Cyber crime

What happens when a country comes under ransomware attack?
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What happens when a country comes under ransomware attack?

Irish healthcare system shuts down IT services after huge cybersecurity breach
14 May 2021
The most famous Chinese cyberattacks
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The most famous Chinese cyberattacks

How hackers made China one of ‘the world’s pre-eminent cyber players’
30 Apr 2021
Inside the Russian cyberattacks on Covid vaccine research
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Inside the Russian cyberattacks on Covid vaccine research

A cybersecurity and defence expert on the history and development of Russian cyberwarfare
23 Jul 2020
Beijing-linked hackers ‘tried to steal’ Covid vaccine data
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Beijing-linked hackers ‘tried to steal’ Covid vaccine data

US charges two men accused of targeting drug companies during global cybertheft campaign
22 Jul 2020
State-sponsored hackers ‘trying to steal’ vaccine research
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State-sponsored hackers ‘trying to steal’ vaccine research

China, Russia and Iran accused of targeting UK and US labs
6 May 2020
How safe are baby monitors from hackers?
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How safe are baby monitors from hackers?

Government says smart cameras can be accessed by cybercriminals if left unsecured
3 Mar 2020
US charges Chinese military officers over cyber attack
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US charges Chinese military officers over cyber attack

Indictment holds four men responsible for massive hack in 2017
11 Feb 2020

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Who was behind Labour’s cyber attacks?
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Who was behind Labour’s cyber attacks?

Party hit by two ‘sophisticated and large-scale’ hacks in two days
13 Nov 2019
Why Twitter is caught up in a Saudi spying scandal
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Why Twitter is caught up in a Saudi spying scandal

Two former employees are accused of working with Riyadh to harvest personal data from critics of the kingdom’s regime
7 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Beauty sickness ‘has laid low a generation’
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Instant Opinion: Beauty sickness ‘has laid low a generation’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 28 October
28 Oct 2019
What is sadfishing?
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What is sadfishing?

New report says the social media trend leaves vulnerable young people open to bullying
2 Oct 2019
Dark web: what is it and how can you access it?
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Dark web: what is it and how can you access it?

The internet’s underworld is known for criminal activity, but there’s more to it than the headlines claim
5 Aug 2019
Marriott fined almost £100m for breaking privacy laws
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Marriott fined almost £100m for breaking privacy laws

Personal details of 339 million customers were stolen by hackers
10 Jul 2019
British Airways hack: why record fine could have been worse
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British Airways hack: why record fine could have been worse

Airline data breach was first major case under new GDPR rules
8 Jul 2019
Revenge porn: what is the law in the UK?
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Revenge porn: what is the law in the UK?

Government orders review that could see victims given automatic anonymity
26 Jun 2019
Nasa data breach: what happened and who is affected?
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Nasa data breach: what happened and who is affected?

US space agency reveals it suffered cyber attack two months ago
20 Dec 2018
Hackers put 81,000 private Facebook messages up for sale
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Hackers put 81,000 private Facebook messages up for sale

Criminals claim to have personal details of more than 120 million users
2 Nov 2018
Eurostar data breach: what happened and are you affected?
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Eurostar data breach: what happened and are you affected?

Cross-Channel rail operator is the latest travel firm to be hacked
1 Nov 2018
Who are the Russian hackers named by UK government?
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Who are the Russian hackers named by UK government?

UK National Cyber Security Centre says Kremlin masterminded high-profile cyberattacks
4 Oct 2018
The ten most dangerous celebrities to search for online
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The ten most dangerous celebrities to search for online

Kim Kardashian tops new list of famous names used to lure internet users to potentially malicious sites
3 Oct 2018
How the UK’s £250m cyber force will wage war on terrorists
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How the UK’s £250m cyber force will wage war on terrorists

Experts say new 200-strong unit will provide a means of ‘deterring states that wish to do us harm’
21 Sep 2018
FBI warns cash machine global cyber-attack imminent
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FBI warns cash machine global cyber-attack imminent

British banks have been warned their ATMs could be mass-hacked by cyber criminals ‘in the coming days’
14 Aug 2018
Millions of web users targeted by Russia, agencies warn
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Millions of web users targeted by Russia, agencies warn

UK and US claim Kremlin behind hacking of millions of home and business routers
17 Apr 2018
Japanese cryptocurrency exchange promises refunds after hack
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Japanese cryptocurrency exchange promises refunds after hack

Nearly £380m worth of NEM coins were stolen in the attack
29 Jan 2018
Re:scam - the chatbot designed to waste scammers’ time
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Re:scam - the chatbot designed to waste scammers’ time

New online service has been called ‘the world’s most inefficient and unhelpful chatbot’
10 Nov 2017