Hacking

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

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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’

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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

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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

Encrypting data will not stop government snooping

Tech companies are looking to encryption to protect their data from the NSA – but the truth is, if the government wants, the government gets. Danny Palmer explores the issues
10 Dec 2013

Microsoft, FBI and Europol deal blow to ZeroAccess botnet

Microsoft works with the authorities to disrupt cyber criminals committing fraud
06 Dec 2013

JP Morgan warns 465,000 customers that data could be exposed after cyber attack

Personal data could have been taken from web servers, says bank
05 Dec 2013

David Cameron to enter talks with China over cyber spying

Prime Minister says 'cyber dialogue between UK and China is necessary'
04 Dec 2013

Boardroom must understand cyber threats to ensure business security, agree experts

Security expert Graham Cluley and Proofpoint's Mark Sparshott agree security policy must filter down from executive level on Computing web seminar
28 Nov 2013

Warnings over mass Trojan attacks against online bank customers

Neverqest Trojan can attack 'any bank in any country' warns Kaspersky
27 Nov 2013

Microsoft to ramp up encryption to combat NSA surveillance

Microsoft executives meet this week to consider plans to protect customer data from the NSA
27 Nov 2013

NSA used malware to infiltrate more than 50,000 networks - Snowden

US National Security Agency accused of spreading malware in latest disclosures from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden
25 Nov 2013

Government 'frightened' of warning public about cyber threats

'They're frightened of frightening people and affecting the economy,' says Peter Wood, CEO of First Base Technologies
21 Nov 2013

Better education required to counter ‘culture of carelessness’ and protect mobile data from hackers

Security experts at Trend Micro roundtable debate how to fight threat of mobile data theft
21 Nov 2013

A third of SMBs unaware they've been cyber attack victims

Research by Ponemon on behalf of Sophos says more help needed to enable SMBs to understand cyber threats
19 Nov 2013