Three years in jail for teenager who spammed out school bomb threats

British teenager George Duke-Cohan has been jailed for three years for making hoax bomb threats that closed hundreds of schools up and down the UK.

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Teenage hacker admits making hoax bomb threats against schools and airlines

British police have announced that they have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a series of hoax bomb threats and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Conspiracy or cockup? Google hid ProtonMail’s encrypted email service from search results

Did Google deliberately downrank encrypted email service ProtonMail in its search results?

The jury is out…

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More websites hit by Armada Collective DDoS blackmail attacks, but won’t pay up

If your company runs a website which users rely upon to be available, investigate what you can do to mitigate a DDoS attack *before* you’re the next target on the criminals’ list.

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ProtonMail says it won’t ever again pay ransom to DDoS blackmailers

ProtonMail has changed its tune, and admits it made a mistake by paying DDoS blackmailers.

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ProtonMail gives in to DDoS blackmailers, pays $6000 ransom

I can’t help but feel that ProtonMail has let down every company on the internet by giving in to extortionists.

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ProtonMail hit by mystery DDoS attack, preventing customers from accessing their secure email

Who on earth would be keen to disrupt access to a secure email service, and potentially put it out of business?

Let the conspiracy theories begin.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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