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FBI warn that automobiles are vulnerable to cyberattacks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a public service announcement warning drivers that automobiles are “increasingly vulnerable” to cyberattacks.

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”.

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.

Your smartwatch may be revealing your card’s PIN code

Wearable devices bring us a whole world of technological innovation, yet at the same time it appears as though they also bring with them a serious security risk.

UK police force hire ‘Britain’s greatest fraudster’ to help tackle cybercrime

Once described as ‘Britain’s greatest online fraudster’, reformed Tony Sales has been hired by West Midlands Police in the UK to help tackle ongoing cybercrime.

Hacker Buba releases data belonging to customers of a UAE bank

Hacker Buba has released tens of thousands of records belonging to Invest Bank customers online.

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.

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.

Walgreens ‘halts’ Theranos partnership following WSJ technology expose

The fallout from a Wall Street Journal technology expose that claims Theranos has been less than transparent over its blood tests continues with Walgreens putting its partnership with the company “up for discussion”.

IT workers ‘the riskiest users of technology’

A new report finds that in the world of business, it is in fact IT workers who are the riskiest users of technology.

TalkTalk ‘receives ransom demand’ for cyberattack

TalkTalk’s chief executive has confirmed that she has received a ransom demand from an individual or group claiming responsibility for the cyberattack.

TalkTalk experiences ‘significant and sustained cyberattack’

It has been revealed that TalkTalk has been subject to a “significant and sustained cyberattack”, with criminals likely to have accessed personal and banking details belonging to its customers.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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