NCSS master plan extends to `security seal of approval' scheme for companies wishing to do business with the public sector
Four people have been arrested, and two charged, in connection with £1 million online banking fraud.
France is attracting widespread criticism after introducing a new law which allows the government to gather even more digital information than before.
Latest Edward Snowden revelations implicate Google in automated Internet tracking conspiracy
As Royal Mail issues phishing warning, a Manchester-based phishing scammer is jailed for three-and-a-half years.
Hackers are increasingly targeting paid-for and iOS apps, according to a new study.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday update has been released, giving users a highly anticipated fix for a TIFF zero-day flaw and 23 other bugs affecting company software.
Chinese hackers have successfully infiltrated five European Foreign Ministries and targeted other Western industrial companies, according to researchers.
Manchester United's official Twitter account was reportedly hacked on December 4, shortly after the Premier League champions lost their second successive home match for the first time in 11 years.
Market watchers are concerned that the pan-European data protection law is taking too long to pass and say that it may be watered down as a result.
Just days after NatWest Bank suffered a debilitating DDoS attack, a new survey has revealed that most businesses are still unprepared for this kind of threat.
Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has revealed that the author of the infamous BlackHole exploit kit is being prosecuted in the country.
A 21-year-old UK man was charged with two counts of unauthorised computer access after pleading guilty to hacking RuneScape gaming accounts
The risk of ransomware attacks is surging as virtual currency Bitcoin's value rockets.
UK banks NatWest and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) are facing up to their second cyber attack in the space of a week, with their customers unable to access their online banking accounts.
A consortium of western governments is looking to tighten the control of sensitive cyber security technology, so that exports are handled just like weapon sales.
Microsoft, the European Cybercrime Centre, the FBI and other agencies disrupt ZeroAccess botnet.
A small British educational charity has been targeted in an apparently motiveless cyber attack.
The European Parliament is calling for the introduction of a new pan-European data privacy law to protect against US intrusion.
McAfee CTO Raj Samani advises companies to secure the business data before the device being used to access the information.
Microsoft commits to improving Internet encryption, as Forrester says that the cloud has become the new normal for businesses.
Gale force winds are battering Scotland and the North of England - so businesses should invest in disaster recovery solutions.
RBS/NatWest customers hit by another outage - questions asked about governance and security.
Security experts claim that more than two million Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo user login details have been posted online.
Saudi Arabia and Israel are seeking to disrupt Iran's nuclear programme by using a computer worm more destructive than Stuxnet.
A rogue GP surgery manager has been successfully prosecuted by the Information Commissioner's Office for illegally accessing patients' medical records.
The UK government's attempt to streamline the policing of fraud and cyber crime has been labelled "political", and "fragmented" .
German security research firm Curesec has gone public on a bug in the Android 4.3 'Jelly Bean' operating system.
CISOs have been warned to steel themselves for a pre-Christmas mass malware attack on online banking users, courtesy of a new trojan called Neverquest.
A Linux worm capable of infecting connected devices has been discovered by security researchers.
There is a sudden upsurge in the number of banks seeing cyber threat as a major risk says a new Bank Of England report.
A rogue anti-virus product that blackmails people by secretly taking their picture with their webcam is on the rise.
The UK privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), likely to restructure following new pan-Europe legislation
The Metropolitan Police is trying to persuade London's banks to help pay for a major expansion in its Cyber Crime Unit.
The UK is participating in a NATO cyber defence war game being held in Estonia this week.
The directors of 86 percent of Britain's biggest companies still don't consider the cyber threat in their decision making.
The NSA planted malware capable of collecting sensitive information on 50,000 computers worldwide, a leaked presentation slide shows.
Phone, internet and email records of UK citizens have been stored and analysed by America's National Security Agency, following a secret deal with the British Government.
Europe's computer emergency response teams (CERTs) need to share attack informatio to combat the increasingly complex cyber attacks they face.
