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The industrialization of cybercrime may be upon us

We are slowly seeing the industrialization of cybercrime according to an expert. Dr. Adrian Nish, head of cyber threat intelligence at BAE Systems, said that cybercriminals are becoming more “professionalized”.

The security review: The state of security in companies in the EMEA region

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include the state of security in companies in the EMEA region and advice on support scams.

Average cost of cybercrime rises by 200% in just five years

Cybercrime is costing the global economy up to $450 billion annually, a new report by Hamilton Place Strategies reveals.

Major vulnerability found in GNU C Library

Security researchers have identified a serious vulnerability in an open-source library of code that is known as GNU C Library (glibc).

Anonymous leaks 18GB worth of data belonging to Turkey’s national police force

The hacktivist group Anonymous has released close to 18GB worth of sensitive data from Turkey’s national police database, according to reports.

VTech warns users that sensitive information ‘may not be secure’

VTech has relaunched its online service Learning Lodge, but appears to have shirked responsibility regarding future data breaches.

US hospital hit with ’random’ ransomware attack

A hospital in the US is still unable to fully access it computer system, over a week after cybercriminals launched a ransomware attack.

Calls from the UK to make ‘malicious data breaches’ a criminal offence

The UK government should make ‘malicious data breaches’ a criminal offence, according to a new report from the Science and Technology Committee.

UK business decision makers see cyberattacks as their great nemesis

More and more business decision makers in the UK consider cyberattacks to be the greatest threat to their enterprise, according to a new study.

Cybersecurity e-learning course launches in the UK for HR staff

A new e-learning tool has been launched in the UK to help HR professionals effectively deal with cybersecurity issues in the British workplace.

Student arrested for grade-changing school data breach

A 17-year-old student in America has been arrested and charged with illegally accessing government computers, months after the data breach took place.

The security review: Encryption 101 and Android security updates

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include encryption insights, Android updates, Facebook at 12 and a data breach at UCF in the US.

63,000 people affected by UCF data breach

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has revealed that it has experienced a major data breach. Up to 63,000 people are thought to be affected by the incident.

New security measures to protect EU data flows to the US

The European Commission and the US have agreed on a landmark new deal that will seek to boost the security of ‘transatlantic data flows’, it has been revealed.

UK council ‘thwarts ransomware attack’

Lincolnshire County Council has successfully thwarted attempts by cybercriminals to extort money from them and brought most of its systems back online, almost one week on from the ransomware attack.

Americans ‘worry more about online privacy than losing main income’

American consumers are more concerned about not knowing how their personal data are collected online than they are about losing their main source of income, new research has found.

The security review: Windows exploitation 2015 and Bayrob trojan

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include ESET’s annual Windows exploitation report, analysis of the Bayrob trojan and beating tax identity fraud.

HSBC’s online banking services hit with cyberattack

HSBC in the UK has revealed via Twitter that its internet banking services were targeted by cybercriminals this morning (January 29th), which it has “successfully defended”.

Businesses ‘still naïve to the risks of cybercrime’

Close to half all businesses in the UK are of the opinion that they are safe from cybercrime, according to new research. They believe the risks are minute.

Wendy’s launches investigation into possible data breach

The fast food chain Wendy’s may have been the victim of a data breach, the security expert Brian Krebs has revealed. Unusual activity has been reported.

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