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Sony hackers: it's not the North Korean government, nor an insider, suggests security expert Bruce Schneier

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Private emails from ordinary staff released by Sony hackers show why privacy is so important – Schneier
15 Dec 2014

Government: 'We want more people to develop cyber security skills'

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Government knows more needs to be done to ensure UK citizens and businesses are protected against cyber crime
12 Dec 2014

Newly uncovered Linux Trojan represents 'missing piece' in four-year Turla malware attacked

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Linux component of Turla Trojan could've been used in the wild for four years, warn Kaspersky and Symantec
09 Dec 2014

Intel acquires mobile identity management firm PasswordBox

Intel adds to security portfolio with Canadian digital identity company
02 Dec 2014

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

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

In computer security, it's almost impossible to tell the 'good guys' from the 'bad guys'

Even the most sophisticated of cyber attacks invariably start with a banal email and a simple attachment or URL. But how should organisations start to protect themselves against such attacks?
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

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

EU network and information security directive should focus on critical infrastructure, argues software industry lobbying group

Business Software Alliance argues that security directive needs to overcome patchy security across the EU
12 Nov 2014

Anonymise, encrypt, control access and assess risk – a security pro's four-point security checklist for big data

MWR InfoSecurity's Guillermo Lafuente describes the main steps organisations need to take in order to secure their big data systems
10 Nov 2014

Symantec to lay-off 10 per cent of staff as it prepares to split in two

Around 2,000 staff to be made redundant in preparation for company split
07 Nov 2014

Technology companies 'are in denial' about 'web’s misuse' by terrorists, says GCHQ boss

Companies should support government attempts to monitor the web, argues new GCHQ boss Robert Hannigan
04 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

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

China's 'great firewall' being used to mount attacks on Apple's iCloud

Chinese government using 'great firewall' to mount man-in-the-middle attacks on Apple's infrastructure
21 Oct 2014

Police given automatic access to mobile phone records – web browsing next?

Police given online access to phone records under RIPA – will this be extended to web browsing under the proposed Communications Data Bill?
10 Oct 2014

Cash machines running Windows being emptied by 'Tyupkin' malware

ATMs across Eastern Europe emptied by malware that instructs the machine to dispense cash without card
08 Oct 2014

Viator data breach could affect 1.4 million customers

Customers of TripAdvisor-owned Viator could have had their payment card information stolen and account data swiped
23 Sep 2014

JP Morgan denies that system blueprints were stolen in June cyber attack

JP Morgan attackers took details of software run across the global bank – although bank denies that any money was taken
16 Sep 2014

Analysis: Why is Adobe Acrobat so insecure?

Acrobat used to be a simple application that replicated paper documents, but Adobe's efforts to update it have made it more insecure
15 Sep 2014

Backbytes: Doom for Canon printers!

Internet-connected Canon Pixma printers cracked by security company – and modified to play Doom
12 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Barclays wants to read your veins, the BBC thinks you're a filthy pirate and a little-known company released a new mobile phone...

Only one thing could push security off the top this week when a little-known company released a new mobile phone...
12 Sep 2014

Security warning over the Internet of Things

Lack of security built into the Internet of Things could be catastrophic, warn researchers
11 Sep 2014