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63,000 people affected by UCF data breach

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has revealed that it has experienced a major data breach. Up to 63,000 people are thought to be affected by the incident.

Encryption 101: What is it? When should I use it?

More than perhaps any other security topic, encryption really seems to perplex a lot of people. So, let’s take a closer look – from basics to best practice.

Facebook at 12: Bigger, better and securer?

In recognition of Facebook’s 12th birthday and its 1.2 billion active users who still enjoy using it, a timely guide on how to keep your account secure.

New security measures to protect EU data flows to the US

The European Commission and the US have agreed on a landmark new deal that will seek to boost the security of ‘transatlantic data flows’, it has been revealed

European firms’ financial departments the target of cyberattacks

Two major cyberattacks have siphoned over $50 million and nearly $80 million from a Belgian bank and an Austrian aircraft parts manufacturer, respectively. They were both victim to a scam known as Business Email Compromise.

Android has some critical remotely-exploitable security holes. But can you get the patch?

Remote code execution vulnerabilities have been found in the Android operating system, and patches released for Nexus devices.

But what about your smartphone? Is there a patch for you, and can you get your hands on it?

UK council ‘thwarts ransomware attack’

Lincolnshire County Council has successfully thwarted attempts by cybercriminals to extort money from them and brought most of its systems back online, almost one week on from the ransomware attack.

Americans ‘worry more about online privacy than losing main income’

American consumers are more concerned about not knowing how their personal data are collected online than they are about losing their main source of income, new research has found.

The security review: Windows exploitation 2015 and Bayrob trojan

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include ESET’s annual Windows exploitation report, analysis of the Bayrob trojan and beating tax identity fraud.

HSBC’s online banking services hit with cyberattack

HSBC in the UK has revealed via Twitter that its internet banking services were targeted by cybercriminals this morning (January 29th), which it has “successfully defended”.

Businesses ‘still naïve to the risks of cybercrime’

Close to half all businesses in the UK are of the opinion that they are safe from cybercrime, according to new research. They believe the risks are minute.

Wendy’s launches investigation into possible data breach

The fast food chain Wendy’s may have been the victim of a data breach, the security expert Brian Krebs has revealed. Unusual activity has been reported.

Belong to the ‘selfie’ generation? You are probably oversharing

The ‘Selfie Generation’, which shares every detail of their lives online, doesn’t realize that giving away too much information can have serious consequences.

‘Application not compatible': Bayrob may be stealing your info

In this post, ESET’s Josep Albors analyzes Bayrob, a trojan that has been intensely targeting users across the world since mid-December, 2015.

Businesses increasingly targeted with ransomware

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting businesses with ransomware, according to a new report by the Online Trust Alliance.

Will your Swiss email account stay private (or can the govt take a look)?

A referendum is to be held on Switzerland’s proposed surveillance law, a decision lauded by supporters of privacy. ESET’s Cameron Camp discusses further.

Google bans over 780m ‘bad ads’ to protect online experience

Google has banned over 780 million so-called ‘bad ads’ in 2015 alone, explaining that these advertisements have breached the terms of their policies.

Windows exploitation in 2015

Hacking Team exploits and new security features in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are just a few of the highlights of ESET’s annual Windows exploitation in 2015 report.

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week in the US

As Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week in the US gets underway, ESET’s Stephen Cobb offers expert advice on how to protect yourself from fraudsters.

Hedge fund managers ‘need a cybersecurity response plan’

Having in place a ‘cybersecurity response plan’ is vital if hedge fund managers in London are to deal effectively with this threat.

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