20,000 new police will not make UK law enforcement fit for the Internet Age
The Times has again revealed the scale of the UK problem with tackling cyber-facilitated fraud . But most mainstream crime (from gang violence and rape to burglary) now has an on-line dimension. The need to analyse the social media, mobile phone records or security systems of victim or suspect and present the results in court is now commonplace. That complicates attempts to restrict the information available to jurors to that on which the judge and lawyers can agree while still allowing justice for the victim. No wonder confidence in the “system” is crumbling.
Thousands of students in Germany queue for email access
Some 38,000 students in Germany have been asked to queue in person for a new email password, after their university was hit by a cyber-attack.
The students at Justus Liebig University (JLU) Giessen have been asked to provide proof of identity in person because of “legal requirements”.
The attack, on 8 December, initially took the entire university offline.
It told students it was investigating the incident with the help of Germany’s Research Centre for Cyber Security.Read more