Embattled handset maker BlackBerry has faced another blow, after the company warned users of a security bug affecting the software used to link its BB10 handsets to PCs.
Microsoft has opened a new Cybercrime Center – a war room where the tech giant’s lawyers and security experts will use bleeding-edge technology and industry expertise to battle crime online.
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Half of the world’s 50 biggest banks have faced security incidents affecting their web applications. Fifteen per cent of those incidents were classified as “high” or “critical” risks, a new study has revealed.
Hackers have accessed full card details for at least 376,000 people in a cyberattack on a “reward scheme” company, Loyaltybuild – as well as phone numbers and addresses for more than a million others.
Facebook users who used the same email and password on their Adobe and Facebook accounts have been offered a helping hand by Facebook in the wake of the recent massive breach at Adobe, which leaked account data for 38 million users.
More vulnerabilities have been discovered in a D-Link router, leaving the device vulnerable to attacks via its web interface – only weeks after the discovery of a “backdoor” in other D-Link devices.
One of the largest cyber ‘war games’ ever created tested thousands of banking staff across London’s investment banks against the ‘worst case scenario’ – a major cyber attack on stock exchanges.
A cyberheist targeting a bitcoin “bank” website has netted thieves more than 4,100 bitcoins, worth $1.2 million. The hack is among the largest thefts in the currency’s four-year history.
Only weeks after the closure of Silk Road, a “drug market” which authorities claim shipped $1.2 billion of drugs including heroin around the world, a site styling itself Silk Road 2.0 has appeared. Like the original, it is only accessible via the “anonymous” browser Tor.
The FBI added five new cybercriminals to its Most Wanted list – including a new entry at number one, Alexsey Belan. The FBI aimed a specific warning at criminals who thought they could “hide overseas”.
Adobe’s security breach laid bare 38 million passwords to the world – and a security researcher claims that 1.9 million of these are the simple “123456”. Half a million craftier customers chose “123456789”
Tom Hanks and Donald Trump are among a client list of 850,000 users of limousines and town cars to become the latest “trophy” claimed by hackers, after a breach at a nationwide limousine firm – which netted addresses and credit card details.
Smart calendar app Sunrise has revealed it fell victim to the same cyberattack which saw social sharing app Buffer sending out thousands of weight-loss spam posts – and has warned users who link their Sunrise account to iCloud that they may be at risk. In an update released on the company blog, CEO Pierre Valade
A survey of 1,900 executives at clients of the accountancy firm Ernst and Young found that almost all (96%) felt “unprepared” for a cyberattack – due to budget cuts and lack of skilled staff.
Phones such as Samsung’s Galaxy S4 ship with Near Field Communication chips built in – and many companies hope to use these for payment systems. But snooper devices may be able to “listen in” as payment apps are used, researchers warn.
Major companies such as Disney, Boeing and General Electric are still handing out information to “hackers” using the most basic tool of all – the human voice, according to a report on a competition at DefCon.
Windows XP users already face far higher risks from malware – with XP users facing infection rates six times higher than Windows 8 users. Microsoft will withdraw support for the ageing platform in April next year – despite the fact that one in five PCs on Earth still use it.
Previously, it had been estimated that around three million users had data accessed, but a new report by Brian Krebs of KrebsonSecurity revealed the true scale of the breach may have been far larger than thought – and that source code for software such as Photoshop may also have leaked.
President Obama’s Twitter and Facebook accounts were briefly compromised this week – with two Tweets and one post altered to send links to video montages of terrorist attacks.