Lockdown 'helps fuel rise in cybercrime'

Take extra care before buying face masks or testing kits online, or responding to texts apparently sent to you by the UK government or the NHS. Because while lockdown has helped reduce the spread of the coronavirus, it is also helping fuel a rise in cybercrime.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus policing cybersecurity cybercrime

Prevention better than cure at keeping young users from getting involved in cybercrime

Highly-targeted messaging campaigns from law enforcement can be surprisingly effective at dissuading young gamers from getting involved in cybercrime, a new study has suggested.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 21, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: crime computer-science cybersecurity cybercrime

Most laptops vulnerable to attack via peripheral devices, say researchers

Many modern laptops and an increasing number of desktop computers are much more vulnerable to hacking through common plug-in devices than previously thought, according to new research.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 26, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: computer-science cybersecurity hacking

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