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Can Security-as-a-Service Fight Constantly Evolving Threats?

26 Jul, 2016 05:16 pm As we stand in 2016, information technology security is still a problem. It's a big problem in fact. Could an emerging 'as-a-service' based approach to...

Hacker group behind DNC breach, claims security firm

13 Jul, 2016 08:01 am Doubts about the reported origins of a US Democratic National Committee data breach reflect the inherent difficulty in tracing sophisticated network attacks...

Juniper Networks firms up firewall 'backdoor' access

13 Jan, 2016 08:39 am Juniper Networks has presented itself with a clean bill of health after highlighting a vulnerability in its own Netscreen products...

How long it would take to break the Internet?

7 Dec, 2015 11:29 am Often used as a humorous throw away line, the question of whether we could ever 'break the Internet' has been examined by a number of security firms intent...

Hotel credit card point of sale (POS) hacking is spiraling

26 Nov, 2015 09:07 am Starwood Worldwide, Mandarin Oriental, Hilton and Trump hotels have all experienced malicious hacks in their credit card processing systems...

Android smartphone 'could' be hijacked with one click

20 Nov, 2015 10:19 am Recent hacking news has suggested that clicking one single malicious link is enough to give attackers control over your smartphone...

UK ISP TalkTalk hit by "significant and sustained cyber-attack"

23 Oct, 2015 11:36 am The British internet and phone service provider TalkTalk has been hit by what the company is describing as a "significant and sustained cyber attack"...

German banks 'increasingly being targeted by hackers'

19 Oct, 2015 11:26 am Banking groups in Germany are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals, according to the head of the country's industry watchdog...

Privacy groups call for investigation into Experian hack

12 Oct, 2015 11:44 am Consumer privacy groups in the US are calling for federal authorities to take a closer look at a recent hacking that saw the database of the credit records...

Nuclear plants 'in denial' over hacking risk

5 Oct, 2015 11:58 am Many nuclear power plants have a "culture of denial" around the risks of being hacked, according to a major review of the industry...

Revenge hack IT director jailed

27 Aug, 2015 11:47 am The former IT director of a network security company has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for carrying out what is being described as a 'revenge hack'...

Target to pay out millions to Visa to cover costs of data breach

24 Aug, 2015 11:45 am The US retailing giant Target is to pay out millions of dollars to cover the losses incurred by Visa and banks that issue Visa credit and debit cards as...

Hacked Ashley Madison bosses conceded "lack of security awareness" in June

21 Aug, 2015 11:43 am Senior employees of Ashley Madison's parent company noted their own lack of cyber security awareness just weeks before their website was hacked and its...

United Airlines hands out air miles as "bug bounties"

16 Jul, 2015 10:14 am United Airlines has been handing out millions of frequent flier miles to hackers who have been able to help it identify potential security risks...

Polish planes downed by cyber attack

22 Jun, 2015 11:21 am Planes being operated by the Polish airline LOT had to be grounded on Sunday after the company's computer systems were attacked by hackers...

Password manager LastPass suffers data security breach

16 Jun, 2015 11:53 am A company whose services are designed to provide enhanced levels of online security to its customers has seen its own security systems compromised...

Ransomware cases 'up 165% in first quarter'

9 Jun, 2015 11:55 am Detected instances of ransomware being deployed around the world increased by 165 per cent in the first quarter of this year, according to a research report...

US government hit by massive data breach

5 Jun, 2015 11:59 am Personal data on around four million US government staff members has been compromised in a cyber attack thought to have originated in China...

Retailers 'not doing enough' to protect customer data

1 Jun, 2015 11:39 am Retail companies are not doing enough to protect the personal data they collect on their customers, according to the cyber security experts of Auriga Consultancy...

Cyber security researcher 'hacked plane's navigation system'

19 May, 2015 11:55 am A cyber security researcher has allegedly confessed to hacking into the navigation system of an aeroplane he was travelling on...

Russian hackers exploiting unknown flaws to target sanctions data

20 Apr, 2015 11:51 am Russian hackers have been exploiting previously unknown flaws in Windows and Adobe Flash systems to target data and information relating to international...

Sony angered by WikiLeaks release of stolen documents

17 Apr, 2015 11:59 am Sony Pictures Entertainment has responded angrily to news that the website WikiLeaks had released thousands of documents stolen from its IT systems late...

Stolen data 'goes around the world in days'

15 Apr, 2015 11:42 am Data stolen through various forms of cyber attack makes its way across continents and around the world in a matter of days,...

