Mirror Group Admits Editors Condoned & Encouraged Hacking for Years

As part of its settlement with Hugh Grant, the Mirror Group has made an apology and today admitted the following (the quote is from the court statement):

“A number of its senior employees, including executives, editors and journalists, condoned, encouraged or actively turned a blind eye to the widespread culture of unlawful information-gathering activities at all three of its newspapers for many years and actively sought to conceal its wrongdoing from its many victims of intrusion. its repeated and prolonged intrusions into innocent people’s lives over, in some instances, a decade, could have been prevented or interrupted. Instead, Trinity Mirror failed to properly investigate these disgraceful actions and/or to act sufficiently when the allegations of MGN’s journalists’ unlawful activities were first alleged and publicly emerged in 2006 and when the first inquiries into these wrongdoings were made.”


Awkward…

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Pro-Erdogan Mass Twitter Hack

Last night several major Twitter accounts posted tweets showing a swastika symbol and the words “Nazi Germany” and “Nazi Holland” written in Turkish. Some accounts had their header image changed to the Turkish flag in what seems to be a mass hack by supporters of the Turkish autocrat Erdogan. Affected accounts include Forbes, Amnesty International, the European Parliament, Justin Bieber, Dortmund football club, the UK Department of Health and EyeSpy.MP. It seems the hack happened via a third-party app – possibly Twitter Counter – rather than the accounts themselves being compromised. Twitter Counter claimed in November that they had secured their accounts after a hack…

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Russian Embassy Hosting Digital Hacking Event

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With all the controversy about Wikileaks and the hacking of Hillary and the DNC this invitation is certainly appropriate. Russia’s London Ambassador, Alexander Yakovenko, is really spoiling trolling us with his pre-Christmas cocktail party’s topic for discussion, “Hacking the Algorithm”. Maybe guests should leave their smartphones at home…

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Sugar Taxers Hacked by Viagra Salesmen

Rather unfortunate for the joyless National Obesity Forum that, on the day they are plastered all over the national press whining about the PM blocking a sugar tax, their website appears to have been hacked by Viagra salesmen. Google is warning visiters to their website that “this site may be hacked“:

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Sure enough, a quick browse through their site reveals at least three webpages dedicated to flogging “cheap Viagra“:

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At least they know their target audience…

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National Crime Agency Hacked

https://twitter.com/LizardLands/status/638617494702399488

The National Crime Agency’s website is down this morning – notorious hacking collective the Lizard Squad are claiming responsibility. Last week the NCA arrested six people for purchasing “Stressed Out” software from Lizard Squad that can be used to attack and shut down websites.

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No wonder they want help to break into your Snapchats, they can’t even keep their own website online…

UPDATE: The NCA are responding to the attack by throwing a pedantic tantrum.

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NHS Hacked by ISIS

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An NHS website called “Telling Stories” that details patients experiences of illness and treatment has been hacked. The individual or organistation behind the attack calls themselves “Moroccanwolf” and defaced the site with a screed blaming the USA and Israel for the crisis in Syria. Elsewhere on the internet Moroccanwolf claims to be an IS supporter.

Moroccanwolf” appears to be making a habit of hacking into NHS websites, defacing the Moorfields Eye Hospital website earlier this year; begging the question as to how equipped the NHS is to keep sensitive patient data safe. We should ISISt on better security…

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