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Calls from the UK to make ‘malicious data breaches’ a criminal offence

The UK government should make ‘malicious data breaches’ a criminal offence, according to a new report from the Science and Technology Committee.

UK business decision makers see cyberattacks as their great nemesis

More and more business decision makers in the UK consider cyberattacks to be the greatest threat to their enterprise, according to a new study.

Cybersecurity e-learning course launches in the UK for HR staff

A new e-learning tool has been launched in the UK to help HR professionals effectively deal with cybersecurity issues in the British workplace.

Student arrested for grade-changing school data breach

A 17-year-old student in America has been arrested and charged with illegally accessing government computers, months after the data breach took place.

The security review: Encryption 101 and Android security updates

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include encryption insights, Android updates, Facebook at 12 and a data breach at UCF in the US.

63,000 people affected by UCF data breach

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has revealed that it has experienced a major data breach. Up to 63,000 people are thought to be affected by the incident.

New security measures to protect EU data flows to the US

The European Commission and the US have agreed on a landmark new deal that will seek to boost the security of ‘transatlantic data flows’, it has been revealed.

UK council ‘thwarts ransomware attack’

Lincolnshire County Council has successfully thwarted attempts by cybercriminals to extort money from them and brought most of its systems back online, almost one week on from the ransomware attack.

Americans ‘worry more about online privacy than losing main income’

American consumers are more concerned about not knowing how their personal data are collected online than they are about losing their main source of income, new research has found.

The security review: Windows exploitation 2015 and Bayrob trojan

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include ESET’s annual Windows exploitation report, analysis of the Bayrob trojan and beating tax identity fraud.

HSBC’s online banking services hit with cyberattack

HSBC in the UK has revealed via Twitter that its internet banking services were targeted by cybercriminals this morning (January 29th), which it has “successfully defended”.

Businesses ‘still naïve to the risks of cybercrime’

Close to half all businesses in the UK are of the opinion that they are safe from cybercrime, according to new research. They believe the risks are minute.

Wendy’s launches investigation into possible data breach

The fast food chain Wendy’s may have been the victim of a data breach, the security expert Brian Krebs has revealed. Unusual activity has been reported.

Businesses increasingly targeted with ransomware

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting businesses with ransomware, according to a new report by the Online Trust Alliance.

Google bans over 780m ‘bad ads’ to protect online experience

Google has banned over 780 million so-called ‘bad ads’ in 2015 alone, explaining that these advertisements have breached the terms of their policies.

Hedge fund managers ‘need a cybersecurity response plan’

Having in place a ‘cybersecurity response plan’ is vital if hedge fund managers in London are to deal effectively with this threat.

The security review: ESET’s trends for 2016, more attacks in Ukraine and virtualized security

Highlights from the last seven days in information security include ESET’s latest trends report (In)security Everywhere and the ongoing cyberattacks against Ukraine’s electric power industry.

Retailers ‘capable of tracking shoppers through smartphones’

More and more retailers are investing technology that allows them to track the movement of shoppers through their smartphone, an expert has revealed.

Countries remain unprepared for cyberattacks on nuclear facilities

Nuclear facilities across the world have little or no real security mechanisms in place to deal with cyberattacks, according to new analysis.

Phony web traffic to cost advertisers $7.2 billion in 2016

Fraudsters are set to hit online advertisers hard this year, costing them $7.2 billion globally as a result of phony web traffic generated by bots, new research has found.

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