Hackers

London 'Zombie Lords' Hijack The Internet For 300,000 Machines

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Tech

Two IP addresses based in London have managed to hijack more than 300,000 internet routers, according to security researchers in Wales. A paper by ...

Hackers Force Tesco To Close Over 2,000 Clubcard Accounts

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Tech

Tesco has been forced to deactivate more than 2,000 Clubcard accounts after they were hacked and log-in details shared online. Hackers obtained det...

What Smaller Businesses Can Learn From the Staysure Hack

Mike Foreman | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

Keep your security software updated - Don't be tempted to put it off till later. Most updates are improvements by a software company, patching up security threats and fixing bugs - if you don't update, you are creating vulnerabilities in your systems which could be utilised by hackers.

Truck Driver Fined $183,000 For 60-Second 'Anonymous' Web Attack

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Tech

An American truck driver has been fined $183,000 for participating in 'Distributed Denial of Service' (DDoS) attack online. Eric Rosol, 38, from Wi...

London Battlehack

John Lunn | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
John Lunn

110 developers rocked up to One Canada Square, Canary Wharf recently for the London-leg of the PayPal search to find the best hackers across ten of the world's coolest cities.

Anonymous Threatens Cyber War With Itself?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Anonymous appears to be threatening war - with itself. According to a report by Vice, an Australian wing of the secretive hacking collective is fru...

British Man Charged With Hacking Into Nasa

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

A British hacker has been charged with breaking into the computer systems of the US army, Nasa and other federal agencies. The 28-year-old, named a...

Convicted Hackers Could Be Signed Up As British 'Cyber Spies'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Hackers with criminal convictions could be signed up by the government as digital spies, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said. Hammond said th...

Hire The Hackers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

Hackers with a criminal past could be recruited to serve in the new military cyber force, the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond indicated. He said t...

Anonymous Retaliate To Miranda Detention With Cyber-Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

Anonymous hackers behind the @OpLastResort Twitter account have hit back after the partner of the the first journalist to interview American whistlebl...

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Account Hacked

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Tech

A frustrated computer expert went out of his way to prove a point to Facebook, after the social media giant ignored his multiple warnings about a secu...

Hackers Target Ucas In Attempt To Sabotage A-Level Results

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Ucas was targeted by hackers who attempted to sabotage the system mere hours before thousands of students received their A-level results, the admissio...

Porn Hackers Attack Tory MP Claire Perry's Website

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

Claire Perry, the Tory MP who led the high-profile campaign to launch a "porn filter" to block adult content from UK browsers, has had her website hac...

Cyber War 'At Its Gunpowder Moment'

PA | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Tech

The Ministry of Defence has announced a new partnership with its major contractors as the latest step in bolstering UK security against so-called cybe...

The Hidden Cost of Tablet Computers

Django Wylie | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Tech
Django Wylie

Tablets seem to embody the neutralisation and monetisation of a technology's liberating potential. What is more, after the rise of hacktivist groups such as Anonymous, tablets certainly appear more conducive to placidity and less threatening to the status quo.

Real Madrid Fans Targeted By Cyberattack On Facebook

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

Already in suspense over choosing a new coach Real Madrid fans are getting caught up in the more risky game of having their personal data being targeted by cyberattackers on Facebook.

Working Together to Combat Cybercrime

David Emm | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Tech
David Emm

Cybercrime has become a well-established feature of today's world. For the most part, this takes the form of random, speculative attacks designed to steal personal information from anyone unlucky enough to fall victim to the attack.

Google Glass Hacked: 'The Only Thing It Doesn't Know Are Your Thoughts'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Tech

A software developer claiming to have hacked Google Glass has published the details of his exploit online. With a relatively simply alteration to i...

LulzSec 'Leader' Arrested in Australia

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Tech

The self-proclaimed leader of hacking group LulzSec has been arrested in Australia. An as-yet unnamed 24-year-old senior IT worker was detained on ...

Beyond the Headlines: Why Cyber Crime Affects Us All

John Colley | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Tech
John Colley

Whilst yet to make the big headlines, the full picture of online crime represents a fundamental challenge to all businesses, governments and our daily lives. In the all-encompassing digital age, information security as a profession and as a way of life is vital to ensuring both our economic prosperity and our sense of safety, privacy and freedom.

UK Faces '1,000 Cyber Attacks On Government A Day'

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Tech

The government faces around 33,000 cyber attacks each month from sophisticated criminals and state-sponsored groups, a Cabinet Office minister has sai...

Anonymous Launch New Assault On North Korea, Claiming Insiders' Help

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Tech

The Anonymous hacking collective has launched the second major assault on North Korean websites. Hackers from the amorphous group claimed to have t...

Planes Can Be Hacked With Mobile Phones

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Tech

A security researcher has demonstrated the ability to hack a commercial airliner with an Android phone. Hugo Teso, a security consultant at n.runs ...

Michael Rundle

Korean Cyber Battle Could Lead To 'Large Scale War' Says Expert

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Tech

There is already a war taking place on the Korean Peninsula: it's on the internet - and the North may be winning. Jarno Limnéll, doctor in militar...

LulzSec Hacker Pleads Guilty To Attack On NHS

PA | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Tech

A 26-year-old has pleaded guilty to hacking websites of major institutions including the National Health Service, Sony and News International. Ryan...