Threats and risks

OpenSSL bug ‘Heartbleed’ on the loose – easily exploitable glitch that’s been there the whole time

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“Shows just how important it is for due process and care to be taken in the development stages of new software” says HP
09 Apr 2014

Nine in 10 organisations don't feel protected against 'insider threats'

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Ovum and Vormetric research suggests 'privileged users' seen as an increasing risk within the business
03 Apr 2014

Government launches Computer Emergency Response Team to fight cyber crime threat

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Delayed CERT-UK will coordinate with industry to protect against computer crime and state-sponsored cyber espionage
31 Mar 2014

Experian subsidiary sold personal details to fraudster in six-year scam

US subsidiary of Experian sold 500,000 records to fraudster posing as private investigator
31 Mar 2014

Obama to ask Congress to end NSA bulk data collection

Administration will also seek the NSA to hold onto call data for only 18 months, as opposed to the current five years
26 Mar 2014

Businesses should have to report cyber attacks, says shadow defence secretary

"Serious questions need to be asked about the nature of the cyber threat facing the UK" says Labour's Vernon Coaker
24 Mar 2014

Energy firms 'increasingly vulnerable to catastrophic cyber attacks'

Marsh report warns industrial control systems leaving 'open door' for hackers
18 Mar 2014

Morrisons employee arrested over payroll data theft

Insider apprehended over the theft and publishing online of payroll data of 100,000 staff
17 Mar 2014

MoD cyber crime warning to SMEs: ‘They’re out to get you’

Ministry spokesperson warns SMEs gathered at Coventry University that they're a prime target for hackers
14 Mar 2014

US security agency using automated platform to spread malware

Up to 100,000 PCs compromised according to the latest documents from Edward Snowden
13 Mar 2014

IT Leaders' Forum: Security in the age of insecurity

How can organisations avoid falling dangerously behind in the cyber security arms race?
11 Mar 2014

Attracting cyber security talent a 'challenge' for police - Cyber Crime Unit's Andy Archibald

"Within the private sector the salary packages are more attractive," Archibald tells e-Crime Congress
11 Mar 2014

British Pregnancy Advice Service fined £200,000 after hacker threatened to publish 10,000 customer data sets

Charity’s plea of ignorance on site data storage 'no excuse' says deputy commissioner Smith
07 Mar 2014

‘Snake’ cyber espionage operation the work of 'well-funded professionals'

BAE Systems analyses toolkit and finds that it 'bears all the hallmarks of a highly sophisticated cyber operation'
07 Mar 2014

Security flaw left Parliament website open to hackers

'Depressing basic error' could have been used to distribute malware within parliament, reveals programmer Terence Eden
04 Mar 2014

Google SVP Pichai defends Android smartphone security

"Obviously, you will always see more malware targeting Android because Android is used more than any smartphone platform by a pretty substantial difference"
28 Feb 2014

'Unconnected' XP machines just as dangerous as networked ones, argues Coalfire consultant

'It doesn’t face the internet' is a flawed argument by KPMG, says Andrew Barratt
28 Feb 2014

MWC 2014: 'Good is not good enough,' says BlackBerry CEO Chen

Read the fine print and free is not free' says Chen of Good’s migration policy
27 Feb 2014

Universities get £3m research fund to fight hackers' mobile malware

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council looks to help protect against increasing risk of cyber criminals targeting smartphones
27 Feb 2014

360 million sets of stolen personal data newly for sale on dark web

Cyber security firm Hold Security warn many won't yet know they've been a victim of a data breach
26 Feb 2014

Mobile devices 'significant risk' to cyber security - BAE Systems

Boards are starting to wake up to the risks
25 Feb 2014

'Astoundingly high' number of apps have an average of 14 vulnerabilities

96 per cent of apps have security flaws, according to research by Cenzic
21 Feb 2014

Why are people still hanging on to Windows XP, and are they dicing with disaster?

Avast and KPMG weigh in on the debate
21 Feb 2014

'Analytics key to stopping cyber attacks' - Websense's Alex Watson

Director of security research argues analysing big data for anomalies will be key to protecting organisations from cyber attacks
19 Feb 2014