Hacking

Data available online leaves UK infrastructure vulnerable to cyber attacks - IET

Power plant
Institution of Engineering and Technology warns 'low level of technical knowledge' required to mount attacks thanks to freely available information
06 Feb 2014

Web firms welcome Cable's comments on cyber security, but say more needs to be done

Business secretary Vince Cable
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills met with industry to discuss protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attack
05 Feb 2014

HMRC and NHS have “dropped the ball” over Windows XP April support shutdown, says Labour

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Hackers' free-for-all with personal data expected, says shadow Cabinet Office minister
05 Feb 2014

UK government used DDoS attacks against Anonymous, Snowden documents reveal

GCHQ used attacks and other techniques to unmask and send hacktivists to prison
05 Feb 2014

Orange France hack sees 800,000 customer details compromised

Orange states that the stolen passwords "cannot be used"
04 Feb 2014

'Coding error' on NHS website redirected users to malicious sites

Coding error in nhs.co.uk exploited by Czech coder to spread malware
04 Feb 2014

The threat to internet security from quantum computing

Like nuclear fusion, universal quantum computers always seem to be five years away. But as John Leonard reports, a major breakthrough may not be far off, and for internet security nothing will be the same again
03 Feb 2014

Police 'don't give a stuff' about catching cyber criminals, claims Eversheds lawyer

Speaking at the law firm's Retail Conference 2014, Tim Buckingham said cyber criminals aren't convicted because it takes too much effort
30 Jan 2014

Securing your website against hackers and malware

This web seminar will explore the threats to organisations as they expand their usage of web-based services, and review the best strategies to protect your websites and applications from hackers and malware.
30 Jan 2014

Angry Birds and other unsecured phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ

More Snowden leaks suggest spooks have cracked mapping, gaming and even swinging apps
28 Jan 2014

St Petersburg-based teenager developed malware used in US retail cyber attacks

UK retailers warned: Retail malware “sold to more than 60 East European crime gangs”
21 Jan 2014

Cyber attack launched through fridge as internet-of-things vulnerabilities become apparent

Malicious emails sent via household appliances, says Proofpoint
17 Jan 2014

KPMG scales down sponsorship of the Cyber Security Challenge because of a ‘lack of credible candidates’

UK head of cyber security believes a better ROI would be to talk to university students
15 Jan 2014

'Significant changes' at Target following hack, as UK government launches 'cyber streetwise' campaign

Government campaign to raise awareness of cyber issues comes after Target CEO speaks out about attack
13 Jan 2014

Number of Target data breach victims rises to 70 million

Number of victims of cyber criminals almost double original estimates, says retailer
10 Jan 2014

GSM mobile security was weakened after pressure from the UK

Security standards for 2G communications were deliberately downgraded, say engineers who worked on original project
10 Jan 2014

H4cked Off: World of Warcraft players' enemy isn't Orcs or monsters, it's cyber criminals

World of Warcraft players need to be ever vigilant about cyber criminals faking 'Account Investigation Notification' emails
09 Jan 2014

World of Warcraft players warned of Trojan malware attack

World's most popular MMO once again target of cyber criminals
06 Jan 2014

Skype and Snapchat embarrassed in New Year hacks

Syrian Electronic Army claims Microsoft social media tools are 'monitored' and information sold to governments
02 Jan 2014

RSA paid $10m by NSA to use weakened security in its products, claims Reuters - UPDATED

EMC-owned company took $10m from the NSA to use cryptography known to be weak in its security software, claims Reuters
20 Dec 2013

40 million Target customers details stolen in second ever largest retail breach

Credit card details stolen by hackers in the run up to Christmas
19 Dec 2013

CryptoLocker ransomeware has infected 250,000 computers - Dell SecureWorks

Malware requires users to pay $300 for unlock and at present has no other cure.
19 Dec 2013

Cyber security concerns will rise for all in 2014 - KPMG

Consultancy says government, business and consumers need to be aware of threats
17 Dec 2013

Android and Java vulnerabilities to be main targets for cyber criminals in 2014

Panda Security believes hacks will reach record levels next year
13 Dec 2013