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UK reveals new National Cyber Force to improve offensive cyber capabilities

The new National Cyber Force (NCF) is working to improve UK’s offensive cyber capabilities to disrupt adversaries and keep the UK safe. UK Prime Minister, in a speech on defence spending, announced the GCHQ and Ministry of Defence (MoD) partnership aimed at conducting offensive cyber operations to disrupt hostile nation-state operations, terrorists, and c
Publish At:2020-11-21 09:42 | Read:761 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Intelligence Security GCHQ Hacki

UK NCSC warns of cyber attacks powered by Russia against the political system

The UK National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) is warning of Russian political hacking capabilities, the risk of cyber attacks against the political system is high. The alert was raised by the UK National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) that is informing political parties in the UK to warn about “the potential for hostile action against the UK political sys
Publish At:2017-03-14 12:30 | Read:4034 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Intelligence cyber espionage GCH

Thieving Magpie allows NSA spies to snoop on in-flight mobile calls

The Thieving Magpie programme allows the NSA and the GCHQ to intercept data from passengers traveling on board commercial aircrafts. This isn’t a sci-fi movie, the GCHQ and the NSA have spied on air passengers using in-flight GSM mobile services for years. The news was revealed by new documents obtained by Edward Snowden and recently published by The I
Publish At:2016-12-09 04:50 | Read:5627 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence CIA GCHQ NSA surveillance

GCHQ presents CyberChef, an Open Source Data Analysis Tool

The GCHQ has released the code of a new open source web tool dubbed CyberChef, specifically designed for analyzing and decoding data. Open data are a privileged source for intelligence agencies, almost any government is largely investing in technology to analyze them. Recently the British intelligence Agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)
Publish At:2016-11-30 18:00 | Read:5067 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence CyberChef GCHQ Open Data

Britain to Boost Its Digital Security Defenses with £1.9 Billion Investment

Britain intends to use 1.9 billion pounds (2.32 billion U.S. dollars) as an investment to strengthen its digital security defenses.On 1 November, Finance Minister Philip Hammond told Reuters he will announce the investment to signal Britain’s pursuit of a new digital security strategy called the “National Cyber Security Strategy”:“We
Publish At:2016-11-01 19:05 | Read:4202 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Britain Cyber Crime digital security GC

UK is going to open the National Cyber Security Centre with 700 experts

The UK Government confirms the opening of the UK first national anti-cybercrime centre, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). UK confirms to be one of the most advanced countries on cyber security and announce the imminent opening of the UK’s first national anti-cybercrime centre, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The anti-cybercrime cent
Publish At:2016-10-03 13:05 | Read:4909 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Security Ter

GCHQ plans to protect the country with a national firewall

The British intelligence agency GCHQ is planning to create to protect the country from cyber attacks by creating a national firewall. The news was announced, during the Billington CyberSecurity Summit held in Washington DC, by the GCHQ director general of cyber security Ciaran Martin. The British GCHQ recently created the National Cyber Security Centre, led
Publish At:2016-09-18 07:30 | Read:3806 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Security cyber security GCHQ Hac

British MPs emails are routinely accessed by GCHQ

New documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that both the British Intelligence and the NSA regularly intercept the British MPs emails. According to Computer Weekly, new documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that both the British Intelligence and the NSA regularly intercept the British MPs emails and peers. The revelations have been made public throug
Publish At:2016-06-03 16:05 | Read:5354 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Intelligence Laws and regulations Edward Snowd

The British GCHQ has disclosed dozens vulnerabilities this year

The CESG is considered the Information Security Arm of GCHQ, it has disclosed more than 20 vulnerabilities affecting multiple software this year. The British intelligence agency GCHQ has disclosed more than 20 vulnerabilities affecting multiple software. The information was shared by a GCHQ spokesperson with the Motherboard. The flaws were discovered by the 
Publish At:2016-05-01 05:05 | Read:4740 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence CESG GCHQ

UK intel agencies spy indiscriminately on millions of innocent folks

The UK's intelligence agencies (MI5, MI6, and GCHQ) are spying on everything you do, and with only the flimsiest of safeguards in place to prevent abuse, according to more than a thousand pages of documents published today as a result of a lawsuit filed by Privacy International.The documents reveal the details of so-called "Bulk Personal Datasets," or BPDs,
Publish At:2016-04-21 22:10 | Read:4123 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment GCHQ investigatory powers bil

Also the FBI Director Comey puts a tape over the webcam

During the Q&A session at Kenyon College last week, the FBI Director explained that he uses tape to mitigate the danger of cyber espionage. Privacy and security are top priorities for some security experts that are aware of threat actors’ capabilities, so I’m not surprised that the FBI Director James Comey uses to cover his laptop webcam with
Publish At:2016-04-14 19:30 | Read:5173 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking Intelligence Security encry

GCHQ wizards helped prevent Harry Potter book from leaking online

Back in 2005, the fate of Harry Potter was important enough that GCHQ reportedly stepped in to stop a potential leak of the sixth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.In a radio interview last week, Nigel Newton of Bloomsbury Publishing spoke about how the publisher had employed strong security measures to prevent possible leaks, includ
Publish At:2016-04-11 14:45 | Read:4754 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment The Multiverse GCHQ harry potter uk

GCHQ helped US in developing Stuxnet, claims a documentary

A new documentary titled Zero Days revealed that the Stuxnet cyber weapon was just a small part of a much bigger Information Warfare operation (code named “NITRO ZEUS”) against the Iranian civilian infrastructure. A new documentary titled Zero Days has revealed more disconcerting news on the Stuxnet worm, the first malware recognized by security industry as
Publish At:2016-02-18 02:50 | Read:4790 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Intelligence 'Olympic Games' cyb

Privacy matters: Britain can’t let ‘going dark’ be an excuse for a bad bill

Not good enough. That’s the assessment of the Parliament’s Joint Committee that has been investigating the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, which will set the guidelines for how the UK carries out intelligence gathering in this era when terror and cyberthreats are merging. And our Cyber Security Advisor Erka Koivunen who testified in front of the
Publish At:2016-02-13 07:00 | Read:3675 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy bulk collection Data Retention and Investigatory Pow

Phone crypto scheme “facilitates undetectable mass surveillance”

A security scheme that Britain's spy agency is promoting for encrypting phone calls contains a backdoor that can be accessed by anyone in possession of a master key, according to an analysis published Tuesday by a security expert at University College in London.The MIKEY-SAKKE protocol is a specification based on the Secure Chorus, an encryption standard for
Publish At:2016-01-21 01:45 | Read:4349 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment Technology Lab backdoors encr