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Cyber security news and features
Selected cyber-security news
O2 customer data is being sold on the 'dark web' after it was leaked through the gaming website XSplit in 2013, according to a BBC report.
Cyber criminals have infected online menus in popular restaurants in a bid to obtain valuable information about large corporations, a US security expert said.
A former White House chief and US cyber security expert has expressed concerns that chip and pin payment technology could be compromised by hackers within a year.
Chinese conspiracy theorists have expressed concern at the possibility that the wildly-popular Pokémon Go app could be part of an American-Japanese plot to discover the location of secret Chinese military bases.
A new system for anonymous exchange of digital information promises to address the shortcomings of popular anonymity software Tor while speeding up secure transfer of data files.
Nearly 100,000 Android devices in the UK have been infected with a computer virus called HummingBad which can gain access to phones and tablets and control them, a cyber security firm has claimed.
The Chinese government appears to be abiding by its September pledge to stop supporting the hacking of American trade secrets.
The UK’s ability to protect itself against cyber-attacks won’t change if the country opts to leave the European Union, a survey of cyber-security professionals suggests.
Almost 33 million Twitter passwords, usernames and email addresses have been leaked online, probably collected through a malware attack targeting users rather than the microblogging website itself.
Singapore is taking what seems to be a step backwards as it decides to shut down Internet access for government employees despite pledging to become a high-tech nation.
A new survey has revealed that employees regularly share sensitive company data via cloud-based applications such as Dropbox, Gmail or Facebook, offering hackers easy access to information which could be negatively exploited.
Several social media accounts belonging to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were hacked over the weekend, after Saudi Arabian attackers reportedly found his credentials in the recent LinkedIn data dump.
Insecure smart energy meters are allowing hackers "through the back door", according to a Labour minister.
Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) has lost its legal fight to force an alleged cyber hacker to hand over the passwords to his encrypted computers, in a landmark case.
Keeping Internet browsers up to date may provide better security than installing some commonly used malware protection software, which might actually increase vulnerability according to new research.
A Google artificial intelligence (AI) programme has been given access to an estimated 1.6 million NHS patient files, New Scientist claims.
Smart home security systems have been shown to be highly vulnerable to outside attack, after cybersecurity researchers easily extracted a front door’s PIN code.
Facebook has alleged that government requests for account data increased by 13 per cent in the second half of 2015, with the United States and India making the most requests.
Computer systems at a German nuclear power plant have been found to be infected with viruses, although no harm has been done as the systems were isolated from the internet.
The software behind the SWIFT network, which provides the backbone for global financial transactions, was most likely hacked by cyber-attackers who stole $81m (£56m) from the Bangladesh Central Bank.
Apple has admitted that Chinese authorities have asked the company to hand over its source code for its operating systems in the last two years, but it refused the request.
Microsoft-founder Bill Gates has admitted that although the US government will need covert access to user emails occasionally, these should only be in ‘extraordinary’ circumstances.
Cyber protection of industrial networks is in a poor state despite the growing sophistication and number of attacks, said leading cyber security expert Eugene Kaspersky.
Microsoft is suing the US government for the right to inform its users when a federal agency is snooping on their emails.
British security services have been accused of dealing a blow to privacy by attempting to force an alleged cyber hacker through legal means to hand over the password to his encrypted computer files.
The hack used by the FBI to gain access to the iPhone 5c owned by one of the San Bernadino shooters does not work on more recent models, according to the Bureau’s director, James Comey.
The FBI has dropped its legal case against Apple after admitting it managed to bypass the security of the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters without Apple’s help.
Apple is concerned that third parties are intercepting the hardware it uses for its servers during shipping and adding additional chips and firmware in order to spy on the data they store, according to a report from The Information.
Confidential data from customers and employees is being put at risk by companies who fail to discard electronic devices properly, a study has found.
Hackers have found a new way of spreading malware into the computers of unsuspecting users by buying expired domains of advertising companies to insert fake malware-carrying ads into popular news and entertainment websites.
The Investigatory Powers Bill, dubbed the ‘snooper's charter’ by critics, has been approved by MPs at second reading by 281 votes to 15, majority 266.
Online retail giant Amazon is proposing replacing passwords with selfies to improve security of web payment applications.
Once the Internet of Things fully takes off, no object will be safe from resourceful hackers and that includes sex toys, as demonstrated by a US software firm during the CeBIT show in Germany.
US President Barack Obama has said mobile devices should be built in a way that allows government investigators to access them in the event of a terrorist attack or to enforce tax laws.
The Pentagon has invited vetted outside hackers to test the cybersecurity of some public US Defence Department websites as part of a pilot project next month.
Two years after the point-of-sale (POS) terminals at US retailers Home Depot and Target were hacked, the same malware-based type of attack has hit a number of hotel chains including those owned by Hilton and Trump, focusing attention on the weak security inside embedded systems that are connected to networks.
The battle between the FBI and Apple over encryption will likely convince tech companies to bolster their efforts to engineer safeguards against government intrusion, according to tech industry executives.
