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Several websites owned and operated by the United States Congress are recovering from a three-day distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
David Bisson reports.
You probably won’t be surprised to read which country is submitting the most requests…
David Bisson reports.
The controversial draft Investigatory Powers Bill being proposed by the UK government says almost nothing about encryption.
Guest contributor Philip Le Riche shares his opinion about what it does have to say, and whether he feels the bill is needed.
If you haven’t done so already, start thinking now about how you can keep your online activity private.
Want to know what air pollution is like in the UK today? Sorry, you can’t. Because hackers have broken into the site and posted a message denouncing Britain’s involvement in the Iraq invasion of 2003.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
Microsoft deserves our support and whole-hearted thanks for playing hard ball with the US authorities on this important privacy issue.
Those pesky state-sponsored hackers under the control of foreign governments have been up to their old tricks again.
That’s the claim of British Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude. What do you think?
Guest contributor Philip Le Riche asks himself, should he still use TrueCrypt?
The whole TrueCrypt saga has brought into focus an issue which has been central to security thinking in government circles for many years: that of assurance.
It’s not just hackers who launch denial-of-service attacks. Sometimes law enforcement agencies do it too.
The United Kingdom is the first Western government known to have conducted such an attack, leaked documents reveal.
One death in a year through a terrorist act seems too high a price to pay for freedom from intrusive surveillance.
Do we value our privacy as little as that, asks guest contributor Philip Le Riche.
Time is rapidly running out for people to submit their comments to the UK government, about draft legislation which could allow police and intelligence services to spy on who you have been emailing, and what websites you have been visiting.
Here’s how to have your say..
The British government has today published its Cyber Security Strategy detailing how it plans to protect national security and the public from internet threats, and (hopefully) support the British economy at the same time.
Britain is prepared to use the internet to strike computer attackers and enemy nations who launch cyberwarfare attacks on the UK’s infrastructure and businesses.
Foreign Secretary William Hague takes his gloves off, and talks cyberwarfare with the tabloid press.
The official website of the Nigerian government has been defaced by hackers.
The UK government has today published a report into the cost of cybercrime, concluding that the overall cost to the UK economy from cybercrime is £27bn per year.
But can we trust the numbers? And what needs to happen before we can properly measure our success fighting the menace of cybercrime?