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UAE Telco Etisalat Installs Spyware On Users Blackberries

Now this is pretty disgusting behaviour from a national telco provider, but well is it really surprising in Dubai? For me..no it’s not. I’ve spent a reasonable amount of time in Dubai on various projects, and my first surprise was Flickr being blocked. Especially as Dubai is probably the most liberal place in the Middle […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Malware, Privacy

BBC Unleashes Botnet For ‘Investigation’

The BBC has made an odd move recently by buying/seeding a botnet of 22,000 computers under the guise of investigative journalism. They claim it’s not illegal as they caused no harm and only sent spam to e-mail accounts used by themselves. Technically I think it’s still breaking the law under the Computer Misuse Act but […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Malware, Spammers & Scammers

Webcam Hacker Jailed for 4 Years for Spying on Teenager

Another one bites the dust, this time for spying on a teenage girl via webcam. 4 years is a reasonable sentence this time I think as the case borders on many offenses such as blackmail, indecent behaviour, infringement of privacy, unlawful access and probably a few more. It was a pretty simple hack as it […]

Topic: Hacking News, Legal Issues, Malware

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