With nearly 160,000 lust-ridden techies, corporate denizens and a few of us security types descending on a slightly crisp wintery Las Vegas to see what all the fuss is about at CES 2015, here are a few things to keep an eye out for this year at the show.
The group of hackers that calls itself the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) briefly claimed control of the facebook.com domain via an attack on MarkMonitor. It appears normal Facebook service has been resumed, but here’s what you need to know.
Children indulge in highly risky behavior online – with nearly one in five 9-11 year olds having physically met strangers they encountered online. Others use false identities – with some under-10s pretending to be 25.
U.S. prosecutors allege that virtual currency company Liberty Reserve processed 55 million transactions since 2006, becoming “the bank of choice” for cyber criminals.
Future malware attacks could be triggered by music or even lighting – allowing cybercriminals to command and control large numbers of infected devices in the same area, according to Alabama researchers.
Designs for more than two dozen advanced weapons systems have been compromised by hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon. The hackers are said to be Chinese.
American companies are facing an “unprecedented” onslaught of data theft, costing “hundreds of billions”, according to a report by a private group headed by high-ranking ex-government officials.
Mainstream media reports offer a mere “snapshot” of the scope of cyber-crime, according to the head of British intelligence agency GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters).
The Financial Times has become the latest victim of Twitter hackers, after activists hacked accounts belonging to the newspaper, and also defaced areas of the FT site.
ESET Mobile Security has scored full marks for detecting mobile banking threats in a group test conducted by Germany’s AV-TEST magazine, focused on detecting dangerous new banking Trojans.
Government regulation of IT security poses challenges for bank security teams, a leading Australian bank IT security expert has claimed.
Internet Explorer 10 beats both Google’s Chrome and Firefox when it comes to blocking downloads of malware, according to analysts NSS Labs.
Cybersecurity is among the top defense priorities of the United States, the U.S. Navy’s top admiral said this week – on the same level as strategic nuclear weapons.
An international gang of cyber thieves stole $45 million using bank ATMs in a heist spread across 27 countries.
“Passwords are starting to fail us when used everywhere at internet scale,” said PayPal’s Chief Information Security Officer Michael Barrett at this week’s Interop expo in Las Vegas.
A proposed new law, the Deter Cyber Theft Act, would help defend U.S. companies against data theft and computer espionage by foreign interests, a bipartisan group of senators said this week.
The Chinese government and military are behind large numbers of cyberespionage attacks directed at U.S. government computer systems, according to a Pentagon report released this week.
Poland’s influential CHIP technology magazine has awarded ESET Smart Security the top prize in its antivirus products category this year.
Users of popular PC gaming service ESEA have discovered that their PCs have been hijacked to mine Bitcoins by malware served up alongside the company’s client. A hidden Bitcoin-mining process caused users’ graphics cards to overheat as it worked in the background.