Hacking

How cybercriminals are hacking into the heart of the US economy
Fears the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline because of a cyberattack would cause a gasoline shortage led to some panic buying
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How cybercriminals are hacking into the heart of the US economy

Ransomware attacks have become a global epidemic, with more than $18.6bn paid in ransoms in 2020
20 May 2021
Everything you need to know about Assange’s court battle
Julian Assange
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Everything you need to know about Assange’s court battle

WikiLeaks founder could face up to 175 years in prison if extradited to the US
8 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: I called Trump 2016 - now I’m calling 2020
Donald Trump
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Instant Opinion: I called Trump 2016 - now I’m calling 2020

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5 Aug 2020
Beijing-linked hackers ‘tried to steal’ Covid vaccine data
Coronavirus vaccine
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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
How Russian hackers targeted the coronavirus vaccine
Vladimir Putin at a lab in Abkhazia
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How Russian hackers targeted the coronavirus vaccine

UK, US and Canada say researchers have come under attack from the Kremlin
17 Jul 2020
UK ministers to quietly change line on Russian interference
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UK ministers to quietly change line on Russian interference

New approach is first admission that Russia may have hampered UK elections
16 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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Could Russia interfere in the UK election?
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Could Russia interfere in the UK election?

Boris Johnson accused of suppressing report assessing security threat posed by Kremlin-sponsored disinformation
1 Nov 2019
How North Korean hackers are funding nuclear programme
Hacker
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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
Dark web: what is it and how can you access it?
Dark web browsing
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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
Can a plane be hacked?
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Can a plane be hacked?

US Homeland Security issues warning over vulnerabilities for small aircraft
2 Aug 2019
WhatsApp reveals attack by ‘advanced cyber actor’
WhatsApp
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WhatsApp reveals attack by ‘advanced cyber actor’

Reports say service was targeted by an Israeli security firm
14 May 2019
Tech trends 2019: 5G phones, cyber crime and space tourism
SpaceX Falcon 9
In Review

Tech trends 2019: 5G phones, cyber crime and space tourism

SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic head to the stars while Samsung’s flexing phone looks set to debut
31 Dec 2018
‘Little doubt’ UK will face life-threatening cyberattack
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‘Little doubt’ UK will face life-threatening cyberattack

National Cyber Security Centre thwarting upwards of ten attempted breaches every week
16 Oct 2018
Who are the Russian hackers named by UK government?
Kremlin
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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
Dixons data crisis: what happened?
Dixons
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Dixons data crisis: what happened?

The figure is much higher than earlier estimates says the retailer
31 Jul 2018
Ticketmaster data breach: are you at risk of identity theft?
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Ticketmaster data breach: are you at risk of identity theft?

Ticketing website admits up to 40,000 UK customers directly affected
28 Jun 2018
Is the West interfering in Russia’s election?
Vladimir Putin is set to be re-elected in March
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Is the West interfering in Russia’s election?

Moscow says it has ‘tangible evidence’ of western involvement in its domestic affairs
16 Feb 2018
Assange loses initial bid to overturn UK arrest warrant
Assange
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Assange loses initial bid to overturn UK arrest warrant

WikiLeaks founder's legal team to present fresh arguments to court next week
7 Feb 2018
What now for the ‘Snooper’s Charter’?
Theresa May has been instrumental in getting the snooper's charter into law
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What now for the ‘Snooper’s Charter’?

Labour and human rights groups hail victory after surveillance act ruled unlawful in personal blow to Theresa May
31 Jan 2018
Japanese cryptocurrency exchange promises refunds after hack
Coincheck
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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
Dark web: how Russian trolls spread fake news
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Dark web: how Russian trolls spread fake news

In Depth: online agitators aim to erode trust in mainstream media and government institutions
6 Nov 2017
England players given World Cup ‘hacking’ warning
England football team
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England players given World Cup ‘hacking’ warning

FA fears theft of squad selection data and tactical information
12 Sep 2017
Hackers target research from UK universities
Oxford University
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Hackers target research from UK universities

Data confirms a rise in cyberattacks within higher education, posing a threat to national security
5 Sep 2017
Cyber-security threat: 745,000 pacemakers could be hacked
Abbott
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Cyber-security threat: 745,000 pacemakers could be hacked

Heart patients in US and abroad risk attack due to security flaw
31 Aug 2017
Hackers break into Cex and steal customer records
Cex security breach
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Hackers break into Cex and steal customer records

Two million thought to be affected by cyber attack on gaming store
30 Aug 2017
US arrests British expert who halted WannaCry virus
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US arrests British expert who halted WannaCry virus

Marcus Hutchins accused of spreading Kronos banking virus in 2014
4 Aug 2017
Energy firms 'hacked on UK election day'
President Vladimir Putin
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Energy firms 'hacked on UK election day'

'State-sponsored' cyber attackers may have harvested usernames and passwords
19 Jul 2017
Who is Jayden K Smith? Facebook hoax fools users worldwide
Facebook
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Who is Jayden K Smith? Facebook hoax fools users worldwide

A message warning people not to accept friendship requests from an unknown 'hacker' is going viral
11 Jul 2017
Russian agents 'hacked US voting software manufacturer'
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Russian agents 'hacked US voting software manufacturer'

Leaked NSA documents claim IT company was attacked weeks before US presidential election
6 Jun 2017
Met Police 'hacked green campaigners' emails'
Scotland Yard
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Met Police 'hacked green campaigners' emails'

Whistleblower claims secretive unit illegally monitored hundreds of inboxes for information
22 Mar 2017
US charges two Russian spies over Yahoo hack
Yahoo’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, California
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US charges two Russian spies over Yahoo hack

Prosecutor refuses to rule out link with Moscow's alleged attempt to interfere with presidential election
16 Mar 2017
The ten easiest passwords to hack
Computer hackers
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The ten easiest passwords to hack

New study reveals the most common choices – is yours on the list?
7 Nov 2016
TalkTalk hit with record fine for data breach
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TalkTalk hit with record fine for data breach

Company ordered to pay £400,000 for security failings that led to theft of 150,000 customers' details
6 Oct 2016