Stories

A selection of some of my investigative work in cyber security

DECEMBER 2018

Fortnite teen hackers ‘earning thousands of pounds a week’

Children as young as 14 are making thousands of pounds a week as part of a global hacking network built around the popular video game Fortnite. About 20 hackers told the BBC they were stealing the private gaming accounts of players and reselling them online.

OCTOBER 2018

Instagram criticised over eating disorder hashtags

Instagram says it is working to improve the artificial intelligence it uses to protect vulnerable users after communities promoting eating disorders were not picked up on the app. Article here.

MARCH 2018

TalkTalk urged to improve cybersecurity in wake of ‘worryingly easy’ web system flaw

A hacker discovered a flaw in the firm’s web system that could allow them to easily steal millions of customer login details. Article here.

JANUARY 2018

Addicts warned: Facebook groups are not anonymous

People seeking help from support groups on Facebook are warned that their membership may not be as private as hoped.

MAY 2017

Former NHS hacker: I gained access in less than an hour

A teen hacker tells Sky News that three months ago he easily gained access to data on the NHS server, including patient records. Article here.

DECEMBER 2015

Anonymous: More Help Needed To Take I.S Offline

In an exclusive interview, hackers targeting extremist websites say the security services must do more to tackle jihadists online. Article here.

NOVEMBER 2015

Cybercrime: Teen Explains The Lure Of Hacking

A teenager tells Sky News how he became a hacker and says easy-to-use hacking tools are readily available online. Article here.

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