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1st December, 2015 - 9:35 am (0 Comments)

After the recent hacking and theft of personal data from several ISPs, including TalkTalk (here) and Vodafone (here), we can today report that the Northern Ireland focused wireless ISP Bluebox Broadband (North West Electronics) is the latest to fall victim with 3,000 people affected.

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26th November, 2015 - 10:09 am (2 Comments)

The weight of the Government’s controversial new Internet Snooping legislation (Investigatory Powers Bill) will not fall on the shoulders of the market’s smallest broadband providers, but even if it did they wouldn’t be able to tell you about it because the biggest ISPs want them all gagged.

banned from the internet cross

25th November, 2015 - 9:12 am (1 Comment)

Mobile operator EE has threatened to become one of the first Internet access providers to introduce a controversial network-level blocking system against website adverts, which has sparked a debate about the quality of advertising and raised questions over how far ISPs should intrude online.

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25th November, 2015 - 7:55 am (2 Comments)

Police in South Wales have arrested a fifth person in connection with last month’s cyber-attack on TalkTalk’s website (here) and interestingly the individual concerned was taken into custody on suspicion of blackmail.

internet law uk

20th November, 2015 - 2:36 pm (3 Comments)

The Government’s appeal to overturn an earlier ruling against their Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIP), which found the legislation to be unlawful, has today been given a boost after the decision was formally passed on to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Andrews and Arnold Office

19th November, 2015 - 10:39 am (1 Comment)

Internet provider Andrews and Arnold (AAISP) appears to have become the target for a semi-sporadic Distributed Denial of Service assault (DNS reflection), which began hitting their network yesterday and has caused some of their customers to lose connection.


11th November, 2015 - 2:17 pm (0 Comments)

The Government has budgeted around £175 million+ over 10 years to cover the cost of storing everyone’s Internet records as part of their controversial new Investigatory Powers Bill (details), but MPs have been warned by ISPs that this might not even come close to covering the actual costs.

Apple iOS Internet update

10th November, 2015 - 9:39 am (4 Comments)

The UK Government’s new Investigatory Powers Bill, which aims to expand the United Kingdom’s Internet snooping laws by forcing broadband ISPs to log a bigger slice of everybody’s online activity, has taken fire from Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, over its “very dire” move to damage encryption.

talktalk uk isp

6th November, 2015 - 7:42 am (4 Comments)

At the end of last week TalkTalk informed their broadband and phone customers that “less than” 1.2 million customer email addresses, names and phone numbers had been compromised by the cyber-attack on their website (here), but today this has been sharply revised down to the figure of 156,959.

internet uk spying and monitoring

4th November, 2015 - 2:43 pm (8 Comments)

The Home Office has published the first draft of its new Investigatory Powers Bill, which marks the third attempt to expand the United Kingdom’s Internet snooping laws by forcing ISPs into logging a bigger slice of everybody’s online activity; irrespective of whether or not you’ve committed a crime.

police united kingdom

4th November, 2015 - 8:46 am (0 Comments)

British police have arrested a fourth person, a 16 year old boy from Norwich, in connection with the recent cyber-attack on TalkTalk’s website (here), which resulted in the personal details of 1.2 million broadband ISP customers being stolen by Internet criminals.


2nd November, 2015 - 8:38 am (11 Comments)

Later this week the Government will finally publish their third attempt to enhance the Internet snooping capabilities of our country’s security services, but there’s growing confusion between the mass media and politicians over what will actually be announced.

vodafone uk broadband

1st November, 2015 - 7:26 am (0 Comments)

Vodafone has said that their security is “fundamentally effective” after they became the latest major UK telecoms operator after TalkTalk to be hit by a breach, which between 28th and 29th October 2015 resulted in 1,827 customers having their accounts accessed by cyber criminals.

talktalk uk isp

30th October, 2015 - 1:39 pm (9 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has today confirmed exactly how much data was compromised in last week’s website hack and the good-ish news is that less than 21,000 unique bank account details were stolen, although 1.2 million customer email addresses, names and phone numbers weren’t so lucky.

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