Inside the British military base where young hackers learn to stop cybercrime

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As part of the Cyber Security Challenge UK, law enforcement agencies are putting cyberdefenders through their paces At the heart of a police operation to defend Britain from attack by cybercriminals, a 14-year-old boy was honing his skills to thwart hackers linked to a rogue state. Ben Abrahmason was among a group who gathered at […]

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I made Steve Bannons psychological warfare tool: meet the data war whistleblower

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Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didnt yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in […]

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WannaCry ‘hero’ to plead not guilty to accusation he wrote banking malware

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US prosecutors claim Marcus Hutchins, hailed as accidental hero for stopping major ransomware attack, admitted to creating Kronos malware targeting banks The British security researcher who stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack, is accused of helping to create, spread and maintain the banking trojan Kronos between 2014 and 2015 and is facing six counts of hacking-related […]

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What is the Petya ransomware attack, and how can it be stopped?

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Companies have been crippled by an attack dubbed Petya, the second major ransomware crime in two months. Olivia Solon answers the key questions Many organizations in Europe and the US have been crippled by a ransomware attack dubbed Petya. The malicious software has spread through large firms including the advertiser WPP, food company Mondelez, legal […]

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Russian hackers ‘traded stolen passwords of British MPs and public servants’

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Credentials of officials including MPs, diplomats and senior police officers reportedly sold on Russian websites after 2012 attack on LinkedIn Passwords belonging to British politicians, diplomats and senior police officers have been traded by Russian hackers, it has been reported. Security credentials said to have belonged to tens of thousands of government officials, including 1,000 […]

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Ransomware attack ‘like having a Tomahawk missile stolen’, says Microsoft boss

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Brad Smith says Wannacry attack that locked up to 200,000 computers in 150 countries is a wake-up call amid fears more will be hit as week begins The massive as people returned to work on Monday. But Brad Smith, Microsoft presidents and chief legal officer, said on Sunday that it was the latest example of […]

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‘Accidental hero’ finds kill switch to stop spread of ransomware cyber-attack

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Move by @malwaretechblog came too late for Europe and Asia, but people in the US were given more time to develop immunity to the attack An accidental hero has halted the global spread of the WannaCry ransomware that has wreaked havoc on organizations including the UKs National Health Service (NHS), FedEx and Telefonica. A cybersecurity […]

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