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40 million Target customers details stolen in second ever largest retail breach

Credit card details stolen by hackers in the run up to Christmas
19 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

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

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

Cyber skills gap – where does the fault lie?

Are unrealistic recruitment policies to blame for the UK’s cyber skills crisis? Sooraj Shah weighs up the evidence
06 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

JP Morgan warns 465,000 customers that data could be exposed after cyber attack

Personal data could have been taken from web servers, says bank
05 Dec 2013

Deloitte on the hunt for cyber security professionals with 'people skills'

Deloitte needs security professionals who can explain to stakeholders what a problem is in simple terms, says head of cyber security
03 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

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

Warnings over mass Trojan attacks against online bank customers

Neverqest Trojan can attack 'any bank in any country' warns Kaspersky
27 Nov 2013

Government 'frightened' of warning public about cyber threats

'They're frightened of frightening people and affecting the economy,' says Peter Wood, CEO of First Base Technologies
21 Nov 2013

Better education required to counter ‘culture of carelessness’ and protect mobile data from hackers

Security experts at Trend Micro roundtable debate how to fight threat of mobile data theft
21 Nov 2013

A third of SMBs unaware they've been cyber attack victims

Research by Ponemon on behalf of Sophos says more help needed to enable SMBs to understand cyber threats
19 Nov 2013

Cryptolocker cyber-extortionists extend their deadline for infected users

Cryptolocker cyber-extortionists demand £1,380 to hand over the decryption key - maybe...
05 Nov 2013

Adobe hack affected 38 million users – not three million

Photoshop source code also stolen, Adobe confirms
30 Oct 2013

IT security at 96 per cent of UK businesses "not fit for purpose" - report

Ernst & Young report finds that budget constraints and a lack of skilled resources have hindered firms' fight against cyber-threats
29 Oct 2013

National Crime Agency to hire 400 trainee cyber intelligence officers

Trainees don't need formal qualifications and will earn £22,407 a year
22 Oct 2013

World needs 21 million cyber security professionals - but there's only 3,000 now, warns expert

'671.9 million of the internet's 672 million websites aren't being properly tested,' says WhiteHat's Robert Hansen
17 Oct 2013

Not enough cyber warriors to fight computer hackers, says former White House security chief

'As with anything, it really comes down to human capital and there simply isn't enough of it,' says Chris Finan
14 Oct 2013

NSA chief talks up need for cyber security legislation

Keith Alexander also backs MI5 head, and asks telecoms firms to trust the NSA
11 Oct 2013

Impact of cyber crime rockets as costs and resolution times soar - HP report

Research by Ponemon Institute and HP suggests costs have risen 80 per cent in past four years while resolution time has more than doubled
08 Oct 2013

Ex-NSA CIO blasts US government's 'terrible' cyber security - and companies aren't much better

You're on your own, warns Dr Prescott Winter, even though many companies have 'appalling' cyber security
03 Oct 2013