Cyber attacks 'becoming rapidly more innovative'

14 Apr, 2015 11:46 am Cyber attacks on businesses, individuals and organisations are becoming increasingly sophisticated and efforts to offset them are struggling to keep pace...

British Airways apologies after customer accounts hacked

30 Mar, 2015 11:53 am British Airways has revealed that tens of thousands of its customer accounts have been hacked and apologised for the potential inconvenience...

US authorities 'closing in' on JPMorgan hackers

16 Mar, 2015 11:58 am American investigators are close to identifying and tracking down the perpetrators of last year's cyber attacks on the banking giant JPMorgan,...

Lenovo website downed by hackers

27 Feb, 2015 02:14 am The website of Lenovo, the world's largest maker of personal computers, has been downed by hackers. A hacker collective called Lizard Squad has claimed...

Alleged Silk Road mastermind set to stand trial

12 Jan, 2015 11:58 am The man alleged to be the leading figure in the creation of the black market internet service Silk Road is set to stand trial in the US...

Hackings see Sony shelve 'The Interview' movie release

18 Dec, 2014 11:54 am Cyber attacks and data thefts suffered in recent weeks by Sony Pictures have led the company to cancel the planned release of a new movie starring Seth...

Ex-Sony employees sue company over data protection

17 Dec, 2014 02:09 am A pair of former employees of Sony Entertainment Pictures are suing the organisation on the basis of not seeing their personal data properly protected...

Cyber thieves 'stealing trader information'

3 Dec, 2014 09:58 am Gangs of cyber thieves are stealing sensitive trading information in order to profit when movements occur on the stock market,...

Privileged account abuse 'common thread' in targeted cyber attacks

20 Nov, 2014 11:34 am The abuse of user accounts that provide privileged access to IT systems is the number one common thread that features time and again in the context of...

FBI warns US companies about Chinese cyber threats

16 Oct, 2014 10:11 am America's Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has issued warnings to companies across the US about the potential for their IT systems to be the subject...

Sloppiness to blame for more data losses than hacking, study claims

10 Oct, 2014 11:13 am Organisational errors of various sorts have been responsible for a greater number of data loss incidents than hacking over the past 10 years among European...

Hackers trick cash machines into dispensing wads of notes

9 Oct, 2014 10:00 am A flaw in ATMs used around the world that allows hackers to instruct them to dispense wads of cash has been discovered by Kaspersky Labs...

JPMorgan Chase hackers 'hit nine other financial institutions'

6 Oct, 2014 12:00 pm Hackers who recently stole data relating to 83 million households and businesses from the banking group JPMorgan Chase also infiltrated nine other financial...

Shellshock flaw threatens the internet and all Apple devices, analysts warn

26 Sep, 2014 11:38 am The potential ramifications of a newly discovered flaw in 'Bash' software systems are being made clearer by analysts and cyber security experts...

Apple planning extra steps to protect iCloud accounts

5 Sep, 2014 11:29 am Apple will introduce additional security measures to better protect iCloud user accounts and content held on the online platform,...

Apple denies iCloud breach after celebrity snaps stolen by hackers

3 Sep, 2014 11:11 am Apple has denied that a breach of its iCloud system was the means through which hackers were able to steal the private photographs of dozens of celebrities...

Top US banks hit by hackers

28 Aug, 2014 12:10 pm Some of the biggest banks in the US were hit by a coordinated cyber attack earlier this month, according to reports and sources who've been briefed on...

Energy firms compromised in Dragonfly cyber attacks

3 Jul, 2014 12:03 pm Energy suppliers across Europe and North America have been targeted by cyber attackers and seen their data compromised, according to the security company...

Twitter takes down TweetDeck to fix XSS flaw

12 Jun, 2014 11:53 am Twitter has been hit with a series of security problems after its TweetDeck platform was infiltrated by cyber attackers via a "cross-site scripting" (XSS)...

New cyber attacks in US and Europe uncovered

2 Jun, 2014 12:08 pm Details of recent cyber attacks impacting major US and European institutions have been uncovered and revealed as the work of hackers in the Middle East...

Former hacker helped FBI stop hundreds of cyber attacks

27 May, 2014 12:11 pm Hector Xavier Monsegur, the former leader of the hacking group LulzSec, has helped the FBI stop hundreds of potentially damaging cyber attacks since his...

Bank of England reveals 'ethical hacking' plans

23 Apr, 2014 01:00 pm The Bank of England is planning to oversee the implementation of "ethical hacking" procedures designed to assess the UK's capacity to resist cyber crime...
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