Hacking

US Congress to cut finance for NSA ‘backdoor snooping’

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Representatives assert themselves to bar government agencies from demanding 'back door' access to IT platforms
20 Jun 2014

Domino's Pizza held to ransom by hackers over customer details

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Hackers demand €30,000 from pizza chain – or they'll release customer details
16 Jun 2014

Stratfor's shocking data security revealed: firm kept customer details in plain text prior to 2011 hack

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Leaked Verizon report says security firm had extremely poor data protection practices, resulting in theft of data about 860,000 customers
16 Jun 2014

Tweetdeck 'hack': rudimentary, but still widely shared

The XSS vulnerability in Tweetdeck showed just how easily scripts can be run on user devices from a simple security flaw.
12 Jun 2014

Security industry advice for battling Turing Test-beating AIs: 'Be nice and sceptical'

Symantec and Juniper admit there is not yet a clear plan for beating more advanced forms of 'Eugene Goostman'
11 Jun 2014

Backbytes: RTFM - How two teenagers hacked Bank of Montreal ATMs

'Go away. This ATM has been hacked'
10 Jun 2014

Google must prevent illegal access to our content, says News Corp

Phone-hacking media giant unhappy about with Google search algorithms that let downloaders 'steal' its TV shows
09 Jun 2014

Shoe retail chain Office latest victim of security breach

CEO Brian McCluskey urges customers to change their passwords for Office as well as other accounts
29 May 2014

Call for 'privacy charter' to protect personal data online

KPMG and Censuswide survey polled public on attitudes to privacy and surveillance
23 May 2014

Ebay under fire over delay in disclosing user-password hack

Company waited three months before telling users to change their passwords
23 May 2014

Blitzkrieg - changing tactics in the email security wars

Agari CEO Patrick Peterson explains how attackers go in under the radar
23 May 2014

Anonymous members arrested for hacking government and IT firm networks

Two Australian men charged with hacking into systems and stealing data
22 May 2014

EBay reveals it was hacked in February 2014, personal data compromised

"Change your passwords," urges company, three months too late
21 May 2014

US utility control systems hacked, claims Department of Homeland Security

Hackers accessed utility control systems via internet portal protected only by 'simple' passwords
21 May 2014

Coders behind the Blackshades Trojan arrested in global operation

Seventeen arrested in the UK out of 97 worldwide over Blackshades remote access Trojan
20 May 2014

Snowden: How the NSA 'interdicts' networking equipment to implant back doors that phone home

'Supply chain interdiction' programme implanted NSA malware on US-made networking hardware
13 May 2014

Orange hacked again – 1.3 million accounts compromised

Orange hacked for the second time in three months. No financial data was stolen, it claims
08 May 2014

Microsoft admits major vulnerability in Internet Explorer

Windows XP users most at risk from 'Operation Clandestine Fox'
28 Apr 2014

Global shipping vulnerable to hackers

Experts warn automated systems could be exploited by cyber criminals
25 Apr 2014

Computing Refresh: 25 April 2014

Microsoft acquires Nokia, Bank of England employs hackers, Heartbleed continues to run riot
25 Apr 2014

Significant rise in state-backed Eastern European cyber espionage

Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report shows cyber espionage is on the rise, particularly in Russian-speaking regions
22 Apr 2014

Bank of England to employ hackers

Penetration testing to be used to gauge banks' defences against hackers and cyber criminals
22 Apr 2014

Fingerprint security loophole in Samsung Galaxy S5 could expose Paypal and other payment services

Galaxy S5 security loophole exposed as Samsung claims that it is selling better than its predecessor
16 Apr 2014

NSA used Heartbleed security flaw to spy on internet users, claims Bloomberg

Bloomberg report suggests NSA knew about the bug and exploited it instead of blowing the whistle
11 Apr 2014