UK ‘must retaliate against cyber-attacks’

UK ‘must retaliate against cyber-attacks’

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Hammond outlined his strategy to attendees of Microsoft’s Future Decoded event in London The UK must be able to retaliate in kind against cyber-attacks, the chancellor has said. Philip Hammond added that hostile “foreign actors” were developing techniques that threaten the country’s electrical grid and airports. The warning came […]

UK ‘must retaliate against cyber-attacks’

UK ‘must retaliate against cyber-attacks’

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Hammond outlined his strategy to attendees of Microsoft’s Future Decoded event in London The UK must be able to retaliate in kind against cyber-attacks, the chancellor has said. Philip Hammond added that hostile “foreign actors” were developing techniques that threaten the country’s electrical grid and airports. The warning came […]

UK ‘must retaliate against cyber-attacks’

UK ‘must retaliate against cyber-attacks’

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Hammond outlined his strategy to attendees of Microsoft’s Future Decoded event in London The UK must be able to retaliate in kind against cyber-attacks, the chancellor has said. Philip Hammond added that hostile “foreign actors” were developing techniques that threaten the country’s electrical grid and airports. The warning came […]

UK ‘must retaliate against cyber-attacks’

UK ‘must retaliate against cyber-attacks’

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Hammond outlined his strategy to attendees of Microsoft’s Future Decoded event in London The UK must be able to retaliate in kind against cyber-attacks, the chancellor has said. Philip Hammond added that hostile “foreign actors” were developing techniques that threaten the country’s electrical grid and airports. The warning came […]

UK to increase national cyber-defence grid

UK to increase national cyber-defence grid

Image copyright NCA/PA Image caption Cash will go to the NCA to help boost its anti-cybercrime work Automatic defences to stop hackers hijacking websites or spoofing official domains will get a boost from a £1.9bn government cybersecurity strategy. Chancellor Philip Hammond will give details of the plans in a speech later. Other defences that intercept […]

Facebook ‘still fails Napalm girl test’, says Aftenposten

Facebook ‘still fails Napalm girl test’, says Aftenposten

Image copyright Aftenposten/Nick Ut Image caption Espen Egil Hansen, editor of Aftenposten, wrote an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg after the image was removed Facebook’s plans to relax rules around posts deemed newsworthy or in the public interest do not go far enough, a Norwegian newspaper editor has said. Facebook director Patrick Walker was visiting […]

Teen hacker ‘accidentally’ causes 911 attack

Teen hacker ‘accidentally’ causes 911 attack

Image copyright Maricopa County Sheriff Image caption Mr Desai said he was trying to make an app that was annoying and fun An 18-year-old has been charged with three counts of computer tampering after “accidentally” swamping Arizona’s emergency services with thousands of bogus 911 telephone calls. Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai told police he had tried to […]

‘Bionic’ plants can detect explosives

‘Bionic’ plants can detect explosives

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists have transformed the humble spinach plant into a bomb detector. By embedding tiny tubes in the plants’ leaves, they can be made to pick up chemicals called nitro-aromatics, which are found in landmines and buried munitions. Real-time information can then be wirelessly relayed to a handheld device. The MIT (Massachusetts […]

SKT crowned 2016 League of Legends world champions

SKT crowned 2016 League of Legends world champions

Image copyright Riot Games Image caption As well as $2m in prize money, the team take home the Summoner’s Cup South Korean team SKT Telecom T1 has won the 2016 world championships of the League of Legends (LoL) video game. For its 3-2 victory over a team backed by phone-maker Samsung, SKT’s five members shared […]

Teen hacker ‘accidentally’ causes 911 attack

Teen hacker ‘accidentally’ causes 911 attack

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Desai said 911 services had been hit while he sought bugs in Apple’s iOS software An 18-year-old has been charged with three counts of computer tampering after “accidentally” swamping Arizona’s emergency services with thousands of bogus 911 telephone calls. Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai told police he had tried to share […]