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Facebook UK Hacker Dreams of Security Job

The 26-year-old Briton jailed for hacking into Facebook longs for security job after he won the appeal against his sentence, said The Register.

Websites to Be Put on the Naughty or Nice Security List

A list of secure and non-secure websites will be published on a regular basis by the Trustworthy Internet Movement. The non-profit organization will name all companies with lax security measures.

UK Companies Spending Billions on Security Threats

UK public limited companies are spending billions of pounds a year to fight off an alarmingly increased number of security breaches, according to a report by PwC.

UK Regulator Investigates Sky News Email Hacking

The UK’s communications regulator is investigating Sky News after it admitted to hacking into email accounts of suspected criminals to break exclusive stories.

UK Organizations Still Not Proactive Enough In Preventing Data Breaches

UK IT specialists who take a more proactive defense against data security breaches will eventually solve the issue of “blanket breach notifications” and only affected customers will be notified, warned Ross Brewer, vice president and managing director for international markets at LogRhythm.

EU Cookie Law Threatens Website Managers With £500,000 in Fines

The EU Cookie Law to be enforced from May 26th will have website managers ask for visitors' consent before storing cookies on their devices or face a fine of up to £500,000.

New Hacking Scandal in Murdoch’s Courtyard, Sky News

The British broadcaster Sky News, part-owned by Rupert Murdoch, admitted it hacked private e-mails as part of news gathering operations. With the executives’ approval, a journalist broke into e-mails on two occasions.

UK Police Arrest Two Teens for Emergency Hotline Prank

British authorities arrested two boys suspected of making hoax phone calls to a hotline set up to report terrorism activities. Police denied a connected accusation that their communication systems have been breached.