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‘Collaboration needed’ to combat low-impact cybercrime

Greater collaboration between the UK’s technology industry and police forces is essential to successfully tackle “high-volume, low-impact cybercrime”, a new report advises.

Apple: It is impossible to access encrypted data on iPhones

Apple has once again reiterated its claim that it is technically impossible for it to access encrypted data on iPhones that are running iOS 8 or higher and even if it was possible, it would be apprehensive to perform such an action.

Is the cloud more secure for you? Only you hold the answer

Thinking of using the cloud, but have doubts whether it’s secure enough? You are not alone. Many enterprises hesitate to fully embrace it, fearing that their sensitive data might get compromised when stored online. But is the risk really high or can it be managed?

Sony agrees to $8 million settlement over 2014 data breach

Sony Pictures Entertainment says that it will pay out $8 million to its employees, over a data breach last year. The studio was attacked by cybercriminals over the release of the movie The Interview.

Multi-stage exploit installing trojan

Earlier this year, a new type of trojan caught the attention of ESET researchers. This article will take a deep dive into how the exploit works and briefly describe the final payload.

CIA director’s personal email account ‘breached by teen’

It has been claimed that the director of the CIA has had his personal email account breached by a teenager, with social engineering playing a part in the hack.

LTE vulnerabilities puts Android devices at risk of attack

Vulnerabilities that have been found in LTE networks leave Android devices open to a DDoS attack, according to the Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at Carnegie Mellon University.

Facebook to alert users to state-sponsored cyberattacks

Facebook has revealed that it will let its users know if their accounts have been subject to state-sponsored cyberattacks.

False sense of security leaves American homes vulnerable to cybercriminals

Many American homes have a false sense of security when it comes to their devices and networks – their digital doors could do with better protection.

Brolux trojan targeting Japanese online bankers

A banking trojan, detected by ESET as Win32/Brolux.A, is targeting Japanese internet banking users and spreading through at least two vulnerabilities: a Flash vulnerability leaked in the Hacking Team hack and the so-called unicorn bug, a vulnerability in Internet Explorer.

Adobe Flash is putting your computer at risk – and there’s no patch yet

Sooner or later you are going to have to address the Flash problem on your computers.

And there doesn’t seem a better time with a zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited by an organised hacking gang.

Crime levels in England and Wales rise with cybercrime inclusion

There has been a sharp rise in crime levels in England and Wales as cybercrime data has been included in official statistics for the first time.

10 key facts you need to know about cyber insurance

The regular occurrence of data breaches is pushing organizations to think more seriously about updating their risk management policies. With that in mind, we look at the top ten things you need to know about cyber insurance, which is fast becoming a business necessity.

New USB killer ‘destroys computer within seconds’

The follow-up to the original USB killer by Dark Purple can obliterate a computer within seconds by delivering a a negative 220-volt charge into the device.

UK’s NCA warns online bankers to be wary of Dridex malware

The virulent Dridex malware poses a serious threat to online bankers in the UK, according to the National Crime Agency. Internet users urged to be vigilant.

America’s Thrift Stores experiences data breach

America’s Thrift Stores has announced that it is the latest victim of a cyberattack, with the gang behind the data breach thought to be from Eastern Europe.

Beware banking trojans and their nasty helpers

Banking trojans are ubiquitous and growing in number and sophistication, largely through trojan downloaders and webinjects. Here are four severe cases.

Millennials ‘need assurance with online data security’

Businesses “need to persuade millennials” that their online data is safe, as this demographic remains sceptical about security, a new survey has found.

Dow Jones & Company experiences data breach

The latest big name victim of a data breach is Dow Jones & Company, which reports that up to 3,500 of its customers may have been affected.

European organizations ‘underestimate cybersecurity risks’

A new survey suggests that businesses across Europe are failing to grasp the severity of cybersecurity risks, leaving them exposed to all sorts of attacks.

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