A high-profile ‘connected’ lighting system had a critical vulnerability which allowed attackers to take control of the entire system, switching off light bulbs at will, and which could be executed by criminals within 100 feet of a home.
Top police cybercrime experts from 22 European countries are to participate in a 10-day intensive training course in Spain starting this week - becoming, in the words of the head of the European Cybercrime Centre, ‘cyber cops’.
Banking malware built to misdirect a Brazilian form of bank payment method targeted $3.75 billion of transactions over the past two years - and the scale of the attack may have eclipsed any single previous instance of electronic theft.
A point-of-sale and security system vendor used by restaurants including Taco Bell and Dairy Queen has warned its customers that customer credit card details may have leaked in a breach earlier this year.
A Ukrainian criminal who claimed to be behind a plot to send packages of heroin purchased from an online ‘dark market’ to veteran security blogger Brian Krebs has been arrested in Italy on suspicion of selling stolen credit cards.
Extorted for Bitcoin? Some U.S. pizza restaurant owners have been receiving letters threatening them with bad reviews, fake pizza orders, food contamination and, in extreme cases, even bombs.
Personal information on 1.3 million people including bank details, medical records and home addresses may have leaked after a security incident where attackers gained entry to a server owned by Montana’s Public Health and Human Services department.
Dozens of car washes across Connecticut have leaked “countless” credit and debit card details to cybercriminals, according to a new investigation by security blogger Brian Krebs.
Google’s Nest thermostat can be hacked in under a minute, according to a blog post and video posted by GTV Hacker. The hack would allow attackers complete control over the device and access to the user’s home network.
Blackmailers force internet site Code Spaces out of business, leaving customers in the lurch.
A California oil company that lost thousands after being attacked by hackers has won $350,000 in a legal settlement after suing its bank.
A dangerous new strain of malware has been discovered, able to steal banking credentials without alerting users to the interception.
A group of hackers claim to have stolen the personal details of some 650,000 pizza lovers, and have threatened to release them to the world if Domino's Pizza doesn't cough up a hefty ransom.
Newly stolen credit and debit card details, from cards used in P F Chang’s China Bistro, a nationwide American chain of restaurants, went on sale on an underground website this week at a site best-known for selling off the details of victims of the Target data breach.
The Bank of England weathers an average of eight cyber attacks including malware-laced “spear phishing” campaigns per week, according to Chief Information Security Officer Don Randall.
A new intelligence-sharing network aims to protect financial institutions by sharing information between government, security firms and financial institutions to “predict” vulnerabilities.
The hi-tech research wing of the US military DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency) is to offer a $2 million prize offered for a fully automated defense system - a computer that defends itself without human intervention.
FBI names as "Most Wanted" the leader of cyber criminal gang based in Russia and Ukraine responsible for both GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker schemes, as law enforcement agencies crack down on cyber crime infrastructure.
It is perfectly possible to “hack” a car while it is driving on the road, seize control, and force the vehicle into a fatal crash, says a car security specialist - saying that the 100-or-so computers in "connected" cars are vulnerable to attack.
In Ubisoft's Watch Dogs, a man out for vengeance chooses an odd weapon - a smartphone. Loaded with deadly apps, he blows up power stations, wrecks cars and stops trains. But how close to reality is it?