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FBI to investigate celebrity iCloud hack as attackers promise more releases

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US authorities brought in to investigate hack on celebrities' Apple iCloud accounts
02 Sep 2014

GCHQ and NSA security staff tip-off Tor developers over bugs

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NSA and GCHQ staff are routinely tipping off Tor over bugs the security agencies are trying to exploit
22 Aug 2014

GCHQ port scans 32 countries to find servers it can hack and use in attacks

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GCHQ's 'Hacienda' programme to find insecure servers it can compromise - and from which it can conduct attacks
19 Aug 2014

US construction company sues bank over cyber-heist

TEC Industrial sues TriSummit Bank after cyberheist perpetrated by gang based in Eastern Europe
14 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Unhackable Blackphone, err, hacked

$829 'secure' smartphone rooted in five-minutes flat at DefCon security conference
12 Aug 2014

Oracle database 'redaction feature' easily un-redacted, claims researcher

No fancy exploit code required, just a good working knowledge of SQL, claims David Litchfield at Defcon 22
11 Aug 2014

Attacks on government systems in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Central Asia linked to Russian state

Flaws in Windows Server 2003 and Adobe Acrobat Reader opened doors to "Epic Turla" cyber-attackers
11 Aug 2014

Google plan to push sites to use HTTPS to prevent online surveillance

Google to prioritise sites using HTTPS in rankings – despite it being cracked by NSA and GCHQ
08 Aug 2014

Two new variants of Gameover Zeus banking Trojan identified

Two new Gameover Zeus variants targeting Europe and the US identified by Bitdefender
07 Aug 2014

Security specialist Sophos only employs two IT security pros

CIO Jason Richards: Companies don't need 'an army of security professionals'
07 Aug 2014

Retail malware: PCI-DSS is part of the problem, says retail security specialist Slava Gomzin

PCI-DSS fails to address widespread use of memory-scraping malware
07 Aug 2014

Sophos implements Zuora, Adobe Campaign, Salesforce and SAP in major transformational programme

Sophos CIO Jason Richards tells Sooraj Shah how the company has instilled a 'cloud-first' strategy at the firm
06 Aug 2014

Backbytes: One billion passwords cracked! Pay $120 to find out if you're affected...

Is there really a Russian gang that has seemingly cracked 1.2 billion user names and passwords? Really???
06 Aug 2014

'Russian cyber gang' steals 4.5 billion usernames and passwords

'CyberVor' group holds at least 1.5 billion unique credentials in total says Hold Security
06 Aug 2014

Warning issued over 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

'Backoff' point-of-sale malware not currently detected by anti-virus software
04 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Black Hat to the NSA – 'Your name's not down, you're not coming in'

For some reason, the NSA has become less welcome at security conferences...
01 Aug 2014

GCHQ certifies six cyber security Master’s degree courses

Royal Holloway and Oxford universities' courses get full certification, while De Montfort misses out
01 Aug 2014

Tor developers rush to plug security hole that could identify users

Exploit developed by Carnegie Mellon University enables attackers to identify Tor users
31 Jul 2014

Internet of Things devices riddled with security errors, claims HP

HP Fortify study finds devices protected by weak passwords and unencrypted network services
30 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Russia offers FOUR MILLION RUBLES to unravel Tor

Russia's interior ministry offers to make ruble millionaires out of anyone who can crack Tor
28 Jul 2014

European Central Bank hacked and blackmailed in website attack

Web-facing events database downloaded by hackers - 'no market sensitive information' stolen, claims ECB
24 Jul 2014

Twenty-one arrested over e-tickets scam

Arrests in Spain, US, UK and Canada over e-tickets scam
24 Jul 2014

Russian-state malware used by cyber criminals in banking Trojans

Gyges, developed by Russian intelligence, is used in banking Trojans and 'ransomware'
21 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Fight! Fight! Fight!

Who's more secure, BlackBerry or Blackphone? There's only one way to find out...
17 Jul 2014