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US ambassador: 'We must stop Chinese cyber crime'

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Max Baucus, the United States ambassador to China, says action must be taken to prevent cyber crime originating from the country
25 Jun 2014

Domino's Pizza held to ransom by hackers over customer details

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Hackers demand €30,000 from pizza chain – or they'll release customer details
16 Jun 2014

Tweetdeck 'hack': rudimentary, but still widely shared

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The XSS vulnerability in Tweetdeck showed just how easily scripts can be run on user devices from a simple security flaw.
12 Jun 2014

Ebay under fire over delay in disclosing user-password hack

Company waited three months before telling users to change their passwords
23 May 2014

Anonymous members arrested for hacking government and IT firm networks

Two Australian men charged with hacking into systems and stealing data
22 May 2014

Global shipping vulnerable to hackers

Experts warn automated systems could be exploited by cyber criminals
25 Apr 2014

Half of us leave Wi-Fi on while shopping, but what is our smartphone saying about us?

Retail analytics firm Viewsy uses Wi-Fi to analyse shopping habits, but beware the temptation to check your bank balance in the café
07 Mar 2014

How cyber criminals beat email filters and web gateways

Mark Sparshott, executive director at Proofpoint, told delegates at Computing's IT Leaders' Forum event how cyber criminals use an understanding of psychology to defeat traditional security tools
06 Mar 2014

End of Windows XP support leaving organisations 'asleep at the wheel' and vulnerable to hackers - EY

'Hackers will use this as an opportunity to take advantage of those organisations that have not got their house in order,' warns EY
06 Mar 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

'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

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

St Petersburg-based teenager developed malware used in US retail cyber attacks

UK retailers warned: Retail malware “sold to more than 60 East European crime gangs”
21 Jan 2014

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

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

Number of Target data breach victims rises to 70 million

Number of victims of cyber criminals almost double original estimates, says retailer
10 Jan 2014

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

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

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

Microsoft, FBI and Europol deal blow to ZeroAccess botnet

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

BYOD is fine - but only on a dedicated network, says WWF CIO

Dave Southern tells Computing how the animal charity runs a separate network specifically for BYOD
06 Nov 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