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UK cyber cops arrest 14 for £11m malware money laundering

November 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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UK CYBER COPS at the National Crime Agency (NCA) has arrested 14 people for their suspected involvement in laundering as much as £11m generated by major malware scams. Read more: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2476426/uk-cyber-cops-arrest-14-for-gbp11m-malware-money-laundering

Drone-hacking cybersecurity boot camp launched in UK

November 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Matt Hancock, the minister for digital and culture, said students would gain the skills needed to “fight cyber-attacks” and help keep the UK safe. The 10-week course has been “certified” by UK spy agency GCHQ Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37848549

UK’s NHS Hospital Postpones Transplants Due To Ransomware Attack

November 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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All scheduled operations and organ transplants at the National Health Service’s Lincolnshire and Goods trust were canceled due to a malware attack. While the transplants have been diverted to other facilities, this cyber incident took many people by surprise. The event is labeled as “major,” and comes amid a major reform of the UK’s cyber […]

The UK’s 13 most infamous data breaches 2016

November 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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It’s tempting to believe that important data breaches only happen in the US and the figures tend to bear that out – the US accounts for the overwhelming majority of the really big data breaches that have been made public, some of them absolutely vast. But US laws and regulations force organisations to admit to […]

UK commits £1.9B to National Cyber Security Strategy, working with Microsoft and more

November 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The recent rush of allegations against countries like Russia and China and their possible roles in cyber attacks on countries like the U.S. have prompted a big move from the UK: the government said today that it plans to invest £1.9 billion ($2.3 billion) over the next five years in a new cyber defence plan, called […]

Allow mobile phone network roaming in UK, urge MPs

October 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The British Infrastructure Group said foreign visitors get better coverage, as they are not tied to any provider, so can use the strongest signal. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37808943

UK spy agencies broke privacy rules says tribunal

October 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Complaints about data collection by GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 were put forward by campaign group Privacy International. The ruling said some data collection did not comply with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37680058

Cyber crime ‘cost UK residents £210 each in the last year’

October 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The UK lost almost £11bn to cyber criminals in the past year, figures suggest. The latest figure equates to approximately £210 per person over the age of 16 living in the UK, but is only based on incidents registered with the national reporting centre Action Fraud, Get Safe Online and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) […]

Electric bike scheme first to be launched in the UK

October 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The “Co-bikes” are currently available from five sites in Exeter, including the central train station, the university and Sowton Park and Ride. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-37624253

Microsoft’s new reality – HoloLens comes to UK

October 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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This is a big week for virtual reality, with Sony’s PlayStation VR headset going on sale on Thursday. But Microsoft, which has steered clear of VR, is going down a different path with what it calls mixed reality – a term it prefers for some reason to augmented reality. It has just announced that its […]

Driverless car tested in public in UK

October 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The two-seater electric vehicle travelled in a 1km (0.6-mile) loop on the pavements around the town’s railway station. The team behind it hopes a fleet of 40 of the pods will be available to the public next year. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37618574

UK ‘has never been more addicted to smartphones’

September 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night and immediately checked your phone then you’re not alone. People in the UK have never been more addicted to their smartphones, according to a report from Deloitte. One in three adults check for messages at night, and admit their overuse is causing rows with […]

National Cyber Security Centre to shift UK to ‘active’ defence

September 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The head of the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has detailed plans to move the UK to “active cyber-defence”, to better protect government networks and improve the UK’s overall security. The strategy update by NCSC chief exec Ciaran Martin comes just weeks before the new centre is due to open next month and […]

Amazon’s Echo speakers head to UK and Germany

September 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Amazon has confirmed its virtual assistant Echo speakers are coming to the UK and Germany. Until now, the company sold its voice-controlled devices only in the US. The machines can answer questions, control other internet-connected devices, build shopping lists and link in to dozens of third-party services including Spotify, Uber and BBC News. Experts say […]

UK tech firm swoops on HP software unit in £6.6bn deal

September 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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UK tech firm Micro Focus will buy Hewlett-Packard’s software business in a deal worth $8.8bn (£6.6bn). Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) includes the assets of Autonomy, the UK software group that HP bought in an ill-fated deal in 2011. The deal makes Micro Focus one of the UK’s biggest tech companies, with total annual revenues of […]

UK ‘hacker’ Lauri Love fears death in US prison

September 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A British man wanted in the US for allegedly hacking into government computers says he fears dying in jail if he is extradited. Lauri Love, who has Asperger’s syndrome, worries he will be sentenced to up to 99 years. “If I went into a US prison, I don’t think I’d leave again,” he told the […]

Reported UK Data Breaches Soar 88% in a Year

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The volume of data breach incidents reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has almost doubled in the space of a year, according to a new Freedom of Information (FoI) request. The figure rose from 1,089 in the period April 2014-March 2015 to 2,048 in virtually the same period a year later, according to Huntsman Security. […]

Pokemon Go: Player claims to have caught all UK characters

July 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Could this mark the beginning of the end for Pokemon Go? A man has claimed to have become the first to catch all the characters available in the UK. Sam Clark posted an online video showing he had caught 143 virtual characters when playing the game around Southampton and Gosport. The 33-year-old said he has […]

Pokemon Go unleashed in the UK

July 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Pokemon Go, a mobile game that has become a global phenomenon, has been released in the UK. It was already available in the US, Australia and Germany but some UK gamers found ways around the country restriction to get early access. The app lets players roam a map using their phone’s GPS location data and […]

Gloom and hope for the future in UK tech

July 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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There is new evidence today of how the UK technology sector is feeling about its future after the referendum vote to leave the EU. And the message from a survey carried out by Tech City UK is pretty gloomy – though the organisation itself sees some reasons for optimism. Tech City UK got responses from […]

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