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Phishing attacks on the rise

There has been a notable escalation in phishing attacks in 2016, according to a new report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

Financial industry ‘needs to come together to fight cybercrime’

The financial industry needs to come together to better understand the threat of cybercrime, according to an expert.

SWIFT announces security boost to thwart cyberattacks

Following a spate of recent incidents involving some of its customers, SWIFT has announced new measures it is looking to implement to keep cyberattacks at bay.

Teenager charged over Mumsnet hack and DDoS attack

An 18-year-old man has been charged by British police in connection with an internet attack that saw Mumsnet hacked, users’ accounts breached, passwords stolen, and the site blasted offline.

Financial institutions ‘need to prioritize’ cybersecurity

Financial institutions need to put cybersecurity at the top of their agenda, according to a new report titled Cyber and the City.

The security review: ESET release decryptor for TeslaCrypt ransomware

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes ESET releasing a new decryptor for TeslaCrypt ransomware, new revelations about a 2012 LinkedIn data breach and expert insight into Operation Groundbait.

117 million LinkedIn members compromised by 2012 data breach

Over 117 million emails and passwords belonging to LinkedIn members have been put online for sale, it has been revealed.

Metadata from phone calls ‘reveals personal information’

Metadata that is generated through phone calls discloses a significant amount of personal information, a new study from Stanford University in the US has found.

Android apps ‘need to follow better security practice’

Many Android apps in Google Play are still not following best practice when it comes to authentication and authorization.

Cybercrime on the rise as economic crime ‘goes digital’

Incidents of cybercrime are on the rise, with a new study from PwC reporting it as the “only economic crime to have registered an increase”.

Location-tracking apps ‘breach of European data protection law’

A Norwegian-based watchdog has identified a breach of European data protection law by fitness tracking app, Runkeeper.

The security review: Online safety for families and TalkTalk

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes an online safety guide for families over the years, the repercussions of last year’s data breach at TalkTalk, and a warning from Adobe of a Flash zero-day vulnerability.

TalkTalk profits halve following last year’s major cyberattack

The UK-based telecommunications company TalkTalk has seen its profits more than halve, following last year’s “significant and sustained cyberattack”.

SWIFT: We’re not responsible for Bangladesh Bank cyberheist

SWIFT has delivered a strongly-worded statement that rejects the claims made by both Bangladesh Bank and Bangladesh Police’s Criminal Investigation Department over one of the biggest cyberheists in history.

Top tech firms ordered to disclose approach to mobile patches

Top tech organizations have been “ordered” to disclose their approach to security updates with mobile devices.

Big businesses in the UK ‘experience regular data breaches’

Data breaches are widespread among large businesses in the UK, according to a new report. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey found that two-thirds of the biggest firms have experienced an attack of some kind over the past 12 months.

The security review: Jigsaw and passphrases

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes Jigsaw & the increasing aggressiveness of ransomware and the importance of passphrases.

New York experiences surge in reported data breaches

The New York State Office of the Attorney General has experienced a massive increase in the number of reported data breaches in 2016.

272 million email accounts compromised in major data breach

Hundreds of millions of email usernames and passwords are ‘up for grabs’ in Russia’s criminal underworld, thanks to a major data breach.

10-year-old Finnish boy uncovers Instagram comments vulnerability

A 10-year old boy has found a security flaw in Instagram and, for his efforts, been rewarded $10,000 by Facebook.

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