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Top 10 IT security stories of 2014

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Computing looks back at some of the more significant IT and enterprise security stories to take place this year.
16 Dec 2014

Hacked Sony staff ‘should not worry about studio’s future’ assures CEO Lynton

Sony Pictures hit by GOP hackers
Company prepares for 'Christmas gift' of more data leaks
16 Dec 2014

FBI alerts US firms to Iranian hacker threat

Operation Cleaver hackers from Iran have been found hitting 50 oragnisations in 16 countries
SQL Injection, spear phishing, and water-holing attacks thought to be originating from Iran, warns report
15 Dec 2014

Sony hackers: it's not the North Korean government, nor an insider, suggests security expert Bruce Schneier

Private emails from ordinary staff released by Sony hackers show why privacy is so important – Schneier
15 Dec 2014

Sony facing huge challenge to keep secure as hackers seek notoriety

Hackers targeting all divisions of Sony for 'badge of honour in the IT community', according to Kevin Murray, VP, Digital Production at Columbia Records
09 Dec 2014

Hacker group Lizard Squad claims responsibility for Sony PlayStation Network outage

Sony has once again seen its online services taken down by outsiders
08 Dec 2014

FBI warns on hackers and 'destructive malware' following Sony cyber attack

'Flash' warning urges businesses to be vigilant against cyber attacks
02 Dec 2014

North Korea is not denying movie-leaking cyber attack on Sony Pictures

'Wait and see' is government’s cryptic response
02 Dec 2014

Health companies should invest in analytics to ward off cyber attacks, says report

'Not a matter of if, but when' attacks will happen says VP of research, IDC Health Insights
28 Nov 2014

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals: warnings on cyber criminal and hacker threats ahead of Christmas retail rush

Consumers warned 'too good to be true' offers are likely to be ploys by cyber criminals and hackers to steal data
25 Nov 2014

Sony Pictures targeted by hackers - shuts down internal network in response

Hackers reportedly tried to blackmail Sony, warning that it had stolen 'top secret data'
25 Nov 2014

NotCompatible Android malware a 'risk that should not be ignored' says Lookout

The latest evolution has 'set new bar for mobile sophistication and operational complexity' say experts
24 Nov 2014

Four arrests in UK for 'Ratting' computer hijacks

Another 11 individuals in Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Norway and Romania also arrested in connection with the same crime
21 Nov 2014

Russian website allows UK webcam and baby monitor feeds to be watched online, warns ICO

Data watchdog urges UK citizens to use strong passwords to prevent hackers from tapping into their cameras
20 Nov 2014

'We'll hire hackers' to solve cyber skills crisis say over half of UK firms

KPMG study finds that firms are becoming 'increasingly desperate' when it comes to filling the cyber skills gap
17 Nov 2014

Is Windows Phone stealing the enterprise security crown?

Sandbox holds after gruelling hacking contest
14 Nov 2014

Organisations unprepared for 'inevitable' cyber attacks, claims EY

Despite awareness of rising security threats, most organisations still unprepared for cyber attacks
30 Oct 2014

GCHQ cyber-attack cost 'several million euros', says Belgacom security head Fabrice Clément

GCHQ's Belgacom attack mainly compromised staff with technical profiles, says Clément, in wide-ranging interview
26 Oct 2014

Man arrested in Portsmouth on suspicion of cyber attacks on UK ATMs using Tyupkin malware

Eastern European gang suspected of using Tyupkin to drain £1.6m from cash machines
24 Oct 2014

Should BYOD be banned to ensure corporate data security?

Intercede report suggests businesses are struggling to cope with the security implications of BYOD - is the answer banning it entirely?
22 Oct 2014

Staples becomes the latest US retailer to investigate a potential data breach by hackers

Office supply retailer could be the latest in a string of major US retailers targeted by cyber criminals
21 Oct 2014

Half of Britons have been victims of cyber crime - but many don't know where to report it

Figures released by Cabinet Office suggest citizens don't know what to do when they've been victims of cyber crime
21 Oct 2014

ID system hacks expose the whole of South Korea to identity theft

South Korean government now considering new ID system after flawed system exposes the nation's ID numbers
15 Oct 2014

Suspected Russian hackers use Microsoft zero-day exploit to target NATO, Ukraine and others

iSight Partners reveals exploit that could have been actively exploited for five years
14 Oct 2014