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UK supermarket giant Tesco hit by cyber hackers

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Tesco.com has been hit by a cyber attack affecting more than 2k customers. The list of Tesco.com accounts was posted to a popular text-sharing site earlier on Thursday. The supermarket giant said the data had been compiled by hackers using details stolen from other sites. A small number of people… Read more »

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Met’s cybercrime team arrest four people in London in connection with £1m bank theft

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The Metropolitan police cybercrime unit have arrested four people in the London area in connection with a £1m bank loss. Two houses were raided uncovering £80k in cash and a live hand grenade. Detectives from the force’s new cybercrime unit (MPCCU) which was launched in October, carried out the operation after… Read more »

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Swedish man fined £400,000 for sharing film online

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An unnamed Swedish man has been handed a 4.3m Swedish Krona fine – equivalent to £400k – for uploading one film to a toerrent sharing website. He has also been given a suspended jail setence and 160 hours of community service. He is thought to have uploaded up to 500… Read more »

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27-year-old man arrested in connection with defamatory ‘revenge-porn’ site

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A 27-year-old man, named Kevin Bollaert has been arrested in connection with a revenge porn website. Bollaert has been accused of making the site dubbed, ‘UGotPosted’ which allows the publication of intimate images without permission of the featured individual. The site linked the intimate photographs to the individuals personal social… Read more »

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Forensics lab will help police tackle cyber criminals

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Australian Federal Police have plans for a multi-million-dollar forensic centre which will target cyber criminals. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2015. Work on the $106 million laboratory in Majura officially began on Thursday, several hours after the police confirmed an apparent cyber attack on… Read more »

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NCA arrest UK man for hacking US military and government networks

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A 28-year-old British man from Suffolk has been arrested on suspicion of hacking into the US army and US government networks. The National Crime Agency [NCA] arrested the man under the Computer Misuse Act as he is suspected of “network intrusion offences.” v3 reports that the head of the NCA’S… Read more »

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Webcam hackers pose serious threat to unsuspecting users

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Shocking new statistics have emerged from anti-online bullying and harassment foundation, the Cybersmile Foundation, relating to the amount of complaints regarding webcam hackers. Shockingly, there is a growing trend in peadophile hackers tracking down their victims using special search engine and then accessing their webcams remotely.They exploit computer viruses which can grant… Read more »

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Whatsapp encryption flaw poses security risk for users

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It has been revealed that popular cross-platform IM service WhatsApp is flawed. A Dutch researcher claims that the company has not thought out its encryption solution as well as they should have and that users should be aware that their WhatsApp messages could be easily decrypted by attackers. WhatsApp allows… Read more »

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