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Vera Bradley alerts customers to data breach

Vera Bradley has notified its customers of a data breach, explaining that it had launched an investigation last month into a “payment card incident”.

NHS increasingly being targeted by ransomware attacks

NHS hospitals in England are increasingly being targeted with ransomware attacks, according to an investigation by the i newspaper.

Security fatigue is preventing us from being safe online

Individuals are demonstrating security fatigue when it comes to protecting themselves online, increasing their risk of being compromised by a cyberattack.

TalkTalk receives record fine for security failings that resulted in 2015 cyberattack

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) hits TalkTalk with record fine for failing to take basic security measures to protect customer information.

Spotify Free hits sour note with infected ads

Some users of the ad-supported music streaming service Spotify Free got more hits than they bargained for, according to numerous reports.

DDoS attacks ‘consistent, relentless and damaging’ to organizations

Consistent and relentless DDoS attacks are causing “real damage” to organizations around the world, with the number of affected enterprises on the rise.

Malware researcher Lukas Stefanko will be online on Reddit

WeLiveSecurity author and ESET researcher Lukas Stefanko will be answering questions about Android malware on Reddits‘ popular Subreddit r/IamA.

Organizations ‘need to deliver social engineering training’

More focus on how to spot social engineering attacks is needed in organizations, according to expert Jenny Radcliffe.

Cybersecurity ‘no longer a technical issue’

Cybersecurity has gone from being a technical issue to one that needs consideration and leadership at a board level, according to an expert.

Growth of cybercrime is ‘ruthless’

Cybercrime has established itself as a permanent fixture in 21st century life, with the number of incidents and victims continuing to rise with dogged determination.

Krebs’ website remains online following massive DDoS attack

Brian Krebs’ website appears be to be holding up, following what has been described as “one of the biggest web attacks ever seen”.

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).

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