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One-third of HTTPS websites left vulnerable to DROWN attack

A new vulnerability could leave as many as one-third of HTTPS websites open to decryption.

IRS issues warning to HR professionals over phishing scam

Less than a month after it “renewed a consumer alert” for phishing scams, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the US has delivered another warning aimed this time at payroll and human resources professionals.

Snapchat staff payroll data leaked in phishing scam

Snapchat has said that is “impossibly sorry” after a data leak exposed payroll information for some of its current and former employees.

The security review: porn clicker trojans at Google Play

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include porn clicker trojans at Google Play, digital childhoods and the security/privacy debate.

UC Berkeley hit with another cyberattack

UC Berkeley has revealed that it was the victim of a major cyberattack, affecting up to 80,000 current and former members of staff and students.

Identity theft accounts for ‘majority of data breaches’

Theft of identities along with personal information still accounts for the majority of data breaches, a new global survey by Gemalto has found.

Privacy and security ‘war’ must come to an end

Cybersecurity experts are joining forces with government officials to try and “end the war between privacy and security”, it has been revealed.

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.

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