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'If you monkey with a system that’s supposed to provide global connectivity, it’s very easy to make mistakes'

Hackers warn NHS over online security

The group of hackers claiming to have breached online security measures at Sony last month have warned the NHS that its computer services are at risk of attack.

Lockheed Martin hit by cyber attack

Hackers launched a "significant and tenacious" cyber attack on US defence contractor Lockheed Martin, which holds highly sensitive information, but its secrets remained safe, the company said today.

David Prosser: Sony's humiliation is a lesson to businesses all over the world

Outlook There but for the grace of God... That ought to be the reaction of executives at companies the world over to the disaster that has befallen Sony. The hack on the Japanese company has been all the more excruciating for its hopeless failure to get to grips with the problem, but in their heart of hearts, most business leaders will admit they have not taken cyber crime sufficiently seriously.

Sony hackers 'stole 2 million cards'

Chatter on underground message boards used by hackers suggests cyber criminals could have made off with more than two million credit card numbers during the attack on Sony's PlayStation Network.

Fans' group to battle United over 'data theft'

Manchester United Supporters Trust are collecting a "fighting fund" for the possible legal defence of United supporter Thomas McKenna, who has been the subject of a legal writ from the club. McKenna published details online of United's corporate clients and the club are seeking damages through the High Court. Yesterday a club spokesman said their action was in defence of "data security" and that "doing nothing was not an option".

Business counts the cost of cyber crime

From industrial espionage to online theft, corporations are struggling to deal with the growing menace of cyber attacks

Sharp rise in HMRC complaints upheld

The number of complaints against the taxman upheld by the tax referee has surged over the past two years, according to new figures published this morning.

Cyber attacks cost UK £27bn a year

Cyber crime costs the UK more than £27bn a year, an investigation has found. Attacks on computer systems, industrial espionage and theft of intellectual property costs businesses alone at least £21bn.

Hacktivists take control of internet security firms

In cyberspace they call it "getting pwned". That's what happened to the American tech-security company HBGary Federal when it tried to infiltrate the so-called hacktivist network known as Anonymous.

Anonymous hits security firm HBGary Federal

In cyberspace they call it “getting pwned”. And that's exactly what happened to American tech security company HBGary Federal when they tried to infiltrate the so-called hacktivist network known as Anonymous.

WikiLeaks 'hacktivists' declare war on the UK

Anonymous, the mercurial “hactivist” collective behind a series of pro-WikiLeaks cyber protests, has declared war on the British Government following the arrest of five people in the UK.

Five arrested in computer hacking investigation

Three teenagers were arrested today on suspicion of computer hacking linked to attacks on companies perceived as enemies of whistleblowing website Wikileaks.

Council rebuked over lost memory stick

A council was rebuked today for losing an unencrypted memory stick containing the personal details of 40 children in care.

Hacker compromised Royal Navy security

Computer details of current and former defence staff, including a former Royal Navy head, were posted on the internet after a hacker broke into a military website and shut it down.

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