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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?

Trick or treat? Beware so a ransomware won’t end up between your Halloween sweets

Ghosts, monsters and the living dead can all send a chill down one’s spine. Ransomware, for some people, is just as spooky. This Halloween, we look at why.

Using DroidJack to spy on an Android? Expect a visit from the police

Law enforcement agencies across Europe have searched homes this week, as part of an international crackdown against users of a notorious piece of Android malware known as DroidJack.

11-year-old sets up cryptographically secure password business

An 11-year-old girl from New York has set up her own business selling cryptographically secure passwords, using a technique known as diceware.

The Internet of Things: Groundbreaking tech with security risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest buzzword taking hold of the technology industry, but what does it mean exactly and how does it impact citizens and businesses? We take a closer look.

The great car hacking debate

Can cars be hacked remotely or is the idea of remotely hackable cars still only a hypothetical threat? Evidence is presented to help answer this question.

ENISA to invest in emerging smart critical infrastructure security

Enhancing security in emerging smart critical infrastructures will be a key focus areas for the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security in 2016.

The internet started with the transfer of two letters: Today it’s changing millions of lives

Exactly 46 years ago, on October 29th, 1969, the first bits of data were transmitted over a long distance between two computers … and the internet was born. International Internet Day present a great opportunity to remember how this global venture and its security have evolved.

TalkTalk cyberattack: The story so far

The TalkTalk cyberattack has attracted a lot of media attention since it was first reported that a serious incident had taken place. We cut through the noise and offer a concise summary of what has transpired.

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