The much anticipated official government review into GCHQ bulk data collection has found that such activity is fine, and should not be considered mass surveillance. It also acknowledged that some legislative change is needed.
Cops snare alleged Lizard Squad member blamed for hacks on Pentagon during nationwide cyber-crime clampdown
British cops have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of hacking into the US Department of Defense.
The National Crime Agency snared a suspected Lizard Squad hacker on Wednesday in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, during a week-long "intensive" national operation against alleged cyber-criminals.
GCHQ has announced a ten-week ‘cyber insiders summer school’ for aspiring white hat hackers, the latest attempt by the Government security organisation to uncover the next generation of British cyber-talent.
Due to be held between 6 July and 11 September in GCHQ’s home town of Cheltenham, the ten-week course will be open to any student in year one or two of a University computer science course with the incentive of being paid £2,500 ($3,800) to attend. GCHQ will also cover the cost of accommodation in the town and hand candidates completing the course a CV-boosting certificate.
Long ago, wars were fought on the basis of physical weapons and strength, however that's not the case today. The Financial Times reports that the British army is expanding its digital armory of weapons by creating a group of soldiers referred to as the 'Facebook Warriors'. This unit will be named the "77th Battalion" and will be tasked with fighting their adversaries on social media in a non-lethal way.
Lizard Squad probably shouldn't have bragged about being impossible to track following its cyberattacks against the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.
According to both The Daily Dot and a Thames Valley Police report, law enforcement arrested alleged group member Vinnie Omari on December 29th -- not for the gaming network attacks themselves, but for stealing from PayPal accounts. Omari says that the cops haven't pressed formal charges (they released him on bail), but they also confiscated all his computing devices and storage to gather evidence.