Security

US utility control systems hacked, claims Department of Homeland Security

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

Mobile payment app withdrawn over security fears

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LifeLock digital wallet withdrawn and all customer data deleted after security flaws were uncovered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

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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

Privacy group launches legal challenge over GCHQ malware operation

Privacy International claims GCHQ surveillance and malware operation breaches human rights laws
15 May 2014

CISOs of top firms suggest strategy changes for security teams

Security leaders from the likes of Coca-Cola, eBay and Walmart urge security teams to "look three years ahead"
14 May 2014

Leaked NSA document shows Microsoft co-operation over Prism

Document suggests NSA routinely collected data from the Microsoft cloud
14 May 2014

Snowden: How the NSA 'interdicts' networking equipment to implant back doors that phone home

'Supply chain interdiction' programme implanted NSA malware on US-made networking hardware
13 May 2014

Point-of-sale malware becoming more sophisticated – report

PoS malware has been put under the spotlight since US retailer Target revealed its systems had been infected
13 May 2014

Microsoft “Patch Tuesday” to fix critical security flaws

Bug fixes will fix two critical security flaws - but Windows XP users will be left vulnerable
13 May 2014

Staff ignore good cyber security practices if systems and policies are badly designed – report

Organisations need to improve their security practices to encourage staff to adhere to them, claims Government Office for Science report
12 May 2014

Organisations "failing at the basics" of IT security, warns ICO

'Protecting personal data in online services: learning from the mistakes of others' sets out best practice for protecting data
12 May 2014

'Private' electoral roll data sold to junk mail company after software error

Series of leaks of 'private' electoral register data believed in one-in-four local authorities
09 May 2014

IT staff being targeted by foreign intelligence agencies - MI5

MI5 warns top companies that their IT staff are being targeted
09 May 2014

One-third of IT chiefs believe enterprise security ‘lagging behind’ modern IT trends

Computing research reveals a third of organisations struggling to adapt to the use of cloud and BYOD technology
08 May 2014

Orange hacked again – 1.3 million accounts compromised

Orange hacked for the second time in three months. No financial data was stolen, it claims
08 May 2014

Patchy defences against enterprise application security threats

Computing research reveals gaps in security provision that could give attackers a way in
07 May 2014

DDoS attacks: A third of UK companies estimate losses of over £240,000 per day

Public-facing areas like call centres, customer services and marketing absorb over 40 per cent of DDoS-attack-related costs
07 May 2014

Antivirus software is “dead”, says Symantec VP

Senior vice president Brian Dye admits antivirus software catches just 45 per cent of malware
07 May 2014

Infosec 2014: What did we learn?

Join Computing staff for a discussion on our main takehomes from this year's conference
02 May 2014