A Microsoft survey of 10,000 consumers found that the worldwide annual cost of identity theft and phishing could be as high as $5 billion - and the cost of repairing damage to people’s reputation online could be even higher.
Less than half of parents use parental controls on internet-enabled devices bought for their children - leaving millions of youngsters potentially exposed to online threats, according to new research.
Fraudulent emails offering refunds of overpaid tax have surged by nearly 50% in the past year, according to a report by Accountancy Age. Customers reported 23,347 phishing emails to the British tax authorities in the three months before the deadline.
A small American law firm has admitted that every document on a server at the North Carolina company has fallen prey to the Cryptolocker ransomware, according to a report by local station WSO CTV.
A fake version of Facebook’s 10th anniversary celebration video page, ‘A Look Back’ is spreading via the social network, with users directed instead to another website, where they are prompted to download files.
Managers at White Lodging, a hotel management firm that works with various brands including Hilton, Marriott, Westin, Sheraton and Hyatt, may have known of a major credit card data breach for two weeks before details were made public.
A tiny, cheap gadget which can ‘hack’ into the network of modern cars to receive radio commands ranging from controlling steering and brakes to switching off headlights is to be shown off at the Black Hat Asia security conference in Singapore next month.
Weak passwords and rarely updated software are a recurring theme behind the 48,000 cyber incidents reported to the Department of Homeland Security - including the theft of data on the nation’s weakest dams by a “malicious intruder”, a DHS report has found.
Eleven high school students have been expelled after being caught bugging their teachers’ computers with a key logger device to change their grades.
White Lodging, a hotel management firm that works under brands including Hilton and Marriott, has suffered a credit card hack revealing customers' details.
One of the realities of news that happens at Internet-speed is that it may not be wholly accurate. Much of what has come out about the Target breach contains factual errors that may not seem obvious, especially as they are repeated by many news outlets. So let us take a moment to examine some of the more common myths that have been flying around.
The FBI has announced the arrest and charge of Alexsandr Panin, 24, a Russian hacker who developed the SpyEye trojan and used it to steal financial information and money from around the world.
The FBI has announced several arrests in a worldwide coordinated effort to break up a gang of email ‘hackers for hire’.
Hackers have stolen documents relating to law enforcement inquiries, through phishing attacks on employee emails, Microsoft has announced.
Arts and crafts retail chain Michaels has revealed that it may have been the victim of a "data security attack", similar to those at Target and Neiman Marcus in recent weeks.
Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has revealed that a breach which led to customer payment cards being used for fraud after shopping in its stores was far worse than first revealed - with 1.1 million cards affected over several months.
Banks around the world face a looming deadline to upgrade their ATMS - 95% of machines worldwide run Windows XP, which Microsoft will cease to support on April 8. Just 15% of America's ATMs are expected to upgrade by that point.
Vietnamese malware : ‘Single post’ enough to trigger spyware attacks against U.S. bloggers, EFF claims
A Californian blogger was among victims of a malware attack which targeted critics of the communist state in Vietnam, as well as staff at U.S. privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation.
The ‘magnetic stripe’ credit cards used by American banks should be replaced with the more secure chip-and-PIN systems standard in Europe and around the world to prevent further attacks, according to Visa, Mastercard, JP Morgan and government officials.
Cisco claims in its report that cybercrime is now a global, professional industry - and there is a worldwide shortage of professionals able to defend against such attacks, with new technologies in malware meaning that there is a shortfall of a million IT professionals.