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Cybercrime

Whistleblower claims cybersecurity firm extorted clients

A cybersecurity firm is accused of deceiving potential clients in order to extort business, according to whistle blower testimony to the FTC.

The big small business security challenge: mobile and BYOD

In this recorded webinar the security challenge that mobile devices and BYOD bring to the businesses, notably smaller businesses, is reviewed; then defensive strategies are presented.

Australian game hacker flees to Europe before trial

An Australian man facing 25 hacking charges has fled to Europe, ahead of being trialled for attacks which targeted major computer firms.

Online democracy by 2020? University reveals e-voting security breakthrough

A breakthrough in e-voting from the University of Birmingham suggests that the old ballot box tradition may come to an end in time for future votes across the UK.

The world’s most wanted hackers

The FBI is taking cybercrime seriously. Here are some of the most wanted hackers in the world, and what they’re wanted for…

Ryanair hack: $5 million stolen from low-cost airline

Budget airline Ryanair has been the victim of a major banking hack, with more than $5 million stolen from its business account last week.

5 signs you’re in hackers’ sights

“It won’t happen to me” is often uttered by citizens and businesses who are adamant that they won’t become a victim of cybercrime. But this confidence is often misplaced, with even the most basic security errors exploited by hackers.

OFAC! An acronym that cybersecurity professionals need to know

OFAC will soon be enforcing economic and trade sanctions against individuals and groups outside the United States that use cyber attacks to threaten U.S. foreign policy, national security or economic stability.

The curious case of the ex-hacker “banned from the internet”

What kind of punishment best fits a convicted hacker? Jail time for serious computer crimes is almost a certainty, but for one ex-hacker, Higinio Ochoa, the terms of his parole also include being “banned from the internet”.

Thirty Meter Telescope website falls over in hacktivist DDoS attack

Hacktivists have launched a distributed denial-of-service attack against the website of TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope), which is planned to be the Northern hemisphere’s largest, most advanced optical telescope.

RSA Conference 2015: too much technology and not enough people?

Major themes of the 2015 RSA Conference: the degree to which the deployment of digital devices is outpacing our ability to deploy humans with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to secure data and systems.

RSA 2015, the year security goes mainstream

What were the major themes from the RSA 2015 conference? Cameron Camp is on hand to give his verdict…

Hacker could serve longer jail sentence than the rapists he exposed

A 26-year-old hacker who helped expose the rape of a teenage girl could spend five times longer in jail than the perpetrators he outed.

Ransomware: Should you pay the cybercriminals?

If your files are encrypted by ransomware, should you pay the ransom? We examine the options…

Canada commits $36.4 million to cybersecurity measures in 2015 budget

The Conservatives’ 2015-16 federal budget sees some investment in security, with $36.4 million promised over five years to address cybersecurity threats.

Australian infosec body lobbies for mandatory security baseline

Australia’s infosec industry is lobbying for a mandatory security baseline to ensure basic IT standards are met across the country, with penalties issued to those that don’t comply.

Target agrees to $19 million data breach settlement with MasterCard

Target has ended its dispute with MasterCard over the retail giant’s 2013 data breach by agreeing to a $19 million reimbursement to issuers.

Hackers could control planes over in-flight Wi-Fi, warns US government

Planes offering in-flight Wi-Fi are vulnerable to being hacked and controlled by onboard passengers, a US government watchdog has warned.

Healthcare security shows little sign of improvement, finds Verizon report

Security in the healthcare sector has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent months, and a new report has found that the industry is showing little sign of cleaning up its act.

Four Mortal Kombat moves cybercriminals use to attack your security

Some of the tricks employed by the characters in the Mortal Kombat series aren’t a million miles away from those deployed by cybercriminals…

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