Security

Warning issued over 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

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'Backoff' point-of-sale malware not currently detected by anti-virus software
04 Aug 2014

CISOs ‘will take a keen interest in’ GCHQ-certified MSc cyber security courses

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Candidates may be better differentiated in order to close cyber security skills gap, according to recruitment firm
01 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Black Hat to the NSA – 'Your name's not down, you're not coming in'

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For some reason, the NSA has become less welcome at security conferences...
01 Aug 2014

‘Irresponsible and senseless’ Paddy Power says 650,000 users’ details were stolen in 2010

Online gambling firm waited four years to tell customers because it hadn't 'detected any suspicious activity' on customers' accounts
01 Aug 2014

GCHQ certifies six cyber security Master’s degree courses

Royal Holloway and Oxford universities' courses get full certification, while De Montfort misses out
01 Aug 2014

Tor developers rush to plug security hole that could identify users

Exploit developed by Carnegie Mellon University enables attackers to identify Tor users
31 Jul 2014

How is the role of the CISO evolving?

QA Training's Greg Newton-Ingham explains how the importance businesses place on thwarting cyber attacks has transformed the CISO role
30 Jul 2014

EU right to be forgotten 'wrong and unworkable'

'Right to be forgotten' ought to be forgotten, according to Parliamentary report
30 Jul 2014

Internet of Things devices riddled with security errors, claims HP

HP Fortify study finds devices protected by weak passwords and unencrypted network services
30 Jul 2014

Hardware market 'does remain a focus' says BlackBerry enterprise chief

Passport 'will not be for everyone', but company continues to work on new devices, says Sims
29 Jul 2014

What are the most sought-after cyber security skills?

QA Training's Cyber Security Director Greg Newton-Ingham explains which skills are at the top of businesses' wish lists
29 Jul 2014

ICO warns companies over big data initiatives

Organisations cannot ignore data protection laws in their big data projects
28 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Russia offers FOUR MILLION RUBLES to unravel Tor

Russia's interior ministry offers to make ruble millionaires out of anyone who can crack Tor
28 Jul 2014

Apple can extract personal data from iPhones without user's knowledge

Security researcher reveals practice previously unknown to the public that allows Apple to extract information including texts, photos and contact lists from iPhones
28 Jul 2014

European Central Bank hacked and blackmailed in website attack

Web-facing events database downloaded by hackers - 'no market sensitive information' stolen, claims ECB
24 Jul 2014

Twenty-one arrested over e-tickets scam

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

Wall Street Journal computers taken offline after cyber attack

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

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