The UK National Crime Agency has released a new informational video about how parents can tell whether or not their kids are computer programmers or hackers.
As the National Crime Agency describes on their YouTube:
More and more teenagers and young people are getting involved in cybercrime. Many do it for fun without realising the consequences of their actions – but the penalties can be severe.
Cybercrime isn’t a victimless crime. The National Crime Agency and police take cyber crime extremely seriously and will make every effort to identify and prosecute offenders. A permanent criminal record could affect [...]
The British newspaper Daily Mail reports that it spoke to an individual working with the group that hacked the TalkTalk telecom who intends to sell confidential customer data through an online criminal marketplace. The covert source claims the amount of stolen information is much greater than the company has acknowledged.
The newspaper said it was able to verify some of the stolen account information is real.Company And Police Powerless
The company and the police have been unable to stop the illegal sale of details from the hack, The Daily Mail noted. The hacker, known as “The Martian,” said he has already sold information from 4,000 accounts but more [...]
Those pesky lizards who thought they were untouchable? Well, for the second time, British law enforcement has arrested one of them. Or so they suspect.
It’s all fun and games until you get caught, right? Well, in the eyes of the United Kingdom it’s never just fun and games when it comes to hacking. A 51-year-old man from Merseyside is now facing serious jail time for his distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that happened in 2013.