A Los Angeles hospital has paid a ransom of $17,000 in bitcoins to an unknown hacking group to regain control of its computer systems after a cyber-attack.
Police have arrested a 16-year-old British teenager on suspicion of involvement in the hacking of an email account used by CIA director John Brennan.
Google has confirmed that it will hide content removed using the "right to be forgotten" ruling from more versions of its search engine, thus removing challenged content in more countries.
A group of MPs have criticised the UK government for the unclear and confusing terminology used in its Investigatory Powers Bill.
South Korea has said it believes North Korea recently attempted to hack into its government computer systems following a nuclear test earlier in the month.
Researchers at the Horst Görtz Institute in Germany have developed a system to prevent hackers from manipulating GPS signals.
Computer users are compromising their own cyber-security with simplistic passwords that are easy to guess according to password management firm SplashData.
Facebook has added anonymity service Tor to their Android app, allowing users to browse the network without leaving any traces.
New York’s JFK Airport has introduced facial-recognition technology to verify passenger identities against their passport photo.
The Ukrainian government is looking into the security of its computer systems after the country’s main airport in Kiev suffered a cyber-attack launched from a server in Russia.
European Union privacy regulators will try to reach a new agreement about data transfers between Europe and the US following the end of the Safe Harbour treaty.
Microsoft is ending support for all versions of its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser with the exception of the latest version 11. The end of support comes with security risks for users that fail to upgrade.
A six-hour power outage that hit Ukraine on 23 December was caused by a complex cyber-attack involving an injection of detection-preventing malware, a US cyber-security firm has revealed.
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have written a joint letter to the UK government, attacking elements of the draft Investigatory Powers Bill.
A cyber attack on a Ukrainian power plant that resulted in an electricity blackout last month was more widespread than previously thought, according to security software firm ESET.
An anti-Islamic-State hacking group has claimed responsibility for a cyber-attack on the BBC that brought down many of its services on New Year’s Eve.
Turkish Internet has been under a series of sustained cyber-attacks since Monday that may be the most intense in the country’s history, according to Turkey’s internet management body.
The US government has warned that secret code embedded into equipment made by networking provider Juniper Networks could leave back doors for attackers to infiltrate into corporate and government bodies.
Iranian hackers breached control systems of a dam near New York City in 2013, the Wall Street Journal has revealed.
A 21 year old man from Berkshire has been arrested in connection with the investigation surrounding the theft of data from toy manufacturer Vtech.
The EU is expected to approve a new personal data protection law replacing a set of 28 different laws of individual member states.
European legislators have agreed on a new cyber-security law that will require critical infrastructure operators, as well as internet service providers, to report breaches.
The average age of suspected cyber attackers is now just 17 according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).
UK pub company JD Wetherspoon has admitted that the personal details of 650,000 people may have been stolen in a data hack on its website.
Google has been accused of collecting the personal data of schoolchildren by The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
Cyber-attackers reportedly from China may have accessed networks of Australia’s defence ministry by hacking a powerful weather computer.
The US is investigating the theft of data from toy manufacturer Vtech which saw hackers gaining access to customer details and pictures of children who used its internet-connected devices.
Blackberry has announced it is ceasing operations in Pakistan because the government wanted to spy on the communications of its users.
The most complex ever point-of-sale malware capable of stealing credit card details through infected payment terminals has been discovered by American cyber-security researchers.
44 per cent of UK consumers have been hit with cybercrime at some point, with half of those (22 per cent) experiencing it in the last year.
A group of young cyber defenders has come together to stop a mock terrorist attack threatening to spread a lethal virus over the air in central London.
The government is trying to convince the UK’s largest firms to get a ‘virtual health check’ in the light of recent data breaches from company’s such as TalkTalk.
The Internet hacking group Anonymous said it has identified the social media accounts of Islamic State (IS) sympathisers which has resulted in many of them being shut down.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, is expected to announce that he will double spending on UK cyber-security following reports that Islamic State (ISIL) militants are trying to develop the capability to launch ‘deadly cyber attacks’.
A router automatically installing security updates, described by its creators as more secure than anything in the market, has met its crowd-funding goal in less than 24 hours.
Researchers have developed a cloud-based system that prevents apps from leaking personal data.
TalkTalk has estimated that last month’s cyber-attack will cost the company £35m and has announced that customers can apply for a free upgrade to their service.
Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, has said that any attempts to weaken data security to provide a digital ‘back door’ for spies would also benefit criminals.
Europe and the US need to develop a data transfer deal to replace the now defunct Safe Harbour agreement within three months, the European Commission has said.
Communication companies will be legally obliged to allow the government to spy on the smartphones of criminal suspects under new digital laws being unveiled today.
David Cameron has called for public support for new laws that bolster the online powers of police and intelligence agencies.
TalkTalk has revealed that 1.2 million customer details were stolen in an attack on its computer systems last week.
The email address and passwords of 2,200 British Gas customers have leaked online, although the company claims that the data came from an external source.
