‘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.

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.

Global cost of cybercrime ‘continues to rise’

A new report from the Ponemon Institute reveals that the global cost of cybercrime to businesses shows no signs of slowing down.

Cybercrime ‘more threatening than ever’

Cybercrime is more aggressive and confrontational than it has ever been, Europol’s latest Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) has stated.

Global information security spend grows by 5% in 2015

Gartner reveals that spending on information security across the world will have increased by 4.7% by the end of this year.

90% of large businesses in the UK experienced data breach

UK businesses need to protect themselves from cybercrime, as government data reveals that up to 90 percent of major businesses in the country experienced an attack in 2014.

The evolution of ransomware: From PC Cyborg to a service for sale

A look back at how ransomware – a type of malware used mostly for hijacking user data – has evolved from the days of PC Cyborg to today’s service for sale.

UK businesses ‘number one target for cybercriminals’

The UK has become the number one target for cybercriminals, with its businesses increasingly under attack.

The sad stats on state of cybersecurity: 70% attack go unchecked

A finance expert says that cybercrime is a major worry for American citizens. And, with up to one billion data records breached in the US alone last year, there is a lot to be concerned about.

This could ruin your date: another site under attack

Match.com becomes the latest dating website to be targeted by cybercriminals, with experts finding that it has been subjected to a malvertising attack.

Bitcoin community ‘needs to collaborate’ over security and scalability

In an open letter to members of its own community, Bitcoin developers and contributors have called for greater cooperation over security and scalability.

Security of Ashley Madison breached sooner than you think

The Ashley Madison attack could be one of the most notable instances of cybercrime in 2015. Here’s a timeline of the key events.

Ashley Madison members ‘easy target for extortion’

There is the very real possibility that members of the infidelity website Ashley Madison may be subject to extortion threats.

Web.com experiences data breach

Web.com reveals that was the victim of a data breach this month, which affected up to 93,000 of its customers.

Car security vulnerability study finally sees light of day

A major security vulnerability study into modern cars has finally been released, two years after it was originally intended to be published.

IRS data breach more severe than originally thought

IRS admits that the data breach it experienced in May is far bigger than previously thought.

Cybercriminals and traders charged with $100m ‘newswire fraud’

An international team of hackers and traders who benefited from illegal pre-publication access to company finance updates have been charged with fraud.

The world’s biggest bug bounty payouts

From finding flaws to suggesting innovative security measures for the future, we look at some of the biggest bug bounty payouts in recent years.

Europol shuts down cybercrime ring with 49 arrests

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre has arrested 49 suspects in a joint international operation targeting the takedown of a major cybercrime ring.

Cost of UK cybersecurity breaches double, government commissioned survey finds

The average ‘low-end’ cost of a major cybersecurity breach has more than doubled from £600,000 (~$917,000) to £1.46 million (~$2.2 million) in the last year.

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