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Mr. Robot security recap: 10 lessons learned from Season 02

Cybersecurity and hacking play a leading role in the series, so with Mr. Robot season 02 almost over, we want to do a reality check on the scenarios we saw.

Half a billion Yahoo users victim to ‘biggest data breach in history’

Yahoo has confirmed that half a billion users may have had their data stolen in what has been described as the ‘biggest data breach in history.’

Tesla Model S hacked from 12 miles away

A team of researchers was able to hack the controls of a Tesla Model S from a distance of 12 miles – adjusting the mirrors, locks and even slamming on the brakes.

Cybersecurity becoming a key boardroom agenda item

An increase in the number of cyberattacks and growing awareness of the threat has made cybersecurity a key boardroom level consideration.

WADA cyberattack compromises agency’s database

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has revealed that it was the victim of a cyberattack, which it has attributed to the Russian cyber espionage group, Tsar Team (APT28).

Google to draw attention to insecure HTTP websites

Google is looking to deliver even greater transparency when it comes to online security by identifying publicly – or “marking”, as it puts it – websites that are not as secure as they should be.

OPM criticized for 2015 major data breach shortcomings

OPM has been criticized by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for security shortcomings, which contributed to 2015’s major data breach.

Variety confirms CMS hijack by hacking collective OurMine

Variety has confirmed that its content management system (CMS) was hijacked on the weekend by the hacking collective OurMine.

Financial cybersecurity ‘needs to be a key agenda item at G20’

Improving financial cybersecurity at an international level must be a key agenda item at the G20 Summit in China this month (September 4th-5th).

Lax ALM security ‘contributed’ to Ashley Madison data breach

Avid Life Media (ALM), recently rebranded as Ruby Corp, has been heavily criticized for its lax cybersecurity measures, which contributed to the Ashley Madison data breach.

Individual arrested in connection with high-profile data at Sage

The City of London Police has confirmed the arrest of a 32-year-old employee in connection with a high-profile data breach at Sage.

NSA website goes down as hackers auction stolen ‘cyber weapons’

If you try to visit the NSA’s website right now, you’re in for a big disappointment.

ENISA: Security of Things important for CIIs

The Security of Things is set to become a key feature in the fight against cybercriminals, according to a new report by ENISA.

High-profile data breach at Sage draws attention to internal threats

The latest high-profile data breach at Sage has highlighted the importance of investing in a high-quality cybersecurity program to keep safe from internal threats.

QuadRooter vulnerabilities leaves 900 million Android devices at risk of attack

Over 900 million Android smartphones and tablets are vulnerable to cyberattacks, as they contain a set of four vulnerabilities dubbed QuadRooter.

NIST: It’s time move on from SMS 2FA

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the US Department of Commerce, it is time to move on from SMS 2FA.

Big spike in card fraud in Europe

There was a notable spike in card fraud in Europe last year, with the UK the worst hit, according to new data from FICO.

Yahoo looks into major data breach claims

Yahoo is looking into claims that it has become the latest high-profile victim of a major data breach. It is thought up to 200 million accounts are affected.

Android users to receive notifications when new devices added to account

Android users will receive push notifications on their smartphone, alerting them to a new device being added to their account, Google has announced.

Barclays launches voice recognition technology for telephone banking

When it comes to telephone banking, Barclays is looking to lead the way by enabling voice recognition technology for all of its customers.

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