Threats and risks

QWERTY keystroke logger linked with Regin - and GCHQ

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Cricket the clue as Kaspersky fingers "five eyes" as author of QWERTY keystroke logger and Regin
29 Jan 2015

Google defends policy to abandon security fixes on Android versions older than KitKat

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Is Android finally too fragmented to keep supporting earlier WebKit builds?
26 Jan 2015

Oracle Java the most risky software despite increase in Microsoft flaws

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Versions of Apple QuickTime, Adobe Reader and VLC Media Player also rank highly on 'most exposed' list
22 Jan 2015

'Weak link' employees with poor cyber security training leaving banks and government vulnerable

'A major bank or government service can be brought to its knees by an online onslaught,' warns Professor Richard Benham
20 Jan 2015

Cameron and Obama reveal plans for UK and US to stage 'cyber war games' to boost cyber defences

Simulated attacks will see Wall Street and City of London attacked in effort to bolster cyber defences
16 Jan 2015

US proposal to extend 'racketeering' to cyber crime will criminalise people by association, warns security specialist

Updates to cyber security laws could make it a crime to click on a link in a tweet
15 Jan 2015

Sony Pictures' internal network remains down following November's GoP attack

Sony claims hack hasn't affected operations at the film studio as staff go offline to get work done
12 Jan 2015

Don't use WhiteHat's Aviator browser 'if you’re concerned about security and privacy', warns Google

But WhiteHat hits back at Google, stating that the firm exploits users' private data to make money
12 Jan 2015

NSA chief calls for improved cyber crime response, but Snowden argues US should focus on defence

Admiral Mike Rogers and whistleblower Edward Snowden obviously have different views on NSA activities
09 Jan 2015

FBI's accusation that North Korea hacked Sony has 'puzzle pieces that don’t make sense' says Lieberman Software

'It is pretty easy to forge email IP addresses' security firm points out
09 Jan 2015

Post-Christmas influx of new mobile devices poses enterprise security threat, warns EY

Businesses must ensure BYOD is properly managed, argues Massimo Cotrozzi, director of cyber crime investigations at EY
08 Jan 2015

Moonpig customers' personal details exposed in “simple API flaw” in Android mobile app

“There's no authentication at all,” blast security specialists as Moonpig takes down its mobile apps
06 Jan 2015

Trojan based on Zeus targets 150 banks, many in UK, and can hijack webcams

Chthonic is based on ZeusVM after 'significant changes' advises Kaspersky
22 Dec 2014

US discovers Sony attack is 'state-sponsored' and considers 'proportional response'

North Korea not directly namechecked as aggressor, however
19 Dec 2014

Top 10 IT security stories of 2014

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

Company prepares for 'Christmas gift' of more data leaks
16 Dec 2014

FBI alerts US firms to Iranian hacker threat

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