Hacking

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

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

Seven million Dropbox user account details stolen, claim hackers

Security threats - password theft
Hacker group claims to have accessed files of millions of Dropbox users and threatens to publish them in exchange for Bitcoin
14 Oct 2014

BSkyB deploys Splunk to monitor cyber-attacks on customer accounts

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Other areas of BSkyB are also interested in deploying the Splunk platform
09 Oct 2014

83 million addresses hit in JPMorgan hack, says bank

America's largest bank reassures customers that passwords not included
03 Oct 2014

‘Crime-as-a-service’ exploited by criminal gangs, warns Europol iOCTA report

Hackers offering services to more 'traditional' gangs looking to get into cyber crime
29 Sep 2014

Viator data breach could affect 1.4 million customers

Customers of TripAdvisor-owned Viator could have had their payment card information stolen and account data swiped
23 Sep 2014

eBay hacked, criticised for slow response

Security intelligence questioned at auction site
18 Sep 2014

Chinese hackers breached US miltary contractors

Senate report suggests 20 acts of Chinese cyber-espionage took place in one year, with poor communication in US government also partly to blame
18 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Privacy at the forefront - Apple's iCloud, Microsoft's emails and 42,000 patient forms lost by NHS Trust

The most-read list features the security implications of the theft of celebrity photos and the biggest stories from BoxWorks
05 Sep 2014

Hacked JPMorgan data rerouted to Russia through network of computers

Cyber criminals could be using 'bulletproof' hosting platform, US bank investigators have suggested
04 Sep 2014

iCloud hack: Photo theft due to stolen log-in details, not iCloud security issue, claims Apple

Naked photos 'leaked' because celebrity usernames and passwords were figured out, say Apple
03 Sep 2014

FBI to investigate celebrity iCloud hack as attackers promise more releases

US authorities brought in to investigate hack on celebrities' Apple iCloud accounts
02 Sep 2014

FBI probes Russian government links to JPMorgan cyber attacks

State-sponsored response to political situation being 'investigated' by FBI
28 Aug 2014

'Sony doesn't understand security': Why PlayStation Network is such an attractive target for hackers

Sony’s poor reputation for security and the prestige of taking down a gaming giant attracts hackers
27 Aug 2014

Gmail can be hacked with 92 per cent success rate, says University of California

Hotels.com, Amazon, Chasebank apps all also at high risk according to research
26 Aug 2014

Sony's PlayStation Network hit by DDoS attack

No evidence of personal information being accessed or any intrusion into the network, claims Sony
26 Aug 2014

GCHQ and NSA security staff tip-off Tor developers over bugs

NSA and GCHQ staff are routinely tipping off Tor over bugs the security agencies are trying to exploit
22 Aug 2014

Car maker Tesla seeks 30 full-time hackers to break into its cars

Best job ever? Crack a Tesla Model S and it could be yours
21 Aug 2014

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission hacked three times

Spearphishing and malware used by 'foreign' attackers in presumed attempts to steal nuclear secrets
20 Aug 2014

GCHQ port scans 32 countries to find servers it can hack and use in attacks

GCHQ's 'Hacienda' programme to find insecure servers it can compromise - and from which it can conduct attacks
19 Aug 2014

Hacking back - tempting, but is it legal?

Sarah Pearce and Jane Elphick of law firm Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP discuss whether firms should explore hacking back, to stop and deter cyber attackers
18 Aug 2014

Tesco Hudl and other Android devices contain ‘factory reset’ data retention flaw

Firmware error is to blame, say security experts
18 Aug 2014

US construction company sues bank over cyber-heist

TEC Industrial sues TriSummit Bank after cyberheist perpetrated by gang based in Eastern Europe
14 Aug 2014

US Homeland Security contractor victim of 'state-sponsored' cyber attack

Information about government employees may have been stolen by hackers
07 Aug 2014