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London NHS hospital trust hit by cyber-attack

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - January 13, 2017 17424

Barts health NHS trust warns staff and takes ‘a number of drives offline’ as it urgently investigates phishing ambush

The largest NHS trust in England has been hit by a cyber-attack that could affect thousands of files across at least four London hospitals.

Barts health trust, which runs five hospitals in east London – the Royal London, St Bartholomew’s, Whipps Cross, Mile End and Newham – has sent a message to staff urging them not to open email attachments from unknown senders.

Browser autofill used to steal personal details in new phishing attack

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - January 10, 2017 16718

Chrome, Safari, Opera and extensions such as LastPass can be tricked into leaking private information using hidden text boxes, developer finds

Your browser or password manager’s autofill might be inadvertently giving away your information to unscrupulous phishers using hidden text boxes on sites.

Finnish web developer and hacker Viljami Kuosmanen discovered that several web browsers, including Google’s Chrome, Apple’s Safari and Opera, as well as some plugins and

Cyber security takes centre stage in the age of Trump

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - January 15, 2017 12872

Cyber hacking repeatedly made the front page in 2016. A number of ambitious startups are attempting to tackle the problem

In 2016 cyber hacking repeatedly made the front page: from the revelation that hackers had stolen personal information associated with half a billion Yahoo accounts, to Donald Trump asking Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s email.

Trump calls salacious allegations in Russia dossier 'fake news' – as it happened

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - January 11, 2017 5913

BuzzFeed publishes unsubstantiated Trump report, raising ethics questions

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - January 10, 2017 5411

Site posted documents about his purported behaviour in Russia with a warning that they contained errors and were ‘unverified and potentially unverifiable’

BuzzFeed’s decision to publish an intelligence report filled with salacious and unsubstantiated claims about Donald Trump’s purported behaviour in Russia has triggered a political storm and debate over media ethics.