Cyber security

Who hacked Downing Street?
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Today’s big question

Who hacked Downing Street?

No. 10 and Foreign Office phones targeted on multiple occasions, say cybersecurity experts
19 Apr 2022
What is cyberstalking?
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Fact file

What is cyberstalking?

Fake social media accounts increasingly used by harassers to target victims
4 Apr 2022
Who masterminded largest-ever cyberattack on Israel?
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett
Behind the scenes

Who masterminded largest-ever cyberattack on Israel?

Defence officials point finger at Iran after government websites knocked offline
16 Mar 2022
Is Ukraine cyberattack a precursor to Russian invasion?
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The latest on . . .

Is Ukraine cyberattack a precursor to Russian invasion?

GCHQ helping Kyiv as Moscow blamed for strike on key infrastructure
17 Feb 2022
Pros and cons of porn-site age verification
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Pros and cons

Pros and cons of porn-site age verification

Users may need to verify their age with a passport or credit card under new Online Safety Bill
10 Feb 2022
Is the UK vulnerable to Russian cyberattacks?
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss departs No. 10 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Is the UK vulnerable to Russian cyberattacks?

Security chiefs warn British firms to brace for Moscow-linked cyber disruption
28 Jan 2022
What is ‘sextortion’ and why are cases on the rise?
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In Depth

What is ‘sextortion’ and why are cases on the rise?

Police issue warning over criminal extortion using threat of sharing sexual images
13 Jan 2022

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Is Kamala Harris right to be wary of Bluetooth?
Kamala Harris
In Depth

Is Kamala Harris right to be wary of Bluetooth?

Vice president insists on using wired headphones for security reasons, report claims
8 Dec 2021
Ransomware attacks: the new top threat to national security?
US President Joe Biden
Getting to grips with . . .

Ransomware attacks: the new top threat to national security?

Joe Biden orders probe into latest hack of hundreds of US businesses
5 Jul 2021
Are Facebook privacy settings handing a ‘free pass’ to terrorists?
Mark Zuckerberg
Getting to grips with . . .

Are Facebook privacy settings handing a ‘free pass’ to terrorists?

MI5 chief attacks plans to provide end-to-end encryption on social media platform
21 May 2021
‘Donald Trump should be given back his access to social media’
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Instant Opinion

‘Donald Trump should be given back his access to social media’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
17 May 2021
Outdated routers ‘pose hacking risk’ to millions of internet users
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In Depth

Outdated routers ‘pose hacking risk’ to millions of internet users

New research suggests two-thirds of older network devices in use in UK may have security flaws
6 May 2021
The most famous Chinese cyberattacks
Hacking
Getting to grips with . . .

The most famous Chinese cyberattacks

How hackers made China one of ‘the world’s pre-eminent cyber players’
30 Apr 2021
Is China the ‘biggest state-based threat’ to the UK?
A Chinese military parade in front of Tiananmen Square in 2015
Getting to grips with . . .

Is China the ‘biggest state-based threat’ to the UK?

Defence review says the nuclear superpower represents ‘systemic challenge’ to British prosperity and values
16 Mar 2021
What Johnson has planned for his £16bn military spree
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In Brief

What Johnson has planned for his £16bn military spree

Space defence, cyber-offence and artificial intelligence to benefit from funding surge
19 Nov 2020
Inside the Russian cyberattacks on Covid vaccine research
Vladimir Putin
In Depth

Inside the Russian cyberattacks on Covid vaccine research

A cybersecurity and defence expert on the history and development of Russian cyberwarfare
23 Jul 2020
Kremlin interference: what is in the Russia report?
Vladimir Putin
In Depth

Kremlin interference: what is in the Russia report?

UK government accused of turning ‘blind eye’ to fears of foreign interference in Brexit vote
21 Jul 2020
Jeff Bezos hack: what is malware and are you vulnerable?
Jeff Bezos
In Depth

Jeff Bezos hack: what is malware and are you vulnerable?

Experts say cyberattack like that on Amazon CEO’s phone is ‘horribly easy to do’
23 Jan 2020
Why the US Army’s use of TikTok is causing concern
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In Depth

Why the US Army’s use of TikTok is causing concern

Congress alerts military officials over possibility of Chinese government using social media to harvest personal data of recruits
13 Nov 2019
Who was behind Labour’s cyber attacks?
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In Depth

Who was behind Labour’s cyber attacks?

Party hit by two ‘sophisticated and large-scale’ hacks in two days
13 Nov 2019
Could Russia interfere in the UK election?
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In Brief

Could Russia interfere in the UK election?

Boris Johnson accused of suppressing report assessing security threat posed by Kremlin-sponsored disinformation
1 Nov 2019
Apple: Google ‘stoked fear’ over iPhone hacking report
Apple
In Depth

Apple: Google ‘stoked fear’ over iPhone hacking report

Tech giant claims its rival withheld key information about recent security flaws
9 Sep 2019
Facebook users’ data exposed in new leak: are you affected?
Facebook
In Depth

Facebook users’ data exposed in new leak: are you affected?

Phone numbers and IDs were stored in online server that was not password protected
5 Sep 2019
Why does Google keep finding critical iPhone flaws?
iOS 12
In Depth

Why does Google keep finding critical iPhone flaws?

Bug-hunting Project Zero team says latest software exploit exposed users’ ‘deepest secrets’
30 Aug 2019
Is Facebook always listening to me?
Facebook
In Depth

Is Facebook always listening to me?

Company admits its contractors transcribed Messenger app voice recordings, but insists it has now stopped the practice
14 Aug 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘The Russians are... complicated!’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘The Russians are... complicated!’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 9 August
9 Aug 2019
What is the WhatsApp text hack and why hasn’t it been fixed?
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In Depth

What is the WhatsApp text hack and why hasn’t it been fixed?

Israeli cybersecurity firm alerted the social media giant to flaws a year ago
8 Aug 2019
How North Korean hackers are funding nuclear programme
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In Depth

How North Korean hackers are funding nuclear programme

UN report says Pyongyang may have stolen as much as $2bn through cyberattacks on financial institutions
6 Aug 2019
Capital One hack: what happened?
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In Depth

Capital One hack: what happened?

Hacker arrested after data of 106 million Americans and Canadians are stolen
30 Jul 2019
Why everyone’s talking about FaceApp
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In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about FaceApp

The app’s alleged ties to Russian intelligence have triggered calls for FBI investigation - but are the fears justified?
19 Jul 2019
Facebook risks hundreds of millions of passwords
Facebook
In Depth

Facebook risks hundreds of millions of passwords

Access codes were stored in plaintext and could have been seen by 20,000 staff
22 Mar 2019
The seven new cars most vulnerable to keyless theft
Keyless car theft
In Depth

The seven new cars most vulnerable to keyless theft

Study finds only four of the 11 vehicles tested can withstand ‘relay’ attack
21 Mar 2019
Sir Tim Berners-Lee warns of web’s ‘dysfunctional future’
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In Brief

Sir Tim Berners-Lee warns of web’s ‘dysfunctional future’

The World Wide Web creator says governments and tech giants must act to safeguard online environment
12 Mar 2019
Momo challenge: YouTube puts warnings on Peppa Pig videos
Momo challenge
In Brief

Momo challenge: YouTube puts warnings on Peppa Pig videos

Parents complain that creepy doll is still appearing in children’s clips
4 Mar 2019
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