UK Hackers

Criminal Children: Could Your Teenager Be a Hacker?

David Emm | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
David Emm

There are some signs parents can look for to assess whether their children are getting involved in dangerous activities online - here are some questions to consider...

The Biggest Data Breaches of 2015

David Emm | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

This year has seen a steady stream of security breaches, so much so that the news announcements almost seem routine. It's hardly surprising though, as our personal information is such a valuable commodity - not just for companies, but unfortunately for cybercriminals too.

Toy Hacks: Another Example of Why Security Needs an Overhaul

Graham Welch | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

From baby monitors that allow parents to watch their infants remotely, to smart talking dolls, which connect to a database to answer kids' questions, the same connectivity seen in adult gadgets is now reaching our children. But what happens when hackers gain access to that data?

How to Protect Yourself Against the Hackers

Gary Newe | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The number of data breaches has continued to grow in 2015. Barely a day goes by without a company or country falling victim to a cyber-security attack. Some of the high profile attacks we've witnessed this year include Github, Uber, and Chris Froome's personal training data.

Hackers Lizard Squad Get Revenge By Knocking Out The National Crime Agency's Website

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech

The hacking collective known as Lizard Squad have taken down the National Crime Agency website in a revenge attack following the arrest of six individ...

If You've Ever Had An Ashley Madison Affair You Might Want To Change Your Credit Card Details

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Tech

Hackers who stole personal details of more than 37 million members of Ashley Madison -- the dating site that lets people have extramarital affairs -- ...

This Couple Hacked A TrackingPoint Sniper Rifle To Prove A Very DEADLY Point

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Tech

The world of connected weapons just got a little darker. In an experiment for Wired, security researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger hacked a T...

Keep Up or Get Caught Out - Lessons From the Ashley Madison Hack

Gary Newe | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

As the lines between the professional and social use of technology continue to blur, it is vital that we start to really recognise the significance of these attacks, how likely they are and how damaging they can be.

Hackers Just Hijacked A Jeep Cherokee And It's TERRIFYING

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Tech

"Remember Andy," they said "no matter what happens, don’t panic.” Andy Greenberg is a reporter for Wired who had his Jeep Cherokee hijacked by ...

Things Are About To Get Even Worse For Cheaters Who Used Affairs Site

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Tech

An 'insider' has told Sky News that the Ashley Madison hackers could be selling off their acquired data, including personal names and addresses of the...

Who is Responsible for Protecting Your Personal Data Online?

Catalin Cosoi | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Tech
Catalin Cosoi

An overwhelming majority of British adults are now concerned about the online security of their private information, the threats posed by hackers and the possibility of unauthorised access to their data. This was the key finding of recent YouGov research in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks.

10 Steps to Mitigate a DDoS Attack in Real Time

Gary Newe | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

As the lines between the professional and social use of technology continue to blur, it is vital that we start to really recognise the significance of these attacks, how likely they are and how damaging they can be.

A Month in the Life of the Fight Against Cybercrime

David Emm | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Once inside the system, hackers are able to move around the system until they find their points of interest - staff and processes that allow them to extract money from the infected system. The worrying thing is that this attack is still active.

Mass Police Raids On UK Hackers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Tech

A suspected hacker from Britain has been arrested in connection with an alleged cyber attack on the United States Department of Defence (DoD) as part ...

Hacking Games Could Be A 'Pathway To Organised Crime' Says Home Office

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Tech

Young people with highly technical computer skills could become targets — or instigators — of organised crime, the government has warned. (That...

How to Protect Yourself by Thinking Like a Criminal

Simon Specka | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech
Simon Specka

Free public WiFi is one of the hallmarks of our times. So addicted are we to staying connected, we can barely bear to be offline nowadays - mobile professionals, students and the growing army of freelance creatives are drawn to free WiFi, served by cafes and bars, like bees to a honeypot.

How Do You Steal $1Bn? You Never Leave Your Room

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech

A criminal organisation has managed to steal $1bn from banks all over the world in what security experts are calling "the most sophisticated attack th...

Children Accidentally Shown Gay Porn In London Restaurant

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

A mother-of-three was left feeling physically ill after a prank ruined their meal in Jimmy's Restaurant at the O2. Jade Miller was dining with her ...

10 Most Damaging Hacks Of All Time

AllTime10s | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

The recent attacks on Sony Pictures have brought the issue of cyber warfare to forefront of international relations. Let's have a look at some of the ...

World Devastated By 60 Minute Facebook Outage

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

The hacking collective Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for a devastating attack on Facebook which took the social media site offline… for an...

'Skeleton Key' Bug Threatens To Unlock 'Secure' Web Domains

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech

Security researchers have discovered a "Skeleton Key" malware which has the potential to unlock key parts of the supposedly-secure internet. The fl...

Crayola Facebook Page Hacked And Filled With Posts About Boobs

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Tech

Crayon giants Crayola had a full-scale social media meltdown on Sunday when their Facebook Page was hacked and filled with off-colour material. Did...

Anonymous Begins 'Operation Charlie Hebdo'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Tech

Anonymous has reportedly shut down a jihadist site as part of 'Operation Charlie Hebdo' - a proposed campaign of retaliation following the shocking a...

The Significance of the Sony Pictures Attack

David Emm | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Unless you've been offline and haven't watched TV or listened to the radio for the last month and half, you probably know about the ongoing saga surrounding the security breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Police Close In On PSN Hackers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Tech

Thames Valley Police have arrested a young man in connection with the Christmas day cyber attacks which shut down both Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStatio...