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TalkTalk and Post Office routers hit by cyber-attack


Image copyright TalkTalk Image caption TalkTalk’s DSL-3780 router is affected Thousands of TalkTalk and Post Office customers have had their internet access cut by an attack targeting certain types of internet routers. 463 more words

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News in brief: meals on robot wheels; Mirai blamed for new attacks; police bypass iPhone encryption

Your daily round-up of some of the other security stories in the news

Food delivery robots take to the streets

One hungry Londoner got a bit more than she bargained for earlier this week when her falafel and lamb cutlets… 536 more words

Law & Order

Spotting a Fraud

The constant  evolution of scams and fraud, both online and by phone,  makes for a modern  game of cops and robbers where – just as one  security breach  is identified – another  weakness  becomes apparent.   582 more words

Three mobile network experiences data breach

UK mobile company Three has fallen victim to a major data breach, with up to six million customers reported to have been affected.

Data that has been accessed includes names, phone numbers, addresses and birth dates. 223 more words

Security News

Tills down at Asda...

And in other entirely unrelated news, we still haven’t had a single report of a widespread POS malware attack on a UK retailer.

Almost every US hotel chain; several very large US retailers including Walmart (Asda’s parent); and so on and so forth. 60 more words

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U.K.'s TalkTalk TV Signs Deal for Maker Studios Videos

Disney has signed an agreement in the U.K. with telecoms company TalkTalk to offer a selection of short-form videos from Maker Studios on TalkTalk’s pay-TV service, TalkTalk TV. 181 more words

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You've been hacked. What are you liable for?

‘It won’t happen to me…’ but best be prepared

Hacking is big news and we’re all susceptible. In the UK, hackers could face jail time under the Computer Misuse Act, but the question on many businesses’ minds will be where the liability lies if they are hacked. 1,400 more words

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