Jul 22, 2023THNEncryption / Privacy Apple has warned that it would rather stop offering iMessage and FaceTime services in the U.K. than bowing down to government pressure in response to new proposals that seek to expand digital surveillance powers available to state intelligence agencies. The development, first reported by BBC News, makes the iPhone maker the latest to join … [Read more...] about Apple Threatens to Pull iMessage and FaceTime from U.K. Amid Surveillance Demands
Apr 19, 2023Ravie LakshmananNetwork Security / Cyber Espionage U.K. and U.S. cybersecurity and intelligence agencies have warned of Russian nation-state actors exploiting now-patched flaws in networking equipment from Cisco to conduct reconnaissance and deploy malware against targets. The intrusions, per the authorities, took place in 2021 and targeted a small number of … [Read more...] about U.S. and U.K. Warn of Russian Hackers Exploiting Cisco Router Flaws for Espionage
Mar 25, 2023Ravie LakshmananCyber Crime / DDoS Attack In what's a case of setting a thief to catch a thief, the U.K. National Crime Agency (NCA) revealed that it has created a network of fake DDoS-for-hire websites to infiltrate the online criminal underground. "All of the NCA-run sites, which have so far been accessed by around several thousand people, have been created to … [Read more...] about U.K. National Crime Agency Sets Up Fake DDoS-For-Hire Sites to Catch Cybercriminals
Jan 02, 2023Ravie LakshmananOnline Scam / Cybersecurity Chinese international students in the U.K. have been targeted by persistent Chinese-speaking scammers for over a year as part of an activity dubbed RedZei (aka RedThief). "The RedZei fraudsters have chosen their targets carefully, researched them and realized it was a rich victim group that is ripe for exploitation," … [Read more...] about RedZei Chinese Scammers Targeting Chinese Students in the U.K.
A coordinated law enforcement effort has dismantled an online phone number spoofing service called iSpoof and arrested 142 individuals linked to the operation. The websites, ispoof[.]me and ispoof[.]cc, allowed the crooks to "impersonate trusted corporations or contacts to access sensitive information from victims," Europol said in a press statement. Worldwide losses exceeded … [Read more...] about U.K. Police Arrest 142 in Global Crackdown on ‘iSpoof’ Phone Spoofing Service
NatWest and RBS will be the first banks in the U.K. to allow customers access to their accounts via Touch ID fingerprint scanning. RBS and NatWest customers must activate the feature with their security information, but would only need to use Apple's Touch ID thereafter. The banks said that, after three failed login attempts, customers would have to re-enter their passcodes. … [Read more...] about First U.K. Banks to Allow Account Login Using Touch ID will be NatWest and RBS
Apple is in talks with bank to launch Apple Pay in the U.K. sometime in the first half of 2015. … [Read more...] about Apple is in Talks With Banks to Launch Apple Pay in the U.K.