Archive for the ‘Internet security’ Category

Inside the TalkTalk ‘Indian scam call centre’

(Media Release) TalkTalk customers are being targeted by an industrial-scale fraud network in India, according to whistleblowers who say they were among hundreds of staff hired to scam customers of the British telecoms giant. The scale of the criminal operation has been detailed by the three sources, who say they were employed by two front-companies […]

It’s not just your TV that can track your habits without consent

(Media Release) If you want to know what products and services are tracking you without your consent, their privacy policies are a good place to start. Own a PlayStation? Sony can share “non-personally identifying information and behavioural data from our studies with our affiliates and other third parties.” Belkin — which makes a line of smart […]

Cybercrime and fraud scale revealed in annual figures

(Media Release) There were an estimated 3.6 million cases of fraud and two million computer misuse offences in a year, according to an official survey. The Crime Survey for England and Wales included the offences for the first time in its annual report, which covered the year to September. Separate figures recorded by police showed […]

US poll hacking: Russia says MI6 ex-spy ‘runaway crook’

Note: In the past the Russian Government has been incapable in telling the truth,  Donald trump only excepts truths if they benefit him, draw your own conclusion when reading this piece. (Media Release) The UK ex-spy said to be behind accusations of Russian hacking in favour of Donald Trump in the US is “some runaway […]

Russia’s ‘kompromat’: Soviet-era tool to blackmail opponents

(Media Release) Reports that Russian intelligence gathered compromising information about US President-elect Donald Trump have stirred memories of the dark art of “kompromat”, a Soviet-era form of blackmail used to shame adversaries. The practice was widely used by the Soviet Union’s secret services to squeeze information out of Western diplomats during the Cold War and […]

Trump denies Russian ‘leverage’ amid claims of compromising material

(Media Release) US President-elect Donald Trump has reacted furiously to claims that Russia has “compromising” material on him, saying Moscow has “never tried to use leverage on me”. Mr Trump condemned intelligence agencies for allowing “fake news” to “leak” into the public, asking: “Are we living in Nazi Germany?” The claims say his election campaign […]

US hacking claims: Russia says ‘indecent’ without evidence

(Media Release) US claims that Russia hacked official emails, without evidence, are “indecent”, the Kremlin has said. “They need to either stop talking about this or finally present some sort of proof,” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said. US President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the […]

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