Will Drip law make UK citizens’ data more attractive to hackers? – The Guardian

‘The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (Drip) bill that yesterday cleared the House of Lords will make companies holding UK citizens’ communications data far more attractive to criminal hackers, a security expert has warned.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2014

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Webcam voyeur who ‘hacked into women’s lives’ walks free – The Independent

Posted June 2nd, 2014 in computer crime, news, suspended sentences, voyeurism by sally

‘A voyeur who bugged women’s computers so he could watch them through webcams has become the first man convicted of “cyber stalking” in the UK.’

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The Independent, 31st May 2014

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EBay could face compensation claims following cyber attack, warns expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in compensation, computer crime, data protection, fines, identity fraud, news by sally

‘Online marketplace eBay may face compensations claims from some of its users if their IT security systems are shown to be deficient in light of a major cyber attack that has hit the company, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd May 2014

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‘King of Acid’ rave pioneer given five-year sentence for £1.25m bank cyber-fraud scheme – The Independent

Posted April 25th, 2014 in computer crime, conspiracy, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘In the 1980s, Tony Colston-Hayter was the floppy-haired “King of Acid”, the fresh-faced advocate of the emerging rave scene and feisty battler of tabloid critics who suggested his events were drug-fuelled dens of vice and sin.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2014

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What to do if your organisation is the victim of a fraud attack – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 21st, 2014 in banking, computer crime, disclosure, fraud, news by sally

‘The trial of five people accused of stealing millions of pounds from UK banks using computer technology to access bank accounts has emphasised how vulnerable even the biggest and most secure organisations can be to fraud.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st February 2014

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Q&A: National Crime Agency – BBC News

“The UK has launched a new National Crime Agency. What is it and what does it do?”

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BBC News, 6th October 2013

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Sky News cleared over ‘canoe man’ email hacking – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2013 in computer crime, interception, media, news, privacy, public interest by tracey

“BSkyB has been cleared of breaking the broadcasting code for hacking the emails belonging to John Darwin, the ‘canoe man’ accused of faking his own death, following an investigation by Ofcom.”

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The Guardian, 1st July 2013

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Jake Davis: Freed hacker faces strict tech rules – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2013 in computer crime, electronic monitoring, news, probation, young offenders by sally

“A convicted hacker who was detained in a young offender institution has been released – but will now face strict limitations on his technology use.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2013

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Cybercrime needs to be better defined in order to protect privacy rights, says watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 18th, 2013 in computer crime, data protection, drafting, EC law, news, privacy by sally

“The European Commission should more clearly define what is meant by ‘cybercrime’ in order to prevent personal data from being processed in cases where it cannot be legally justified, an EU privacy watchdog has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th June 2013

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IT expert jailed for attacks on Oxford and Cambridge websites – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2013 in computer crime, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who used his IT expertise to launch cyber-attacks on the websites of Oxford and Cambridge universities has been jailed for two years.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2013

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Lulzsec hacker group handed jail sentences – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2013 in computer crime, extradition, news, sentencing by sally

“British hackers who were behind a series of high profile cyber-attacks in 2011 have been sentenced.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2013

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Facebook blackmailer William Wooles spared jail – BBC News

Posted April 5th, 2013 in blackmail, computer crime, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

“A student who blackmailed a woman by hacking into her email, stealing naked pictures of her and posting them on Facebook has been spared jail.”

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BBC News, 4th April 2013

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Hacker jailed for bid to steal carbon credits from UN – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 19th, 2013 in carbon dioxide emissions, computer crime, news, sentencing, United Nations by tracey

“A cyber-criminal nicknamed the ‘Black Dragon’, who masterminded an audacious
attempt to hack into the United Nations computer systems to steal £6.5m worth of
carbon credits, was jailed for three-and-a-half years yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2013

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Cyber Crime – Speech by James Brokenshire

Posted March 15th, 2013 in computer crime, crime prevention, internet, speeches by tracey

“Speech by James Brokenshire on cyber crime on Thursday 14 March 2013.”

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Home Office, 14th March 2013

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Cyber security – articulating the details – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 26th, 2013 in banking, computer crime, data protection, EC law, financial regulation, news by sally

“Businesses and governments are continuing to wrestle with the question of what can and cannot be considered ‘adequate’ IT security in compliance with regulations including data protection laws.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th February 2013

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FSA conducting cyber security review of 30 major firms – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 14th, 2013 in banking, computer crime, EC law, financial regulation, news by sally

“The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is assessing the cyber security plans of 30 major financial firms.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2013

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National Audit Office warns UK needs more cyber skills – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2013 in auditors, computer crime, fraud, news, police by tracey

“A lack of skilled workers is hampering the UK’s fight against cyber crime, the
National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2013

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Commission unveils plans for expanded cyber breach notification regime – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 11th, 2013 in computer crime, consumer protection, data protection, EC law, internet, news by sally

“A range of businesses across the financial services, energy and technology sectors are among those that would be subject to new cyber security and breach notification rules under new legislative plans outlined by the European Commission.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th February 2013

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Anonymous teenage hacker spared jail over cyber attacks – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2013 in computer crime, conspiracy, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

“A ‘profoundly isolated’ teenage hacker has been given a youth rehabilitation order for his role in planning cyber attacks with the hacking group Anonymous.”

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The Guardian, 1st February 2013

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Google faces legal action over alleged secret iPhone tracking – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2013 in compensation, computer crime, fines, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications, trespass by sally

“Google is facing a fresh privacy battle in the UK over its alleged secret tracking of the internet habits of millions of iPhone users.”

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The Guardian, 27th January 2013

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