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UK School Children: NextGen Hackers?

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One in four children of school age in the UK have admitted to attempting to hack into an email or Facebook account, according to a recent survey. The poll, which surveyed 1,000 students in London and 150 from Cumbria, found that almost 80 percent of students understood that hacking was …

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Cyber Scammers Beware, the British are Coming

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The British government has launched a counter cyber scam team and plans to invest 4.3 million pounds within the next three years to combat cyber scams. Online scams, usually initiated via email, currently hit 3 million victims in the UK per year for a total loss of 3.5 billion pounds, …

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Sex, Gifts and Spies- The Chinese Intelligence Game

The Chinese are actively conducting espionage against corporate targets in the United Kingdom, according to Britain’s domestic intelligence service, The Security Service or MI5. The agency circulated a “restricted” warning to U.K. business people warning that the Chinese are seeking to leverage sex and gifts to exploit businesses. According to …

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UK Cyber Research Center Opens

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies opened Wednesday and is housed at Queen’s University in the U.K. The center is set to be at the forefront of innovative technologies to counter cyber attacks. The center hopes to bring together experts in the field to help make cyberspace more secure. They …

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MI5 Use Teens for Cyber Defense

According to Daily Express, MI5 has hired approximately 50 individuals, some of whom are still teens, to help combat cyber attacks. The new employees have already traced cyber attacks to Pakistan, China, and Russia and messages from terrorists serving sentences in a maximum security prison in Britain. Most of the …

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EU Report Blames China for Cali Power Grid Blackout of 2001

  The European Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, authored by Dr Paul Cornish, published in February of 2009 the “Cyber Security and Politically, Socially and Religiously Motivated Cyber Attacks”  . The study describes in great detail the increase use of the internet as a tool for destruction and political gain. Referencing the usual suspects such as the Estonia blackout of 2007, the study also …

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UK Cybersecurity Strategy to Focus on Small Businesses

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According to a government-funded security group involved in rolling out the UK’s new cybersecurity strategy, the government will make a particular effort to engage small and medium-sized enterprises. Tony Dyhouse, director of the Cyber Security Knowledge Transfer Network, said the large organizations governing critical national infrastructure systems already have good flows …

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UK Hires 'Naughty' Cyber Experts

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The UK has not only created its own version of a ‘cyber czar’, but has also updated its ‘national security strategy’ with a new Cyber Security Operations Centre under the GCHQ, the UK’s leading intelligence Agency. The new centre is very similar to the recently announced ‘Cybercom’ under the US Department of  Defense. The UK has declared …

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UK Plans to Centralize Cybersecurity

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the UK announced the creation of a new national cybersecurity center  by the end of this month. Cybersecurity currently falls under multiple agencies, including the Serious Organized Crime Agency and the Metropolitan Police e-crime unit. The initiative is part of a u-turn in the UK government’s national strategy and an attempt …

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