Threats and risks

'Significant changes' at Target following hack, as UK government launches 'cyber streetwise' campaign

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Government campaign to raise awareness of cyber issues comes after Target CEO speaks out about attack
13 Jan 2014

H4cked Off: World of Warcraft players' enemy isn't Orcs or monsters, it's cyber criminals

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World of Warcraft players need to be ever vigilant about cyber criminals faking 'Account Investigation Notification' emails
09 Jan 2014

Organisations must have a proper BYOD policy, says ICO

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Information Commissioner's Office warns that employees need guidance as to how to handle data on personal devices
09 Jan 2014

More than 80 per cent of employees use 'non-approved' SaaS apps - report

Less than half are concerned that their use of unapproved software could lead to data loss
08 Jan 2014

World of Warcraft players warned of Trojan malware attack

World's most popular MMO once again target of cyber criminals
06 Jan 2014

Yahoo users' PCs infected by malware from ads

Security firm SurfRight estimates that 2.5 million PCs could have been affected
06 Jan 2014

H4cked Off: Snowden’s not the messiah, or even a particularly naughty boy. He’s just some guy.

Let's drop the profile pieces and get back to the slightly wider issue of all the illegal data theft, yeah?
02 Jan 2014

RSA ‘categorically denies’ secret ties with NSA

RSA says it has not "intentionally" weakened any of its products or taken payments to introduce weaknesses
23 Dec 2013

RSA paid $10m by NSA to use weakened security in its products, claims Reuters - UPDATED

EMC-owned company took $10m from the NSA to use cryptography known to be weak in its security software, claims Reuters
20 Dec 2013

CryptoLocker ransomeware has infected 250,000 computers - Dell SecureWorks

Malware requires users to pay $300 for unlock and at present has no other cure.
19 Dec 2013

GCHQ to keep a closer eye on Huawei

Government's spy agency to work closely with Chinese firm amid fears that it is spying on the UK
18 Dec 2013

Cyber security concerns will rise for all in 2014 - KPMG

Consultancy says government, business and consumers need to be aware of threats
17 Dec 2013

Indian government to introduce 'total internet surveillance' system

All emails, blog posts, social media and voice calls in India to be subject to surveillance
17 Dec 2013

Android and Java vulnerabilities to be main targets for cyber criminals in 2014

Panda Security believes hacks will reach record levels next year
13 Dec 2013

Government suppliers will need cyber kitemark to win business

Government updates its cyber security strategy two years after its launch
12 Dec 2013

Encrypting data will not stop government snooping

Tech companies are looking to encryption to protect their data from the NSA – but the truth is, if the government wants, the government gets. Danny Palmer explores the issues
10 Dec 2013

Adobe Flash, PDF and Oracle Java “most dangerous” file types

Popular browser plug-ins and apps account for two-thirds of exploits
09 Dec 2013

Microsoft, FBI and Europol deal blow to ZeroAccess botnet

Microsoft works with the authorities to disrupt cyber criminals committing fraud
06 Dec 2013

Microsoft to open up code to customers in a bid to repair damage of NSA revelations

'Enhanced transparency' of code part of a series of measures to repair damage wrought by NSA revelations
05 Dec 2013

'We’re here to manage any device… except Windows Phone' says BlackBerry

No customer demand to prioritise development, says enterprise director
04 Dec 2013

David Cameron to enter talks with China over cyber spying

Prime Minister says 'cyber dialogue between UK and China is necessary'
04 Dec 2013

The Economist selects Tempest Security Intelligence to help combat cyber attacks

Tempest Intelligence enables the publisher to save money and better thwart attacks, says head of infosecurity
29 Nov 2013

New 'internet of things' worm discovered

Symantec announces discovery of a worm that attacks devices such as home routers, set-top boxes and security cameras running Linux
29 Nov 2013

Several UK banks hit by cyber attacks in last six months – Bank of England

Cyber attacks have revealed vulnerabilities which could be significant, report says
28 Nov 2013