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A website used to spread information on how to pirate pay television smart cards belonging to the defunct ITV Digital was funded by part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, it was claimed last night.

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Hacktivist group 'Anonymous' tapped conference call about policing cyber-crime

European Commission drops data protection challenge

The European Commission has dropped legal moves against the UK over data protection laws after the Government agreed changes in the privacy of electronic communications.

Saudi woman who defied driving ban involved in fatal car crash

A Saudi woman who defied a ban on female drivers in the country has been severely injured and her passenger killed in a car crash.

Overseas cyber-crimewave taking £600m a year from the taxman

Lax cyber security at HM Revenue and Customs is costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds a year in sophisticated scams that are largely perpetrated by foreign criminals, The Independent has learnt.

David Blunkett is chairman of the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance

Blunkett warns of cyber terrorist threat to Olympics

Former home secretary fears ticket sales and reservations could come under online attack

Russia and China 'involved in cyber theft'

An adviser to the Prime Minister has accused China and Russia of orchestrating cyber attacks in an attempt to steal secrets from other countries.

Defence files stolen by 'foreign agents'

A foreign intelligence service stole 24,000 files from a US defence contractor in March, Deputy Defence Secretary William Lynn said.

Hacking fears boost NCC

The rise of so-called "hacktivism" has helped the IT group NCC, with pre-tax profits rising a fifth to £17.3m in the year to the end of May.

Hactivist collective LulzSec disbands

The infamous hactivist collective LulzSec has announced that it is disbanding after just 50 days of generating worldwide headlines with a string of cyber attacks.

Sega Corp is latest cyber-attack victim

The video game developer Sega Corp said yesterday that information belonging to 1.3 million customers had been stolen from its database, the latest in a rash of cyber attacks against game firms. Names, birth dates, email addresses and encrypted passwords of users of Sega Pass online network members had been compromised, Sega said, though data such as credit card numbers was safe.

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