Hacking

'Russian cyber gang' steals 4.5 billion usernames and passwords

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'CyberVor' group holds at least 1.5 billion unique credentials in total says Hold Security
06 Aug 2014

Tor developers rush to plug security hole that could identify users

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Exploit developed by Carnegie Mellon University enables attackers to identify Tor users
31 Jul 2014

Meet the White House’s go-to security expert (who’s never seen a Snowden document)

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Sooraj Shah speaks to Rodney Joffe about the state of cyber security and government surveillance, and delves into the history of Neustar, the company he works for
30 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Russia offers FOUR MILLION RUBLES to unravel Tor

Russia's interior ministry offers to make ruble millionaires out of anyone who can crack Tor
28 Jul 2014

European Central Bank hacked and blackmailed in website attack

Web-facing events database downloaded by hackers - 'no market sensitive information' stolen, claims ECB
24 Jul 2014

Cyber espionage by Google Glass is the next major threat to enterprise security

Some organisations are already jumping onto the wearable technology bandwagon, but are they opening up a new way in for cyber criminals? Danny Palmer investigates.
23 Jul 2014

Wall Street Journal computers taken offline after cyber attack

Hacker 'w0rm' claims to have gained access to data and is looking to sell information
23 Jul 2014

Russian-state malware used by cyber criminals in banking Trojans

Gyges, developed by Russian intelligence, is used in banking Trojans and 'ransomware'
21 Jul 2014

LinkedIn users warned of new phishing scam

Fake emails discovered designed to harvest logins and passwords
18 Jul 2014

Facebook number one social network for phishing attacks

Kaspersky Labs warns Facebook users remain vulnerable to cyber criminal phishing
16 Jul 2014

Shylock banking Trojan network targeted UK users

Eastern European-based gang targeted UK banks in fraud that netted millions
15 Jul 2014

US charges three over high-tech industrial espionage

Finger pointed at China over theft of military technology secrets by hackers
14 Jul 2014

Connecting risk management to cyber security

Danny Palmer investigates how businesses can protect themselves against uncertain cyber threats in light of the increasing number of connected devices in the world
14 Jul 2014

Assigning a value to corporate data

How are some of Britain’s top organisations trying to promote the value of their data to the biggest leakers – their own staff and clients? Peter Gothard reports
14 Jul 2014

Freed at last: Microsoft claims to have 'liberated' 4.7 million infected PCs

Microsoft cracks another malware gang as evidence emerges that Gameover ZeuS botnet is being reassembled
11 Jul 2014

Authorities and private firms collaborate to combat Shylock malware

Law enforcement agencies and web security firms work together to combat notorious malware
11 Jul 2014

Chinese hackers crack networks of US agency handling security clearances

No personal information stolen, claims Department of Homeland Security
10 Jul 2014

ISPs take GCHQ to court over state-backed cyber attacks

Seven ISPs from across the globe accuse GCHQ of targeting their networks with malware
02 Jul 2014

Advanced Persistent Threats 'absolutely exist' says Palo Alto Networks

'This kind of thing is happening all the time now' says systems engineering manager Sherlow
01 Jul 2014

US ambassador: 'We must stop Chinese cyber crime'

Max Baucus, the United States ambassador to China, says action must be taken to prevent cyber crime originating from the country
25 Jun 2014

US Congress to cut finance for NSA ‘backdoor snooping’

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

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

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