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Fifteen arrested for computer hijacking

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Fifteen people in the UK and across Europe have been arrested in connection with the hijacking of computers, reports the BBC. Police say that those involved remotely controlled computers in an effort to steal information. Known as “ratting,” the practice gets its name from the use of Remote Access Trojans… Read more »

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Baby monitor streaming website shuts down

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A Russian-based website streaming life footage from thousands of web cams, CCTV cameras and baby monitors has shut down. The site, called Insecam, showed video feeds from across the globe whose owners had not changed the default security settings, including nearly 5,000 cameras in the US and over 500 in the… Read more »

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UK children quizzed over social media abuse

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Almost 2,000 children have been investigated over allegations of online bullying and harassment. A Freedom of investigation act revealed that 1,200 children were then either charged with an offence, given a caution or fined. The figures showed that 20,000 adults were also investigated in that time. Of those, 11,292 were subject to… Read more »

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Fake Malaysia Airlines links spread malware

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According to multiple reports, links promising resolution for the missing Flight MH370 are scams which spread malware. Videos with titles like “Malaysian Airlines missing flight MH370 found in Sea – 50 people alive saved” have spread through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Malware intelligence analyst Chris Boyd has… Read more »

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Barclay’s bank customer data stolen and sold to brokers

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On Sunday 9th February UK bank, Barclays, reported that it was reviewing up to 2,000 files of customer data that was handed to them by the Mail on Sunday newspaper. The newspaper said in an article that it was given the files by a person it described as a ‘whistle blower’,… Read more »

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EE broadband box poses security risk

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Remote access poses a threat to EE’s broadband internet connection. The Network provider will push out an emergency upgrade to its broadband customers after a security flaw was discovered by a UK researcher. The problem affects customers who have either the Brightbox 1 or 2 router in their homes. EE… Read more »

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Hackers steal 376,000 credit card details from Irish firm LoyaltyBuild

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The Irish loyalty programme firm, Loyaltybuild have been hit by a hack attack which saw the loss of 376,000 customer full credit card details. According to investigatory results by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC), credit card and – contrary to all payment storage rules – CVV details… Read more »

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Data protection reforms delayed until 2015

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New EU data protection rules and a new cyber security framework are to be verified by the beginning of 2015 despite many believing the reforms would be finalised by May next year, in time for the European Parliamentary elections. However, data protection experts have commented on the decision to delay the… 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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Santander bank targeted in cyber scam

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A cyber plot to download data from Santander bank in which a phony engineer fitted a keyboard video monitor at the Surrey Quays branch has led to twelve arrests, reports the BBC. According to officials, if carried out, the loss might have resulted in millions of pounds being stolen. Keyboard… Read more »

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