Skip to content

OU on the BBC: Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley

Updated Friday, 7th November 2014

Technologist Ben Hammersley explores jaw-dropping stories of some of the biggest cybercrimes of our time.

This page was published over five years ago. Please be aware that due to the passage of time, the information provided on this page may be out of date or otherwise inaccurate, and any views or opinions expressed may no longer be relevant. Some technical elements such as audio-visual and interactive media may no longer work. For more detail, see our Archive and Deletion Policy

About the series

Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley delves into the dark world of hacking, now home to a new generation of highly organised cybercriminals running complex commercial enterprises, involving leaders, planners, engineers, infantry and hired money mules.

Journeying into a murky online world, Ben investigates the scam emails that fill up your inbox, why our credit card details are under threat, how drugs and guns can be bought anonymously on the darknet and discovers that governments have the ability to spy on their citizens or launch cyber warfare at the push of a button.

Watch the trailer

© The Open University

If you are interested in cyber security, The Open University offers a free course Introduction to Cyber Security on FutureLearn. The course started on the 13th October 2014 but there's still time to join!




Related content (tags)

Copyright information

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?