Router hacker suspect arrested at Luton Airport

Router hacker suspect arrested at Luton Airport

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The attack knocked almost one million German Deutsche Telekom customers offline A British man suspected of being behind an attack on Deutsche Telekom routers has been arrested at Luton Airport. The November attack hijacked about 900,000 routers and briefly stopped their owners getting online. The UK’s National Crime Agency […]

Ad blocking usage ‘not growing’, says report

Ad blocking usage ‘not growing’, says report

Image copyright AdBlock Image caption AdBlock claims its program can block all ads, including those on YouTube and Facebook Less than a quarter of UK online adults use ad blocking software, according to a report from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). The figures have remained at around 22% for the last year, it suggested. The […]

Mouse trap triggers internet alerts

Pest control firm Rentokil has developed a mouse trap that connects to the internet, to alert the company when it has been activated. The BBC’s Chris Foxx asked the company’s Berwyn Evans what benefits the £1,300 kit offered over a traditional mouse trap. Mouse trap triggers internet alerts

A guided tour of the cybercrime underground

A guided tour of the cybercrime underground

Image caption The Petya ransomware makes a computer unusable until a ransom is paid One of the strange features of cybercrime is how much of it is public. A quick search will turn up forums and sites where stolen goods, credit cards and data are openly traded. But a glance into those places may not […]

Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns

Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns

Image copyright Facebook/Mercury Press Image caption A post featuring Jasper Allen, falsely claiming he had cancer, was shared and liked more than 1.4 million times Facebook has apologised for repeatedly restoring an account that posted stolen photos of children falsely claiming they had cancer. The social network twice disabled the account following complaints, only to […]

UPS delivery drone has glitch at launch event

UPS delivery drone has glitch at launch event

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Horsefly drone takes off from a platform on top of a UPS truck The delivery firm UPS has unveiled a drone-launching truck – but the event did not go completely to plan. One aircraft failed to launch properly and was then nearly destroyed. The test in Florida was intended […]

Self-driving cars must be covered by insurance, says UK bill

Media captionWatch: Driverless cars are already being tested in the UK Insurance cover for self-driving cars must offer protection for both times when the driver is in control and when the vehicle is in charge, according to new proposals from the UK government. The measures are outlined in the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill. Ministers […]

David Davies jailed for live-streaming Cardiff court case

David Davies jailed for live-streaming Cardiff court case

Image copyright BBC | South Wales Police A man who filmed and live-streamed a court case in Cardiff has been jailed for 28 days. David Davies, 39, from Llantwit Fardre, Rhondda Cynon Taff, was broadcasting the footage on to Facebook as a person gave evidence at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday. He was arrested when […]

Tomorrow’s cities – nightmare vision of the future?

Tomorrow’s cities – nightmare vision of the future?

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Nighttime in the city but the sensors never sleep The connected city never sleeps. The thousands of sensors embedded in roads, sewers, water pipes, streetlights are busy collecting information day and night. Perhaps even your bin, which might also be tweeting. Sensor provider Enevo offers internet connection for bins in […]

Facebook deletes fake child-cancer posts accounts

Facebook deletes fake child-cancer posts accounts

Image copyright Mercury Press Image caption Jasper Allen was two when the photos were taken – he has since recovered Facebook has deleted two accounts that used stolen photographs of a sick child to falsely claim he had cancer. It follows complaints by the three-year-old’s mother that the images had been used as part of […]