Britain has offensive cyberwar capability, top general admits | Technology

Britain has offensive cyberwar capability, top general admits | Technology

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Britain’s most senior cyber general has said the UK possesses the capacity to “degrade, disrupt and destroy” its enemies’ critical infrastructure in a future cyber conflict, in a rare acknowledgement of the military’s offensive hacking capability. Gen Sir Patrick Sanders, who heads the UK’s strategic command, said that he been told by Boris Johnson to
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How Taiwan’s ‘civic hackers’ helped find a new way to run the country | World news

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The origin of one world always begins with its feet in another. And so it was in March 2014. It came to be known as the Sunflower movement, a sudden three-week stand-off in 2014 between the government and Taiwanese protesters occupying parliament over a trade bill purporting to bring their country closer to China. Ultimately,
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Russia is spreading lies about Covid vaccines, says UK military chief | UK news

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Russia is seeking to destabilise countries around the world by sowing disinformation about coronavirus vaccines that is shared rapidly across social media, the head of the armed forces has warned. Gen Sir Nick Carter, the chief of defence staff, said the propaganda tactic reflected a strategy of “political warfare” aggressively undertaken by Beijing as well
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Julian Assange will learn on January 4 whether he will be sent to US to face hacking charges

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Julian Assange will learn on January 4 whether he will be sent to US to face hacking charges that could see him jailed for 175 years He faces 18 charges including conspiracy to expose military secrets   He faces up to 175 years in prison if convicted of espionage offences in the US The Wikileaks founder
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Twitter softens policy on hacking after row over blocked New York Post story | Twitter

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Twitter has softened its policies against the sharing of hacked material after the backlash over its decision to block a New York Post story about Joe Biden’s son. Republican senators declared their intention to subpoena the Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey next week, forcing him to explain the decision, after he apologised for the lack of
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BA fined record £20m for customer data breach | Business

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A £183m fine levied on British Airways for a data breach has been reduced to £20m after investigators took into account the airline’s financial plight and the circumstances of the cyber-attack. The £20m fine is nonetheless the biggest ever issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), following the 2018 incident in which more than 400,000
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Russian cyber-attack spree shows what unrestrained internet warfare looks like | Technology

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The Sandworm team of Russian military intelligence, alleged to have unleashed computer chaos against the Kremlin’s enemies around the world, is said to operate out of a blue-tinted glass skyscraper known simply as “the tower”. From that address, 22 Kirova Street in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, the Sandworm hackers, also known more prosaically as
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Charities in a bind after cybercriminals donate $10,000 in bitcoin | Technology

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No charity wants to turn down donations, particularly in the middle of a funding crunch. But what if donations come from a surprising source – hackers? While it may sound like a modern-day version of Robin Hood – electronically stealing money from companies and corporations, and giving it back digitally via bitcoin to charities –
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