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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.

Weak passwords continue to pose huge security threat

People’s choice of passwords continues to be a huge security risk, according to new research. SplashData’s annual Worst Passwords List finds ‘123456’ and ‘password’ continue to be the most common choice.

‘Context’ shapes American attitudes towards privacy

A new survey has revealed that when it comes to making a decision on information sharing and privacy, context plays an important part for many Americans.

Twitter goes offline across the globe

Twitter users across the globe have experienced problems with the social network, which was unavailable for between one to two hours.

Phishing scams spike leads to social engineering campaign

Get Safe Online has launched a major new campaign in the UK to help raise awareness of the dangers of social engineering, as figures suggest more needs to be done to inform the public about this growing nuisance.

The security review: BlackEnergy, Internet Explorer and Fitbit

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include an analysis of the BlackEnergy trojan and Microsoft’s decision to end support for older versions of Internet Explorer.

Legal firms ‘risk compromising data over poor login security’

Firms in the legal sector are at risk of compromising information confidentiality because of poor data practices, according to new research by IS Decisions.

Employees face penalties for ‘misinterpreting security policies’

Corporations will take a much tougher approach to insider security threats by penalizing employees who “invite a data breach”, according to a new survey.

Global operation against DD4BC results in arrests

European countries have joined the fight against DD4BC, as part of a global response against the cybercriminal organization, resulting in arrests.

Operational technology ‘susceptible to remote attacks’

Reid Wightman, a security researcher, has discovered that internet-connected operational technology can ‘easily’ be attacked and damaged.

Data thieves ‘need to be handed tougher sentences’

Data thieves need to receive tougher sentences, says Christopher Graham, the UK’s information commissioner, as this will be a more effective deterrent.

Your smartwatch may be revealing your card’s PIN code

Wearable devices bring us a whole world of technological innovation, yet at the same time it appears as though they also bring with them a serious security risk.

The security review: BlackEnergy, CES 2016 and Windows 10

Highlights from the last seven days in information security include the return of the BlackEnergy trojan and security insights from CES 2016.

Uber agrees to $20,000 penalty over poor data security practices

The app-based taxi company Uber has agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty for poor data security practices and to reform its privacy policies.

Time Warner Cable: Customer data ‘may have been compromised’

Time Warner Cable, one of the biggest cable telecommunications companies in the US, has revealed that some of its customer data ‘may have been compromised’.

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