Threats and risks

Syrian hackers hijack Channel 4 News website

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Pro-Assad hackers post fake news article on Jon Snow's blog
07 Aug 2013

Spam rises, now counts for 70 per cent of emails

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Kaspersky quarterly report suggests corporate emails are being increasingly targeted
07 Aug 2013

GCHQ plan to spy on 'any phone, anywhere, any time'

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British spy agency building the technology to spy on anyone, anywhere, whenever it wants
01 Aug 2013

How can we win the war on cyber crime?

A parliamentary report claims we’re losing the fight against cyber crime. So how can we turn the battle around?
31 Jul 2013

UK losing fight against cyber crime, claims parliamentary committee

UK lacks the infrastructure to properly fight cyber crime, according to parliamentary report
30 Jul 2013

NSA, GCHQ ban Lenovo PCs due to security concerns

Five Eyes ban biggest PC supplier on classified networks after finding security vulnerabilities in Lenovo chips
29 Jul 2013

ICO takes enforcement action against Chief Constables after personal data breach

Collaborative police units urged to get data protection training
26 Jul 2013

Russian hacking ring indicted over $300m credit and debit card fraud

Six-year spree facilitated theft of 160 million cards and $300m – used malware and SQL injection attacks
26 Jul 2013

MI5 and GCHQ call for ‘cyber health check’ for all FTSE 350 companies

Letter to FTSE 350 companies urges them to take action after all are found to be 'leaking' data online
25 Jul 2013

'Execs don't understand how to fix cyber security problem'

While 'maniacs run around' with mobile devices, executives are aware of a security problem, but don't understand how to address it
25 Jul 2013

Government is not spending enough on cyber security awareness, says Labour's Chi Onwurah

Shadow Minister of the Cabinet Office says more investment in educating the public will make the country safer
25 Jul 2013

Hackers have the advantage in cyber arms race, security expert tells Computing

Red October hackers worked as if they were in a nine-to-five job, says BAE Systems Detica head of cyber security Tom Burton
24 Jul 2013

Retailers suffer twice as many SQL injection attacks as other sectors - report

US is number one source of web attacks, followed by Western Europe - ahead of China and Brazil
24 Jul 2013

All FTSE 350 companies are making it easy for hackers by leaking data online, claims KPMG

Attackers could gain control of intellectual property, perpetrate fraud and inflict reputational damage on major companies - report
24 Jul 2013

Cyber crime costs global business 'hundreds of billions' says McAfee

Cyber espionage and intellectual property theft have led to 500,000 lost jobs in US alone
23 Jul 2013

Apple and Ubuntu breached by hackers - personal data feared stolen

Two million Ubuntu forum members' details stolen, while Apple admits developer hack too
22 Jul 2013

Government to review Huawei's UK cyber security centre

Whitehall seeks to ensure it has right security measures in place
18 Jul 2013

ISC exoneration of GCHQ makes a mockery of the UK legal system

According to the Intelligence and Security Committee, it is legal for GCHQ to be spying on innocent people
17 Jul 2013

Prism and GCHQ: 'Nothing to see here' says Intelligence and Security Committee

GCHQ has not circumvented or attempted to circumvent UK law, claims Committee after snap one-week investigation
17 Jul 2013

World gripped by security skills crisis in face of cyber crime epidemic, says Dell SecureWorks CTO

Jon Ramsey, CTO of Dell SecureWorks, tells Computing more skilled professionals are needed to fight epidemic of cyber crime
16 Jul 2013

Sony drops appeal against £250,000 ICO fine for PlayStation hack

PS3 and PS4 manufacturer says it still disagrees with the fine, but won't continue to fight against it
15 Jul 2013

Employees are the biggest threat to cyber security, says report

Research by IT Governance suggests over half of IT execs believe human error by staff is the biggest cause of data breaches
15 Jul 2013

ICO fines NHS Surrey £200,000 after 3,000 patient records sold on eBay

Failure to do due diligence on a new data destruction provider comes back to haunt Trust
12 Jul 2013

Bohemia Interactive resets passwords after security breach

Hackers make off with user information, but ARMA III developer insists 'it is very unlikely that anything nefarious can be done with this information'
12 Jul 2013