News Burst: UK hackers make £10 million ransom demand

Summary:Another week of hacking as Visa attacked by UK group

Credit card firm Visa has been hit by a £10m ransom demand by a group of malicious British hackers according to a report in the Sunday Times.

Visa has yet to confirm the story but Scotland Yard's Computer Crime Unit, on Monday told ZDNet that it is conducting an investigation into the ransom demands. The unit has issued a statement saying: "The Metropolitan police service is investigating allegations under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. No arrests have been made and inquiries are ongoing."

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Topics: Security

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