Cybercrime

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

TalkTalk hacker jailed for four years

TalkTalk hacker jailed for four years

A 22-year-old man behind the hack and blackmail of TalkTalk in 2015 has been sentenced to four years in jail.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Dorset school targeted in suspected ransomware attack

Dorset school targeted in suspected ransomware attack

Students at a Dorset secondary school have had their GCSE coursework held hostage by hackers.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

WannaCry cyber security expert pleads not guilty to malware charges

WannaCry cyber security expert Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to malware charges

WannaCry cyber security expert pleads not guilty to malware charges in US

Marcus Hutchins, known for stopping the ransomware attack which hit the NHS earlier this year, has appeared in a federal court in Milwaukee

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Microsoft releases emergency patch to cover weakness created by antivirus software

Microsoft releases emergency patch to cover weakness created by antivirus software

Microsoft releases emergency patch to fix weakness created by antivirus software

The tech company's own protection from viruses made Windows 7, 8.1, 10, and RT computers more vulnerable to attack

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Nasa cyber chief claims it's only a matter of time before hackers target space missions

Nasa cyber chief claims it's only a matter of time before hackers target space missions

Nasa cyber chief claims hackers will soon target space missions

The chief information officer for IT security at Nasa has said her focus for the next year is to improve Nasa's cyber security in preparation for attacks

MP report suggest foreign hackers could have crashed EU referendum registration website crash

MPs' report suggest Russian, Chinese hackers could have crashed Brexit website

MPs' report suggest Russian, Chinese hackers could have crashed Brexit website

The Public Administration Committee released a report which suggested hackers might have been responsible for the website crash just before the registration deadline

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

'We're in a very challenging time', says security specialist after Andrew Parker interview highlights threat of Russian cyberwarfare

Russian cyberwarfare threat 'very challenging' says security specialist

Russian cyberwarfare threat 'very challenging' says security specialist

Will Geddes spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the issue of cybersecurity and the recent interview the MI5 chief gave to The Guardian

Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Monero has gained rapid popularity among the nefarious characters who lurk in the Dark Web

The Bitcoin of the underworld: Why Dark Web drug dealers love Monero

The Bitcoin of the underworld: Why Dark Web drug dealers love Monero

Monero's privacy and lack of traceability makes it perfect for illicit transactions in the murky depths of cyberspace