Two Brits jailed for TalkTalk hack

The breach exposed the personal data of 160,000 people and cost the telecom company £77 million. Two young Brits have been jailed for their roles in the breach at the telecommunications company TalkTalk in 2015, The Guardian reports. The Old Bailey criminal court in London sentenced Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, both from Staffordshire, to … More Two Brits jailed for TalkTalk hack

Equifax confirms up to 400,000 UK consumers at risk after data breach

One week after publicly revealing that a data breach had exposed the personal information and social security numbers of up to 143 million American consumers, the credit reporting agency has revealed more details of just how many people are affected in the UK. Although Equifax’s UK systems are said not to have fallen victim to … More Equifax confirms up to 400,000 UK consumers at risk after data breach

Four arrested as Microsoft and UK police team up to crack down on technical support scammers

Four people have been arrested after a two-year investigation by Microsoft and British police forces into telephone scams which prey upon the vulnerable, tricking them into believing their computers have been infected by malware. In a typical technical support scam operation, fraudsters will work their way through the telephone book, ringing up people under the … More Four arrested as Microsoft and UK police team up to crack down on technical support scammers

British hacker admits stealing satellite data from US Department of Defense

A British computer hacker has admitted breaking into a US military communications system and stealing the ranks, usernames, phone numbers, and email addresses of over 800 employees as well as IMEI data related to 30,000 satellite phones. 25-year-old Sean Caffrey, of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday to offences under … More British hacker admits stealing satellite data from US Department of Defense

UK government to roll out cybersecurity clubs for teens to address skills shortage

Thousands of teenagers across the UK are set to be given intensive training at cybersecurity clubs in a bid to minimize the skills shortage predicted for the near future. The Cyber Schools Programme aims to offer support and encouragement to youngsters aged between 14 and 18 who demonstrate an early talent for the skills needed … More UK government to roll out cybersecurity clubs for teens to address skills shortage

UK businesses ‘number one target for cybercriminals’

UK businesses are more likely to be the victim of cybercrime than their international counterparts, according to new data from ThreatMetrix. Its analysis revealed that British enterprises were attacked more than double the number of times as their US counterparts, from both domestic and international sources – the latter tending to be from the US, … More UK businesses ‘number one target for cybercriminals’

British teen sentenced for massive internet attack

British teen Seth Nolan Mcdonagh, aka “narko” has been sentenced for his role in a 2013 attack which slowed the internet around the world. Mcdonagh was sentenced at Southwark crown court to 240 hours of community service for the attack, thought to be the “biggest cyber attack in history”. The massive DDoS attack targeted junk … More British teen sentenced for massive internet attack