21 May 2019

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange’s computers

A week after Sweden complicated US efforts to get the UK to extradite Julian Assange by reopening an investigation into a rape allegation against the WikiLeaks founder, Ecuador has enabled the US government to expand its extradition case. It did so by seizing all personal belongings and electronic devices left

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09 May 2019

Pompeo Attacks China and Warns Britain Over Huawei Security Risks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday warned the UK that as a result of China’s economic and political activity and aims, the country now represents “a new kind of challenge, an authoritarian regime that’s integrated economically into the West.” He also accused China of stealing “intellectual property for military

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02 May 2019

Julian Assange refuses to surrender to U.S. extradition request as legal battle begins

“I do not wish to surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won many, many awards and protected many people,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Thursday in his official refusal to comply with a US extradition request for allegations that he conspired to break into a Pentagon

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02 May 2019

Consumers increasingly deploying biometrics as PINs and passwords continue to fail

Today is World Password Day. For this occasion, Nuance released new research showing that resistance against biometric authentication methods such as fingerprint scanners and facial recognition solutions is declining, while frustration over password use remains. Almost two out of three (64%) UK residents feel comfortable using this technology and over

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29 Apr 2019

Naming and shaming nations that launch cyberattacks does work, say intel chiefs

At a recent cybersecurity conference in Scotland, Intelligence experts from the Five Eyes intelligence alliance that includes the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK, said that naming and shaming the nation states behind destructive cyberattacks is an important strategy for creating international norms and forging coalitions of opposition

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29 Apr 2019

China Inflames UK Split From US Over Huawei, As Security Leak Is Investigated

China’s ambassador to the UK recently wrote a letter to the Sunday Telegraph that experts consider to be an attempt to fuel tensions between the UK and US governments over the potential security risks of allowing the use of Huawei technology for the establishment of 5G networks. The US has

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12 Apr 2019

EU Citizens’ Hit by UK Government Data Leak

In two separate incidents this week, the UK Home Office inadvertently revealed private information on hundreds of UK and EU citizens. In a first incident, 500 email addresses of UK citizens from countries belonging to the Commonwealth were leaked. The second incident involved the inadvertent exposure of 240 email addresses

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11 Apr 2019

Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London

After spending almost seven years inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested by UK law enforcement on Thursday after Ecuador terminated Assange’s political asylum, upon which the ambassador invited the London police into the embassy. Assange had been granted granted asylum by Ecuador in 2012,

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08 Apr 2019

Hackers beat university cyber-defences in two hours

New research shows that even though educational institutions are highly popular targets for cybercriminals and state-backed hackers alike, universities have very poor security in place. In a recent simulation, penetration testers with Jisc managed to get their hands on “high-value” data belonging to all of the over 50 UK universities

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04 Apr 2019

Cyber Attacks: 50% Of Those Hit Are Hit Monthly, And Iran Hits Hardest Of All

In late 2018, Iranian state-backed hackers launched a series of cyber attacks on various elements of the UK’s infrastructure. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) acknowledged the attack this week, describing it as a “cyber incident.” Coincidentally, the UK government this week also released a report containing statistics on

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