Security

Orange hacked again – 1.3 million accounts compromised

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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

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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

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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

BBC: Involve all staff in cyber security education

BBC’s head of information security explains that all security incidents are an opportunity to learn and improve, and that communication with stakeholders is paramount
02 May 2014

Less than one-third of 'serious' security breaches made public

Security incidents routinely hushed up – even if sensitive data is leaked
01 May 2014

BBC: “Incident response isn’t a paper you put on the shelf and just grab when someone starts screaming”

David Jones, head of information security at the BBC, explains how incident response works at the broadcaster, and stresses that organisations must move away from a blame culture when it comes to security breaches
01 May 2014

Care.data rollout - further delays likely

New NHS England chief Simon Stevens tells MPs this is "an important moment to listen"
01 May 2014

UK Border Force IT glitch causes overnight travel hell

Reported disruptions included Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham
01 May 2014

No 'immediate risk' in still running Windows XP - Kingfisher

Europe's biggest DIY retailer believes it has Windows XP security covered until upgrade is rolled out
01 May 2014

FBI bigwig pleads for help from ISPs in fight against cyber crime

No mention of Prism surveilance as G-man appeals to industry for help in securing data access
30 Apr 2014

Infosec 2014: BlackBerry customers showing “tremendous interest” in new BES migration scheme

Expects scheme to be "very successful", according to BlackBerry VP
30 Apr 2014

UK organisations second most targeted by APTs in Europe, according to FireEye study

Number of unique infections more than tripled from January to December 2013, FireEye study finds
30 Apr 2014

Infosec 2014: EU cybercrime head blames TOR for making it difficult to catch criminals

Tools used to access the "deep web", Bitcoin and Edward Snowden blamed by European cyber-crime fighters
30 Apr 2014

Infosec 2014: Europe has “completely failed” at producing web companies so cannot complain about US spying

"It's easy to blame the USA for treating the EU as a colony" says F-Secure’s Hypponen
30 Apr 2014

Infosec 2014: make IT security a personal issue for staff, say CISOs

People want to know how to protect their own devices, and this can help the enterprise
30 Apr 2014

Infosec 2014: Word document threat intelligence not good enough - Santander

Threat intelligence providers that send their reports as Word documents are not doing their job properly, says head of operational risk unit
29 Apr 2014

Infosec 2014: Investment in cyber security a major selling point to potential clients, says AXA UK security chief

Organisaitons that invest more in security tools have an upper hand, claims Michael Colao
29 Apr 2014

Infosec 2014: Businesses should prepare for Google Glass, say security chiefs

Security teams should be able to explain risks of solutions when they're asked, say Home Retail Group and AXA security chiefs
29 Apr 2014

Microsoft admits major vulnerability in Internet Explorer

Windows XP users most at risk from 'Operation Clandestine Fox'
28 Apr 2014

US court says cloud companies must hand over ALL data on demand, regardless of where it is held

Holding data overseas doesn't exempt cloud computing companies from US government data grabs
28 Apr 2014

Government makes children's data available to private companies

Details such as gender, ethnicity and eligibility for free school meals to be accessible to researchers and third-party organisations
28 Apr 2014

Lloyds Banking Group clerks accused of £2m fraud

'High-tech' device installed on computer to steal private details to make fraudulent transfers
25 Apr 2014