Threats and risks

Top 10 IT security stories of 2014

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Computing looks back at some of the more significant IT and enterprise security stories to take place this year.
16 Dec 2014

Hacked Sony staff ‘should not worry about studio’s future’ assures CEO Lynton

Sony Pictures hit by GOP hackers
Company prepares for 'Christmas gift' of more data leaks
16 Dec 2014

FBI alerts US firms to Iranian hacker threat

Operation Cleaver hackers from Iran have been found hitting 50 oragnisations in 16 countries
SQL Injection, spear phishing, and water-holing attacks thought to be originating from Iran, warns report
15 Dec 2014

Sony facing huge challenge to keep secure as hackers seek notoriety

Hackers targeting all divisions of Sony for 'badge of honour in the IT community', according to Kevin Murray, VP, Digital Production at Columbia Records
09 Dec 2014

Newly uncovered Linux Trojan represents 'missing piece' in four-year Turla malware attacked

Linux component of Turla Trojan could've been used in the wild for four years, warn Kaspersky and Symantec
09 Dec 2014

FBI warns on hackers and 'destructive malware' following Sony cyber attack

'Flash' warning urges businesses to be vigilant against cyber attacks
02 Dec 2014

North Korea is not denying movie-leaking cyber attack on Sony Pictures

'Wait and see' is government’s cryptic response
02 Dec 2014

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals: warnings on cyber criminal and hacker threats ahead of Christmas retail rush

Consumers warned 'too good to be true' offers are likely to be ploys by cyber criminals and hackers to steal data
25 Nov 2014

What exactly did security software companies know of Regin, the latest malware disclosed by Symantec this weekend?

H4cked off: Security software companies have some questions to answer about Regin, the latest state-sponsored malware that has been observed in the wild for at least six years
25 Nov 2014

In computer security, it's almost impossible to tell the 'good guys' from the 'bad guys'

Even the most sophisticated of cyber attacks invariably start with a banal email and a simple attachment or URL. But how should organisations start to protect themselves against such attacks?
25 Nov 2014

Stuxnet-style malware 'developed by Western intelligence agency' uncovered in Russia and Saudi Arabia

Symantec warns that many components of Regin probably 'remain undiscovered' and that 'additional functionality and versions may exist'
24 Nov 2014

NotCompatible Android malware a 'risk that should not be ignored' says Lookout

The latest evolution has 'set new bar for mobile sophistication and operational complexity' say experts
24 Nov 2014

Russian website allows UK webcam and baby monitor feeds to be watched online, warns ICO

Data watchdog urges UK citizens to use strong passwords to prevent hackers from tapping into their cameras
20 Nov 2014

Threat intelligence – the best form of defence?

Major organisations are subject to millions of 'security events' every week, but which ones should be ignored and which investigated? IBM argues that threat intelligence can help
17 Nov 2014

Is Windows Phone stealing the enterprise security crown?

Sandbox holds after gruelling hacking contest
14 Nov 2014

DDoS attacks cost businesses average of £25,000 per hour finds study

Half of surveyed companies recording £300,000 losses in average six-hour attack
13 Nov 2014

First serious iOS malware discovered; already logging calls and phonebooks in hundreds of thousands of devices

Can also attack Windows devices, Palo Alto Networks advises
07 Nov 2014

Technology companies 'are in denial' about 'web’s misuse' by terrorists, says GCHQ boss

Companies should support government attempts to monitor the web, argues new GCHQ boss Robert Hannigan
04 Nov 2014

Francis Maude: 'The internet is too large for any organisation to fight cyber crime alone'

Cabinet Office Minister tells Payments Council Cyber Security Conference that cooperation is the key to the fight against cyber crime
31 Oct 2014

Organisations unprepared for 'inevitable' cyber attacks, claims EY

Despite awareness of rising security threats, most organisations still unprepared for cyber attacks
30 Oct 2014

Should BYOD be banned to ensure corporate data security?

Intercede report suggests businesses are struggling to cope with the security implications of BYOD - is the answer banning it entirely?
22 Oct 2014

Staples becomes the latest US retailer to investigate a potential data breach by hackers

Office supply retailer could be the latest in a string of major US retailers targeted by cyber criminals
21 Oct 2014

Half of Britons have been victims of cyber crime - but many don't know where to report it

Figures released by Cabinet Office suggest citizens don't know what to do when they've been victims of cyber crime
21 Oct 2014

Poodle security bug 'not as bad as Heartbleed'

Vulnerability found by Google researchers is not as serious as Shellshock or Heartbleed but is still a concern
16 Oct 2014