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Security professionals ‘extremely concerned’ by cybercrime threat

Security professionals are more concerned than ever by the threat of cybercrime, according to new poll.

ISF publishes major update to its information security guide

The Information Security Forum (ISF) has published a major update to its Standard of Good Practice for Information Security.

Cyberattacks affect ‘nearly every single company’

Around eight in every 10 cybersecurity executives admit their company has been compromised by a cyberattack in the past 24 months.

Cicis restaurant chain experiences data breach

Restaurant chain Cicis has released a statement informing customers of a data breach experienced in some of its restaurants across the US.

Library of Congress experiences DDoS attack

The Library of Congress in the US has experienced a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, it revealed via social media. Also affected was the US Copyright Office.

Passwords not compromised by Ubuntu Forums data breach

A major data breach on the Ubuntu Forums has not compromised the passwords of its affected users. Usernames, emails addresses and IPs have been exposed.

A smarter approach to password security ‘needed’

A smarter approach to password security is needed to help prevent cybercriminals from easily accessing our accounts and stealing personal information.

‘Ruthless’ cybercriminals pose a major threat to organizations

Organizations need to better understand how “ruthless and efficient” cybercriminals are, according to a new report from BT and KPMG.

Chicago man pleads guilty in celebrity iCloud data breach

A 28 year-old Chicago man has pleaded guilty to using phishing scams to illegally access more than 300 iCloud and Gmail accounts, around 30 of which belonged to celebrities.

The security review: How secure are our cash machines?

Welcome to this week’s security review, including a closer look at cash machine security as ATMs turn 49 years old.

‘Fansmitter’ malware can extract data from air-gapped computers

Fansmitter, a new malware with the capability to extract data from air-gapped computers, has been developed by scientists in Israel.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas experiences data breach

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has experienced a data breach. Its investigation found unauthorized access to its payment card environment.

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai’s online accounts hijacked

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai is the latest public figure to have his online accounts hijacked by OurMine.

The security review: The 5 most common reasons for corporate data loss

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes an in-depth discussion of the most common reasons for corporate data loss.

Cyberattacks should be included in international humanitarian law

The seriousness of cyberattacks is such that it should be included in international humanitarian law, a new report from the Global Commission on Internet Governance has said.

Google makes two-step verification easier

Google has just introduced a new feature for users to make its two-step verification (2SV) process easier.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ‘tapes over webcam’

A Facebook post from Mark Zuckerberg ‘reveals’ that he is serious about security, as it seems to show that his webcam is covered up with tape.

Acer experiences major data breach

Acer has experienced a major data breach, with up to 34,500 of its customers thought to be affected. It has already submitted a “breach notification sample” to the Office of the Attorney General in California.

UK MPs call for tougher sanctions against cybercriminals

Individuals convicted of unlawfully obtaining or selling personal data should serve up to two years in prison, according to a new report from the UK’s culture, media and sports committee.

The security review: Nemucod, cyberbullying and Windows 10 one year on

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes detail on the evolution of Nemucod and thoughts on Windows 10 one year on from its launch.

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