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'Kremlin hacking critical national infrastructure in UK'

'Kremlin hacking critical national infrastructure in UK'

Technology
The Russian government is attacking critical national infrastructure in the UK and the US, security agencies have warned.In a joint technical alert issued by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the FBI and the US Department for Homeland Security (DHS), the Kremlin is accused of being behind an on-going hacking campaign.The primary targets of the campaign are government and private-sector organisations, as well as critical infrastructure businesses and the internet service providers supporting those sectors.According to the alert the attackers are attempting to secure access to computer networks for espionage purposes and to "potentially lay a foundation for future offensive operations".In a media briefing at the time of the statement, Ciaran Martin, the head of NCSC, confirmed ...
Tory vice-chair admits hacking Labour MP's website

Tory vice-chair admits hacking Labour MP's website

Technology
A rising star in the Conservative Party has apologised after she admitted she hacked a Labour MP's website and altered its content.Kemi Badenoch, the hotly tipped MP for Saffron Walden, made the confession in a video obtained by The Mail On Sunday.Asked what is the naughtiest she's ever done, the 38-year-old replied: "About 10 years ago I hacked into a Labour MP's website and I changed all the stuff in there to say nice things about Tories."This was a foolish prank over a decade ago, for which I apologise."Mrs Badenoch did not name the Labour MP in question but former cabinet minister Harriet Harman later tweeted: "@KemiBadenoch has written to me apologising. I have accepted her apology."In 2008, it was reported Ms Harman's personal website was hacked and updated with a post apparently ann...
Lauri Love case: Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal

Lauri Love case: Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAlleged computer hacker Lauri Love has won his High Court appeal against his extradition to the US.Mr Love, 33, from Stradishall, Suffolk, was first arrested in October 2013 on suspicion of hacking into FBI, US Central Bank and Nasa systems.Appeal judges said extradition would be "oppressive by reason of his physical and mental condition".They urged the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to prosecute Mr Love, who has Aspergers syndrome, in England.Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and Mr Justice Ouseley said Mr Love, who also has depression, "did not seek impunity for the acts alleged against him, but contended that he should be tried and, if convicted, sentenced in the United Kingdom".They said: "We accept that the evidence shows that the fact of ext...
North Korea's hacking abilities 'beyond imagination,' defector says

North Korea's hacking abilities 'beyond imagination,' defector says

World
North Korea's hacking capabilities are "beyond imagination," one former computer expert for the North told ABC News in the wake of Tuesday's report that the nation had stolen secret intelligence documents, including the U.S.-South Korean war strategy. Secret intelligence documents and photos unilaterally collected by the U.S. military were among the stolen cache of South Korea’s classified documents by North Korean hackers, but the totality of what was stolen remains unknown, according to South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party lawmaker Lee Cheol-hee. Malware contamination of the intranet server of the cyber command that occurred in September last year was confirmed by the South Korea’s Defense Ministry in May but this is the first glimpse of the scope of the damage. The stolen trove tot
Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

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The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia. The states that told The Associated Press they had been targeted included some key political battlegrounds, such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The AP contacted every state election office to determine which ones had been informed that their election systems had been targeted. The others confirming were Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and ...