Security

Organisations unprepared for 'inevitable' cyber attacks, claims EY

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

GCHQ conducts mass surveillance without a warrant with help from NSA, government admits

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GCHQ doesn't bother with warrants, Investigatory Powers Tribunal or data protection laws, admits government in privacy court case
29 Oct 2014

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

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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

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

Man arrested in Portsmouth on suspicion of cyber attacks on UK ATMs using Tyupkin malware

Eastern European gang suspected of using Tyupkin to drain £1.6m from cash machines
24 Oct 2014

David Davis MP: Only a minority of MPs care about internet privacy - and even fewer know much about technology

'Even the ministers in charge of this don't have the first bloody idea of what they are doing,' says Davis
23 Oct 2014

Data generated by connected devices should be considered personal, says data protection authorities

Data protection authorities call for data protection laws to be extended to the internet of things
22 Oct 2014

Staples becomes the latest US retailer to investigate a potential data breach by hackers

Office supply retailer could be the latest in a string of major US retailers targeted by cyber criminals
21 Oct 2014

Half of Britons have been victims of cyber crime - but many don't know where to report it

Figures released by Cabinet Office suggest citizens don't know what to do when they've been victims of cyber crime
21 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

ICO issues privacy warning over CCTV, wearable devices and drones

'Surveillance cameras should not be deployed as a quick fix, but a proportionate response to a real and pressing problem,' says ICO's Jonathan Bamford
16 Oct 2014

Poodle security bug 'not as bad as Heartbleed'

Vulnerability found by Google researchers is not as serious as Shellshock or Heartbleed but is still a concern
16 Oct 2014

‘Trust has gone from cloud providers,’ argues security expert following Snapchat, iCloud and Dropbox breaches

Data breaches and NSA snooping mean trust in cloud providers won't return for some time, Dr Kevin Curran tells Computing
15 Oct 2014

ID system hacks expose the whole of South Korea to identity theft

South Korean government now considering new ID system after flawed system exposes the nation's ID numbers
15 Oct 2014

Just 100 criminal kingpins responsible for world's cyber-crime - Europol

Head of European cyber-crime centre claims Europol 'roughly knows who they are'
14 Oct 2014

Suspected Russian hackers use Microsoft zero-day exploit to target NATO, Ukraine and others

iSight Partners reveals exploit that could have been actively exploited for five years
14 Oct 2014

Seven million Dropbox user account details stolen, claim hackers

Hacker group claims to have accessed files of millions of Dropbox users and threatens to publish them in exchange for Bitcoin
14 Oct 2014

Edward Snowden warns over Google and Facebook's 'dangerous services'

Web giants paving the way for NSA, and GCHQ – who Snowden accuses of running a domestic surveillance programme in which 'anything goes'
13 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

Insurance firms unsure how far to push big data mining while remaining ethical

Insurance industry unsure how far to mine data - and the implications of ever-more accurate information
10 Oct 2014

Symantec to split into separate storage and security firms

Move comes after similar announcement by HP and follows difficult few years for the security vendor
10 Oct 2014