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The United States is launching its first test of a new plan for responding to an enemy cyber-blitz, including any attack aimed at vital services such as power, water and banks.

Interpol chief has identity stolen

Criminals have used the Facebook identity of Ron Noble, the head of Interpol, to try to set up an identity fraud in the hope of getting information on a major operation by the international police agency.

Building society on alert after laptop theft

Yorkshire Building Society said today that it was taking steps to improve its data security after an unencrypted laptop containing customers' details was stolen.

Taxman says sorry for sharing private details

HM Revenue & Customs has apologised after accidentally distributing private details about thousands of tax credit claimants.

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The case against a computer hacker who faced extradition to the US on charges of breaking in to sensitive military computers has been adjourned.

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FBI director warns of growing cyber threat

Militant groups, foreign states and criminal organizations pose a growing threat to US security as they target government and private computer networks, FBI Director Robert Mueller said on Thursday.

Britain delays UFO hacker's extradition

The Government says it will consider new medical evidence before approving the extradition of a computer hacker wanted in the US on charges of breaking into military computers.

MPs urge crackdown on unsafe foreign trucks

MPs today called for the agency that carries out safety checks on lorries on Britain's roads to be given more powers after a high proportion of unsafe vehicles were found to be foreign-owned.

Double agent who 'stole 130 million card details'

Hacker who agreed to help nail his accomplices now accused of greatest identity theft spree in history

US government agencies under cyber attack

A widespread and unusually resilient computer attack that began July 4 knocked out the websites of several government agencies, including some that are responsible for fighting cyber crime, The Associated Press has learned.

US cautious on Einstein cyber security programme

The Obama administration is moving cautiously on a new pilot programme that would both detect and stop cyber attacks against government computers, while trying to ensure citizen privacy protections.

Protest over hacker extradition move

Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith "chose to disregard" the impact of a computer hacker's mental health problems when she approved his extradition to the US, an MP said today.

Is the rise of the digital ID inevitable?

As biometrics gain sway, not everyone sees them as a force for good. Ellen Gibson looks at some very new technology

US air traffic systems 'vulnerable to hackers'

America's air traffic control systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks, and support systems have been breached in recent months to allow hackers access to personnel records and network servers, a new report says.

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