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How to Rob a Bank with a USB Stick

31.12.2013 by Emma Blunt

Cybercriminals are constantly finding new ways to break through security features but this method might surprise you… It sounds far-fetched but a European bank really did have its cash machines hacked by thieves who used USB drives loaded with malware to steal large sums of money. The story was revealed by researchers at the Chaos Computing Congress in Germany and told of how the bank began to notice money mysteriously disappearing in the summer of this year. So, how were the hackers pulling off such a heist? Essentially, by injecting a code into the ATMs. Giving a new meaning to…

#UKFastNoel’s Xmas Adventures!

19.12.2013 by Alice Cullen

Since we launched our #UKFastNoel competition a couple of weeks ago, Noel has been hounded by people desperately trying to take a photo of him and scoop the prize. After making his debut on Twitter, Noel got dolled up to…

Strengthening the Cybercrime Strategy

18.12.2013 by Emma Blunt

As the Government invests even more money into its National Cyber Security Strategy, we take a look at how this will help to defend the nation in the online arena. It has been a year of high profile hacks, data…

The Elves Are Gearing Up for Christmas at UKFast

3.12.2013 by Alice Cullen

UKFast has teamed up with Manchester Radio Station Key 103 for 'Mission Christmas', in partnership with Hamley's, to make sure that every child in Manchester has a merry Christmas in 2013. Mission Christmas – set up by the infamous breakfast…

May All Your Cyber Mondays Be Bright

2.12.2013 by Emma Blunt

Today is Cyber Monday; one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Here, we provide some top tips for staying safe online and avoiding the cybergrinches... Visa has predicted that the amount spent today will beat that of last…