An eighteen-year-old man from Huddersfield has been released on bail as part of an investigation in to hacking by the National Crime Agency. Five other men across the country were also arrested for allegedly using 'Lizard Stresser' - a programme that can take websites offline for up to eight hours at a time.
All six men are suspected of maliciously deploying Lizard Stresser, having bought the tool using alternative payment services such as Bitcoin in a bid to remain anonymous. Organisations believed to have been targeted by the suspects include a leading national newspaper, a school, gaming companies and a number of online retailers.
“By paying a comparatively small fee, tools like Lizard Stresser can cripple businesses financially and deprive people of access to important information and public services.
“This multi-agency operation illustrates the commitment of the NCA and its partners to pursuing people who think they can criminally disrupt important public services or legitimate businesses.”
“One of our key priorities is to engage with those on the fringes of cyber criminality, to help them understand the consequences of cyber crime and how they can channel their abilities into productive and lucrative legitimate careers.”
Unemployment in Yorkshire dropped by 3,000 in the quarter to June, official figures have revealed.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), a total of 174,000 people were unemployed in the region between April and June.
The region's unemployment rate was 6.5% and saw a drop of 1.7% during the period.
Nationwide, unemployment increased for the second month in a row, reaching 1.85 million.
The jobless total went up by 25,000 in the quarter, the first time there have been two consecutive rises for two years.
The ONS said it was possible the jobs market was "levelling off".
Tourism bosses and hoteliers in Skegness say they have seen an increase in trade so far this summer despite the lack of traditional good weather.
Those in the industry think it comes as a result of more people chosing to holiday in the UK, when compared to 2014's figures.
Butlin's say trade is up on last year as they welcomes 500,000 people through their doors, year on year.
Bill Hutchinson, Manager of the Best Western North Shore hotel and Golf Course who speaks on behalf of the Hoteliers Association says they have also seen increased trade this summer.
Tata Steel have confirmed that talks over a potential takeover of the company have ended.
The company had been in talks with the Klesch Group, run by American billionaire Gary Klesch since October 2014.
In an interview with the Financial Times, Klesch said he was withdrawing in frustration at the government’s apparent lack of interest in old-economy industries.
The collapse of the deal has thrown the future of 4,000 jobs at the company's Scunthorpe plant into doubt.
The UK steel industry is faced with stiff headwinds in the shape of rising imports, uncompetitive energy prices, a strong pound and the lack of an industrial strategy for the steel sector.
Plans for a new Hilton hotel in Hull have been hailed as a valuable asset in the bid to attract visitors to the City of Culture celebrations.
Councillors approved the 167 bedroomed complex today, adding that it would create local jobs and boost the economy. It will be built on the site of the former Lexington Avenue nightclub on Ferensway.
Leeds City Council has revealed there are currently planning approvals in place to build more than 17,000 homes, but more could be on the cards, built at a faster rate, if the Government's shake up of national planning guidelines gets the go ahead.
The 'Fixing the Foundations’ package of national proposals aims to encourage more new homes by allowing developers automatic planning permission to build on suitable disused industrial ‘brownfield’ sites; they'll be enhanced compulsory purchase powers to allow more brownfield land to be made available for development; and the possibility of major housing projects to be fast-tracked.
But concerns have been raised by Leeds City Council, who need to provide permission for 70,000 new homes by 2028. They say they need to be sure a system's in place to prevent badly designed, unplanned environments, which are devoid of affordable accommodation.
It’s not just about saying which sites are suitable for housing, but getting other factors such as highways, design and affordable housing right before development takes place. There is a risk with the government’s proposals for ‘streamlining’ planning that you lose some of the detail that matters most to people.
A scheme in Lincoln is appealing for unwanted bikes, tools and bike parts as part of a project to give unemployed people a new opportunity at finding work.
"Cycle Recycle" gives those taking part the skills to repair and restore the donations, which they keep at the end of the project.
Hundreds of miners across the region have found out exactly when their pits will close and when they'll be out of a job. Thoresby in North Nottinghamshire will shut in just over a month's time while redundancy letters will drop through 200 letter boxes tomorrow signalling the end for Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire. By the end of the year neither pit will be in operation leaving just one deep coal mine, Hatfield in South Yorkshire, providing coal in the Calendar region. Martin Fisher reports.
Controversial changes to the fishing industry will be discussed today.
From next year discarding unwanted fish at sea will be banned and instead all stock will have to be landed. Members of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations are meeting in York to discuss the changes.
The number of people out of work in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire rose by 24,000 in the three months to April. A total of 185,000 people were jobless in the region between February and April according to the Office for National Statistics. The region's unemployment rate was 6.9%, making the increase the highest in the UK.