they don't become the next cyber-attack headline.

A Day In The Life Of An Ethical Hacker

Robert Page | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Robert Page

Ethical hacking services are increasingly being recognised as a great way for businesses to unearth security weaknesses before they can be exploited by online criminals. Organisations adopting a proactive approach to threat identification invariably find that this is much easier than trying to manage the fall out of a full blown cyber incident, which can cause huge financial losses and reputational damage.

UK Government Gets Serious About Cybercrime

Alastair Paterson | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

Clearly cyber attackers have their sights firmly set on everything we do online these days and that requires us, as citizens, business people and government representatives to take a different view of cybersecurity.

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

The Cost Of Data Breaches Will Get Even Higher

Alastair Paterson | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

Clearly companies, both large and small, need to act now and start putting in place robust standards and procedures to counter the cyber security threat, or face the prospect of paying drastically increased costs in regulatory fines, as well as the reputational harm to their brand.

Hackers Broke The Internet This Weekend Using Your Home Gadgets As A Weapon

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Tech

A major cyberattack took place over the weekend, it was targeted at a company called Dyn and while you’ve probably never heard of them until now, th...

UK Spy Agencies 'Unlawfully' Collected Your Personal Data For Over A Decade

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Tech

The UK’s spy agencies including MI5, MI6 and GCHQ breached privacy rules by spending 10 years collecting vast amounts of personal information. Senio...

Cybercriminals Are Launching Web Attacks Using Armies Of Hacked Devices

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Tech

Cyber-criminals are building vast networks of hacked devices to launch web attacks of unprecedented force. Web hosting company OVH was recently knocke...

A Hacker's Eye View: Targeted Attacks - Part One

Lawrence Munro | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Tech
Lawrence Munro

The risk of a cyber-attack has become an unfortunate fact of life in today's digital world. However, while businesses of all sizes and in all sectors should certainly be aware they are under threat, just like all thieves, cyber criminals have their preferred targets and methods.

Yahoo Admits A Staggering Half A BILLION Accounts Were Stolen In 2014

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Tech

Yahoo has confirmed that a data breach took place in 2014 which resulted in the theft of information from 500 million user accounts. Claiming the atta...

Is Your Webcam Or Baby Monitor Being Hacked? Find Out And Protect Yourself

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Tech

Imagine walking into your child’s bedroom and hearing a strange voice coming through your baby monitor. It’s a terrifying thought and yet accordin...

Cybercrime And Cyber-punishment

Mark Piggott | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Mark Piggott

The digital age brings new freedoms, new convenience, but also new irritations - and new forms of crime. The world of justice struggles to keep up wit...

What Is The "Pegasus" iPhone Spyware And Why Was It So Dangerous?

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Tech

For almost every iPhone owner on the planet, their only connection with the “Pegasus” spyware will be in the form of a critical iOS update which A...

Apple Issues Critical iOS Update After Unprecedented 'Mobile Espionage' Malware Discovered

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Tech

It’s the stuff of a spy movie or video game: A shady government agency simply clicks a button and immediately has access to everything on your phone...

Welcome To The Hotel Malware

Alastair Paterson | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

Our data is at risk and increasingly professional hackers target the connected devices we all rely on at home and in business, as they are often the weak spot in our cyber defenses extending our digital footprint even further into the web.

A Future Where Hackers Can Control Your Thoughts And Feelings Isn't Far Away

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Tech

An Oxford PhD candidate has warned of a future that sounds like something out of a science fiction film: A world where hackers will be able to control...

Blogger Gets Revenge On Cyber-Scammer By Sending Him A Virus

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Tech

A French security researcher claims to have got his own back on scammers by sending them a virus after they tried to trick him into buying bogus softw...

80 Per Cent Of All Android Phones And Tablets Could Be Hijacked By This Bug

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Tech

A serious bug has been discovered in Google’s Android operating system that could affect around 80 per cent of all devices running the software. The...

900 Million Android Phones Could Be Vulnerable To A New Hack

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech

A serious security flaw has been discovered in millions of Android phones that could give hackers complete access to the device’s data, say security...

Pornhub Gets Hacked, Revealing Users' Preferences

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Tech

Pornhub, one of the world’s largest porn sites has had its website hacked, revealing millions of users’ personal preferences. Before you start fur...