Metropolitan Police

No, the Met Police wasn’t hacked. But its Twitter account and website were hijacked

Late on Friday night, some rather out-of-character tweets seemed to be coming out of New Scotland Yard.

The Twitter account of London’s Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) broadcast to its more than one million followers a series of bizarre and sometimes offensive messages.


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Ransomware scares victims with child sex abuse images

A ransomware attack takes a sinister twist – displaying images of the purported sexual abuse of children in an attempt to scare computer users into paying up.


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Metropolitan Police malware warning issued – beware the ransomware attack!

The Metropolitan Police has warned Windows users of a malware attack that poses as a message from the computer crime-fighting cops themselves.


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Six people arrested in million pound student loan phishing scam

Police arrest four men and two women in connection with a scheme that stole over a million pounds from British students.


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BlackBerry blog hacked after London riots

Hackers have defaced the BlackBerry blog, angry at RIM’s announcement that they would help the authorities investigate who was responsible for riots which have hit London.


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Met Police arrest five in Anonymous DDoS attacks probe

A dawn raid by UK computer crime cops investigating WikiLeaks-related DDoS attacks results in the arrest of five people, aged 15-26.


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