Hacking

NSA collecting ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’

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Classified documents reveal more alarming global surveillance methods
31 Jul 2013

Google updates SSL certificates to 2048-bit encryption

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Certificate chain also changing as company cites security concerns for overhaul
31 Jul 2013

How can we win the war on cyber crime?

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A parliamentary report claims we’re losing the fight against cyber crime. So how can we turn the battle around?
31 Jul 2013

UK losing fight against cyber crime, claims parliamentary committee

UK lacks the infrastructure to properly fight cyber crime, according to parliamentary report
30 Jul 2013

Russian hacking ring indicted over $300m credit and debit card fraud

Six-year spree facilitated theft of 160 million cards and $300m – used malware and SQL injection attacks
26 Jul 2013

Hackers have the advantage in cyber arms race, security expert tells Computing

Red October hackers worked as if they were in a nine-to-five job, says BAE Systems Detica head of cyber security Tom Burton
24 Jul 2013

Retailers suffer twice as many SQL injection attacks as other sectors - report

US is number one source of web attacks, followed by Western Europe - ahead of China and Brazil
24 Jul 2013

All FTSE 350 companies are making it easy for hackers by leaking data online, claims KPMG

Attackers could gain control of intellectual property, perpetrate fraud and inflict reputational damage on major companies - report
24 Jul 2013

Cyber crime costs global business 'hundreds of billions' says McAfee

Cyber espionage and intellectual property theft have led to 500,000 lost jobs in US alone
23 Jul 2013

Apple and Ubuntu breached by hackers - personal data feared stolen

Two million Ubuntu forum members' details stolen, while Apple admits developer hack too
22 Jul 2013

Government to review Huawei's UK cyber security centre

Whitehall seeks to ensure it has right security measures in place
18 Jul 2013

Prism and GCHQ: 'Nothing to see here' says Intelligence and Security Committee

GCHQ has not circumvented or attempted to circumvent UK law, claims Committee after snap one-week investigation
17 Jul 2013

Sony drops appeal against £250,000 ICO fine for PlayStation hack

PS3 and PS4 manufacturer says it still disagrees with the fine, but won't continue to fight against it
15 Jul 2013

Bohemia Interactive resets passwords after security breach

Hackers make off with user information, but ARMA III developer insists 'it is very unlikely that anything nefarious can be done with this information'
12 Jul 2013

Goverment agents asked to stay away from hacking convention following Snowden PRISM revelations

Actions of US government makes delegates 'uncomfortable', convention founder says
11 Jul 2013

Hackers stole data from Ministry of Defence contractor

Government report describes cyber threat to UK as 'disturbing in its scale and complexity'
10 Jul 2013

Businesses 'lack intelligence' required to counter cyber attacks

Report from KPMG suggests while organisations are aware of cyber threats, many aren't equipped to fight them
10 Jul 2013

China and US talks on cyber security 'make progress'

Both sides agreed to work together in a cyber working group to enhance mutual trust, Xinhua news agency claims
10 Jul 2013

Computing Tech Tiff debate: closed or open cybersecurity?

Should cyber security be belts and braces or flexible and free? Computing staff debate
08 Jul 2013

Hackers threatened to cut power to London Olympics opening ceremony

London 2012 officials feared hackers might disrupt stadium's electricity supply as millions watched
08 Jul 2013

EU may increase prison sentences for cyber criminals

Draft directive sets out minimum jail terms for computer hackers
05 Jul 2013

Ubisoft user details stolen by hackers

Games publisher suffers security breach – usernames, email addresses and passwords stolen
03 Jul 2013

UK needs sanctioned networks 'dedicated to government-only activity' to protect against hackers

Coventry University's Dr Siraj Shaikh tells Computing more needs to be done to protect infrastructure against hackers
01 Jul 2013

US Department of Defense to 'eliminate all firewalls'

Pentagon proposes architecture to protect data rather than networks
28 Jun 2013