The British Intelligence service has launched a recruitment drive for intelligence officers on Mumsnet and is also looking for computer specialists to join its new higher apprenticeship.
Enterprise staff are unwittingly helping hackers find documents containing valuable data by using giveaway keywords in file names.
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested over the TalkTalk cyber hack that compromised the data of four million customers.
BAE Systems has been hired to investigate the cyber-attack on TalkTalk’s computer systems that may have led to the theft of data on four million customers.
The chief executive of TalkTalk, Dido Harding, has admitted that the ISP has undergone a "significant and sustained cyber-attack" that may have resulted in millions of customer details being accessed by hackers.
Austria has won the first European Cyber Security Challenge, followed by Germany and Switzerland.
China and the UK have agreed not to conduct industrial cyber-espionage against each other.
Hackers associated with the Chinese government have continued their attacks on US companies, despite the recent agreement between Washington and Beijing not to spy on each other for commercial reasons, according to a prominent security firm.
A senior police officer has admitted that cybercrime is presenting a growing challenge to UK law enforcement agencies.
A computer system of the US Department of Homeland Security that checks airline passengers against terrorism watch lists suffered a glitch on Wednesday, leading to delays at major airports.
A lack of security standards in the Internet of Things (IoT) leaves many devices open to vulnerabilities, according a new survey of more than 7,000 IT professionals from global cybersecurity association ISACA.
US consumer groups are calling for a government investigation into a breach at credit data agency Experian.
App-based taxi firm Uber has accused rival company Lyft of hacking into its systems to steal the names and license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers.
UK doctors are putting patient confidentiality at risk by using their smartphones to share medical details with others in the profession, a study has found.
National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden has claimed the UK spying agency can eavesdrop on people by controlling the microphones of their phones and even remotely switch the handsets off and on.
An agreement designed to allow US companies access to the personal data of European citizens has been deemed invalid by a Luxembourg Court.
Nuclear facilities around the world are at risk of cyber-attack according to a new report from the think tank Chatham House.
A hacker has stolen the personal details of 15 million T-Mobile customers in the US.
Makers of connected cars must radically rethink vehicle design and build if they are to counteract emerging automotive cyber-security threats, an industry expert has warned.
Almost three quarters of women online have been exposed to some form of cyber violence, according to a UN report.
The NHS has removed health apps from its accredited library after researchers showed they were leaking people's medical details over the Internet.
The US government has admitted that a security data breach earlier in the year at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Department of Defense resulted in hackers obtaining a total of 5.6 million employee fingerprints.
EU countries should be able to block US spies from accessing their citizens' data, the ECJ has said, in what is being billed as a landmark ruling.
France's data protection watchdog has rejected Google's request to drop a case relating to the search engine's refusal to delist French citizens' data on its non-EU sites.
At least 39 iPhone and iPad apps available in Apple’s official App Store have been infected by malicious code introduced by Chinese hackers.
The world's biggest carmakers have been asked by two US senators to explain the steps they have taken to protect cars from being hacked.
China is asking US technology firms to pledge to uphold policies that could see them turn user data and intellectual property over to the government, according to a report.
A new piece of malware designed to infect cash machines to steal payment cards and card-holders' information has been discovered by American cyber-security researchers.
Cyber-spies have managed to plant snooping software in Cisco routers, located on three continents, which direct traffic around the Internet.
Cyber-security was one of the key topics at four days of meetings between senior Chinese and US officials that concluded on Saturday.
Chip manufacturer Intel has launched an industry board aiming to identify significant security threats related to the spread of connected cars.
The USA needs to beef up its cyber-security to raise the costs for Chinese hackers launching attacks, America's top intelligence official says.
Cyber-security researchers have shown it is possible to spy on smartwatch users through a disguised app accessing data from the device’s motion sensors.
Microsoft has asked a US court to block the country's government from forcing it to hand over customer emails stored on an Irish server.
The European Union and the USA have reached an agreement on how to protect data that is shared for law enforcement purposes.
One of the traders allegedly involved in a more than $100m (£65m) insider trading scheme that hacked sensitive corporate news releases has pleaded not guilty.
Patients will be able to access their GP records from their smartphone or tablet within the next 12 months, says health minister Jeremy Hunt.
None of the 21.5 million federal employees and contractors whose security clearance data was hacked more than three months ago have been informed, officials admit.
The USA may issue sanctions against firms and individuals from China and Russia believed to be behind cyber-attacks against US commercial targets, officials said.
Adultery website Ashley Madison is offering a 500,000 Canadian dollar reward for information on hackers who published its customers' details.
Founder of infidelity website AshleyMadison had his private emails leaked as part of the second data dump in the high-profile hacking case.
Criminals can use a readily available iPhone accessory that costs less than £200 to steal codes for push button security devices.
People receive up to 20 phishing emails a month, research shows, with many involving sophisticated mimics of government departments, banks and major companies.
More than two-thirds of IT professionals feel they are forced to adopt smart devices in spite of the security risks, a survey has found.
