Security

National Crime Agency issues warning over GOZeuS and CryptoLocker malware

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P2P network that controls banking Trojan taken down in action led by FBI
03 Jun 2014

NSA building database of photos for facial recognition project

The Information Commissioner is to discuss the new facial recognition tagging feature with Facebook over privacy concerns
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02 Jun 2014

Flaws in 999-emergency calling system software exposes sensitive calls to hackers

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Multiple flaws in NICE Systems software and MySQL database could be exploited by hackers, warns security company
31 May 2014

NHS cyber security 'suffers from lack of data ownership'

Coventry University's Dr Siraj Ahmed Shaikh responds to report Criticising cyber security in healthcare
30 May 2014

ICO slams Council's 'startling' data security policy, threatens court order

Information Commissioner issues enforcement order which if not upheld will result in court action
30 May 2014

World's largest companies recruiting CISOs for board-level roles

CISOs move up in the world with a place on the board and a $500k annual wage
30 May 2014

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

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

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

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