Security

Google web form offers EU citizens first step in 'right to be forgotten'

Google vs Privacy
Search giant allows EU citizens to request removal of search results, but with no promises of action
30 May 2014

Security experts' surprise over report claiming healthcare 'lags behind' in cyber security

Hospital corridor
Mimecast and Trustwave question claims made in report by risk start-up BitSight
29 May 2014

Panda: Trojans account for three-quarters of all malware

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Anti-virus software vendor claims there's more malware than ever being made – and they all want to take control of users' PCs
29 May 2014

Shoe retail chain Office latest victim of security breach

CEO Brian McCluskey urges customers to change their passwords for Office as well as other accounts
29 May 2014

'Stop using TrueCrypt and migrate to something else,' say TrueCrypt developers

Mystery message on open source software's home page urges users to avoid the encryption tool
29 May 2014

Snowden: I was a trained spy for the NSA and CIA

NSA whistleblower dismisses claims he was a "low level analyst" in latest interview
28 May 2014

ICO slams Student Loans Company for data breaches

Personal data including medical details were sent to the wrong people, says watchdog
28 May 2014

Outlook Android app's security called into question by researchers

Messages and attachments are not as well protected as Microsoft would have users believe, says Include Security
27 May 2014

Enterprise Cloud Forum: Almost half of enterprises 'prehistoric' with respect to BYOD, says Oracle security VP

'We need a whole new industry to prevent us slowing down' says Hartwell
27 May 2014

'Replace IBM servers now,' Chinese government tells banks

NSA spying row escalates as China's government urges banks to replace IBM hardware
27 May 2014

Call for 'privacy charter' to protect personal data online

KPMG and Censuswide survey polled public on attitudes to privacy and surveillance
23 May 2014

Ebay under fire over delay in disclosing user-password hack

Company waited three months before telling users to change their passwords
23 May 2014

GCHQ targeted input components in Guardian newspaper raid

Security services ripped out controller chips from keyboard and trackpad – as well as taking hard-disk drives
23 May 2014

Anonymous members arrested for hacking government and IT firm networks

Two Australian men charged with hacking into systems and stealing data
22 May 2014

EBay reveals it was hacked in February 2014, personal data compromised

"Change your passwords," urges company, three months too late
21 May 2014

ICO consultation over surveillance technologies to cover drones

New draft code over "fair processing" of surveillance data will cover drones and audio recording
21 May 2014

US utility control systems hacked, claims Department of Homeland Security

Hackers accessed utility control systems via internet portal protected only by 'simple' passwords
21 May 2014

Mobile payment app withdrawn over security fears

LifeLock digital wallet withdrawn and all customer data deleted after security flaws were uncovered
21 May 2014

Half of UK citizens say they do not trust NHS with personal data

Yet another smack in the face for NHS England's care.data programme
20 May 2014

Coders behind the Blackshades Trojan arrested in global operation

Seventeen arrested in the UK out of 97 worldwide over Blackshades remote access Trojan
20 May 2014

Businesses risk data breaches due to 'confusion' over privileged users

Raytheon report suggests organisations recognise threats posed by staff with access to sensitive information, but aren’t sure how to stop 'curiosity' leading to a potential data breach
20 May 2014

German government will no longer deal with companies who give data to NSA

Meanwhile, Harvard and MIT students devise 'NSA-proof' email service
19 May 2014

Cisco to President Obama: Stop compromising our gear

Cisco to President Obama: Stop tampering with our gear
19 May 2014

Google's Eric Schmidt and ICO clash on European Court's 'right to be forgotten' ruling

ICO claims victory for personal data privacy, but Google executive Eric Schmidt thinks it a poor decision
15 May 2014