European and Asian organisations were targeted by the CozyDuke advanced persistent threat (APT) attack, revealed an executive with Kaspersky Lab.
This week's ICYMI column looks at the top stories on SC from the last week, from the breach blame game and Anonymous hackers to the discovery and patching of critical SSL and Magento flaws.
Information is the lifeblood of modern business, no less so than in the lofty eyries of the legal eagles, where sensitive client information is analysed and monetised.
Discovery of data theft leads to Google pulling more than 200 dodgy extensions from Chrome Web Store.
Linux Australia president Joshua Hesketh, says that a "malicious individual" had used a RAT to access Linux Australia's main conference database resulting in a data breach.
The British government has teamed up with the Royal Bank of Scotland and insurance broker Marsh to help develop the local cyber-insurance market, after its own report indicated that few businesses are covered in the event of a data breach.
This week's In Case You Missed It column looks at the top five articles on SC this week, including new Facebook flaws, 'Freak' attacks and the trade-offs with 'smart' cities.
Two new studies reveal that despite a third of UK businesses suffering a breach in the last year, most organisations severely overestimate their readiness to respond to an incident.
The latest ICYMI columns looks at the top five stories on SC this week, from our exclusive on the cyber-security skills gap to the TalkTalk breach affecting four million customers.
UK telephone and broadband provider TalkTalk has blamed an unidentified third-party for a data breach late last year, which saw hackers steal account numbers, addresses, phone numbers - and money - from up to four million customers.
The latest In Case You Missed It column looks at the biggest stories on SC this week, including the alleged NSA/GCHQ hack on Gemalto and our interview with Eugene Kaspersky.
The costs of the Target breach dwarf the costs of increased security or insurance.
European SIM card supplier Gemalto, which supplies billions of phone cards and services to operators like Vodafone and Verizon, has confirmed it was "probably" hacked by spies from GCHQ and America's NSA.
A secret division of NSA and GCHQ hackers reportedly hacked into Gemalto's networks, breached the firm's SIM card database and stole private encryption keys from 2010 to 2011, enabling the agencies to monitor a "large portion of the world's cellular communications."
This week's ICYMI looks at the top stories on SC this week, including new reports on UK data breaches and the Carabanak cyber-crime gang.
Over one billion records were compromised last year as data breaches became a regular occurrence, especially in the UK, according to a new report.
The Obama administration is expected to announce a new intelligence agency charged with sharing intel on cyber-attacks, in the wake of high-profile data breaches at Sony and Target.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has spent around US$ 15m (£9.87m) on investigating and remediating last year's data breach, which saw hackers steal terabytes of data.
French smartphone maker Archos was compromised by a SQL injection attack last Christmas, resulting in the leak of up to 100,000 customer details. But fortunately, passwords and credit card details were not stolen.
The European Union has indicated that the widely-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come to fruition before the end of the year.
A leading UK lawyer has said that cyber-insurance can play a part in a business cyber-security strategy, so long as the risks are understood.
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