Can we control our internet profile?

“In the future, everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes.” So said the artist Banksy, but following the rush to put everything online, from relationship status to holiday destinations, is it really possible to be anonymous – even briefly – in the internet age? That saying, a twist on Andy Warhol’s famous “15 minutes of […]

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Banking customers are tricked by SCA checks

Online scammers are using changes to European banking rules around customer authentication to trick consumers into handing over their sensitive financial details, according to Which? The consumer rights group warned that attackers are spoofing the emails being sent from banks, payment firms and e-commerce providers asking for up-to-date info, as part of new Strong Customer […]

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Demand for teen hackers rises

Shivam Subudhi is 15 and lives in London. Three years ago, he was so inspired by the movies he was watching that featured hackers, he coded a simple port scanner revealing network doors that might let a hacker enter uninvited. “I decided to put my skills into practice for the first time,” Subudhi says, “by […]

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Hacker ordered to pay back £922k

A hacker who carried out cyber attacks on more than 100 companies has been ordered to pay back £922,978.14 of cryptocurrency. Grant West had been jailed for fraud after carrying out attacks on brands such as Sainsbury’s, Uber and Argos. A police investigation, codename “Operation Draba”, uncovered West’s activity on the dark web under the […]

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