Police arrest couple suspected of running malware encryption service

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.

You are 6 security steps away from Black Friday brilliance

Black Friday and Cyber Monday promise to offer some fantastic deals at low prices. But it’s also a time of year when cybercriminal scams are aplenty. Here’s what you should do to do to shop safely.

Fighting talk from Great Britain as it says it will hit back against internet attacks

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.

Jail for British DDoS attacker, who said too much on Twitter

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.

7 things you need to know about car hacking

Car hacking may sound like something out of the latest Die Hard or James Bond film, but it’s newsworthy, real and likely to happen much more regularly in the future. We look at the top facts you need to know about this emerging trend.

FastMail the latest victim of a sustained DDoS offensive

The premium email provider FastMail has revealed that a cybercriminal has launched multiple DDoS attacks on its systems and made a ransom demand.

Social media savvy students ‘better at avoiding cybercrime’

A new study finds that current university students have a mature approach to social media that helps keep them safe from cybercrime.

Nearly 157,000 TalkTalk customers had their personal details hacked

TalkTalk talks numbers – revealing that “only 4%” of its users were affected by the hacking attack on its systems.

ProtonMail hit with another DDoS attack

After experiencing an onslaught of DDoS attacks, which saw it hand over the ransom that was demanded, ProtonMail has once again been targeted by cybercriminals.

UK and US banks to face transatlantic cyberattack test

Banks in the UK and US will be tested on how capable they are in coordinating a transatlantic response to a cyberattack.

US man jailed for attempting to hire cybercriminal to wipe fines

A US man who posted an advert on Craigslist requesting the services of a cybercriminal has been handed a two-year prison sentence. He wanted fines he owed to be wiped clean.

Germany’s Industrie 4.0 – the challenges in IT-Security

Time after time we have experienced revolutions in our societies, in the way we work and thus in the Industry. In the past we have been through several Industrial Revolutions and now it’s seems to be the time for another.

Using DroidJack to spy on an Android? Expect a visit from the police

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.

The great car hacking debate

Can cars be hacked remotely or is the idea of remotely hackable cars still only a hypothetical threat? Evidence is presented to help answer this question.

Police force blames hacker after #CyberAware tweet sent out containing bogus security advice

Organisations of all sizes need to do more to protect their social media accounts from being hijacked.

Adobe Flash is putting your computer at risk – and there’s no patch yet

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.

Public Wi-Fi: Convenience trumps risks

In the rush for convenience, we have overlooked security when it comes to public Wi-Fi. And, as this feature investigates, there are plenty of dangers.

Cybercrime ‘more threatening than ever’

Cybercrime is more aggressive and confrontational than it has ever been, Europol’s latest Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) has stated.

Mozilla’s Bugzilla breached

A cybercriminal has stolen and used “security sensitive information” from Mozilla’s Bugzilla to launch attacks on Firefox users, it has been revealed.

Carbanak gang is back and packing new guns

A few days ago, CSIS published details about new Carbanak samples found in the wild. In this blog we examine the latest developments in the Carbanak story.

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