27 Year Prison Sentence For Hacking. Yet More Kids Lured Into Hacking.

Hacking is bad kids… Youtube is putting on workshops around the UK to teach 13 to 18-year-olds about issues based around free speech, Internet safety and recognising ‘Fake news’. prison hacking fence

What’s The Problem?

Young people (particularly teenagers) spend the most time online, especially on social media.

The Google-owned video-sharing platform YouTube has faced criticism about not tackling ‘hate speech’ videos and inappropriate material on its website, even to the point where government and media adverts (including those of the BBC and Channel 4) were removed for fear of them being displayed next to such content. Continue reading “27 Year Prison Sentence For Hacking. Yet More Kids Lured Into Hacking.”

Warning: Hacking Group Based in China Targeting UK Business Data

The National Cyber Security Centre and cyber units at PwC and BAE Systems have warned UK businesses about a hacking group, operating inside China, targeting UK-based B2B IT outsourcing companies with a view to reaching their customers. Continue reading “Warning: Hacking Group Based in China Targeting UK Business Data”

Sec’s Education? Kids To Now Get Cyber Security Lessons

Scrabble TeachA 5 year pilot scheme is being introduced to English schools, which will focus on teaching children cyber security skills in a bid to fill a skills gap in this area across the UK.

Cyber Crime Now an Important National Issue.

The risk of criminals (or foreign powers) hacking into critical UK computer systems ranks as one of the top four threats to national security. The importance of combating cyber crime as a national and an international issue has been brought into sharp focus over the last year by (for example) :

 

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Greater Protection From IoT Hacks Needed Say Cyber Security Experts

PlugThere have been renewed warnings from cyber security experts that much more needs to be done to provide adequate protection from the potentially devastating effects of hacks involving IoT devices.

What Are IoT Devices?

IoT devices are those devices that are now present in most offices and homes that have a connection to the Internet and are, therefore, ‘smart’ and inter-connected. These devices could be anything from white goods and smart thermostats to CCTV cameras, medical implants and even industrial controllers. Continue reading “Greater Protection From IoT Hacks Needed Say Cyber Security Experts”

3 Men Charged After Making $4 Million From Hacking U.S. Law Firms

Three Chinese citizens have been charged in the U.S. courts after it was found that they hacked U.S. law firms and then used the stolen information for insider trading that netted them $4 million dollars.NEO Hack

A Manhattan federal court charged the 3 men this week with conspiracy, insider trading, wire fraud and computer intrusion in a case that mixed cyber crime with securities fraud.

How They Did It

It has been reported that the trio aged 26, 30 and 50 hacked two U.S. law firms, specifically targeting the email accounts of partners working on mergers and acquisitions. The hacking trio used the law firms’ employee’s credentials to install malware on the firm’s servers in order to access emails from lawyers. Continue reading “3 Men Charged After Making $4 Million From Hacking U.S. Law Firms”

Obama Retaliates By Expelling 35 Russian ‘Spy’ Diplomats

obama-speakingThe outgoing US President Obama has commenced the public aspects of retaliation for the alleged Russian hacking of (and interference with) the US presidential election by expelling 35 Russian diplomats from the country.

What Happened?

The US government under President Obama claim that Russia took part in state-sponsored interference in the US presidential election, with the apparent intention of helping Donald Trump make it to the White House.

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Two Hackers Get Electric Shock

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A push-button door hacking demonstration at the Kiwicon hacking event in Wellington, New Zealand last Friday gave two of the featured hackers what can only be described as a ‘real’ shock in front of a crowd of 2,000 onlookers.

Alive and Well.

The 2 men involved in the incident were conducting the live demonstration and testing of a device which was intended to be able to wirelessly exploit door-opening push buttons. Both men survived the receipt of an electric shock. The audience of technology and hacking enthusiasts were reported to have laughed at the potentially dangerous and very public hacking fail.

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