Gamers have become major targets for hackers – from large-scale attacks against gaming companies, to small-scale scams carried out via game chat channels. But a few easy security steps should help keep your precious rig at full speed – and safe.
The Australian government is to conduct its first review into the country’s cyber security since 2008, ABC Australia reports.
Technology might evolve, but cyber gangs rely on tried-and-tested tactics. With a bit of care and attention, it’s easy to sort the genuine bargains from the too-good-to-be-true fakes.
It’s easy to imagine that ALL connected devices – from fridges to CCTV cameras – are a security nightmare, but there are simple, sensible steps you can take to lock these risks down.
Cybercriminals once again had gamers in their sights this week, with leaks of multiple account details and a new Steam scam – but there was good news in the form of upgraded security on Whatsapp, and dawning awareness on privacy.
More than half of British firms would consider hiring computer hackers in the face of a severe skills shortage – and more than 50% of executives said that they would consider hiring an expert even if they had a criminal record
The U.S. State Department has shut down its entire unclassified email system after a suspected intrusion – and technicians are now working to beef up email security systems.
The Sednit espionage group, also known as the Sofacy group, APT28 or “Fancy Bear”, has been targeting various institutions for many years. We recently discovered a component the group employed to reach physically isolated computer networks — “air-gapped” networks — and exfiltrate sensitive files from them through removable drives.
IT security staff have spent the last few weeks fighting hackers in the White House, after a computer network was breached. But can we tell who was behind the attack?
There is growing concern that in the rush to embrace technology to save and improve the lives of patients, medical scientists may have forgotten something important: security.
Make sure you are running a half-decent browser, don’t ignore browser security warnings, and enable two-factor authentication.
That appears to be the lesson to learn from the latest attack on Chinese internet users.
Law makers in Britain are discussing a dramatic increase in sentencing for serious hacking offences, according to The Register. Currently in discussion in the country’s upper house, The House of Lords, the move looks to overhaul the Computer Misuse Act 1990, and includes a possible life sentence for serious hackers.
Over 4 million UPnP devices could be used to assist in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, Akamai has warned.
A crime-reporting survey in Canada has offered a unique insight into how cybercrime affects a large population – and an insight into a grim underworld dominated by fraud, violence and sexual abuse.
On the one hand, the breach of JP Morgan Chase is not as bad as it could have been. But how do you measure relative “badness” of a breach?