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Parliament hit by cyber attack

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 16:13

Both Houses of Parliament – the House of Commons and the House of Lords – have been hit by a “sustained and determined” cyber attack. So say cyber experts upon reports over the weekend from a number...

Leaked documents according to the Daily Mail and Wikileaks reveal that CIA has hacked Wi-Fi routers

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 11:15

Leaked documents from activist group Wikileaks and as reported by the Daily Mail has shown that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has hacked a number of routers and has converted them into...

WannaCry ransomware inspires new phishing emails

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 at 13:23

Following the WannaCry ransomware attacks which has affected over 200,000 computers in at least 150 countries around the world, a spate of emails purporting to be from internet service providers...

Study reveals peer pressure, not money, motivates youngsters to cybercrime

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 16:14

A recent study published by the National Crime Agency titled Pathways Into Cybercrime has shown that peer pressure rather than money motivates young people to engage in cybercrime. The study involved...

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UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre officially launches

Posted by Daniel Smith on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 12:28

The Queen has officially opened the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, speaking at the launch, stated that the centre will “not just focus on protecting...

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Privacy International challenges bulk “equipment interference”

Posted by Sam Frances on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 15:42

Privacy International is to challenge the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) decision that the government can continue to issue general hacking warrants – “thematic” warrants which do not specify an...

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