News of a major security flaw in a widely used car immobiliser system was suppressed for two years by Volkswagen (VW).
The personal data of more than a million users of the adultery website AshleyMadison.com have been leaked online by morality conscious hackers.
Cyber-security rules designed to prevent western IT technology being purchased by Chinese banks have been revived after being side-lined earlier this year.
The Bank of England is sending questionnaires to the UK's largest insurers to make sure they are properly protected against cyber-attacks.
One of the hackers behind online cyber-criminal forum Darkode has pleaded guilty to breaking into at least 77,000 computers, prosecutors said.
Telecoms provider AT&T has been helping the US National Security Agency conduct surveillance on Internet traffic, according to the New York Times.
Prosecutors have revealed the details of a scheme that saw stock traders and hackers team up to make as much as $100m in illegal profits over five years.
US prosecutors will announce charges later today against an insider trading ring that hacked disseminators of news releases, a source said.
Hackers may have stolen the personal details of as many as 2.4 million Carphone Warehouse customers.
The ZigBee wireless communications specification used by many Internet of Things (IoT) devices contains critical security flaws, IT firm Cognosec has claimed.
Russia has been named the prime suspect behind a cyber-attack on an unclassified email network of US military’s Joint Staff that forced the Pentagon last month to restrict access to portions of the network.
Google and Samsung will release monthly security fixes for Android phones, following the unveiling of the Stagefright bug in the mobile operating system.
China will set up "network security offices" at major Internet companies and websites as it tightens its grip over the domestic Internet.
Standard computer hardware has been hacked by a team of security researchers to send information out of an office through sound waves.
US senators will consider a bill this week that will make it easier for firms to share Americans' personal information with each other or the government.
Computers isolated from public networks could be hacked through GSM frequencies via infected mobile phones, Israeli researchers have found.
Russian-backed hackers used Twitter posts combined with data hidden in photos to control US government and defence industry computers.
Hackers could access millions of Android-powered phones via a multimedia message due to a newly discovered vulnerability in the heart of Google’s operating system.
France’s Constitutional Council has ruled that a highly controversial bill that was introduced to allow government surveillance of terrorism suspects does not violate the country’s constitution.
Hackers could steal basic data from contactless payment cards enabling them to carry out online transactions up to £3,000 of value, says consumer association Which?.
A duo of cyber-security researchers has remotely turned off an engine of a car travelling on an American highway in a demonstration that raises concerns about safety of increasingly Internet-connected cars.
Two Members of Parliament have won a High Court battle over the UK government’s emergency extension of surveillance powers.
Milan prosecutors are investigating six former employees of cybersecurity firm Hacking Team in connection with a massive hack of its systems that saw huge chucks of its code stolen.
The Darkode online forum used by cybercriminals around the world has been shut down by US authorities after an investigation carried out in 20 countries.
None of the 21.5 million Americans whose personal details were compromised in a hack of government databanks have been informed yet, say officials.
UK security services fear they could be locked out from the communications of potentially dangerous suspects due to sophisticated encryption tools, a report has warned.
A cyber-surveillance company believes a government may have been behind a massive hack of its systems that saw huge chunks of its code stolen.
Hackers stole social security identification numbers and other highly sensitive information from at least 21.5 million people, officials said on Thursday.
China’s parliament is preparing a cyber-security law that will elevate the government’s powers to access records and block the dissemination of private information.
Italy’s Hacking Team, which sells surveillance software, found itself the victim of hacking after it was hit by a data breach on Monday.
Lethargic, narrow-minded middle-managers are among the biggest remaining obstacles to consolidating enterprise cyber-security, an industry expert has warned.
Virtual Private Networks used to encrypt users’ information against surveillance and hacking could actually leak private data due to a newly discovered vulnerability.
Children are a click away from accessing pornography, violent videos and being exposed to cyber-bullying, an online child safety group has warned.
An information security company has launched an online aptitude assessment to test cyber potential in candidates that could lead to scholarships worth £30,000.
Several Canadian government websites and servers have been brought back online after they were taken down for several hours in a cyber-attack on Wednesday.
Thousands of smartphone applications including the most popular ones store users’ data online in a way that makes them easily accessible to hackers, say German cyber security researchers.
The government is under pressure to respond to claims that the UK has pulled out agents from live operations after Russia and China hacked information leaked by Edward Snowden.
A comprehensive law is needed for the interception powers of communication and data by the state, the UK’s terror watchdog said in a major review published today.
Chinese hackers are suspected of breaking in to US government computers and stealing data from at least four million federal workers, officials have said.
Enterprise information security chiefs could boost their chances of getting the funding they need by emulating sales and marketing budgeting practices, a security industry expert believes.
The US National Security Agency lost its authority to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after a reformed bill was signed into law last night by Barack Obama.
The unique way the brain of every person responds to certain words could be used for identification purposes instead of passwords, researchers have proposed.
