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Millions affected by Dropbox breach - but is it a scam?

Millions affected by Dropbox breach - but is it a scam?

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An anonymous group of hackers claims to have compromised seven million Dropbox accounts, although there is early speculation that this could be a Bitcoin scam or duplicate data coming from an earlier breach.

Microsoft says NSA spying hit trust in the cloud

Microsoft says NSA spying hit trust in the cloud

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A senior Microsoft spokesman says that government surveillance has damaged trust in the cloud and in the company itself, pushing the latter to focus more on data privacy and security.

Most European businesses don't trust cloud services

Recent research suggests European business are very concerned about the security and transparency of cloud services, which they blame for increased data breaches.

'Celebgate' hackers plotted more thefts via Android Flappy Bird clone

'Celebgate' hackers plotted more thefts via Android Flappy Bird clone

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Researcher finds more attempts to steal private photos, while Symantec spots a botnet campaign to steal Apple account data.

 Apple's iCloud hacked, nude celeb photos posted

Apple's iCloud hacked, nude celeb photos posted

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Questions have been raised about the security of Apple's iCloud service, after a hacker posted nude pictures of celebrities to the 4Chan forum, claiming they were obtained after a hack of the iCloud system.

G-Cloud - Using SMEs without hurting government security

G-Cloud - Using SMEs without hurting government security

Moves to increase SME participation in government IT tendering drew criticism, but Peter Groucutt explains how G-Cloud has helped reduce security concerns as one of the objections

Privacy fears as US court rules against Microsoft

Privacy fears as US court rules against Microsoft

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A New York court has told Microsoft it must hand over customer data to the US Government even though it's held overseas - reigniting a privacy debate that has also dragged in the UK Government's controversial new 'DRIP' law.

Hackers tap flaws in Amazon cloud to host DDoS botnets

Hackers tap flaws in Amazon cloud to host DDoS botnets

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Profitable and easy-to-use vulnerability exploited by cybercriminals says security researcher

Snowden calls on businesses to encrypt data, shun Dropbox

Snowden calls on businesses to encrypt data, shun Dropbox

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UK cyber experts side with NSA whistle-blower who urges companies to adopt encryption and to shun Dropbox because the cloud storage company is 'hostile to privacy'.

How secure is cloud - really?

How secure is cloud - really?

Revelations of government surveillance are fuelling a paranoia that isn't going to subside. So should firms be afraid of adopting cloud?

Talent has no gender

Talent has no gender

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In the current print issue, SC Magazine UK talks to women in the industry about their experience, asks if data is secure when held by a cloud provider and assesses how ready we are for the new EU Data Protection Regulation.

ICYMI: NSA friendships, cloud concerns & Android flaws

ICYMI: NSA friendships, cloud concerns & Android flaws

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This week's In Case You Missed It column looks at NSA friendships, concerns on the cloud and the latest flaw affecting Android users.

Learning to love the Cloud

Learning to love the Cloud

You can use the cloud with confidence says John Sidhu, so long as you do your homework about what regulations apply, put appropriate safeguards in place then ensure you implement them.

It's not about the money

It's not about the money

Andrew McLean explains why security is the new differentiator for the cloud.

Debate: Is the EU Data Protection Act reform Necessary?

Debate: Is the EU Data Protection Act reform Necessary?

Brian Honan and Stewart Room debate whether the EU Protection Act reform is a good idea.

The view from the ground: Managing BYOD

The view from the ground: Managing BYOD

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Bring your own device (BYOD) is in full swing, but most FTSE 100 and SMEs are only now realising that there's more to managing the deluge of personal smartphones and tablets coming into the office than brute force alone, reports Doug Drinkwater

CeBIT 2014 sees Anglo-German cooperation

CeBIT 2014 sees Anglo-German cooperation

CeBIT further sharpened its profile as one of the world's leading IT events for decision-makers, reports Roland Ackermann

News briefs

News briefs

The UK's first national computer emergency response team, Microsoft finally ending support for WIndows XP and more security news.

The Google cloud: security still a watchword

The Google cloud: security still a watchword

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I don't believe there are new security problems due to the use of the cloud - Dr. Peter Dickman, engineering manager at Google, speaking at InfoSecurity Europe 2014.

EC3: Darknet & cloud the barriers to prosecuting cyber-criminals

EC3: Darknet & cloud the barriers to prosecuting cyber-criminals

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Troels Oerting, head of European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), spoke about the difficulties of catching cyber-criminals during his keynote speech at the Infosecurity Europe exhibition in London earlier today.

ICYMI: 'Banksy' sketches GCHQ, Heartbleed rumours & cloud confusion

ICYMI: 'Banksy' sketches GCHQ, Heartbleed rumours & cloud confusion

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As another week in information security zips by, we look at the top stories in our weekly In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) column.

1 in 3 businesses swerve cloud due to government snooping

1 in 3 businesses swerve cloud due to government snooping

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A new report released today claims that the rising level of government surveillance is now driving a third of organisations away from using cloud computing.

RSA 2014: RedOwl Analytics named "Most Innovative Company" at Innovation Sandbox

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Baltimore-based RedOwl Analytics was named "Most Innovative Company" at the RSA Conference 2014 Innovation Sandbox event.

SC Awards Europe 2014 finalists announced

SC Awards Europe 2014 finalists announced

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The finalists for this year's SC Awards Europe 2014 have now been shortlisted.

SC Awards Europe 2014: The first finalists announced

SC Awards Europe 2014: The first finalists announced

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The first finalists have now been shortlisted for this year's SC Awards Europe 2014. Scroll down the page to see what awards are up for grabs...

Why businesses fear the cloud

Why businesses fear the cloud

Cloud storage will be a hacking magnet suggests David Emm, with the most vulnerable point of entry for attackers being staff.

What security level is appropriate in the cloud?

What security level is appropriate in the cloud?

Selecting an appropriate cloud security solution can be simplified by ensuring cloud providers offer different environments with appropriate controls that align with actual risks faced suggests John Godwin

Safeguarding data in the cloud

Access controls, encryption and more all must be considered, along with just who and how corporate data is exposed. We explore some of the more critical security issues executives must consider when relying on the cloud.

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