Cyber attack on UK’s Defence Academy had ‘significant’ impact, officer in charge at the time reveals

A cyber attack – possibly by China or Russia – hit the academic arm of the UK’s Ministry of Defence and had a “significant” impact, the officer in charge at the time has revealed. Air Marshal Edward Stringer, who retired Read More …

Russian hackers leak confidential UK police data on the ‘dark web’ after their ransom was rejected

Confidential information held by some of Britain’s police forces has been stolen by Russian hackers in an embarrassing security breach, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The cyber-criminal gang Clop has released some of the material it plundered from an Read More …

East Londoners nicked under Computer Misuse Act after NHS vaccine passport app sprouted clump of fake entries

British police have made a series of arrests over the past few months after people with apparent access to NHS databases allegedly sold fake vaccination status entries on the NHS vaccine passport app. This week the Metropolitan Police’s Cyber Crime Read More …

Spar shops across northern UK shut after cyber attack hits payment processing abilities

The British arm of Dutch supermarket chain Spar has shut hundreds of shops after suffering an “online attack,” the company has confirmed to The Register. “This has not affected all SPAR stores across the North of England,” a Spar spokesman Read More …

UK spy chief warns China, Russia racing to master AI

The chief of the United Kingdom’s foreign spy service is to warn that China and Russia are racing to master artificial intelligence in a way that could revolutionise geopolitics over the next 10 years. Richard Moore, who heads the Secret Read More …

UK: Facial recognition firm faces possible £17m privacy fine

An Australian firm which claims to have a database of more than 10 billion facial images is facing a potential £17m fine over its handling of personal data in the UK. The Information Commissioner’s Office said it had significant concerns Read More …

UK government transport website caught showing porn

A UK Department for Transport (DfT) website was caught serving porn earlier today. The particular DfT subdomain behind the mishap, on most days, provides vital DfT statistics for the public and the department’s business plan. Racy traffic ahead The UK Read More …

RedCurl corporate espionage hackers resume attacks with updated tools

A crew of highly-skilled hackers specialized in corporate espionage has resumed activity, one of their victims this year being a large wholesale company in Russia. Tracked as RedCurl, the group attacked the Russian business twice this year, each time using Read More …