Latest Cyber security articles

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals: warnings on cyber criminal and hacker threats ahead of Christmas retail rush

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Consumers warned 'too good to be true' offers are likely to be ploys by cyber criminals and hackers to steal data
25 Nov 2014

Sony Pictures targeted by hackers - shuts down internal network in response

Sony Pictures hit by GOP hackers
Hackers reportedly tried to blackmail Sony, warning that it had stolen 'top secret data'
25 Nov 2014

What exactly did security software companies know of Regin, the latest malware disclosed by Symantec this weekend?

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H4cked off: Security software companies have some questions to answer about Regin, the latest state-sponsored malware that has been observed in the wild for at least six years
25 Nov 2014

Stuxnet-style malware 'developed by Western intelligence agency' uncovered in Russia and Saudi Arabia

Symantec warns that many components of Regin probably 'remain undiscovered' and that 'additional functionality and versions may exist'
24 Nov 2014

Malicious phishing attacks are far more effective than most businesses realise, claims expert

Neira Jones tells Computing that too many businesses are failing to give cyber security the priority it deserves
20 Nov 2014

IBM patents 'data privacy engine' to simplify and secure international e-business

Data privacy engine will help businesses protect personal data as it is transferred between countries, including across private clouds, claims IBM
20 Nov 2014

Drones 'used to harass people' and 'for criminal conduct' say police

Lords inquiry hears unmanned flying devices already being used for 'malicious' acts
18 Nov 2014

'We'll hire hackers' to solve cyber skills crisis say over half of UK firms

KPMG study finds that firms are becoming 'increasingly desperate' when it comes to filling the cyber skills gap
17 Nov 2014

Threat intelligence – the best form of defence?

Major organisations are subject to millions of 'security events' every week, but which ones should be ignored and which investigated? IBM argues that threat intelligence can help
17 Nov 2014

DDoS attacks cost businesses average of £25,000 per hour finds study

Half of surveyed companies recording £300,000 losses in average six-hour attack
13 Nov 2014

Security-Officer-as-a-service - what does it mean and who is it for?

A cyber-skills shortage is leading smaller firms to opt for a part-time CISO, but does it keep them secure, and would it work for larger companies?
11 Nov 2014

First serious iOS malware discovered; already logging calls and phonebooks in hundreds of thousands of devices

Can also attack Windows devices, Palo Alto Networks advises
07 Nov 2014

Influence: The Top 5 IT budget killers, and how CIOs can avoid them

What are the biggest causes of unnecessary IT spend? Watch this video to identify and prevent them.
05 Nov 2014

Contactless Visa credit and debit cards open to £1m theft flaw

Flaw in contactless payment cards leaves users wide open to thefts of up to £1m
03 Nov 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Hitting Belgacom while it's down, and could Universal Credit be in a worse state than realised?

Candid interviews dominate the top 10: David Davis MP, Belgacom's Fabrice Clement and a job centre whistleblower
31 Oct 2014

Francis Maude: 'The internet is too large for any organisation to fight cyber crime alone'

Cabinet Office Minister tells Payments Council Cyber Security Conference that cooperation is the key to the fight against cyber crime
31 Oct 2014

Developing cyber resilience – widening and rapidly developing the talent pool

Enterprises must fuse teams from different disciplines to get the breadth of knowledge they need to truly bolster their digital defences
31 Oct 2014

Organisations unprepared for 'inevitable' cyber attacks, claims EY

Despite awareness of rising security threats, most organisations still unprepared for cyber attacks
30 Oct 2014

‘With cloud computing, security becomes more of a concern,’ says UKTV director of technology

But combining use of mobile, cloud based working with education about security threats makes for a much more innovative and creative working environment, Ben Hine tells Computing.
28 Oct 2014

Microsoft reveals ramped-up security offerings for Windows 10 and Office 365 across multiple devices

Company wishes to 'significantly improve system protection against modern threats' says Belfiore
28 Oct 2014

McLaren Mercedes battles cyber attacks by nation states - and staff intent on using Dropbox

McLaren Mercedes CIO Stuart Birrell describes how the organisation needs to protect itself from cyber attacks - and staff all too quick to share information online
27 Oct 2014

DDoS attacks increase almost four times in size and volume in just one year

Akamai reports a 366 per cent increase in average peak packets per second as DDoS attacks boom in both number and potency
27 Oct 2014

Russia and China to sign cyber-security treaty in November

Cooperation agreement will enable the two countries to conduct 'joint cyber-security operations', according to Russian press reports
26 Oct 2014

GCHQ cyber-attack cost 'several million euros', says Belgacom security head Fabrice Clément

GCHQ's Belgacom attack mainly compromised staff with technical profiles, says Clément, in wide-ranging interview
26 Oct 2014