27 Mar 2020

Boris Johnson Tests Positive as Global Virus Cases Surpass 500,000

On Friday, Britain announced that its Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is currently leading the country from self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. The Prime Minister is experiencing mild symptoms according to the government. The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will lead the government if Mr. Johnson is unable to under British

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05 Mar 2020

Tesco Issues 600,000 New Clubcards After Brute Force Attack

Tesco, a UK based supermarket, has been forced to issue 600,000 new loyalty cards after customers’ accounts were compromised by a malicious third party. Although the company’s IT systems were not compromised, hackers allegedly used a combo list of breached usernames and passwords to conduct a brute force attack. However,

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04 Feb 2020

British Charity Loses Over $1m in Domain Spoofing Scam

A UK based community housing charity lost over $1million in a domain spoofing and contractor impersonation scam, announcing its loss on Tuesday of this week. The charity, Red Kite Community Housing, stated that it had been a victim to a scam in which cybercriminals posed as service providers to steal

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03 Feb 2020

UK’s First Electronic Car Hire Platform Launches In London

The UK has launched its first electronic car hire platform. The company has opened for business in London, allowing consumers to rent 100 zero-emissions cars across the city. The company, UFODRIVE, is available in several locations across London and prices range around £90 per day. The rental price includes unlimited

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03 Feb 2020

U.K. Companies Brace for Bumps on Brexit Homestretch

The UK exited the European Union on Friday, leaving the country’s economic relationship with Europe unclear. After a three year spell of uncertainty regarding Brexit, with investment declining and economic growth slowing, executives are unsure over essential tariff and regulation laws. London and Brussels have agreed that their commercial relationship

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23 Jan 2020

Facebook Crime Rises 19% as UK Tries to Police Social Media

In the UK, the government has plans to police social media. The government plans to issue sites with a new code of conduct requiring firms to protect children from viewing any content deemed to be detrimental to their wellbeing or mental health. A report published yesterday outlining the potential policies.

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23 Jan 2020

Brexit Divorce Deal Clears U.K. Parliament

As of Wednesday evening, the Brexit deal has passed through the UK Parliament. This confirms that the UK will leave the European Union at the end of the month. The deal only requires the signature of the Queen to become British law, after passing through both chambers of the parliamentary

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14 Jan 2020

New Trump Team Warning—Huawei Employs Chinese Spies, Using Its Tech ‘Madness’

The US continues to press the UK to make a decision on whether Huawei will be allowed to operate within the European country as its new 5G networks approach. US security officials have warned the UK that failure to exclude Huawei’s equipment in the implementation of 5G networks would be

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13 Jan 2020

UK requests extradition of former US diplomat’s wife accused in death of British teen

The United Kingdom has delivered an extradition request to the US State Department, asking that Anne Sacoolas be transported to the UK for trial. Sacoolas is the wife of a former US diplomat who has been charged with causing the death of a teenager in England. The teen was riding

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08 Jan 2020

UK Man Jailed for Using RAT to Spy on Women

A UK man named Scott Cowley was sentenced to jail in Liverpool Crown Court earlier this week after pleading guilty to violating the UK Computer Misuse Act and Sexual Offences Act. Cowley used a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) to spy on various women via their webcams. RAT, notorious for its

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