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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...

Dell boss: Snoopers’ charter “a horrible idea”

Posted by Sam Frances on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 17:13

Whatever the laws and rules are in a given country, obviously we’ll follow those. But our position on creating a backdoor inside our products so that the government can get in is that it’s a...

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Republican presidential candidate argues for crypto backdoors

Posted by malcolm on Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 12:32

Jeb Bush, one of the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, has come out as an opponent of strong encryption. In a speech in South Carolina, Bush said that encryption was...

ISPs must accept some blame for Sony cyber-attack, says former IP advisor

Posted by malcolm on Monday, December 8th, 2014 at 11:40

ISPs must “take some responsibility” for the recent Sony cyber-attack, according to Mike Weatherley, MP for Hove and former intellectual property advisor to David Cameron. The recent...

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