British police: convicted hackers should wear WiFi jammers instead of prison sentences

 

According to The Times of London, UK institutions of higher education have been hacked by hundreds of thousands of times a year, mainly to get the latest research in the field.

Figures show that between 2016 and 2017, Oxford, Warwick, and university of London were hit by a total of 1,152 hacks. Cyber security experts say criminal gangs are always starting with the weak points of cyber security, which can be sold to other governments for stolen confidential information.

Missile, stealth material research and the application of a wide range of new energy fuels and battery technologies in the military field have been targeted by hackers.

In addition, hackers have long coveted access to classified medical research from university medical schools, but the universities declined to give details of specific projects to the media.

Karsten, Max Planck, network security researcher at the university of Warwick professor, director of the British association President, the computer research field, in an interview, network security maintenance of UK higher education institutions is show deep concern.

"Some universities have been devoting years of human and material resources to some areas of research, with high costs. For some, it's not a quick way to steal these results from hackers. Mr Mapp says there is an urgent need to improve the level of cyber security at relevant universities, which is not as difficult as it might be. At present, universities generally invest too little in this area.

Mr Ma is also worried about the UK infrastructure network security environment.

The company is a network security company founded by several Cambridge mathematicians. Dave palmer, head of the dark tracks company, said in an interview,

In addition to acquiring cutting-edge military weapons research and new energy technologies, the hackers' personal information is also their goal. Hackers can use this as a way of laundering money, stealing identity or further stealing research from the university's real-name scholars.

Oxford said there were 515 unauthorized access to campus networks last year. The university of London was hacked 57 times in 2016 and 2017. In July, Oxford brookes university leaked users' log-in accounts, bank accounts and some of its research results because of hacking attacks.

Richard Clayton, director of the centre for cyber crime at the university of Cambridge, describes the current security situation in Britain as patchy, in some areas clearly substandard and in some ways technologically advanced.

Shadow home secretary, Louis hagrid, when surveyed said that the current government in the field of network security underfunded and various private institutions to national network security buried many hidden dangers. "Unless the economy is depressed, governments should not muddle through and compromise on cyber security. There are still many public institutions that run an outdated operating system. In addition, the UK's national cyber security centre has called on various institutions to work together to build a more secure network. The system is likely to cover universities in the future so that it can effectively defend against hackers.So he thinks schools and other places of important scientific research can use the jammer to protect important data security, and use the jammer is cost-effective, now of the jammer is not expensive, and powerful.

Gavin Thomas, Britain's chief police force, recently claimed that convicted hackers should wear wifi jammer to replace prison sentences to ensure they are unable to connect to the Internet. Thomas says this is the right way to punish hackers, saving a lot of money each year. Currently, a British prison prisoner consumes an average of 38,000 pounds per year in government spending, while wireless network jammers are much cheaper.

In addition, Gavin that Thomas convicted hackers often only served years, often, jail after planting, but wearing a wifi wireless jammer, they can be deprived of the rights of the Internet, at the same time reassuring for the re-education of self.

Thomas confesses that installing wifi jammers on convicted hackers could run into obstacles, and some human rights groups have hinted at measures to prevent the punishment. In addition, the wireless network jammers can effectively prevent the hacker attacks using the network, steal others information, but the wise hacker should be able to use other ways to get to the Internet, such as the use of Internet network card and router Internet connection.