Hackers

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...

Anonymous Promises Fresh Attacks On North Korea

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Tech

Anonymous hackers have announced another round of cyber attacks on North Korea, as tensions in the peninsula continue to escalate. Last week the ce...

Anonymous Hack North Korean News Agency's Twitter And Flickr Account

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Tech

Anonymous hackers appear to have followed through on a promised hack of North Korean websites by taking control of the central news agency Uriminzokki...

Welcome to Generation Hack

Andrew Tipp | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Tipp

You don't need to be a web trendster or pop culture vulture to recognise we're on the cusp of a new age; a fresh wave of inquisitive HTML meddlers. Never mind Generation X. Forget Generation Y. This isn't Generation Z. It's Generation Hack.

Michael Rundle

Is A DDoS Attack Really Slowing Down The World's Internet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Tech

Scepticism has been thrown on reports that a massive online attack caused speeds on the internet to slow around the world on Wednesday. Publication...

Michael Rundle

Nato Manual: Civilian Hackers 'Legitimate Military Targets' In Cyber War

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Tech

Civilian hackers who cause death or damage to property could be legitimate targets for conventional weapons, according to the first international 'han...

29c3: Hacking Politics

Eva Blum-Dumontet | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Tech
Eva Blum-Dumontet

Every year at the end of December, computer hackers from all over the world gather in Germany - this time in Hamburg - for the Chaos Communication Congress, four days of talks, meetings and workshops.

Attack of the Hackers: The Evolution of Cybercrime

Sabi Phagura | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Tech
Sabi Phagura

Don't let the New Year bring the expense of fixing a damaged computer, the stress of dealing with hacked credit card details or worse the unknown and undetected dangers. Since I got hacked last year, I made a promise to myself. I've fallen victim to cybercrime once before - I won't again.