Security

Minecraft wasn't hacked, but users may have been hit by malware

News 22 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

Despite email addresses and passwords being leaked, the company said it was not attacked by hackers

Internet search

Google “right to be forgotten”: Everything you need to know

News 20 Jan, 2015 Caroline Preece Rosie Clarke

Google has begun to remove search results under the “right to be forgotten” ruling. Here’s our guide to what you need to know

Hacking

Lizard Squad hacker group brought down

News 20 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

The rent-a-botnet service saw its registered user database released on the web

Sony Pictures hack: Did NSA have secret access to North Korean hackers' IT?

News 19 Jan, 2015 Caroline Donnelly Joe Curtis

NSA saw Sony Pictures attack originate from North Korea hackers' computers, claims New York Times

Kids using tablets and smartphones

What IT security lessons can teenagers teach the enterprise?

Analysis & Insight 19 Jan, 2015 Davey Winder

Davey Winder looks a little closer to home to see how the enterprise can learn from his teenage son's approach to security...

Google risks Microsoft's wrath with new Windows 8.1 bug disclosure

News 19 Jan, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Google goes public once more with details about Windows security flaw. How will Microsoft respond?

Silk Road trial: Mt. Gox Bitcoin boss was a Dread Pirate Roberts suspect

News 16 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Mark Karpeles forced to tweet denial of any involvement in Silk Road

Ex-NSA director: Support for insecure cryptography tool "regrettable"

News 16 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

The solution was riddled with backdoors but was pushed to businesses regardless

WhatsApp & iMessage face UK ban on anti-terrorism grounds

News 13 Jan, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

The Prime Minister sets out plans to ban encrypted messaging services on anti-terrorism grounds

Offline

Anonymous attacks Islamic extremist website over Charlie Hebdo attack

News 13 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

The hackers took down website ansar-alhaqq.net as part of #OpCharlieHebdo

Microsoft blasts Google over Windows 8.1 bug report

News 12 Jan, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Redmond claims Google was wrong to publicly disclose flaw as it was days away from being fixed

Storm warning

Why Microsoft needs to realise forewarned means forearmed on security

Analysis & Insight 12 Jan, 2015 Davey Winder

Davey Winder explains why Microsoft is mad to halt its Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification alerts for all users

Thunderstrike MacBook malware attacks computers via Thunderbolt port

News 12 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

The Thunderstrike malware goes undetected in the system and sits inside the ROM

David Cameron

David Cameron & Barack Obama to discuss cyber threats

News 12 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

The importance of the talks have been heightened after recent events in Paris

Malware

Dridex malware targets 15,000 UK bank accounts daily

News 9 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Trustwave warns the macro virus masquerades as Word and Excel email attachments

Piggy bank

Moonpig API flaw allegedly exposes millions of customer details

News 6 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Greeting card company fails to address vulnerability for 17 months, claims developer

Google Sign

Google exposes Windows 8.1 security flaw

News 6 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

The search giant has uncovered a security hole in Windows 8.1 Microsoft reportedly failed to patch within its 90-day deadline

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Hackers are gonna hack, but can the enterprise do jack?

Analysis & Insight 5 Jan, 2015 Davey Winder

With Lizard Squad offering up their DDoS tools to others, Davey Winder wonders why the enterprise isn't doing more to protect itself?

Bristol bus company hacked by Islamic extremists in error

News 5 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

The DarkShadow group thought the TravelWest bus company was responsible for providing travel to the whole of the western world

2014: the year that security broke

Analysis & Insight 29 Dec, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder takes a look back at how insecure we all were in 2014...

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