Internet Security

Hackers Now Have The Ability To Shut Down An Entire Power Grid

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Tech

A security firm has revealed that a group of hackers were actually able to penetrate the systems of national power grids including some in the US and ...

Why We All Need To Worry About The Dark Web

Javvad Malik | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Tech
Javvad Malik

Tor was originally set up in the mid-1990s and offers anonymous browsing to people across the world. It now hosts roughly 30,000 hidden sites. Users in countries with strict censorship laws can use it to access mainstream sites and exchange information securely.

Hackers Put Contact Details Of Over Six Million Instagram Accounts Up For Sale

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech

The hackers responsible for scraping the personal information from some six million Instagram accounts have now reportedly put the information up for ...

Identity Theft Has Now Soared To 'Epidemic' Levels

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Tech

Identity fraud has now reached “epidemic” levels say the fraud prevention body Cifas after it was found nearly 500 cases are reported every single...

The Expert Who Forced Us To Create Complicated Passwords Admits He Was Completely Wrong

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Tech

The IT expert responsible for suggesting that people use complex passwords and change them regularly has said that he regrets the advice - adding it ...

Find Out If Your Password Has Been Hacked Using This Website

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Tech

With hackers harvesting millions of login details every single year the likelihood that one of your accounts has been compromised is increasing expone...

Vodafone Customers Are Being Targeted With A Very Realistic Email Scam

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Tech

Vodafone customers have been warned about what appears to be one of the most realistic email scams yet. Get Safe Online - A leading government-backed...

Amber Rudd Claims 'Real People' Do Not Want Secure Communications

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Politics

Amber Rudd has said “real people” do not want secure end-to-end encryption on messaging services. The Home Secretary will warn internet giants tod...

Researchers Have Shown How Simple It Is To Steal Your Secret Browsing Habits

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Tech

A pair of German researchers have revealed just how easy it is to expose an individual’s online browsing habits, and trace it back to your personal ...

If You See This Email From WhatsApp, Delete It

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Tech

Another day and so it’s time for another WhatsApp scam and this latest one is proving to be a bit of a nuisance. Action Fraud has alerted its users ...

Parliament Cyber Attack Sees 'Unauthorised attempt' To Access Accounts

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK

Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack with “unauthorised attempts” made to access parliamentary user accounts. MPs on Saturday implored those...

Thousands Of Passwords Belonging To Senior UK Figures 'Traded By Russian Hackers'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK

Russian hackers have reportedly traded passwords belonging to British politicians, diplomats and senior police officers. Security credentials said to ...

The Personal Details Of Over Half The US Population Have Been Accidentally Leaked Online

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Tech

The personal details of over 198 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed on the internet by a marketing firm in what experts are calling th...

The Fight Against Radicalisation Is Now An Online Battlefield

Claire Stead | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Young people - who are both most exposed to the online world and the most vulnerable - need to be protected and shielded better than anyone. This education, between what is right and just and true, begins at home and in the school.

Microsoft Points The Finger At The NSA Over Ransomware That Paralysed The NHS

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech

Microsoft has issued a blistering attack on the US government after a software vulnerability stockpiled by the National Security Agency (NSA) and late...

This Is How A 22-Year-Old Managed To Stop The WannaCry Ransomware From Spreading

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Tech

Having attacked hundreds of computer systems including numerous NHS hospitals, the WannaCry ransomware was finally brought to a standstill. Rather tha...

UK Could Be Hit By Another Cyber Attack 'Quite Likely On Monday'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK

The UK could be hit by another cyber attack tomorrow, a security researcher who halted the spread of ransomware during Friday’s worldwide attack has...

How A 22-Year-Old British Blogger 'Accidentally' Halted The Global Cyber Attack

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK

A cybersecurity researcher has revealed how he “accidentally” halted the spread of ransomware during the attack on hundreds of systems worldwide o...

Hackers Can Guess Your PIN Just From The Motion Sensor On Your Phone

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

So here’s some worrying news: Hackers can actually find out your PIN and passwords just by analysing the way you tilt a phone in your hand. The reve...

Apple Issues A Software Update After iPhone Users Are Fooled By Fake Ransomware

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech

The latest update for the iPhone’s operating system thwarts cybercriminals’ attempts to con users with fake ransomware. Hackers have been exploiti...

Cyber Criminals Will Start Holding Our Fitness Trackers To Ransom

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

Smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, TVs and fitness trackers are now all at risk of being held to ransom by cyber criminals. With almost every device ...

The CIA Might Not Need To Bypass WhatsApp's Encryption To Read Your Messages

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech

Last night, Wikileaks published what it claims to be the biggest leak of secret CIA files in the agency’s 70-year history. The documents describe an...

How Safe Is Your Child Online?

Estelle Lloyd | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents
Estelle Lloyd

So I ask you, how is riding a bike any different from using the internet? We need to nurture our children, explain right from wrong, make them aware of the dangers lurking around every corner and to always think

Two Million Parents' And Children's Messages 'Leaked In CloudPets Breach'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Tech

Two million voice messages recorded by parents and their children via a “smart” cuddly toy have been leaked online, according to a cybersecurity r...

Britain Was Hit By Hundreds Of High-Level Cyber Attacks In The Last Three Months

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech

Britain’s national security was threatened 188 times by cyber attacks in just the last three months. The revelation comes from an exclusive intervie...