Archive for the ‘Internet security’ Category

Russia causing ‘cyber-space mayhem’, says ex-GCHQ boss

(Media Release) Russian authorities are a threat to democracy, former GCHQ director Robert Hannigan has said. There was “a disproportionate amount of mayhem in cyber-space” coming from the country, he told the BBC. Mr Hannigan urged people to “push back” against the behaviour of the Russian state, adding some form of cyber-retaliation may be necessary […]

Ukraine cyber-attack: Software firm MeDoc’s servers seized

(Media Release) Police in Ukraine have seized the servers of an accountancy software firm, which is believed to have unwittingly helped spread malware that attacked many global firms last month. Intellect Service has denied that its software helped spread the malware. But security experts have said that some of the initial infections were indeed spread […]

NHS cyber-attack was ‘launched from North Korea’

(Media Release) ( free-pr-online.com) British security officials believe that hackers in North Korea were behind the cyber-attack that crippled parts of the NHS and other organisations around the world last month, the BBC has learned. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) led the international investigation. Security sources have told the BBC that the NCSC believes that […]

‘Bots used to bias online political chats’

(Media Release) If you’ve been chatting about politics on social media recently, there’s a good chance you’ve been part of a conversation that was manipulated by bots, researchers say. The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) has studied such discussions related to nine places – US, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Canada, China, Taiwan, Brazil and Poland – on […]

‘Scam baiters’ get a kick out of conning the con artists

(Media Release)  ( free-pr-online.com) Every year tens of thousands of people are conned by online scammers, but it is not only the authorities taking action: a network of tech-savvy volunteers is also working to expose them. “We waste scammers’ time, we waste their resources and we make them believe they are not as good as they […]

PRISM, Snowden and Government Surveillance: 6 Things You Need To Know

(Media Release)  ( free-pr-online.com) Edward Snowden, one of the most famous whistleblowers of our times, brought to light the many surveillance programs and other snooping activities of the U.S. government. This former intelligence officer revealed top secret documents to Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian and Laura Poitras, a freelance journalist, in May 2013 at a hotel […]

How hackers hijacked a bank’s entire online operation

(Media Release) The traditional model of hacking a bank isn’t so different from the old-fashioned method of robbing one. Thieves get in, get the goods, and get out. But one enterprising group of hackers targeting a Brazilian bank seems to have taken a more comprehensive and devious approach: One weekend afternoon, they rerouted all of […]

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