Tag Archives: Hacking

Lauri Love case: Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal

Alleged 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 ...

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James McCarthy suffers double leg break in Everton draw with West Brom

Everton midfielder James McCarthy will miss the rest of the season after suffering a double leg fracture in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with West Brom. The 27-year-old was taken off on a stretcher after a tackle on Albion’s Salomon Rondon in the second half. “It’s a tibia and fibula fracture compounded. A very nasty injury,” said Everton boss Sam Allardyce. Rondon ...

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Rehab camp aims to put young cyber-crooks on right track

Teenagers caught carrying out hacking and cyber-attacks could soon be attending a rehab camp that aims to divert them away from a life of crime. The first weekend camp for offenders was held in Bristol this month as part of the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) work with young computer criminals. Attendees learned about the responsible use of cyber-skills and got ...

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App maker’s code stolen in malware attack

The Mac and iOS software developer Panic has had the source code for several of its apps stolen. Panic founder Steven Frank admitted in a blog post that it happened after he downloaded an infected copy of the video encoding tool Handbrake. He said there was no sign that any customer data was accessed and that Panic’s web server was ...

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Microsoft says it’s already patched flaws exposed in leak of NSA hacks

On Friday, the Shadow Brokers hacking group published a cache of documents revealing Windows hacking tools allegedly belonging to the NSA. But Microsoft said it has already patched the flaws. Previous updates protect customers from the vulnerabilities listed in the dump, the company said. “We’ve investigated and confirmed that the exploits disclosed by the Shadow Brokers have already been addressed ...

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Don’t blame Russia for hacking; blame computers for complicating life – Trump

President-elect Donald Trump is less than enthusiastic about some senators’ suggestion that Russia ― and perhaps even Vladimir Putin himself ― should be sanctioned for interfering in the U.S. elections, telling reporters Wednesday that it’s time people move on. For Trump, the real culprit isn’t the Russian president or his hackers. It’s computers and technology. “I think we ought to ...

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