'If you monkey with a system that’s supposed to provide global connectivity, it’s very easy to make mistakes'
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Tuesday 28 September 2010
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.
Sunday 19 September 2010
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.
Thursday 26 August 2010
Yorkshire Building Society said today that it was taking steps to improve its data security after an unencrypted laptop containing customers' details was stolen.
Thursday 27 May 2010
HM Revenue & Customs has apologised after accidentally distributing private details about thousands of tax credit claimants.
Thursday 20 May 2010
The case against a computer hacker who faced extradition to the US on charges of breaking in to sensitive military computers has been adjourned.
Wednesday 21 April 2010
Friday 05 March 2010
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.
Tuesday 27 October 2009
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.
Monday 24 August 2009
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.
Wednesday 19 August 2009
Wednesday 08 July 2009
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.
Friday 03 July 2009
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.
Thursday 18 June 2009
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.
Sunday 24 May 2009
Thursday 07 May 2009
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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