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Swiss bank data released by hackers

The Swiss state owned Banque Cantonale de Geneve has confirmed that hackers have released confidential customer correspondences after the bank refused to pay the ransom demanded by the attackers

2015: The cybersecurity threatscape for the year ahead

Presenting a recorded webinar that seeks to answer this question: How is the landscape changing for cybersecurity and what do businesses need to know to protect themselves?

Hacked routers used for paid DDoS attacks

The rent-a-DDoS service that knocked out Xbox Live and Playstation Network is powered by thousands of hacked residential internet routers.

US military’s CENTCOM Twitter account hacked – were they not using 2FA?

Twitter and YouTube accounts run by the US military’s Central Command are hijacked by hackers claiming to back Islamic State.

Obama calls for 30 day data breach notification and greater student privacy

President Barack Obama is today to propose legislation that would ensure companies inform customers of any leaks within 30 days of a data breach, reports Physorg.

ATM hijacked via smartphone and USB port

Thieves have managed to extract money from an ATM with just a Samsung Galaxy S4, a circuit board and the machine’s USB based circuitboard reports Krebs on Security.

Companies to spend more on cybersecurity in 2015

In the wake of several high profile hacks in 2014, companies are set to spend more on cybersecurity this year, according to a survey by Piper Jaffray.

Holiday hacks down despite record-breaking shopping numbers

Retail cybercrime across the holiday season dropped, despite record business for companies across Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to research from IBM, reported by Tech Week Europe.

5 reasons not to “hack back”

Are hacking victims “hacking back”? That question was recently posed in headlines like this one from Bloomberg: FBI Investigating Whether Companies Are Engaged in Revenge Hacking. The Marketplace reporter, Ben Johnson, speculated that 2015 might be the year of “hacking back” when he asked me about revenge hacking. As I told Ben, there are several good

Bitstamp hacked for $5 million in Bitcoin

19,000 Bitcoin – valued at around $275 each, so $5 million together – have been stolen from a majour European Bitcoin exchange, reports RT.

Police close in on Bitcoin fraudsters who stole $370m in Mt Gox collapse

Police are closing in on thieves who stole Bitcoin valued at $370 million during the collapse of popular exchange Mt Gox – and just 1% of the theft is believed to be the work of outside hackers.

Sony execs turned to old BlackBerries from basement in wake of attack

Sony executives turned to old BlackBerries found in a basement in the firm’s California headquarters in, using SMS text messages and a ‘phone tree’ to communicate in the wake of the attack.

XBox and PSN attacks were “marketing scheme” for Lizard Squad’s DDoS service

The attack which knocked the PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live offline over Christmas appears to have been a publicity stunt, designed to gain notoriety and draw attention to the hacking group which has claimed responsibility – Lizard Squad.

North Korea falls off the internet – is the United States to blame?

Barack Obama promises that the United States will respond to the Sony hack, and North Korea drops off the internet. Is there a connection?

The Sony Pictures Hack: 5 short sharp lessons we all can learn

The recent hacking of Sony Pictures offers valuable lessons in cybersecurity from which every company and consumer can learn.

Madonna thinks her computer was hacked

Turns out that the Material Girl has had her material stolen, and she’s blaming hackers!

UK Office of Communications reveals nature of recent cyberattacks

A Freedom of Information request to the UK’s Office of Communications has revealed exactly how persistent hackers are at attacking government departments in the country.

Target breach 12 months on: a year of lessons learned

The Target hack that was revealed one year ago today brought new levels of awareness to the problem of cybercrime. Today we review the case and its impact. To go straight to the lessons learned, click here. The Big One: Target “Nationwide retail giant Target is investigating a data breach potentially involving millions of customer

Webcam security – how to lock down the cameras in your home

Our tips will help you hacker-proof anything from baby monitors to surveillance cameras – and keep your home private.

TorrentLocker — Ransomware in a country near you

Today, we are publishing research on ransomware that emerged in 2014. We have posted blog articles about this threat before, to raise awareness when we realized the criminals were targeting the United Kingdom and Spain.

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