Employers should offer an 'amnesty' to staff who secretly use cloud-based services for enterprise data, so that they can make known use of unsuitable and risky Web-based providers without fear of censure, according to an IT security expert.
Illegal downloading of music and film could lead to cyber-crime, a senior police officer has warned on Wednesday.
British spies do not carry out “random mass intrusion” into lawful citizens’ lives, a senior intelligence official said on Tuesday.
The average cost of the most severe online security breaches for big business started at £1.46m this year, according to government research published on Tuesday.
The legal authority for US intelligence agencies’ to bulk collect Americans’ phone records has expired, after the Senate failed to pass legislation to extend the deal.
A smartphone app going live this month claims to be the 'dark Internet tunnel' that thwarts snooping on calls and texts.
China is believed to be preparing a five-year cybersecurity plan to protect state secrets and data, according to a report from China Daily on Thursday.
The snoopers’ charter returns after it was included in the Queen’s speech today, giving the police and intelligence agencies greater powers to monitor internet and phone use.
Students taking GCSEs in computer science will have to prove their understanding of cyber-security issues, the OCR examination board said, to demonstrate their understanding of major problems related to 21st century technology.
A US cyber-security researcher said he repeatedly managed to hack aircraft computer systems of planes he was travelling on, in one case causing the vehicle to move sideways.
US flight operator United Airlines has launched a reward programme for security experts who reveal vulnerabilities in the software used on its web sites.
The US House of Representatives has voted to end the NSA’s bulk collection of American’s telephone data on Wednesday.
The US National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to spy on Siemens with the help of German intelligence, a German newspaper reported, in what could be a shaming episode for Chancellor Angela Merkel.
French lawmakers have approved a controversial law to let intelligence services use spying devices more easily, with the aim of preventing Islamist attacks.
The European Rail Traffic Management System that is being rolled out in the UK might be an easy target for cyber criminals, an expert has warned.
Whistleblower site WikiLeaks has released a searchable database online of tens of thousands of emails and documents stolen by hackers in a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.
Airliners could be hacked mid-flight through passengers using the plane’s wireless entertainment system to access its flight controls, a US agency says.
A pair of reports released this week reveal that the vast majority of hacking attacks that threaten businesses are down to human error.
A decade-long cyber-espionage campaign against governments and businesses in Southeast Asia is likely of Chinese origin, says internet security firm FireEye.
Hacking attacks aimed at destroying data or manipulating industrial equipment are far more common than previously thought, according to a new survey.
UK intelligence agencies are engaged in a “technology arms race” with cyber criminals and other “malicious actors”, according to MI6 chief Alex Younger.
Tough encryption software used on mobile phones and in apps is the biggest challenge for security agencies tackling terrorism, according to Europol chief Rob Wainwright.
Students will get funding support through university if they choose a cyber-security related course as part of a new scheme, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said on Tuesday in the Commons.
UK’s security and intelligence agencies do not seek to bypass existing surveillance laws, but a tighter legislative framework is needed to protect privacy, a cross-party committee said in a landmark report.
A group of amateur cyber defenders have to investigate and fend off a simulated cyber terrorist plot and could lead to them gaining permanent jobs in the industry.
CIA was developing software to spy on iPhone and iPad users through apps distributed by Apple’s App store.
Millions of users connecting every day to public WiFi networks in the UK’s capital are putting their sensitive data at risks as more than a half of those wireless hotspots use weak protection hackable by ‘every IT college student,’ world’s leading cyber security firm said.
A group of hackers that infiltrated 3.2 million compromised computers all around the world to steal banking information has been stopped by European police and technology companies, officials said.
Visa Europe is to launch what it calls a tokenisation service providing better protection for mobile payment solutions.
Location and movement can be tracked on Android phones by studying their power consumption, a study has found, without using GPS or Wi-Fi.
The world’s biggest computer manufacturer has been forced to remove virus-like software from its laptops after customer backlash over potential security vulnerabilities.
US and UK intelligence agencies have allegedly hacked into a major maker of SIM cards, allowing them to eavesdrop on billions of mobile users around the world, a US news website claims.
Spying software that could eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers undetected has been identified by cyber researchers buried deep within hard drives made by top manufacturers.
A hacking network has stolen up to $1bn from more than 100 banks and financial institutions around the world in what would be an “unprecedented cyber-robbery”, claims a cyber-security firm.
President Barack Obama is holding a summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection on Friday with top industry figures, including Apple’s Tom Cook, to encourage companies to share more information about cybersecurity threats with the government.
Nearly two-thirds of UK adults do not read terms and conditions on the mobile apps they download putting personal and private data at risk, new research suggests.
Mass surveillance of the Internet by UK’s intelligence agency GCHQ up until December last year has not been in conformity with the law, a court has ruled.
Hackers have stolen troves of data including names, birthdays and social security numbers from up to 80 million people in a cyber-security breach against Anthem, the US’ second-largest health insurer, it was announced.
