Barclays compensates customers after personal data trove uncovered

Barclays bank is to pay out around £500,000 in compensation to 2,000 customers whose personal data was found on a USB stick in a flat on the south coast.

Millions of records lost in huge OPM US data breach

The US Office of Personnel Management has admitted that the widely-publicised data breach in June was more wide-reaching than at first thought.

Sednit APT Group Meets Hacking Team

The infamous Sednit espionage group is currently using the Hacking Team exploits disclosed earlier this week to target eastern European institutions.

Aspiring singer jailed for hacking Madonna and stealing unreleased tracks

Breaking into the music business is one thing. Breaking into Madonna’s computer without permission is quite another.

400GB of info leaked from Hacking Team

The “Hacking Team” Security Company has been hacked and more than 400 GB of confidential info has been leaked by a group of unidentified attackers.

PCI Council updates encryption standards

A key update to the PCI standard has been issued by the PCI standards body, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).

The 6 biggest online gaming hacks

We Live Security looks at six of the biggest online gaming hacks to date – From Xbox Live and PSN, to Big Fish Games and Steam.

US suspends background checks system after flaw found

An entire US department program is to be suspended in order to fix vulnerabilities discovered during a security audit.

Strengthening the different layers of IT networks

Getting started on designing a network is a task of formidable proportions, but all the more so if you are looking to build a secure network.

Polish airline LOT grounded by ‘first attack of its kind’

Hackers are being blamed for an attack which grounded 1,400 passengers set to fly on Polish airline LOT.

Top US baseball team accused of hacking rival

The St. Louis Cardinals, one the United States’s top major league baseball teams, is being investigated for allegedly hacking into the computer systems of sporting rivals.

FBI trace celebrity iCloud hacks to Chicago home

The FBI has seized a computer, cellphones and storage devices belonging to a Chicago man thought to be responsible for last year’s iCloud hacks.

Europol shuts down cybercrime ring with 49 arrests

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre has arrested 49 suspects in a joint international operation targeting the takedown of a major cybercrime ring.

Credit Unions and the Data Security Act of 2015

Credit Unions lost a lot of money due to recent breaches, so financial institutions are eager to see merchants held to higher standards for data security.

British businesses spend £34bn a year defending cyberattacks, limiting growth

A new survey has estimated that British businesses spend around £34bn a year ($52.5bn) protecting the country from cyberattacks,

IT security budgets will continue to rise, finds Dell report

Around half of IT security leaders said that budgets will significantly increase (19%) or increase (31%) over the next two years, finds a new report.

US Army website defaced by Syrian Electronic Army hackers

Hackers, supportive of the Assad regime in Syria, have successfully compromised content displayed on the US Army’s website, popping up messages to visitors

4 million government employees’ personal data stolen in OPM hack

Four million federal employees have had their personal data stolen from the Office of Personnel Management, according to a statement on its website.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Cybercrime Justice?

The fight against cybercrime could use some superheroes, but who would do a better job: Batman or Superman?

Home Depot calls on court to dismiss consumer data breach case

The Home Depot has called upon a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought about by consumers claiming they were hurt by last year’s data breach.

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