Hacking

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

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

Hackers stole data from Ministry of Defence contractor

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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

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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

Exposed: GCHQ's secret plan to tap the world's phone and internet traffic

Internet companies cooperate on GCHQ plan to tap transatlantic fibre optic cables - online spying more comprehensive than feared
21 Jun 2013

Education helps Miami International Airport reduce threat of 20,000 cyber attacks a day

Director of information systems and telecommunications Maurice Jenkins tells Computing how he's protecting the airport from hackers
20 Jun 2013

BlackBerry defends itself over G20 security claims

Smartphone maker hits back over claims its security was cracked by GCHQ
18 Jun 2013

EU to vote on five-year minimum sentences for hackers

Hackers found guilty of attacking 'critical infrastructure' face five years or more in prison
12 Jun 2013

Israel under 'non-stop' cyber attack from Iran

Iran and its allies targeting Israeli infrastructure, Netanyahu claims
10 Jun 2013

Cybersecurity Challenge taken to the classroom

Competition to be opened up to 14- to 16-year-olds in 2,500 schools
07 Jun 2013

Microsoft and FBI take down Citadel cyber crime ring

Botnets used to steal over $500m
06 Jun 2013

China has 'mountains of data' about cyber attacks coming from US

Top Chinese official makes claim ahead of meeting of two country's leaders
05 Jun 2013

Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond faces 10 years in jail after pleading guilty

Hacker pleads guilty to hacking Stratfor and passing information to Wikileaks
29 May 2013

Chinese hackers breach US weapons systems

Report by Defense Science Board says Chinese hackers have stolen information about military vehicles
28 May 2013

Crash Podcast: Ethical hacking, USB flash drives, consumerisation and Nokia

On this week's podcast we discuss ethical hacking, the death of the USB flash drive, Nokia's crashing feature-phone sales and the consumerisation of corporate IT
14 May 2013

US data breach exposes 160,000 social security numbers

Vulnerability in Adobe ColdFusion app server used to break into official system
13 May 2013

Cyber-heist victim says 'no customers suffered loss' in suspected £29m bank robbery

Outdated credit card designs to blame, says Kaspersky
10 May 2013

Washington media websites hit by cyber attacks

Hackers use waterhole attack to plant malware on websites of WTOP and Federal News Radio
08 May 2013