UK Hacking

Cyber Attack! 60% of Small Companies Out of Business in Six Months

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Coaching your employees on data protection just isn't enough. In the video, Holman speaks to this point, explaining "You could buy the most high-tech security software, then the admin guy whacks a generic password on it ... and you're sunk".

Revenge Porn 'Becoming An Epidemic Amongst Young People'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Revenge porn is becoming an epidemic amongst young people, with charities reporting that they are seeing a sharp rise in complaints, according to the ...

EA Phishing Attack Dupes iTunes Users To Input Passwords

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

An official EA Games server has been attacked by hackers -- and now hosts an incredibly realistic "phishing" site to try and collect user names and pa...

Was Malaysia Airlines MH370 Hacked By A Mobile Phone?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech

Investigators still have no idea what happened to Malaysian Airlines MH370, or the 239 people on board. But the strange pattern of course correctio...

You Can Now Play That Hacking Scene From 'Jurassic Park' For Real

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Tech

You know that bit in Jurassic Park where Samuel L Jackson tries to hack into Wayne Knight's computer, but he can't, because hackers? If you've ever...

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 ...

Open Data and Hacking for Social Good

Farez Rahman | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Tech
Farez Rahman

Data aggregators and directories are important roles in the ecosystem. There is so much data out there, that it's hard to keep up with what is available. Additionally, you want to ensure that the data feeds you want can be integrated with your existing data with minimal effort.

Piers Morgan Questioned 'Under Caution' By Hacking Squad Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

Piers Morgan has been questioned under caution about phone-hacking, it has been revealed. Morgan has always consistently denied knowledge of phone ...

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...

Hacking Trial Told About Mystery Of 'Missing Phones'

PA | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Up to 10 mobile phones and computer gadgets potentially linked to Rebekah Brooks have never been found by police, the hacking trial has heard. An i...

REPORT: NSA Hacked Offline Computers With Tiny USB Radios

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

We already know that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying on virtually every computer connected to the internet - to say nothing of a...

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.

The Syrian Electronic Army Have Struck Again

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Hackers from the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) are believed to be responsible for attacks on two Microsoft Twitter accounts as well as their official b...

WATCH: How To Hack Your iPhone With Cardboard And Glue

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Because Apple aren't exactly the most open-minded company when it comes to letting you mess around with how your iPhone works, hacking one is pretty d...

Forget the Artful Dodger, Pickpocketing's Gone Digital

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

In a bygone age, the Artful Dodger and his duplicitous pals would steal silk handkerchiefs and purses from unwitting members of the public.

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...

NCA Issue 'RansomWare' Warning

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Tech

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has issued a warning alerting people to a mass 'ransomware' spam email. The email - which appears to be particularl...

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...

Rewarding and Recognising White Hats

Paul Lambert | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lambert

"White hats" or white hat hackers whom are equally interested in researching weaknesses in computer security systems but for more altruistic purposes. They may be employed by tech companies, computer security companies, universities or individuals.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Digital Spying Is 'Appalling And Foolish'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The inventor of the world wide web has backed whistleblowers who "protect society's interests". Sir Tim Berners-Lee made the comments as a group of...

We Are Legion: Anonymous Take Part In Global ‘Million Mask March'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Members and supporters of the hacktivist group Anonymous are marking Guy Fawkes Day with a global 'Million Mask March'. Cities in Japan, Australia...

Morning Headlines: Hacking Trial, Filming In Court, Late Trains And Newspaper Regulation

PA | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

JURY TO HEAR MORE ABOUT HACKING Jurors in the trial of former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and ex-spin doctor Andy Coulson will ...

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...

Security at the Touch of a Button?

David Emm | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Earlier in the year, I highlighted the importance of using unique, complex passwords for securing our online identities. This is especially true for mobile devices. Many of us today use our phones for the bulk of our online activities. This is very convenient, of course. But it does mean that our online life lies behind a single password.