Threats and risks

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

First Shellshock malware emerges
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'

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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

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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

75 per cent of mobile apps will fail security tests in 2015 - Gartner

Analyst warns of security risks from employees installing apps on BYOD mobile devices
15 Sep 2014

Will Apple Pay finally make mobile payments the norm?

With Apple Pay, security and payment experts believe that digital payment may finally take off
10 Sep 2014

Global bank sanctions database at risk, warns former GCHQ security specialist

US-based database intended to help banks avoid breaching far-reaching US sanctions could be at risk of attack
08 Sep 2014

How to convince your boss to adopt the cloud? Remind them a 'galactically large' gang of bad guys is out to get them, suggests Steven Sinofsky

If you store credit card details on-premise that's the reality, says ex-Windows president
05 Sep 2014

Hacked JPMorgan data rerouted to Russia through network of computers

Cyber criminals could be using 'bulletproof' hosting platform, US bank investigators have suggested
04 Sep 2014

Majority of email users can't detect phishing scams, warns McAfee

In tests, 79 per cent of users failed to detect at least one phishing attempt
04 Sep 2014

FBI probes Russian government links to JPMorgan cyber attacks

State-sponsored response to political situation being 'investigated' by FBI
28 Aug 2014

'Sony doesn't understand security': Why PlayStation Network is such an attractive target for hackers

Sony’s poor reputation for security and the prestige of taking down a gaming giant attracts hackers
27 Aug 2014

Gmail can be hacked with 92 per cent success rate, says University of California

Hotels.com, Amazon, Chasebank apps all also at high risk according to research
26 Aug 2014

Car maker Tesla seeks 30 full-time hackers to break into its cars

Best job ever? Crack a Tesla Model S and it could be yours
21 Aug 2014

Tesco Hudl and other Android devices contain ‘factory reset’ data retention flaw

Firmware error is to blame, say security experts
18 Aug 2014

The internet runs out of memory, and the unhackable is hacked: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

On the flipside, the NHS is grabbing some excellent IT budget-saving opportunities as NPfIT is laid to rest
15 Aug 2014

IT defenders still focused on same old foes

Despite the proliferation of mobile, social media and cloud, companies see the main threats as coming from weak passwords and insider theft
13 Aug 2014

Theft, breaches and ICO warnings: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

CIOs should be watching their backs after a particularly cybercrime-riddled seven days in IT
08 Aug 2014

Target predicts staggering $148m loss over December security breach

US retailer to pay steep price after 40 million credit and debit card details were stolen in December 2013
07 Aug 2014

US Homeland Security contractor victim of 'state-sponsored' cyber attack

Information about government employees may have been stolen by hackers
07 Aug 2014

'Russian cyber gang' steals 4.5 billion usernames and passwords

'CyberVor' group holds at least 1.5 billion unique credentials in total says Hold Security
06 Aug 2014

All 500,000 Cryptolocker victims can recover files for free

FireEye and Fox-IT team up to offer 'master decryption key' but not all files will be able to be decrypted
06 Aug 2014

‘Irresponsible and senseless’ Paddy Power says 650,000 users’ details were stolen in 2010

Online gambling firm waited four years to tell customers because it hadn't 'detected any suspicious activity' on customers' accounts
01 Aug 2014