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Daily Analysis: Pound Skyrockets as Theresa May Calls For UK Election

Posted on April 18th, 2017.

Tuesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2341 -0.15% DAX 12043 -0.54% WTI Crude Oil 52.80 -0.27% GOLD 1283.50 0.22% Bitcoin 1210 2.71% EUR/USD 1.0690 0.44%   Global stocks are slightly lower today following the long Easter weekend, as political news have been dominating headlines. The North Korean tensions...

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Breaches

Two Thirds Of Big U.K. Businesses Suffer a Cyber Attack

Posted on May 8th, 2016.

Two-thirds of big businesses in the United Kingdom have experienced a cyber attack in the last year, according to the government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey, the BBC reported. The attacks mostly came from malware, viruses or spyware. A quarter of the big companies suffered a cyber breach once a month at minimum. Ed Vaizey, the...

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Cybersecurity

GCHQ Intelligence Chief: Companies Failing Cybersecurity Grade

Posted on November 10th, 2015.

The director of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), UK’s intelligence agency will in a speech today, speak about the global cyber security standard falling short of where it needs to be. Recent breaches have pushed the topic of cyber security to the forefront in the UK. The most significant recent breach is the now infamous...

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Communication

U.S. & U.K. Banks’ Cybersecurity Capabilities Put to the test

Posted on November 5th, 2015.

U.S. and U.K. banks will partner this month in a simulated cyber attack designed to test the ability of financial institutions to prevent cyber attacks. British Prime Minister David Cameron announced the project, Operation Resilient Shield, when he visited President Barak Obama in January, according to infosecurity-magazine.com. The...

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Cybersecurity

UK Set to Ban Internet Companies from Providing Total Encryption to Its Users

Posted on November 3rd, 2015.

The UK government is set to ban companies like Apple from providing complete, unbreakable encryption to end users in a new law set to be introduced under the Investigatory Powers Bill. In a sweeping overbearing move, the likes of Apple and Google will no longer be allowed to offer total end-user encryption wherein customer communications...

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Breaches

UK ISP TalkTalk Breach Could Compromise 4 Million Users

Posted on October 23rd, 2015.

British broadband provider TalkTalk has been at the receiving end of a “significant and sustained cyber-attack,” according to the company’s website, in a breach that could leave up to 4 million customers’ details compromised. TalkTalk, one of the biggest telecommunications companies in Britain has revealed that it was the target of a...

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Smurf Suite: Edward Snowden Claims GCHQ Has Total Control of Tracking Smartphone Users

Posted on October 6th, 2015.

The infamous whistleblower claims that the UK Intelligence Agency GCHQ can use secret technology (Smurf Suite) to track and control any Smartphone in the country. In a recent interview with BBC (video below), Edward Snowden talked about how a new GCHQ technology is secretly hacking phones. According to him, they can access photos, steal...

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Politics

WikiLeaks Reveals Secret Handshake between the UK and Saudi Arabia

Posted on September 30th, 2015.

Secret cables obtained by WikiLeaks have confirmed a secret deal between the British Government and Saudi Arabia to ensure that both countries were elected to the United Nations’ influential Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in 2013. The Australian reports a secret handshake that involved vote-swapping may have been the cause for the...

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Compromised Bank Accounts on the Rise in United Kingdom

Posted on September 8th, 2015.

A new report has revealed that cyber criminals have doubled up their efforts in a quest to compromise bank accounts in the UK and they have succeeded in doing so by developing new applications that target account holders. A credit sourcing company named Experian, gave a complete breakdown and analysis of the current trend with regards to...

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Breaches

British Lizard Squad Suspect Arrested Among 56 Hackers

Posted on March 8th, 2015.

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.

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Cybersecurity

Draft Code Reveals That Security Services are Capable of Bypassing Encryption

Posted on February 8th, 2015.

While encryption is everywhere and is gaining importance for technology users around the world, Britain’s security services have recognized that they have the worldwide ability to bypass encryption used by internet companies by attacking the computers themselves. The Home Office released “draft equipment interference code of...