Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, researcher and public speaker. He has been working in the computer security industry since the early 1990s, having been employed by companies such as Sophos, McAfee and Dr Solomon’s. He has given talks about computer security for some of the world’s largest companies, worked with law enforcement agencies on investigations into hacking groups, and regularly appears on TV and radio explaining computer security threats.
In 2011 he was inducted into the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame.
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British police arrested a man and a woman earlier this week, suspected of operating a website which offered services to online criminals which could help them evade detection by anti-virus software.
British chancellor George Osborne has warned about the spectre of online terrorists attacking national infrastructure, and made some rather bold pronouncements about the UK’s willingness to engage in cyberwarfare to defend itself.
Although it’s far from always possible to determine the perpetrators of a denial-of-service attack and bring them to justice, there are plenty of people who have been put behind bars because of this modern-day crime.
TalkTalk talks numbers – revealing that “only 4%” of its users were affected by the hacking attack on its systems.
Law enforcement agencies across Europe have searched homes this week, as part of an international crackdown against users of a notorious piece of Android malware known as DroidJack.
Organisations of all sizes need to do more to protect their social media accounts from being hijacked.
Sooner or later you are going to have to address the Flash problem on your computers.
And there doesn’t seem a better time with a zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited by an organised hacking gang.
A hacker who used the notorious Blackshades RAT malware to hijack webcams on computers, and secretly watch people engaged in sexual activity, has received a suspended prison sentence.
Good news – hackers hadn’t hijacked Microsoft’s Windows Update system. Bad news – users’ confidence will have been shaken again by Microsoft’s goof.
It’s time to update Flash once again, and don’t forget to reduce the attack surface by enabling “Click to Play”… or uninstall it altogether.
Be on the lookout for copycat social media accounts which may be attempting to lead your customers astray.
Last week, users of Lizard Squad’s DDoS-on-demand service were feeling the heat after arrests were made by UK police. This week, it’s the UK’s National Crime Agency which has found itself the victim of a denial-of-service attack.
British police have today announced the arrest of six people in connection with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that attempted to bring down websites belonging to – amongst others – a national newspaper, a school and a number of online retailers.
An alarming number of computers in the Welsh National Health Service (NHS) are running Windows XP.
Is that really an appropriate level of security for computers that could be holding patients’ medical information?
Moonpig, the online personalised card company, has blocked the accounts of an unspecified number of customers after users’ details were published online.
Yellow Jersey wearer targeted by critics who claim he has been using performance-enhancing drugs.
Breaking into the music business is one thing. Breaking into Madonna’s computer without permission is quite another.
Cars which are capable of receiving instructions via the internet (such as software updates) are potentially more at risk of being hacked or meddled with than those which don’t.
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