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FastMail the latest victim of a sustained DDoS offensive

The premium email provider FastMail has revealed that a cybercriminal has launched multiple DDoS attacks on its systems and made a ransom demand.

Operation Buhtrap malware distributed via

The free version of Ammyy’s remote administrator software were being served a bundle that contained an NSIS installer used by the gang behind Operation Buhtrap.

TalkTalk braces itself for a huge cyberattack bill of £35 million

The cost of last month’s cyberattack on TalkTalk is likely to top £35 million, the company’s CEO, Dido Harding, has admitted in an interview.

Comcast resets 200,000 cleartext passwords that were up for sale online

Comcast resets customer account details after it found out that information was being sold on the dark web.

5 things you can monitor with your parental control tool

One of the biggest concerns parents have about the internet is the sites their children are browsing. Parental control tools can help allay this worry.

Social media savvy students ‘better at avoiding cybercrime’

A new study finds that current university students have a mature approach to social media that helps keep them safe from cybercrime.

£6.5 million CyberInvest initiative to boost UK’s cyberdefences

CyberInvest is the latest government initiative designed to boost the country’s leadership in cybersecurity.

The security review: Industrie 4.0, Schrödinger’s Cat and weakening encryption

This week’s roundup of the past seven days includes a interesting piece on Industrie 4.0, Schrödinger’s antivirus, proposals to weaken encryption and much more.

Nearly 157,000 TalkTalk customers had their personal details hacked

TalkTalk talks numbers – revealing that “only 4%” of its users were affected by the hacking attack on its systems.

ProtonMail hit with another DDoS attack

After experiencing an onslaught of DDoS attacks, which saw it hand over the ransom that was demanded, ProtonMail has once again been targeted by cybercriminals.

Why mobile security is more important than ever before

In this feature we explore why mobile security is of the utmost importance for individuals and organizations. If smartphones and tablets not adequately protected, they are extremely vulnerable to being exploited.

UK and US banks to face transatlantic cyberattack test

Banks in the UK and US will be tested on how capable they are in coordinating a transatlantic response to a cyberattack.

Schrödinger’s antivirus: The immortality of antivirus software

The question of antivirus software being dead is one that doesn’t seem to go away. Why is that? Distinguished ESET researcher Aryeh Goretsky explores.

UK government: Data encryption needs to be limited

The UK government is to put forward proposals that will require organizations to limit the effectiveness of data encryption, arguing it weakens security.

US man jailed for attempting to hire cybercriminal to wipe fines

A US man who posted an advert on Craigslist requesting the services of a cybercriminal has been handed a two-year prison sentence. He wanted fines he owed to be wiped clean.

Germany’s Industrie 4.0 – the challenges in IT-Security

Time after time we have experienced revolutions in our societies, in the way we work and thus in the Industry. In the past we have been through several Industrial Revolutions and now it’s seems to be the time for another.

Cybersecurity research boost for medical devices

A Texas university is to research cybersecurity solutions to vulnerabilities in medical devices, boosted by a major grant from the National Science Foundation.

The security review: Car hacking, internet at 46 and TalkTalk cyber-arrests

Welcome to our new weekly round-up, offering you a recap of the biggest stories, opinion pieces and reports from the world of information security from the past seven days.

European Parliament offers support to Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden has been described as a “international human rights defender” by the European Parliament, which has called on all EU member states to back the whistleblower.

Ransomware: To pay or not to pay?

The recommendation by the FBI that victims of ransomware pay up to have their files decrypted created a buzz within IT folks of all kind. It’s time to ask: Should paying the ransom really be considered an option?

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