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

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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

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Cyber threats – a business critical consideration – Technology Law Update

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

‘In addition to the widely-reported WannaCry virus, institutions across the globe were impacted in June 2017 by a second ransomware attack. Apparently introduced via an innocuous-looking tax software product, NotPetya spread rapidly through approximately 12 countries including the UK.’

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Technology Law Update, 31st August 2017

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Briton accused of cyber attacks extradited from Germany – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2017 in banking, computer crime, extradition, news by tracey

‘A man accused of launching cyber attacks against two of the UK’s largest banks has been extradited from Germany, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2017

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Clearing houses to be subject to formal cybersecurity reporting duties in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

‘Clearing houses in the UK will be subject to new formal cybersecurity incident reporting duties under changes likely to be implemented by 9 May next year.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th August 2017

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‘Smart’ and autonomous vehicle cyber guidance: initial impressions – Technology Law Update

Posted August 21st, 2017 in computer crime, computer programs, news, road traffic by sally

‘On 6 August 2017, in advance of proposed legislation, the UK government published 8 ‘Key Principles’ regarding the cyber security of connected and autonomous vehicles. This is the first of a series of 4 blogs regarding those principles.’

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Technology Law Update, 21st August 2017

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Your chance to shape new cyber-security rules – Technology Law Update

Posted August 17th, 2017 in computer crime, consultations, EC law, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Amid the noise about the introduction of data privacy reforms under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR, less attention has been paid to the Network and Information Systems Directive. The NIS Directive calls on EU member states to introduce cyber-security requirements for “Operators of Essential Services” (OESs), with a less stringent set of obligations for certain groups of “Digital Services Providers” (DSPs).’

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Technology Law Update, 16th August 2017

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UK government publishes cyber security guidance for driverless cars – OUT-LAW.COM

Posted August 8th, 2017 in bills, computer crime, data protection, news, road traffic by sally

‘The UK government has issued new guidelines aimed at improving cyber protection for smart and driverless vehicles, ahead of planned legislation for the emerging industry.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th August 2017

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Firms face £17m fine if they fail to protect against hackers – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2017 in computer crime, consultations, data protection, fines, news by sally

‘Firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4% of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from cyber-attacks, the government has warned.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2017

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White collar crime prosecutions fall as offences rise – OUT-LAW.com

‘The number of white collar crime prosecutions in the UK fell by 12% between 2015 and 2016, despite a 4% increase in the number of reported offences.’

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OUT-LAW.com,, 31st July 2017

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White collar crime prosecutions fall as offences rise – OUT-LAW.com

‘The number of white collar crime prosecutions in the UK fell by 12% between 2015 and 2016, despite a 4% increase in the number of reported offences.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th July 2017

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Cybercrime against law firms higher than ever, SRA says – Legal Futures

Posted July 26th, 2017 in computer crime, electronic mail, law firms, news, statistics by sally

‘Reports of cybercrime from law firms reached record levels in the first quarter of this year, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has said.’

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Legal Futures, 26th July 2017

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Extent of fraud and cyber crime laid out in new statistics – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 25th, 2017 in computer crime, crime, data protection, fraud, news, privacy, statistics by sally

‘More than five million cases of fraud and computer misuse offences were recorded in England and Wales in a single year, according to new figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th July 2017

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Online fraud costs public billions but is still not a police priority, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted June 30th, 2017 in computer crime, fraud, internet, news by tracey

‘Police forces are not doing enough to tackle the growing threat of online fraud, a public spending watchdog has found. The National Audit Office (NAO) said the issue was “not yet a priority” for all local police forces and the problem had been overlooked by government, law enforcement and industry.’

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The Guardian, 30th June 2017

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UK hacker exploits online bank loophole to steal £100,000 – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2017 in banking, computer crime, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A UK hacker has been jailed for stealing almost £100,000 from a bank by exploiting a bug in the bank’s online banking system.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2017

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Official forensic regulator calls for increase to legal aid funding – The Guardian

Posted May 4th, 2017 in computer crime, DNA, forensic science, legal aid, news by sally

‘Defence lawyers need additional legal aid funding to help them check and challenge the increasing complexity of digital evidence gathered for criminal prosecutions, the official forensic science regulator has warned. Dr Gillian Tully told the Forensics Europe Expo in London that time pressures to meet deadlines for complying with new digital forensics standards could result in “a bit of a car crash” if firms are not ready in time.’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2017

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Teenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacks – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2017 in computer crime, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A computer hacker has been jailed for two years for masterminding global online attacks as a teenager from his bedroom in Hertfordshire.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2017

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What are the six types of cybercriminals identified by BAE? – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 4th, 2017 in computer crime, crime, fraud, money laundering, news by sally

‘Defence group BAE Systems faces “serious and persistent” cyber attacks twice a week from hackers trying to steal the defence giant’s secrets. Here are the six types of cybercriminals identified by BAE.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th April 2017

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Ticket touts face unlimited fines for using ‘bots’ to buy in bulk – The Guardian

‘Touts who use computer software to harvest concert tickets in bulk and resell them at vast mark-ups face unlimited fines as part of a crackdown on highly profitable resale sites such as Viagogo, StubHub and GetMeIn.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2017

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Ground-breaking code of practice to tackle pirate websites – Technology Law Update

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in codes of practice, computer crime, copyright, internet, news, piracy by sally

‘A ground-breaking new initiative targeting online piracy brings together the creative industries and leading search engines under a voluntary code of practice to tackle copyright infringing sites. The deal, brokered by the UK Intellectual Property Office, with the support of Ofcom and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, will involve collaborative work to demote search results that link to illegal sites. There will be ongoing technical consultation and information sharing to improve the process and adapt to change.’

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Technology Law Update, 21st February 2017

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