The $3.99 trillion 2016 budget proposal of the US President Barack Obama, announced on Monday, includes $14bn for cyber-security as well as a new $4bn fund to facilitate the US transition to cleaner energy.
A number of manufacturers of the Linux operating system, including Red Hat, updated their software to prevent a major online breach that could allow hackers to take over their systems.
Singapore is planning to clamp down on cyber-crime with the launch of a central agency for cyber-security, the government announced on Tuesday.
The official website of Malaysia Airlines has been attacked by hackers claiming to be from the Lizard Squad, a group known for previous denial-of-service incidents.
Failing to increase cyber-security measures in companies across the world could cost the global economy up to $3tr, a World Economic Forum report warned, and is urging firms to sign up to a new “framework” to prevent cyber-attacks.
A start-up company has developed an innovative biometric approach for detecting identity theft, with specific application for mobile devices.
The US National Security Agency (NSA) started to interfere with North Korean computer networks more than five years ago, the New York Times reported.
China rejected allegations it stole F-35 stealth fighter plans as “groundless”, after a new stack of documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden was published by a German magazine.
The UK and the US are to set up 'cyber cells' and conduct mock attacks on each other as part of a joint effort to increase defence against online threats.
An 18-year-old has been arrested as part of a joint UK and FBI investigation into cyber-attacks on Sony PlayStation and Xbox systems last December.
US President Barack Obama sent a bill to Congress on Tuesday aimed at strengthening cyber-security laws after the recent hacking attacks against Sony Pictures, Home Depot, Target and the federal government.
UK firm Elliptic, which stores bitcoins for its financial services clients, has received accreditation from accountants KPMG. Elliptic says that this indicates it operates to the same standards as a custodian bank.
Prime Minister David Cameron will push for greater collaboration between the UK and US against Internet-based cyber-attacks during his two-day visit to the United States.
The information gathered by futuristic smart gadgets could reveal a “deeply personal” picture of every consumer, the chair of the US Federal Trade Commission has warned.
One of the largest trading exchanges for the digital bitcoin currency has suspended its service after a security breach that resulted in money losses, it was announced.
The mobile app for greetings card website Moonpig has been disabled following a claim that a security bug exposed personal details of millions of customers.
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South Korea’s nuclear power operator is conducting drills against possible hack-attacks after online threats and data leaks.
Password-based authentication websites including online giants Amazon and LinkedIn could have security loopholes, according to a new study.
UPDATE – The US has officially blamed the North Korean government for the massive cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Only 1 per cent of consumers think mobile payment is safe to use in stores, a new survey has revealed.
Extracting data from Belgian telecoms firm, alleged to have been performed by British intelligence service GCHQ, was more widespread than initially thought without being detected for more than two years, according to reports.
Dutch researchers have described a new method to fight cyber-crime using quantum physics principles.
A new app that enables students and teachers to create their own encoded messages was launched to popularise encryption techniques, GCHQ announced.
Nokia has opened a new mobile security complex in Berlin aimed at creating robust telecommunications security for operators of mobile networks.
Sony has confirmed that its online PlayStation store went down following a cyber-attack, with a hacker group called Lizard Squad immediately claiming responsibility.
Oversight of GCHQ’s mass surveillance programmes is now lawful, a body that investigates complaints against intelligence agencies has found.
Sony Pictures Entertainment saved thousands of company passwords in a file directory labelled ‘Password’, it has emerged, after hackers leaked another chunk of data following the attack.
Law enforcers in Australia are investigating the role of virtual currency bitcoin in organised crime, a senior official has said.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is still struggling to recover from an extensive cyber-attack with security experts dismissing the theory that North Korea is the culprit.
The FBI has sent out an alert about a major destructive cyber-attack on a US business, in an apparent reference to last week’s Sony Pictures Entertainment hack.
Coordinated attacks by Iran-based hackers have been directed at major airlines, energy firms and defence companies worldwide according to a report released by a US cyber-security firm.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has hired FireEye's Mandiant cyber-forensics unit to clean up a massive hack that knocked out its computer nearly a week ago.
One American cyber-security firm has reportedly found an organised espionage ring focusing on stealing corporate secrets to game the stock market.
A proposed United Nations resolution has expressed concern at digital spying calling arbitrary mass surveillance and data collection “highly intrusive acts”.
Hackers can break anonymity of the Bitcoin virtual currency disclosing users’ IP addresses with a €1,500 monthly investment, researchers have found.
Highly complex cyber-espionage malware that may have been created by state-sponsored hackers has infected private and public entities across the globe.
Police will get new powers to force Internet firms to hand over details that could help identify suspects, but a ‘Snooper’s Charter’ is “dead and buried” say Lib Dems.
Attacks by hackers are one of the biggest threats to the widespread adoption of driverless or semi-autonomous vehicles, the IET’s cyber-security lead says.
China may have the capability to remotely shutdown the computer systems of US power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies, the head of the NSA has told politicians.
A Russian-based website has been found showing footage from hacked webcams, CCTV cameras and even baby monitors, allowing criminals to spy on people from across the world.
