Security

New Spark malware targeting retail systems identified

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Windows XP-based retail systems at risk from yet another memory-scraping malware tool
19 Dec 2014

Cyber security contractors' day rates rise to £500 as demand for security specialists booms

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Companies are turning to contractors as the supply of skilled cyber-security staff dries up
19 Dec 2014

US discovers Sony attack is 'state-sponsored' and considers 'proportional response'

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North Korea not directly namechecked as aggressor, however
19 Dec 2014

Care.data: Caldicott calls for NHS to answer areas of concern

If answers satisfy Caldicott and the independent panel, Care.data will go ahead as an 'opt-out' scheme
18 Dec 2014

Hacked Sony staff ‘should not worry about studio’s future’ assures CEO Lynton

Company prepares for 'Christmas gift' of more data leaks
16 Dec 2014

FBI alerts US firms to Iranian hacker threat

SQL Injection, spear phishing, and water-holing attacks thought to be originating from Iran, warns report
15 Dec 2014

Cornwall Council sent information about salaries and redundancies to wrong staff in data breach

Council blames 'data transfer error' for breach that affected at least 50 employees
15 Dec 2014

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

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

MPs say Care.data programme should be put on hold

All Party Parliamentary Group report says there is a lack of clarity about the project and says it 'would be correct to halt the programme'
12 Dec 2014

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

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

Sony facing huge challenge to keep secure as hackers seek notoriety

Hackers targeting all divisions of Sony for 'badge of honour in the IT community', according to Kevin Murray, VP, Digital Production at Columbia Records
09 Dec 2014

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

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

Microsoft returns to court to protect customers from US government data grabs

The US government wouldn't like it if 'the boot were on the other foot', says Microsoft legal counsel Brad Smith
09 Dec 2014

Hacker group Lizard Squad claims responsibility for Sony PlayStation Network outage

Sony has once again seen its online services taken down by outsiders
08 Dec 2014

GCHQ’s Tempora programme deemed legal by Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Tribunal has asked for more submissions but said the system of mass surveillance disclosed by Snowden could in principle, be lawful
05 Dec 2014

Intel acquires mobile identity management firm PasswordBox

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

FBI warns on hackers and 'destructive malware' following Sony cyber attack

'Flash' warning urges businesses to be vigilant against cyber attacks
02 Dec 2014

North Korea is not denying movie-leaking cyber attack on Sony Pictures

'Wait and see' is government’s cryptic response
02 Dec 2014

More control needed for biometrics in smartphones, says ex-GCHQ boss

Apple's iPhone 6 fingerprint scanner is secure now, but it's only a matter of time before cyber criminals find a way in, says Sir John Adye
01 Dec 2014

Health companies should invest in analytics to ward off cyber attacks, says report

'Not a matter of if, but when' attacks will happen says VP of research, IDC Health Insights
28 Nov 2014

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

Hackers reportedly tried to blackmail Sony, warning that it had stolen 'top secret data'
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

NotCompatible Android malware a 'risk that should not be ignored' says Lookout

The latest evolution has 'set new bar for mobile sophistication and operational complexity' say experts
24 Nov 2014

Four arrests in UK for 'Ratting' computer hijacks

Another 11 individuals in Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Norway and Romania also arrested in connection with the same crime
21 Nov 2014