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UK increases funding to combat cyber threats from IS

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The UK Chancellor, George Osborne, has warned that hospitals and air traffic control could be amongst many targets under threat from Islamic State hack attacks. Security on the ground in London has already been increased after the attacks in Paris, and the Chancellor has stated that GCHQ is busy monitoring… Read more »

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Anonymous launches campaign against IS

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Although hacker group Anonymous occasionally provides light relief in the world of internet security, it has recently taken up a more serious and combative tone. Following the recent terrorist atrocity in Paris, the group now has ISIS very firmly in its sights, launching a retribution campaign called Operation Paris. Anonymous… Read more »

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Russian hackers thought to be culprit in TV5 Monde attack

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A recent cyber attack on the French television network TV5 Monde is thought to have been the work of Russian cyber hackers. The perpetrators also published messages on the TV station’s Facebook page. French media reports indicate that propaganda-type posts appeared on the television station’s website by individuals claiming to… Read more »

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Islamic State cyber threat grows

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The group Islamic state is being supported in its mission to spread its message by security savvy hackers, reports the BBC. So far, media groups and news outlets have proved popular targets but these supporters of IS have also used their technical abilities to compromise sites as a way of… Read more »

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Warning tweet posted before ISIS-linked attack in Texas

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On May 3rd, two men from Phoenix, Arizona shot a security guard outside a convention centre in which a contest was being held to draw cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The event, which was ostensibly organised in pursuance of the principle of free speech, was called the “Muhammed Art Exhibition… Read more »

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Researchers doubt Islamic State involvement in Tesla hack

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It seems likely that it was not Islamic State (IS) behind the recent cyberattack on Tesla motors, the famous American manufacturer of electric cars, but the prolific hacking group, Lizard Squad. The attack also breached Tesla’s Twitter account. On 25th April, all traffic to Tesla’s dot com website was redirected… Read more »

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Pro-ISIS hackers take over French TV network in “unprecedented attack”

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French television network TV5Monde says that it was unable to broadcast any of its channels after pro-ISIS hackers took control of its systems, including its websites and social media sites. The hack caused a three-hour blackout and “severely damaged” the Paris-based company’s systems, according to the network’s director general, Yves… Read more »

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