People concerned about governments’ cyber-surveillance practices can use a new web tool to spot if their devices have been infected with eavesdropping malware.
Picture messaging service Snapchat has launched a payment service enabling users to send money to contacts via the firm’s mobile app.
The US is gathering data from thousands of mobile phones using fake communications towers on aeroplanes, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A bug in Apple’s iOS operating system is exposing most iPhones and iPads to hackers, according to a cyber-security firm.
Cocos Keeling Islands registered website sells credit card details stolen by hackers for as little as £8.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has warned about risks related to modern Internet-connected buildings and launched new guidelines to help owners protect their assets against hackers.
More than 200 cyber-security agencies, energy and telecoms companies, financial institution and Internet service providers have taken part in Cyber Europe 2014, the largest cyber-security exercise to have been run in Europe to date.
Hacker and co-founder of the Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison in Denmark.
China claims 80 per cent of its government websites have been attacked by hackers, with most assaults launched from the US.
The US Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices, according to a senior official.
Apple’s iCloud storage and backup service in China has been attacked by hackers believed to be working for the country’s Government.
Resuming cyber-security cooperation between China and the USA would be difficult because of "mistaken US practices", China's top diplomat told US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Encrypting phone calls makes life difficult for crime investigators, possibly allowing offenders to escape justice, the FBI chief has warned.
South Korea is trying to ease worries about online privacy after a domestic chat app lost customers to a foreign rival because of fears prosecutors can get access to online conversations.
Google researchers have discovered a major vulnerability in the SSL encryption technology that could allow hackers to take control of users’ email accounts, online banking and other services.
Hundreds of Dropbox credentials have been leaked by hackers who claim to have seven million logins, but the cloud storage service says its system was not breached.
Russian hackers have spied on Nato, the EU, Ukraine and several energy and telecommunications companies through a security flaw in Microsoft Windows.
A US appeals court is grappling with a lawsuit challenging government gagging orders preventing telecoms firms from revealing demands for customer records.
Police have still not "got to grips" with online fraud despite a huge rise in the crime, the UK's most senior officer has admitted.
China's armed forces will ramp up cyber-security and speed domestic software development, the country’s state media said today.
A dynamic encryption system that changes with every call to confuse possible eavesdroppers has been developed by Danish researchers.
Millions of network connected electricity smart meters installed all over Spain could be easily attacked by hackers as they lack sufficient cyber protection.
Private information about over 80 million clients of American multinational bank JP Morgan has been stolen by hackers in a massive cyber-attack this summer despite the bank’s increasing cyber-security spending.
A new £2.5m research project will assess the risk posed by hackers and various cyber criminals to the UK’s vital infrastructure.
An alleged international computer hacking ring has been charged with stealing $100m of software including Apache helicopter pilot training programs.
Six Londoners, subject to an Internet behaviour experiment, have agreed to absurd terms and conditions to connect to a free Wi-Fi hotspot in the capital, a study has revealed.
Businesses are being warned they could fall foul of data protection laws if they fail to respond to the ‘Shellshock’ bug as hackers begin to exploit the flaw.
A security bug in a widely used piece of software dubbed ‘Shellshock’ could pose a bigger threat to computer users than the infamous ‘Heartbleed’ bug.
A major cyber-attack on the financial system is one thing that keeps New York's financial regulator awake at night, an audience in Manhattan heard.
Computer systems of several US airlines as well as multiple technology companies associated with US military have been breached by Chinese state-sponsored hackers.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key denied allegations the country had planned mass surveillance operations as revealed in documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
The US government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to turn over customer data to intelligence agencies.
Cyber-security researchers have managed to run the classic 90s computer game Doom on an Internet-enabled Canon printer after hacking its web interface.
Card fraud hit a record £174.5m in the first half of this year, new figures show, but criminals are relying on social engineering in the face of better security.
The Internet of Things needs to be built from the bottom up with a ‘security first’ architecture, according to new research.
Apple plans additional security features to keep hackers out of user accounts in the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal.
A free online course designed to inspire the next generation of cyber-security professionals supported by the Government has launched.
Car theft has entered the cyber age with more than one in three vehicles currently stolen in London being taken through sophisticated hacking methods, the Home Office has revealed.
Apple says the theft of intimate photos of celebrities including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence was due to a targeted attack on individual iCloud accounts.
A new international cyber-crime taskforce will be piloted in an attempt to better coordinate the global response to online threats.
A piece of computer code capable of repeatedly guessing a password has been determined as a likely tool used in the high profile cyber-attack that exposed intimate photographs of tens of celebrities.
Poor code quality is exposing more than two-thirds of retail and financial services applications to cyber-attacks similar to the Heartbleed bug, according to new research.
Sony’s PlayStation Network is back online following a cyber-attack that took it down over the weekend.
A new game that will see players attempt to protect a fictitious aerospace company from hackers is part of a search to find the next generation of cyber-security experts.
US healthcare companies have been subjected to a series of cyber-attacks targeting patient data and intellectual property information, the FBI has said.
