Hackers

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.

'Ghost Shell' Hackers Leak 1.6 Million Logins From FBI, Nasa And Interpol

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Tech

A hacker group known as Ghost Shell have posted what they claim to be 1.6 million login names, passwords and email addresses from the FBI, Nasa and In...

Hacking Super-Weapon Can Crack Encrypted Passwords In Seconds

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Tech

A hugely-powerful computer which is able to crack even the most-complex randomised passwords in "seconds" has been demonstrated in Norway. The new ...

Hackers Claim Access To Israeli Vice PM's Emails After Giant Hack

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Tech

A group of hackers claims to have successfully defaced social media accounts belonging to the Israeli vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom. The group ...

'The Work Of The Devil'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

Muslim hackers have attacked the French Euromillions site denouncing gambling as "the work of the devil" and replacing text on the homepage with Quran...

Cybergeddon: Don't Keep Calm, But Carry On!

Dr Lynette Nusbacher | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Tech
Dr Lynette Nusbacher

One of the great weaknesses of Western preparation for the strategic future of cyberspace is that we lack a coherent narrative for ordering and unders...

Michael Rundle

Massive 'Zero Day' Security Hole Leaves A Billion Computers At Critical Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Tech

Researchers claim to have found a critical security hole at the heart of computer code used on more than a billion PCs and Macs. The so-called 'zer...

Slackers to Hackers

Nathan Pearce | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Tech
Nathan Pearce

It's almost 17 years to the day when the film Hackers came out in cinemas. Whilst the film is obviously fictional, I found myself considering the other day whether our current cyber threats have surpassed those described in the film.

Massive Apple Hack: AntiSec Releases 1M iPhone IDs 'Taken From FBI Laptop'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Tech

The hacking collective AntiSec has released more than a million iPhone ID numbers that it said it took from an FBI computer. The group claims to ha...

'Julian Assange Supporters' Claim Cambridge University 'Hack'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

One of Britain's most prestigious universities has reportedly fallen victim to hackers who say they support WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Accor...

Hacking Group 'Destroys 75% Of World's Largest Oil Company's Computers'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Tech

A hacking collective said it successfully attacked the world's largest oil company - and is threatening to strike again. Saudi Aramco, the biggest ...

Hacking Group 'Destroys 75% Of World's Largest Oil Company's Computers'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Tech

A hacking collective said it successfully attacked the world's largest oil company - and is threatening to strike again. Saudi Aramco, the biggest ...

Lessons Learned From Mat Honan’s Epic Hacking

Rob Sobers | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Tech
Rob Sobers

So many systems are interconnected in the cloud making things more convenient than ever before, but we have to realise that this same interconnectedness makes security exponentially harder.