Threats and risks

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

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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?

Gdata's hacker football team
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?

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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

Just 100 criminal kingpins responsible for world's cyber-crime - Europol

Head of European cyber-crime centre claims Europol 'roughly knows who they are'
14 Oct 2014

Suspected Russian hackers use Microsoft zero-day exploit to target NATO, Ukraine and others

iSight Partners reveals exploit that could have been actively exploited for five years
14 Oct 2014

Cyber threats will get worse in the next decade, claims NASDAQ CISO

New types of attacks, including those without human intent, will emerge, according to Mark Graff
09 Oct 2014

Cash machines running Windows being emptied by 'Tyupkin' malware

ATMs across Eastern Europe emptied by malware that instructs the machine to dispense cash without card
08 Oct 2014

NASDAQ attempts to shield itself from Shellshock with help of Splunk

The US stock exchange had previously used Splunk to combat the threat from Heartbleed
08 Oct 2014

US banks biggest target for phishing scams, reveals RSA

Report also suggests US-based servers are perpetrating a significant percentage of attacks
29 Sep 2014

‘Crime-as-a-service’ exploited by criminal gangs, warns Europol iOCTA report

Hackers offering services to more 'traditional' gangs looking to get into cyber crime
29 Sep 2014

First Shellshock malware emerges just a day after vulnerability revealed [updated]

Two worms designed to exploit the Shellshock vulnerability in the Bash shell have been discovered by researchers just a day after it was made public
26 Sep 2014

New Bash Bug security vulnerability 'worse than Heartbleed'

Estimates suggest security flaw could affect over 500 million computers and internet connected devices
25 Sep 2014

‘Inside users are the biggest threat to security’ – Palo Alto Networks

Users can harm a company without even knowing it, Nirmal Dave tells Computing's Data Centre & Infrastructure Summit 2014
24 Sep 2014

Chinese hackers breached US miltary contractors

Senate report suggests 20 acts of Chinese cyber-espionage took place in one year, with poor communication in US government also partly to blame
18 Sep 2014

JP Morgan denies that system blueprints were stolen in June cyber attack

JP Morgan attackers took details of software run across the global bank – although bank denies that any money was taken
16 Sep 2014