Security

Twenty-one arrested over e-tickets scam

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

Wall Street Journal computers taken offline after cyber attack

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Hacker 'w0rm' claims to have gained access to data and is looking to sell information
23 Jul 2014

UK critical business applications more vulnerable to attack than those of US counterparts

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Veracode report says many British firms are sitting targets for cyber criminals
22 Jul 2014

Snowden: hackers must make privacy tools for everybody

NSA whisteblower suggests ‘criminals’ unite to protect the world from government snooping
22 Jul 2014

NHS England to hire director of intelligence to take charge of care.data programme

Successful candidate must have strong strategic leadership experience gained at a senior level, says NHS
21 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

LinkedIn users warned of new phishing scam

Fake emails discovered designed to harvest logins and passwords
18 Jul 2014

Small businesses convinced they won't be cyber attack targets have 'heads in the sand'

Britain's small businesses woefully under prepared to protect themselves against hackers, claims Kaspersky Labs
18 Jul 2014

DropBox 'hostile to privacy,' argues Snowden, urges switch to SpiderOak

NSA whistleblower argues Dropbox is a 'PRISM wannabe," urges use of SpiderOak private storage service
18 Jul 2014

Blackphone: BlackBerry 'compromised its integrity' in security years ago, and has no right to criticise us

Super-secure smartphone maker describes BlackBerry’s criticism as 'slinging mud'
17 Jul 2014

Botnet boom requires new laws to deal with it, argues US Justice Department

US assistant attorney general demands more far-reaching laws from Congress
17 Jul 2014

NSA data collection ineffective against terrorism and dangerous for democracy, say mathematicians

'Blanket surveillance is highly unlikely to prevent a terrorist attack and is a dangerous misuse of resources'
17 Jul 2014

Backbytes: ICO gets hacked. Investigates itself. Will probably decide to be lenient

The question is, how much will it fine itself?
16 Jul 2014

Facebook number one social network for phishing attacks

Kaspersky Labs warns Facebook users remain vulnerable to cyber criminal phishing
16 Jul 2014

HiddenfromGoogle.com "a misplaced attempt to put the ‘right to be forgotten' debate in the hands of the public"

Christian Toon, head of information risk at Iron Mountain, warns website listing censored Google search results could lead to problems
16 Jul 2014

Government surveillance bill passed 438-51 in the House of Commons

Controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill passed by MPs
16 Jul 2014

Backbytes: I have seen the future - it's a Triumph Adler typewriter

First the Russians, now the Germans
16 Jul 2014

US critical infrastructure unprepared for cyber attack - report

Survey from Unisys and the Ponemon Institute indicates patchy preparedness of cyber attack
15 Jul 2014

Shylock banking Trojan network targeted UK users

Eastern European-based gang targeted UK banks in fraud that netted millions
15 Jul 2014

GCHQ seeks to control the internet with social media manipulation, poll hacking and even more snooping

Spy agency has catalogue of software tools it uses to infiltrate the internet to shape what people see
15 Jul 2014

GCHQ to be quizzed on surveillance claims by Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Lawyers representing spy agencies will be tasked with proving that surveillance is lawful and justified
14 Jul 2014

US charges three over high-tech industrial espionage

Finger pointed at China over theft of military technology secrets by hackers
14 Jul 2014

iPhone not a threat to China’s national security, claims Apple

Chinese state media claim that iPhone frequent location feature could reveal state secrets
14 Jul 2014

Freed at last: Microsoft claims to have 'liberated' 4.7 million infected PCs

Microsoft cracks another malware gang as evidence emerges that Gameover ZeuS botnet is being reassembled
11 Jul 2014