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Hacker Who Attempted To Blackmail HBO Formally Charged

A hacker who attempted to ransom hacked Game of Thrones episodes from HBO formally identified and charged in the US An Iranian hacker earlier this year attempted to ransom off ...

November 21, 2017 at 4:06 pm by
UK Investing £20M to Find the Next Cyber Security Stars

UK Investing £20M to Find the Next Cyber Security Stars

The UK government is launching a new initiative called the Cyber Discovery programme. With a budget of £20M, it aims to get 15 to 18-year-old interested in cyber-security.  ...

November 20, 2017 at 3:08 pm by
Ransomware

New Ransomware Attacks Reported in Russia and Ukraine

Ransomware on the rise again! If you were to ask someone this time last year ‘what is ransomware’ the likelihood is that they wouldn’t know. In truth, I ...

October 25, 2017 at 10:24 am by
power grid

Hackers Successfully Infiltrate Power Grid Control Systems

Who is in control of your power? Reports are emerging that a hacking group target and successfully gained access to the US power grid distribution service. This, in effect, ...

September 6, 2017 at 4:08 pm by

Fresh NHS Cyber Attack Reveals Over a Million Patient Records Compromised

NHS Security Under Scrutiny Again! NHS security procedures have been under a lot of pressure in recent months and it appears that they have not learnt their lesson. Reports ...

August 18, 2017 at 8:31 pm by

US Voting Machines Hacked in Minutes at DEF CON

The spectre of voter fraud – perceived or otherwise – in the US is becoming an increasingly prevalent conspiracy theory. Indeed, even the current US President himself ...

July 30, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

Nuclear Power Plants are Being Attacked by Hackers

Hacking and cyber security is a major issue. The recent ransomware attacks, particularly on the NHS highlight the dangers of this. Generally speaking, cyber security usually ...

July 8, 2017 at 11:22 am by
UK Parliament Hit by 'Sustained and Determined' Cyber Attack

UK Parliament Hit by ‘Sustained and Determined’ Cyber Attack

UK Parliment Hit by Cyber Attack? Security services shut down the UK Parliament’s e-mails after being the receiving end of a ‘sustained and determined’ cyber ...

June 25, 2017 at 3:42 pm by
Pirates Of The Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales

Hackers Hold 5th Pirates of the Caribbean for Ransom

Hackers have gotten their hands on the latest Disney movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and threaten to release it unless they’re paid a ransom. ...

May 16, 2017 at 10:00 am by

New Government Poll Reports Cyber Attacks at Significantly Higher Rate

A new government survey published today has reported that cyber crime may be significantly higher than previously thought. In a survey conducted over 1500 UK businesses, 46% ...

April 19, 2017 at 1:40 pm by
banks

US Government Successfully Hacks the Global Banking System

SHADOW BROKERS – an online hacking group, has released documentation appearing to prove that the NSA created technology capable of breaking the security of the Global ...

April 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm by

Hackers Trigger Dallas Emergency Sirens Over a Dozen Times

With most hacks, the targets have generally only been able to compromise less secure private networks. While governments have been under assault, critical systems have largely ...

April 10, 2017 at 11:02 am by

Researcher Finds Bug That Allowed Free Uber Rides

Bug bounty programs can be a lucrative income source for white-hat hackers and it was so for security researcher Anand Prakash who discovered a huge flaw in the Uber’s ...

March 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm by
Teen Hacker Demonstrates Exactly Why IoT Devices Are Stupid

Teen Hacker Demonstrates Exactly Why IoT Printers Are Stupid

What do you do when you are a bored, pissed off high-school student from the UK in front of his computer with rootkit coding skills and access to over hundreds of thousands of ...

February 11, 2017 at 2:00 am by
Acer to Pay $115K in Penalties for Credit Card Security Breach

Acer to Pay $115K in Penalties for Credit Card Security Breach

Thousands of user’s personal data was compromised back in June 2016 after an Acer employee enabled debugging mode on the company’s e-commerce platform for nearly a ...

January 28, 2017 at 3:57 pm by