Julian Assange to stay in prison over absconding fears – BBC News

‘Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange is to remain in prison when his jail term ends because of his “history of absconding”, a judge has ruled’

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BBC News, 13th September 2019

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Bitcoin worth £900,000 seized from hacker to compensate victims – The Guardian

‘A judge has ordered the confiscation of bitcoin worth more than £900,000 from a jailed hacker in the first case of its kind for the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2019

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Attorneys General lead international cooperation to combat cybercrime – Attorney General’s Office

‘Five Attorneys General from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have today formalised their international cooperation in the fight against cybercrime.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 31st July 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Cybersecurity certification gets an EU revamp – Technology Law Update

Posted June 14th, 2019 in computer crime, data protection, EC law, internet, news by sally

‘A new EU Regulation on cybersecurity promises a more coordinated approach across Europe. The new law will set up a framework for the establishment of European cybersecurity certification schemes. The intention is to prevent “certification shopping” based on different levels of stringency among member states. Certification will be voluntary initially, but regular assessments will be carried out to determine whether certification of particular products or services should become compulsory.’

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Technology Law Update, 12th June 2019

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

TalkTalk hacker who blackmailed executives in £77million cyber attack is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 11th, 2019 in blackmail, computer crime, fraud, guilty pleas, internet, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “cruel and calculating” cyber criminal who took part in a massive TalkTalk hack and blackmailed former chief executive Dido Harding has been locked up for four years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2019

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Promoting cyber security for Internet of Things devices – Technology Law Update

‘The roll-out of 5G networks is ramping up with limited services available in parts of the US and South Korea. 2019 will see the launch of 5G in selected cities across the UK. This new, much faster, mobile connectivity will support a proliferation of internet-enabled devices. With expected benefits in terms of reduced latency and much greater capacity, many expect to see a proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices as 5G becomes a reality.’

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Technology Law Update, 10th May 2019

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Computer hacker who blackmailed porn users jailed after UK’s ‘most serious’ cyber crime investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2019 in advertising, blackmail, computer crime, internet, news, pornography, sentencing by sally

‘A student who made hundreds of thousands of pounds blackmailing the users of porn sites around the world as part of the UK’s most serious cyber crime case, has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2019

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Lauri Love: Alleged British hacker begins legal battle to get seized computers back – The Independent

Posted February 12th, 2019 in computer crime, extradition, news, search & seizure by tracey

‘Lauri Love, the computer scientist who won a landmark appeal against extradition to the US for allegedly hacking into American government websites, has begun a legal battle to try to get his seized computers back.’

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The Independent, 12th February 2019

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Law firms “will stop using email within five years” – Legal Futures

‘Email will be replaced within five years by a more secure means of communication for law firms, an expert predicted this week.’

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Legal Futures, 13th December 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Uber fined after hackers download 2.7 million customers’ data – The Independent

Posted November 27th, 2018 in computer crime, data protection, disclosure, fines, news, privacy, taxis by tracey

‘Uber has been fined £385,000 for failing to protect customers’ information during a cyber attack, in a “serious breach” of UK data protection law. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) found Uber was guilty of “a series of avoidable data security flaws” that allowed the personal details of around 2.7million UK customers to be accessed and downloaded by attackers.’

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The Independent, 27th November 2018

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TalkTalk hack attack: Friends jailed for cyber crimes – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2018 in computer crime, guilty pleas, internet, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two friends who took part in a £77m hack on the TalkTalk website have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2018

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Landmark jail sentence for man who stole client data for CMCs – Legal Futures

Posted November 14th, 2018 in claims management, computer crime, data protection, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who passed on thousands of an accident repair company’s customer records to claims management companies has been jailed in a landmark prosecution.’

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Legal Futures, 13th November 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Barristers becoming as vulnerable to cyber-attacks as solicitors – Legal Futures

‘Increased use of technology at the Bar and in the court system has left barristers as vulnerable to cyber-attacks as solicitors, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 1st November 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Law Society: Cyber-criminals targeting more small firms – Legal Futures

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in computer crime, fraud, law firms, news, solicitors by sally

‘Small law firms are increasingly being targeted by cyber-criminals, but very few attacks are actually succeeding, new research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd October 2018

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£7m win for Chinese company in first ‘persons unknown’ freezing order – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 27th, 2018 in computer crime, costs, damages, freezing injunctions, news by tracey

‘The High Court has awarded the UK arm of natural resources company China Molybdenum Company (CMOC) £7m, in a case in which a worldwide freezing injunction against “persons unknown” was approved for the first time.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th September 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Banks subject to UK disclosures on security and outage incidents – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 23rd, 2018 in banking, computer crime, disclosure, financial regulation, news by sally

‘Rules requiring banks to publically disclose how often they have had to report major operational and security incidents have taken effect in the UK.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd August 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

The scale and drivers of attrition in reported fraud and cyber crime – Home Office

Posted July 16th, 2018 in computer crime, fraud, reports by tracey

‘Outlines findings from a research study looking at the level of attrition in fraud and cyber crime cases reported to Action Fraud..’

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Home Office, 16th July 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

World-class fraud and cybercrime court approved for London’s Fleetbank house site – Ministry of justice

Posted July 5th, 2018 in computer crime, courts, press releases by tracey

‘A new flagship court specifically designed to tackle cybercrime, fraud, and economic crime will reinforce the UK’s reputation as a world-leading legal centre, the Lord Chancellor will announce tonight (Wednesday 4 July).’

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Ministry of justice, 4th July 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Bible Society fined £100k for cyber hack of 417,000 Christian backers – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2018 in computer crime, data protection, fines, news by sally

‘The Bible Society has been fined £100,000 over computer security failings that allowed hackers to access the personal details of more than 400,000 mainly Christian backers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2018

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Cyber and International Law in the 21st Century – Attorney General’s Office

Posted May 24th, 2018 in computer crime, international law, internet, speeches by tracey

‘The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP this morning set out the UK’s position on applying international law to cyberspace. This is the first time a Government Minister has set out the UK view on record.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 23rd May 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/ago