Hackers

Here's How You Break Into A Car Using Just Your Laptop

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech

A video has been uploaded showing a man breaking into his own car using nothing but a laptop. Security researcher Dr Silvio Cesare exclusively reve...

A Russian Gang Just Stole Over A Billion Passwords

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech

A Russian criminal gang has successfuly carried out the world's largest data breach amassing over a billion usernames and passwords as well as over 50...

The Countries Terrorizing The Cyber World: Where Do Most DDoS Attacks Come From?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

Connecting a computer to the internet without a virus protection program is as reckless as leaving your property in the street. It's an open invitation to hackers... they wrangle these herds of infected computers into massive botnets that can bring down whole websites and web-accessed systems at the touch of a button.

'Red Button' TV Hack Could Control What You Watch

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech

A new flaw has been found in todays smart TVs which means a hacker could easily gain access and start monitoring you with kit that costs only a few hu...

Anonymous Is Preparing A Cyber-Attack On The World Cup's Sponsors

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous is preparing a cyber-attack on corporate sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil. In what could be a dramatic protest agai...

The FBI Was 'Just Kidding' About Hiring Stoned Hackers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Tech

The FBI says it was "just kidding" about hiring stoned hackers because it couldn't find any who didn't smoke weed. FBI Director James Comey said he...

Anonymous Hacks Twitter Page Of BNP Chairman Nick Griffin

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK

Nick Griffin has responded with good humour to his official Twitter account being taken over by a secretive hacking collective. The BNP chair poste...

Hackers Can Watch Your Baby Monitor, Unless You Follow This Simple Advice

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Tech

Security experts have warned parents to change the default password on their baby monitor cameras after new reports of hackers accessing the cameras. ...

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.