A cyber-attack that saw hackers steal data on 4.5 million hospital patients is the first known large-scale breach exploiting the ‘Heartbleed’ bug.
Apple has started storing users’ personal data on mainland China for the first time, using servers provided by China Telecom.
A new campaign launched by the National Crime Agency together with the UK government aims to educate users of electronic devices about cyber dangers.
The US National Security Agency is struggling to attract top technology workers after revelations of widespread eavesdropping practices damaged its reputation.
An Android app that actively scans other apps to determine how risky they are has been launched, promising a new level of user safety.
Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab said they have uncovered a massive cyber espionage operation targeting spy agencies and governments in Europe and the Middle East.
A company contracted to perform background checks for the US Department of Homeland Security said it had been a subject of a most likely state-sponsored cyber-attack.
Roughly 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords have been amassed by a Russian criminals, according to a cyber-security firm.
A Spanish cyber-security researcher said he had figured out how to hack satellite communications systems on commercial jets through their Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment systems.
The recent hacking attempt on a sensitive Canadian government computer network bears resemblance to attacks mounted by an elite unit of the Chinese army, a cyber-security expert has suggested.
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A cyber attack on Ukraine’s power grid that caused a six-hour blackout before Christmas raises concerns about the cyber-preparedness of infrastructure operators around the world.
2014 saw Apple, Target, Ebay and Sony become victims of cyber theft, and while experts warn 2015 is set for further disasters, organisations are betting on not being targets rather than addressing the core problems.
Just what kind of political game was China playing in October? On 30 October, senior Chinese officials said that talks with the US were "unhindered" even though they had their differences. The statement was made less than two weeks after others in the Chinese government said that it had stopped talking to the US about cyber-security, following what it called "mistaken US practices".
How many cyber-security researchers does it take to hack a light bulb? About six, according to one firm, which has demonstrated that the manufacturers of the growing number of connected devices in our homes appear to have a security blind spot.
Nothing is safe on the Internet, including your home router. That may already have been hacked – but if the world becomes as connected as companies are hoping, that could be the least of your worries.
The continuing furore over the Heartbleed bug holds important lessons for the IT industry, both about the way it responds to major incidents and also the way software is produced.
From humble beginnings the World Wide Web has become the backbone of modern civilisation, but the inability of its creators to foresee its meteoric rise has resulted in shaky foundations.
Security has become an even more major concern for the makers of processors and software for embedded systems in the rush to connect them to wireless network – and even the wider Internet. It is driving a rethink in the way devices are designed to prevent network-based attacks and attempts to reverse-engineer the firmware inside.
The healthcare industry is under attack, with imposters, fraudsters and cyber-criminals pretending to be people they are not to acquire personal patient data. But the ID theft clampdown has begun.
As the world becomes ever more digitised, the uneasy relationship between personal privacy and national security grows increasingly complex.
Just who are you inviting into your home with that latest 'smart' technology purchase?
With more and more people living out large parts of their lives online, cybercriminals are finding endless new ways of stealing identities.
The media has been full of reports of cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure, but the fear is that there is far worse to come.
Why should hackers try to disable computers when they might be able to set their sights higher? Routers can be just as vulnerable as servers, so why not bring down the entire Internet?
While governments state that cyber security is now one of their top national challenges, the overall cost-impact cyber security is incurring – both in terms of necessary investment and damaging outcomes following an attack – is far from clear.
Firewalls should still be an integral part of any enterprise's cyber security strategy, and vendors of the hardware variety are redoubling their R&D to win more market share.
Small businesses need to upgrade their awareness of - and abilities in - cyber security if they are to avoid becoming the 'soft underbelly' of the UK's fights against hackers and cyber threats.
As point-of-sale systems embrace mainstream software, they will have to deal with the security threats that come with it. After all, what cybercriminal wouldn't go after Windows-based devices handling credit and debit cards?
We are moving toward a world where every connected system is becoming safety critical - so ICT professionals should step up to the principles of ultra-rigorous system design and build.
Despite high-profile attacks, there is still a lack of IT security in key public infrastructure. We ask if it will take a major meltdown to prompt governments to take action.
Japan's Internet infrastructure withstood quake and tsunami, but was also left working for cyber-criminals to exploit the anguish of survivors desperate for information
The future threat that the Stuxnet worm poses is a blueprint for attacks on real-world infrastructure, but what is being done to protect industrial control systems and who cares, asks E&T.
How worried should we be about the likelihood of cyber-terrorist attacks launched through the Internet?
Critics say a controversial bill going through Congress would let the US President 'turn off the Internet' if vital services were threatened.
The IT security sector must take a more unified approach to establishing industry-wide standards for all aspects of secure systems build and maintenance, argues E&T.
Cybercrime is a real and growing problem. As the internet grows, so do the numbers of people ready to able and exploit its vulnerabilities.
"As the dust settles after the referendum result, we consider what happens next. We also look forward to an international summer of sport."
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