Threats and risks

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

Deputy information commissioner David Smith
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'

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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

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'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

Remove Microsoft admin rights to mitigate 92 per cent of vulnerabilities

Avecto analysed data from security bulletins issued by Microsoft throughout 2013
18 Feb 2014

Opposition to care.data grows as NHS suffers two million "serious data breaches" since 2011

Leaked documents indicate known risk to centralisation and sale of patient records
17 Feb 2014

'Think like a bad guy' to protect against hackers - HP Enterprise Security

Director of threat research for HP's Enterprise Security business unit says we are "read like an open book"
14 Feb 2014

US government sets out cyber security framework for business and industry

Voluntary framework to protect against cyber threats laid out by NIST and Barack Obama
13 Feb 2014

UK 'lags behind' US in cyber security awareness, claims BT

Research puts UK behind Brazil, US, France, Germany and Singapore in cyber security readiness
12 Feb 2014

Cloudflare claims it has mitigated the biggest cyber attack of its kind

But latest attack not considered big enough to break the internet
12 Feb 2014

State-sponsored agents likely to be behind sophisticated 'Mask' malware - Kaspersky

Kaspersky uncovered cyber espionage tool which targeted governments for seven years
11 Feb 2014

Contactless payments: are we sacrificing security for convenience?

Danny Palmer investigates whether contactless card payments could see us handing our details to cyber criminals, all for the sake of buying a coffee a little quicker
07 Feb 2014

India investigate Huawei for spying on networks

Chinese telecoms firm accused of hacking state-owned systems
06 Feb 2014

Hackers will target businesses with Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics scams

David Grane of Dyn wants businesses to be viligant as the Games begin in Russia
06 Feb 2014

Data available online leaves UK infrastructure vulnerable to cyber attacks - IET

Institution of Engineering and Technology warns 'low level of technical knowledge' required to mount attacks thanks to freely available information
06 Feb 2014

Web firms welcome Cable's comments on cyber security, but say more needs to be done

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills met with industry to discuss protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attack
05 Feb 2014