UK National Cybersecurity Strategy, and trying to predict the future – Technology Law Update

Posted November 18th, 2016 in computer crime, data protection, electronic commerce, news, privacy by sally

‘The UK government has released a National Cybersecurity Strategy for the next five years. It will always be a difficult enterprise to try to predict changes to the threat landscape for the digital economy, even over as short a time span as five years. But there is clearly a pressing need here with cyberattacks regularly in the news. A recent example was an attack on a group of hospitals that put patients at risk for several days.’

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Technology Law Update, 18th November 2016

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Hacking suspect Lauri Love criticises justice system – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2016 in appeals, autism, computer crime, criminal justice, extradition, news by sally

‘An autistic man facing claims he hacked US government computer systems has criticised a ruling to extradite him.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2016

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Home Secretary’s speech to the FCA’s Financial Crime Conference – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Amber Rudd gave a speech on economic crime at the Financial Conduct Authority annual crime conference on 10 November 2016.’

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Home Office, 14th November 2016

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Lauri Love extradition: British hacker who breached US government computers to be handed to US by Amber Rudd – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2016 in appeals, autism, computer crime, extradition, interception, internet, news by tracey

‘Home Secretary Amber Rudd has authorised an order extraditing Lauri Love to the US, where he is accused of hacking into government computers.’

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The Independent, 14th November 2016

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Cyber security for SMEs – taking it seriously – Technology Law Update

Posted October 28th, 2016 in computer crime, electronic commerce, news, small businesses by sally

‘Getting cyber security right is not easy. Even the largest organisations can find themselves in difficulties – as the recent high-profile problems encountered by Yahoo and TalkTalk show. But it is especially challenging for smaller organisations without the headcount or budget to cover every angle in detail. What should you do to give your organisation the best chance of success?’

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Technology Law Update, 27th October 2016

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TalkTalk hit with record fine for cyber attack – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2016 in computer crime, data protection, fines, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘The UK’s data watchdog has fined TalkTalk a record £400,000 over last year’s cyber attack on the company in which the personal details of thousands of customers were exposed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th October 2016

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Ringleader of gang responsible for £113m fraud jailed for 11 years – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in computer crime, conspiracy, fraud, gangs, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘The head of a fraud ring has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his part in a £113m scam, which funded purchases including a fleet of customised Porsches and shopping sprees at Harrods.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2016

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UK ‘hacker’ Lauri Love fears death in US prison – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2016 in autism, computer crime, extradition, mental health, news by sally

‘A British man wanted in the US for allegedly hacking into government computers says he fears dying in jail if he is extradited.’

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BBC News, 6th September 2016

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Police to hire law firms to tackle cyber criminals in radical pilot project – The Guardian

‘Private law firms will be hired by police to pursue criminal suspects for profit, under a radical new scheme to target cyber criminals and fraudsters.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2016

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Mumsnet cyber hacker ordered to do 200 hours’ unpaid work – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in community service, computer crime, internet, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager who launched a cyber attack against parenting site Mumsnet – forcing it to reset millions of passwords – has been sentenced.’

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BBC News, 2nd August 2016

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Nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes last year, ONS says – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in computer crime, fraud, news, statistics by sally

‘Almost six million fraud and cyber crimes were committed last year in England and Wales, the Office for National Statistics has said.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2016

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Crime rate set to double after true scale of internet offences revealed – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2016 in computer crime, crime, internet, news, statistics by tracey

‘There were more than 5.8m incidents of cybercrime in the last year, the Office for National Statistics has said, far higher than previously thought and enough to nearly double the crime rate in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2016

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Criminals winning ‘cyber arms race’ – National Crime Agency – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2016 in computer crime, conspiracy, crime, internet, news by sally

‘Businesses and law enforcement agencies are losing the “cyber arms race” with online criminals, the UK’s National Crime Agency has warned.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2016

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Autistic man accused of computer hacking could kill himself if extradited, court is warned – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 29th, 2016 in autism, computer crime, extradition, news, suicide by sally

‘An autistic man accused of hacking into US government computers would be at “high risk” of killing himself if he is extradited to America, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2016

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Judge Refuses To Force Alleged Hacker To Reveal His Passwords – RightsInfo

‘A UK law enforcement agency asked a court to force alleged hacker Lauri Love to reveal passwords for computers they confiscated. The Court said no. The problem? That would bypass human rights safeguards UK Parliament built into investigatory powers laws.’

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RightsInfo, 11th May 2016

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13 ways you might be accidentally breaking the law, according to lawyers – The Independent

‘Various ways in which people may inadvertently break the laws of the UK while at home have been listed by lawyers.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2016

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Court refuses request to force alleged hacker to divulge passwords – The Guardian

‘An alleged hacker fighting extradition to the US will not have to give the passwords for his encrypted computers to British law enforcement officers, following a landmark legal ruling.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2016

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Is ‘Big Data’ A Threat To Human Rights? – RightsInfo

Posted April 27th, 2016 in computer crime, data protection, EC law, human rights, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘One of the great benefits of modern society is the amount of information available to us everyday. Much of that information is now stored electronically. However, collecting a lot of information together creates risks. Big data showcases the potential utility of amassing information in bulk, but we need to be wary of the possible threat to our right to privacy.’

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RightsInfo, 16th April 2016

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GCHQ hacking does not breach human rights, security tribunal rules – The Guardian

‘Hacking of computers, networks and smartphones in the UK or abroad by GCHQ staff does not breach human rights, a security tribunal has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2016

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Tribunal rules computer hacking by GCHQ is not illegal – BBC News

‘GCHQ is operating within the law when it hacks into computers and smart phones, a security tribunal has ruled.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2016

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