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Russian government promises £60k bounty to Tor hackers

Russian government promises £60k bounty to Tor hackers

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) is offering a 3.9 million ruble (approximately £64,600) reward to anyone who can find a way of identifying and tracking users of the anonymous Tor network.

UK watchdog warns firms on Big Data risks

UK watchdog warns firms on Big Data risks

UK watchdog The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has released a comprehensive report into big data which warns companies that their data analytics activities must adhere to existing data protecting laws.

4% of Googlebots are fake and can launch attacks

4% of Googlebots are fake and can launch attacks

Admins' fear of damaging their SEO gives malicious search engine bots a 'VIP pass' into sites.

Brit Lauri Love faces more US hacking charges

Brit Lauri Love faces more US hacking charges

Lauri Love, a 29-year-old British man from Stradishall in Suffolk, has been charged by a US court with hacking into multiple US government computers and stealing more than 100,000 employee and financial records.

More questions than answers as BBC outage fuels DDoS talk

More questions than answers as BBC outage fuels DDoS talk

The British Broadcasting Corporation was hit by a prolonged outage on its website and iPlayer video-on-demand service (VOD) last weekend, raising questions about the cause and whether it was subjected to a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

Features

The 5 most read articles this week: July 18-24

The 5 most read articles this week: July 18-24

Here are the five most popular SC articles, as seen by you the reader, in the week for July 18 to 24.

ICYMI: Questions on cyber warfare, start-up money and helping out charities

ICYMI: Questions on cyber warfare, start-up money and helping out charities

This week's In Case You Missed column considers the possibility of cyber warfare, the money reaching cyber security start-ups and how charity can start at home for InfoSec practitioners.

The 5 most read articles this week: July 11-17

The 5 most read articles this week: July 11-17

Here are the five most popular SC articles, as seen by you the reader, in the week for July 11 to 17.

Opinion

Securing the energy industry: is success a dead CERT?

Securing the energy industry: is success a dead CERT?

Industry needs a brighter collaborative approach to help bring it out of the dark ages says Alan Carter

The science behind DDoS extortion

The science behind DDoS extortion

Don't capitulate, have a plan in place, and of course, prevention is better than cure when it comes to tackling the prospect of DDoS ransom attacks says Dan Holden.

Critical National Infrastructure: how to reduce industrial-scale risk

Critical National Infrastructure: how to reduce industrial-scale risk

Nation-state attacks on CNI will be faciliated by the internet of things, and government regulation is needed to set standards, but the actual likelihood of CNI attacks remains very low says Raimund Genes.

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