Storage of UK medical data overseas on Google servers could pose a threat to privacy of British patients, according to complaints by members of parliament cited by The Guardian.
The British government has developed a new encryption communication service for the UK’s public services network (PSN), according to a press release.
A British citizen was charged with hacking the US Federal Reserve Bank's servers to steal names, email addresses and other sensitive information, according to the Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York.
The UK government will pay $150,000 toward educating public-sector employees about the benefits of using open data, according to v3.co.uk.
The UK’s National Fraud Authority is alerting British Airways customers over booking confirmation phishing scam, according to its blog, ActionFraud.
Microsoft disagrees with the UK government’s decision to mandate ODF file formats when managing government documents, according to an open letter to its partners.
Mobile data security has become a major concern for half of the UK’s consumers, superseding even the drive to own the newest devices, according to The Telegraph.
The web site of the UK Ministry of Justice, justice.gov.uk, was taken down by a distributed denial-of-service attack meant to protest the ministry’s silence regarding NSA surveillance ops, according to Softpedia News.
Barclays Bank is investigating a security breach involving data of some 2,000 Barclays Financial Planning clients, according to The Guardian.
PayPal President David Marcus had his credit card skimmed and cloned during a visit to the UK, as publicly stated on his social media accounts.
British intelligence agency GCHQ ran a counter-offensive to shut down communications between Anonymous hacktivists, according to the BBC UK.
UK Business Secretary Vince Cable warned intelligence chiefs and regulators that Britain’s essential services are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, according to the BBC. Cable said more must be done to protect of IT systems against cyber-criminals and terrorists as the threat of disruption grows.
The UK National Health Service’s official web site has been hacked, according to Softpedia News. Hundreds of pages were also infected with malicious code that redirected visitors to malware-laden sites.
The European Commission is threatening the UK with infringement proceedings if proven that the UK government’s Tempora surveillance program violates EU law, according to v3.co.uk.