A Trojanised version of the popular UK-developed PuTTY web admin tool, which can steal highly sensitive data, has been discovered by Symantec.
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.
Over one billion records were compromised last year as data breaches became a regular occurrence, especially in the UK, according to a new report.
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 Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has been heavily criticised for failing to fine London-based shoe retailer Office, after a hacker accessed more than a million of its customers' details and unencrypted passwords.
The underground hacker market has become so commercialised that cyber-criminals are offering "100% satisfaction" guarantees on stolen credit cards, or they will be replaced.
Eon Productions, the producers behind the upcoming James Bond film 'Spectre', have confirmed that an 'early version' of the script has been stolen and leaked by the Guardians of Peace (GOP) hackers.
Concern over both the leak of data and the extent of surveillance by authorities in the Netherlands.
The growing cyber-threat landscape poses some awkward questions for present and future authentication methods, argues Barry Scott.
Around a dozen organisations, including at least one financial sector company, have been hit by a new form of hacking where attackers hide stolen corporate data inside video files that they upload to popular sharing sites like YouTube.
Data breaches - a serious problem over the last decade...
A UK-based insurer has joined banking group JPMorgan in admitting this week that it has been hacked, with 83 million customer accounts compromised on the latter.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has warned staff that walking off with the personal information of their employer when changing jobs is a criminal offence.
Research just published claims that online merchants and financial service providers have become the two biggest sources of stolen banking information.
Enterprises are questioning their cloud strategy after Apple's iCloud service was implicated in the leak of nude celebrity photos. But should one bad Apple spoil the bunch?
Deploying appropriate technology is necessary to protect business critical information stored within racks and cabinets at data centres says Mark Hirst.
SQL injection to blame for Racing Post incursion
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined the Ministry of Justice £180,000 for losing information on almost 3,000 prisoners.
Sensitive data stored on Android devices such as the Tesco Hudl can still be accessed even if a user has carried out a factory reset, the BBC has learned.
Popular bookmaker Paddy Power has admitted that a data breach it suffered it 2010 affected 649,055 people - around a third of all customers - but stresses that no financial information or passwords were compromised.
This week's In Case You Missed column considers the possibility of cyber warfare, the money reaching cyber security start-ups and how charity can start at home for InfoSec practitioners.
The European Central Bank admitted today that its website was hacked and said that some email addresses and other contact information was stolen.
A Portuguese entrepreneur is said to have developed a specialised search engine that can allow access to leaked or allegedly stolen access credentials.
A third of of ex-employees have access to company data and 9 percent have used their access privileges, says new research.
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