A new breed of ransomware called TorrentLocker that mimics more feared versions like CryptoLocker and CryptoWall has been discovered targeting users in Australia.
The British government has kicked-off a £2 million contest to find new ways to protect the Ministry of Defence (MoD) computer systems from cyber-attacks using automated threat response.
British spy agency GCHQ has been scanning every public-facing server in 27 countries for years to find any weak systems it can hack, according to the latest media reports.
Security experts from Sophos, NCC Group and Nettitude have taken centre stage in an experiment run by the BBC to find out how insecure smart home devices like TVs, fridges and webcams are.
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.
Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you the reader, in the week for August 8 to 14.
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at data breach response, new concerns on EU privacy and claims that the internet is breaking 'under its own weight'.
During Black Hat Dell SecureWorks' threat reports included details on its research into the Lurk Downloader and hijacking attempts on large hosting companies' networks.
A different attitude to privacy and security among many new workplace entrants is a potential risk that has to be managed says Chris Sullivan.
Protect against real-world threats and test the most likely scenarios using relevant models, including low-tech, says Gavin Watson.
Josh Goldfarb asks how can the infosec community move from informal and exclusive trust circles to more mature formal information sharing approaches, without losing agility and effectiveness.
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