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Trend Micro insider sells customer data to scammers

Scammers used stolen data to make fraudulent phishing calls
6 Nov 2019
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View from the airport: (ISC)2 Security Congress 2019

Cyber attacks may be heading to into space, but much greater threats to the industry are afoot
1 Nov 2019
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Is cyber security about to go interstellar?

When we think about the cyber attacks of the future, we may have to think bigger
30 Oct 2019
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IoT botnets are on the rise and 5G isn’t helping anything

Botnets are more common and coming in more diverse strains than ever before
29 Oct 2019
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Big expansion unveiled for girls' cyber security competition

Originally launched in 2017, the hugely popular competition has gone from strength to strength
16 Oct 2019
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UK and US plead with Mark Zuckerberg to bin encryption plans

Home secretary pens open letter to the Facebook chief as the nations strike historic data-access agreement
4 Oct 2019
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What is cyber security?

To learn what cyber security is, you also have to know what it's not
27 Sep 2019
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NHS staff issued with fresh cyber security guidance

New campaign focuses on password security, phishing, social engineering, and on-site 'tailgating'
23 Sep 2019
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What is cyber warfare?

We explain what cyber warfare is and why you need to pay attention to the threats it poses
20 Sep 2019
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Modern cyber security bears 'great resemblance to Titanic'

The security head likens the maritime disaster to cyber security blunders and gives his thoughts on how to move forward
19 Sep 2019
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Deepfake ransomware among experts’ list of cyber fears

Trend Micro's future threat researchers explain how hackers of the future will cause chaos
18 Sep 2019
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What is WannaCry?

The full story behind one of the worst ransomware outbreaks in history
9 Sep 2019
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Decision on Huawei's UK presence faces further delays

Uncertainty around the permanence of the US trade ban is halting the government's progress
23 Jul 2019
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Turning the leaf on the password as its creator dies at 93

This legend of computing was a pioneering great but his analogue invention doesn’t sit well in a digital age
16 Jul 2019
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What is ethical hacking? White hat hackers explained

Not all hackers are motivated by greed - some of them use their powers for good
11 Jul 2019
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Panel Profile: William Hill Group CISO Killian Faughnan

We get face-to-face with one of the IT Pro Panellists
4 Jul 2019
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Capita warns schools to stop using its data-sharing platform

Embattled outsourcing firm says the glitch in its data-transfer mechanism is only "very low-level"
4 Apr 2019
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Service takes itself offline after 800m records exposed

Researchers find a non-protected MongoDB instance amounting to 150GB of unique data
8 Mar 2019
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Internet Explorer and Exchange zero-days get patched

Exploit code is known to be in circulation for both vulnerabilities
13 Feb 2019
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Apple facing lawsuit because its 2FA is ‘too disruptive'

Californian man accuses the firm of not seeking his consent, and of disrupting access to his personal devices
12 Feb 2019
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Apple strips Facebook of enterprise certificates

Tech giants war over violation of internal enterprise programme as Google also admits to breaching rules
31 Jan 2019
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Massive data leak exposes 773m unique records online

Gargantuan 87GB trove of email addresses and passwords was sourced from thousands of separate data breaches
17 Jan 2019
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Misconfigured app exposed NASA data for at least three weeks

Names and email addresses accidentally made public in the second major security scare in as many months
14 Jan 2019