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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

£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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Computer hacker who stole customers’ data from hundreds of top companies facing jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 3rd, 2018 in computer crime, conspiracy, drug offences, fraud, news by tracey

‘A computer hacker who stole customers’ data from more than 100 companies worldwide before selling the information to criminals on the dark web is facing years in jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd May 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lauri Love case: US abandons extradition case – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2018 in appeals, computer crime, extradition, news by sally

‘Efforts to extradite alleged computer hacker Lauri Love have been abandoned by US authorities.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The Forum Bar: it does exist — Bruno Min – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 9th, 2018 in choice of forum, computer crime, extradition, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘n 5th February 2018 the Divisional Court gave judgment in Love v USA [2018] EWHC 172 (Admin), holding that the forum bar operated against the extradition of Lauri Love to the United States to face charges of making a series of cyber-attacks on the computer networks of private companies and US Government agencies. This is the first reported case in which the ‘forum bar’ has been applied to block an extradition.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th February 2018

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

British hacker Lauri Love wins fight against extradition to US – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 5th, 2018 in appeals, computer crime, extradition, news by sally

‘British hacker Lauri Love has won his legal battle after fearing he would be extradited to the US.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Government response on the Cyber Security consultation – Technology Law Update

Posted January 30th, 2018 in computer crime, consultations, data protection, EC law, news, telecommunications by sally

‘The Government has now published a response to its consultation the Network and Information Security Directive (also known as the Cybersecurity Directive). We provided feedback to the consultation back in September on many of the points addressed in the response, and welcome some valuable improvements to the proposals.’

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Technology Law Update, 29th January 2018

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

Hacker admits international cyber attacks – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 19th, 2018 in computer crime, guilty pleas, internet, sentencing by tracey

‘A hacker who was responsible for thousands of cyber-attacks on firms around the world including Skype and Google has been jailed for two years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th January 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Hacker sentenced for cyber-attacks on high-profile companies – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 20th, 2017 in computer crime, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A teenage hacker who helped others to target high profile companies such as Virgin, O2, NatWest Bank and Netflix has been sentenced after facilitating cyber-attacks that crashed their websites.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th December 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Employer liable for disgruntled employee’s deliberate data breach – Technology Law Blog

Posted December 20th, 2017 in computer crime, data protection, news, vicarious liability by sally

‘WM Morrisons Supermarket plc have been held liable to 5,518 of their employees for a deliberate data breach by a rogue employee, Andrew Skelton.’

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Technology Law Update, 19th December 2017

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

Data breach management: how not to do it – Technology Law Blog

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in computer crime, data protection, disclosure, news by sally

‘The theft of personal data by malicious employees or third parties does not have to be a disaster. With appropriate PR and legal advice, and proactive engagement and input from senior management, an organisation can minimise the negative consequences and may even be able to strengthen client relationships. The key is transparency – you to need to own the breach, and demonstrate a proactive, strong response.’

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Technology Law Blog, 23rd November 2017

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

Jail for men who tried to defraud and blackmail solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted November 21st, 2017 in blackmail, computer crime, fraud, law firms, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men who were part of an organised fraud network that conned solicitors and others out of over £300,000, as well as a man who tried to blackmail a law firm to pay over €10,000 for the return of data stolen from its systems, have been sent to prison.’

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Legal Futures, 21st November 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

British firm battling to stop ‘billion dollar brain’ being deported to China after computer code theft – The Independent

Posted November 17th, 2017 in computer crime, extradition, news by tracey

‘Investment fund bosses are trying to stop the deportation of an analyst convicted of stealing millions of pounds worth of computer codes.’

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The Independent, 16th November 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Sean Caffrey sentenced for stealing US military data – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2017 in computer crime, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A computer hacker who admitted stealing hundreds of user accounts from a US military communications system has been given a suspended prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 14th Spetember 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK cybersecurity standards not implemented by more than a third of critical national infrastructure operators, according to new data – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 1st, 2017 in computer crime, computer programs, electronic commerce, news by sally

‘More than a third of organisations that operate critical national infrastructure in the UK (39%) have not implemented the UK government’s ’10 steps’ guidance on managing cyber risks, according to a provider of cybersecurity services.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th August 2017

Source: www.out-law.com