WannaCry Hero Arrested on Kronos Malware Charges


In a stunning twist, U.S. authorities have arrested a British cyber-researcher credited with stopping the spread of the WannaCry ransomware virus on charges he helped develop and deploy the Kronos banking trojan that attacked financial institutions around the world in 2014. A federal grand jury in Wisconsin last month handed down a six-count indictment against Marcus Hutchins, a citizen of the UK who operated under the name “Malwaretech,” according to U.S. Attorney Gregory Haansted, who oversees the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

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Hacker who helped stop ransomware attack arrested in US

Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, has been arrested for allegedly creating and distributing banking malware, U.S. authorities say.

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The British Museum publishes the first 3D scan of the Rosetta Stone online

The British Museum in London has published the first 3D scan of the Rosetta Stone online at Sketchfab, where its hieroglyphics are accompanied by the websites new sound support feature.

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UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country’s Parliament after discovering “unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts.”

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Implantable computer chips being developed for brain injuries

British chip design firm ARM Holdings said it is coordinating with U.S. researchers to help develop computer chips that can be implanted in a person’s brain, aiding with brain and spinal injuries.

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Researchers fly camera drones over erupting volcanoes with spectacular results

British researchers working in Guatemala have been getting closer than ever to erupting volcanos thanks to advances in drone technology, and the attached cameras have been producing some stunning footage along the way.

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End of a dynasty: Rare postcards of the last czar and his family up for sale

Fascinating postcards showing the Russian royal family visiting their British counterparts in 1909 will be auctioned in the U.K. on Saturday.

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Mistaken identity: British man Steve Bannon included in official White House Twitter group message

A British man called Steve Bannon has been confused with Donald Trump’s chief strategist after he was added to an official White House group message on Twitter.

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Ears in the sky? NSA, GCHQ, intercepted in-flight phone calls, report says

The National Security Agency and its British counterpart the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been intercepting in-flight mobile phone calls for more than 10 years, according to a report by French newspaper Le Monde.

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British bank reports 40,000 suspicious transactions in a single weekend

British financial institution Tesco Bank has announced that 40,000 of its accounts were subjected to suspicious transactions over the course of the weekend, with money being taken from 20,000 customers.

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UK may start using eagles to take down drones flying contraband into prisons

The British government says it’s examining the possibility of using highly trained eagles to intercept drones caught taking contraband into prisons. Police in the Netherlands have already started using the birds for similar work.

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Facebook blocks car insurer from profiling users

Facebook says that it will block a British car insurer from profiling users of the social network to decide whether they deserve a discount on their insurance.

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Google wants to cure you with electricity

Google’s parent company is partnering with GlaxoSmithKline, the leading British pharmaceutical firm, to launch a new company to develop “bioelectronic medicines,” according to a joint announcement Monday.

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Softbank Strong-ARMs Its Way Into Internet of Things


Softbank Group has agreed to buy British semiconductor maker ARM Holdings for about $31.4 billion in cash, the companies announced Monday. Softbank agreed to pay a hefty premium for ARM, with a price of about $67.28 per ARM share, which is a 42.9 percent premium over the $47.08 closing price as of Friday, the last business day before the deal was announced. The surprise move will help Softbank gain a solid foothold in the Internet of Things, considered the next major wave of development in the enterprise computing business.

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UK's government hackers target Islamic State group in string of cyberattacks

British cyberintelligence forces have managed to effectively block Islamic State communications for an extended period of time, making it much harder for the terrorist group to coordinate itself.

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Daily Mail Joins Yahoo Bidding Queue


The parent company of British tabloid the Daily Mail apparently has entered what’s shaping up as frenzied round robin bidding war for Yahoo, a firm that long has worn the mantle of a technology relic incapable of exciting interest. The Daily Mail & General Trust on Monday confirmed a report that it has approached private equity companies on a possible joint bid for the firm. Yahoo reportedly has held discussions with Verizon, IAC/Interactive Corp. and CBS Corp., according to the report, but has not yet sat down with Daily Mail executives.

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Apple admits to Imagination Technologies talks, declines takeover bid

Article Image Apple on Tuesday acknowledged having held discussions with British graphics processor design firm Imagination Technologies, but the iPhone maker has reportedly chosen not to attempt an acquisition — for now.

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