Computing And Information Technology

The Latest: Researcher who helped halt cyberattack applauded

May 14, 2017

Cyber security officials in Britain applaud young researcher for helping halt global ransomware cyberattack

World cyberattack cripples UK hospitals, demands ransoms

May 12, 2017

A large cyberattack had crippled computer systems at hospitals across England, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and patients turned away

UK health service: Hospitals hit by ransomware attack; no evidence patient data has been accessed

May 12, 2017

UK health service: Hospitals hit by ransomware attack; no evidence patient data has been accessed

Extremist pleads guilty; had Islamic State data in cuff link

Mar 20, 2017

An Islamic State-linked extremist has pleaded guilty in a British court to five offenses after being found with incriminating information stored in a cuff link

BT agrees to hive off its network arm in UK

Mar 10, 2017

BT, Britain's former telephone monopoly, has agreed to hive off its network arm in response to competition concerns

Exhibition charts 500 years of evolution of robots

Feb 7, 2017

Inspired by his belief that human beings are terrified of robots, Ben Russell set out to chart the evolution of automatons for an exhibition he hopes will get people to think about how androids can enhance their lives

Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

Sep 27, 2016

As investigators and investors weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to jimmy locks up and down the web

Hand-delivered hacking: malicious USBs left in mailboxes

Sep 22, 2016

There are signs that cybercriminals are experimenting with hand-delivery of malware to people's homes

Senior official says UK exploring national internet filter

Sep 14, 2016

A senior official with Britain's newly formed cybersecurity agency says authorities are exploring the creation of a national internet filtering program to block rogue websites

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