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Digital gold: why hackers love Bitcoin 15 May 2017, 2:10pm Digital gold: why hackers love Bitcoin
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The ransomware attackers demanded payment in the cryptocurrency. But its use in the ‘clean’ economy is growing, too, and could revolutionise how we use money In March 2009, representatives of crime agencies including MI6 and the FBI, as well as Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, gathered for a closed session at a conference in a central-London hotel. The topic: the potential use of virtual currencies by organised criminals and terrorists. “At the time, everyone was getting very exercised about Second Life,” recalls Dr Simon Moores, a former technology ambassador for the UK government, who convened the session as chair of the international e-Crime Congress. The online virtual world, launched in 2003, allowed users to buy virtual goods in virtual Linden Dollars, named after Linden Lab, the company behind the game.
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Ransomware attacks: Putin says Russia is not responsible - live updates 15 May 2017, 10:51am Updated Ransomware attacks: Putin says Russia is not responsible - live updates
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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt breaks his silence to say NHS has not suffered second wave of attacks
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Who is to blame for exposing the NHS to cyber-attacks? 15 May 2017, 9:43am Who is to blame for exposing the NHS to cyber-attacks?
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Could the government or intelligence agencies have done more to protect the health service from cybercriminals? Three days after the WannaCry ransomware outbreak and a string of questions have emerged. Could the intelligence agencies – the NSA and GCHQ – have done more to prevent the attack? And, in the UK, is the NHS to blame for allowing itself to be so vulnerable?
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Warning of NHS cyber-attack risk was not acted on, says cybersecurity adviser 15 May 2017, 8:58am Warning of NHS cyber-attack risk was not acted on, says cybersecurity adviser
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David Wrigley of panel that drew up guidelines on cybersecurity says government failed to heed advice last summer
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Ransomware attacks: 29,000 infections in China as working week begins - live updates 15 May 2017, 8:32am Updated Ransomware attacks: 29,000 infections in China as working week begins - live updates
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Businesses and NHS brace for fresh impact as minister blames Labour for UK’s cyber-security failings
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How to defend your computer against the ransomware attack 15 May 2017, 6:30am How to defend your computer against the ransomware attack
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Microsoft reneges on update policy to push out patch for unsupported Windows XP and Windows 8 to help protect against ransomware attack Friday’s
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Did you pay money as a victim of ransomware? 15 May 2017, 5:56am Did you pay money as a victim of ransomware?
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We’d like to hear from victims of recent attacks, that affected NHS hospitals and other organisations, who sent payments to restore encrypted files According to analysis of the two bitcoin addresses to which the software demanded payment,
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Ransomware attacks: 29,000 infections in China as working week begins - live 15 May 2017, 4:58am Updated Ransomware attacks: 29,000 infections in China as working week begins - live
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Businesses and NHS brace for fresh impact as minister blames Labour for UK’s cyber-security failings
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Ransomware attacks: UK government defends investment in security - live 15 May 2017, 3:42am Updated Ransomware attacks: UK government defends investment in security - live
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Security minister Ben Wallace says reasons for failures to protect against cyber-attack go back to Labour government
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Cyber-attack set to escalate as working week begins, experts warn 15 May 2017, 2:26am Cyber-attack set to escalate as working week begins, experts warn
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Europol and NHS fear further disruption when workers switch on computers for first time since spread of ransomware Health and security chiefs have warned of possible fresh disruption from the
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Board games reviews: Plague Inc; Evolution: The Beginning; Kingdomino 15 May 2017, 2:00am Board games reviews: Plague Inc; Evolution: The Beginning; Kingdomino
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A mobile game makes an infectiously good transition to tabletop, a card game richly rewards smart selection and a domino-strategy mashup is a quickfire winnerThere’s a faintly luddite spirit to the board game renaissance of recent years, perhaps a reaction to the heavy demands screens now make on our time. Yet there isn’t such a great divide between games built of cardboard and those spun from code. They explore similar themes and their designers frequently learn from one another. In 2007, a simple web game,
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No1 Seedr? Andy Murray backs UK startups 15 May 2017, 1:01am No1 Seedr? Andy Murray backs UK startups
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Tennis star backs two fledgling firms on crowdfunding platform Seedrs, including company behind world’s first flat folding helmet Andy Murray, the number one male tennis player in the world, has backed two fledgling British companies on
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Nato stages summit to counter alleged Russian interference in elections 15 May 2017, 1:00am Nato stages summit to counter alleged Russian interference in elections
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Security specialists from 27 nations including Britain and the US will meet for five-day conference in Prague Security specialists from 27 countries including Britain and the US will meet in Prague in what is being billed as the most concerted attempt yet to counter alleged Kremlin destabilisation measures aimed at undermining western elections. The Czech interior ministry is hosting the five-day summit staged by
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Cyber-attack could escalate as working week begins, experts warn 14 May 2017, 8:01pm Updated Cyber-attack could escalate as working week begins, experts warn
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Europol and NHS fear further disruption when workers switch on computers for first time since spread of ransomware Health and security chiefs have warned of possible fresh disruption from the
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