Bitcoin falls below $5,000

Image copyright Getty Images The value of Bitcoin has fallen below $5,000 (£3,889) for the first time since October 2017. The fall brought the total value of all Bitcoin in existence to below $87bn. On Thursday, 15 November, Bitcoin Cash – an offshoot of Bitcoin – split into two different crypto-currencies, which are now in […]

Blackout for thousands of dark web pages

Image copyright Getty Images Hackers have deleted more than 6,500 sites being held on a popular dark web server. Called Daniel’s Hosting, the site was sitting on the hidden Tor network and many people used it to host pages they did not want to publish on the wider web. Administrator Daniel Winzen said no back-ups […]

TalkTalk hack attack: Friends jailed for cyber crimes

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Matthew Hanley (left) and Connor Allsopp (right) were two of up to 10 hackers involved in the TalkTalk attack Two friends who took part in a £77 million hack on the TalkTalk website have been jailed. Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, both from Tamworth in Staffordshire, admitted […]

Vision Direct hack puts customers’ money at risk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vision Direct says anyone who entered personal details into its site over a six day period could have been exposed Vision Direct says a hack attack has exposed thousands of its customers’ personal data including payment card numbers, expiry dates and CVV codes. The contact lens retailer said anyone […]

Spyro’s missing subtitles anger gamers

Image copyright Activision A hotly anticipated remake of the Spyro the Dragon video games has been criticised for excluding deaf gamers. The new Spyro Reignited Trilogy does not have subtitles during the game’s video sequences, so deaf players cannot follow the story. In a statement, publisher Activision said there was “no industry standard for subtitles”. […]

Parents struggle to handle children’s tech habits

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many parents let younger children use their tablets unsupervised in their bedroom Parents worry about how excessive mobile use is affecting their children but struggle to tame their tech habits, suggests a survey. It found that 43% of 7,000 parents across Europe who were surveyed were concerned that using […]

My journey from British army to cyber-security expert

BBC Click talks to Phill Kimpton who had depression after leaving the British army after years of military service. He became fascinated by IT security and says working to prevent cyber-attacks gave him a new purpose in life and filled the void he was left with on leaving the army. “Coming from the military and […]

The clock that cost its inventor millions

Image caption Thomas Bromley’s Digitron Electric Clock was built in his shed at his Hull home in 1961 One of the world’s first digital clocks, which was made by a man in his shed, has been sold at auction. Thomas Bromley, an engineer and amateur inventor, created his Digitron Electric Clock in 1961 at his […]

Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service

Image copyright Techworks Image caption The GAT-1 gave trainee pilots a sense of how to control and fly a plane A project to restore early flight simulators has won an award for the best computer conservation project. Engineers from the TechWorks museum in the US won the Tony Sale award for their work to return […]

EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging customers

Image copyright Getty Images EE and Virgin Media have been fined £13.3m by the telecoms regulator for overcharging customers wanting to leave broadband and phone contracts early. Ofcom said customers were left “out of pocket”. The regulator said around 400,000 EE customers who ended their contracts early were over-billed and paid up to £4.3m too […]

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