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Burglary and murders are down again, but what’s driving this 20-year drop in offences?

The LulzSec logo and Ackroyd (top-left), Al-Bassam (top right), Davis (bottom left) and Cleary.

British LulzSec 'hactivists' caused websites to crash across the world for their own amusement

Working from their bedrooms, they stole personal data from hundreds of thousands of people

US accuses China of new cyber-attacks

Pentagon report directly links attacks to Beijing government for first time

Internet services across the world were disrupted

Hacking suspect behind 'biggest cyberattack in history' is arrested in Spain

The 35-year-old man was arrested by authorities in Barcelona

The hacking group LulzSec's logo

LulzSec leader named as Matthew Flannery faces 12 years in jail after arrest in Australia

Local media name man as Matthew Flannery, who allegedly uses online name 'Aush0k'

Government faces around 33,000 cyber attacks a month, reveals Cabinet Office minister Chloe Smith

The Government faces around 33,000 cyber attacks each month from sophisticated criminals and state-sponsored groups, a Cabinet Office minister said today.

Cambridge University's Trinity College

Oxbridge hacker pleads guilty

Lewys Martin, 21, was charged last November for attempting to cause disruption to the public-facing websites of Cambridge University, Oxford University and Kent Police.

The website for the Malvinas version of Counter Strike

Falklands Counter Strike: British hackers attack Argentinian developer's website

Dattatec.com reports distributed denial of service attacks

Internet services across the world have been disrupted and widespread congestion risks jamming crucial online infrastructure, the BBC reported today.

'Biggest cyber-attack in history' slows down internet worldwide after quarrel between web-hosting company and anti-spam group

Onslaught, believed to be the work of spammers, has been likened to series of digital 'nuclear bombs'

US is to launch unprecedented counter-attack on Chinese hackers accused of stealing state secrets

The US Government is to launch an unprecedented counter-attack on the individual Chinese hackers who are accused of stealing the country’s state and industrial secrets.

George HW Bush: A German news magazine published his obituary online a day after his family announced he was recovering

All the presidents’ emails: Mysterious hacker breaks into Bush family inbox

A criminal investigation is under way after a hacker broke into email accounts belonging to members of the Bush family and their close friends, publishing phone numbers, home security codes and a picture of George H.W. Bush during his recent hospital stay, when he was reported to be close to death.

The police are urging IT specialists to become volunteers in the battle against cyber crime

IT specialists urged to help police

IT specialists should consider becoming police volunteers to help stop criminals trying to fleece Britons of hundreds of millions of pounds online, the Security Minister is to suggest.

British computer hacker Richard O’Dwyer with his mother Julia

Mother of next Briton facing extradition fears for his future

Julia O'Dwyer says May's plan to give UK citizens new protections will come too late for her son

David Cameron and Barack Obama discussed the case when they met in Washington in May

US disappointed by 'laughable' decision on Gary McKinnon

State Department officials will study ruling and could ask Interpol to issue red notice

Gary McKinnon has fought a long battle over extradition to the US

'He literally couldn't speak': Relief for computer hacker Gary McKinnon as he wins extradition fight

The shock decision will be hailed as a significant milestone for those who have campaigned against the perceived one-sided nature of Britain’s extradition agreement with the United States

Millions of gaming account details are stolen in massive Blizzard hack

The account details of millions of online gamers have been stolen in a hack attack on games company Blizzard.

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Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
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Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
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Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
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How bosses are making us work harder

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Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
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... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

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10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

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Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

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The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?