A 'culture of carelessness' among UK corporate mobile device users has been revealed by a new survey, which also caught out people logging on to an 'evil twin' WiFi hotspot .
Global online payments firm PayPal has been alerted to a series of bugs in its software, including one that allows attackers to hijack its customers' accounts.
Security professionals are being urged to support a major new joint UK and US government campaign against paedophiles operating in the 'dark web', by being alert to child abuse images in their company networks.
Predictions for 2014 in a new report from Websense Security Labs sugggest malware attacks will fall in volume but become more targeted whlle cyber attackers will focus on cloud-based data and Java vulnerabiliites.
Thousands of UK businesses could have been affected by sophisticated CryptoLocker ransomware, the National Crime Agency's (NCA) National Cyber Crime Unit has warned.
The Government's '999' emergency service to help companies and government agencies who suffer a cyber attack has kicked-off, almost three months after its official launch.
A new LinkedIn-based malware campaign, using the fake identity of an attractive female recruiter, has been discovered just as a gang of UK fraudsters have been sentenced to up to seven years for a similar scam.
Apple has released the latest security update iOS version 7.0.4 which fixes a vulnerability that allowed users making App and In-App purchases to complete the transaction without providing a password.
One in seven major-company websites in the UK have security flaws that can lead to leaks of credit card details, business intellectual property and the like according to research by US-based Bkav Internet Security,
Microsoft has confirmed to SCMagazineUK.com that it is considering encrypting customers' personal data which it sends over the internet, in the wake of the allegations of mass electronic surveillance by the NSA.
A 'war for talent' is looming between the two police teams responsible for combatting cyber criminals in Britain with the Met Police Cyber Crime Unit.
The UK's major banks and financial institutions tested their collective ability to respond to a severe cyber attack in a simulation dubbed Waking Shark 2.
GCHQ allegedly set up fake LinkedIn and Slashdot pages to plant malware, targeting employees at Global Roaming Exchange (GRX) providers, compromising their computers.
The US Government's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has warned of an upsurge in the CryptoLocker ransomware virus and demands for a MoneyPak or Bitcoin payment within three days.
Boardrooms still lack security awareness, according to a new report - despite board-level cyber security awareness being a key plank in the Government's £640 million national cyber security programme.
A young British security consultant may have done his career some good by finding a significant bug in Twitter during his spare time. The problem was fixed by Twitter just ahead of its £17 billion flotation last week.
In an unprecedented move, all three UK intelligence chiefs were jointly called to account today in a timely meeting of the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) tasked with providing political oversight of the UK's intelligence agencies.
Santander and NatWest Banks are investigating a potential security breach of customers' email accounts, following the discovery of a new Trojan attack that has alarmed some recipients.
Microsoft has taken the fight to hackers who target Windows and Windows-based apps by encouraging them to shop each other for rewards of up to US$ 150,000.
The personal details of people referred to Bedford Borough Council's social services department are feared to be at risk after it emerged that the council does not log which of its staff access the data.
The information security profession is 'reactionary' and not evolving fast enough - and must recruit more women to solve its crippling skills shortage according to an (ISC)2 report.
A LinkedIn profile with all the hallmarks of a scam underway has been indentified as having been running for the past week under the name 'Jessica Reinsch'.
The Computer Incident Response (CIR) scheme to rescue businesses who have suffered a cyber attack has failed to get going despite being due since August with eight vendors trying and failing to secure accreditation.
European Payment Services (EPS) in Berkshire has become the first vendor to have its point-to-point encryption (P2PE) hardware certified under global security standards used to protect consumer card data.
The backlash in the UK and Europe against US electronic mass spying is set to have a significant impact on security professionals and their organisations with Germany and France leading opposition.
Fraud and disruption attacks are set to result in losses of £2.1 million per hour on Monday December 2, the busiest day of the year for daily online and mobile retail sales to consumers taking advantage of Cyber Monday discounts.
An unconfirmed report from Russia suggests that imported Chinese kettles and irons contain rogue microchips that can send spam and malware according to Russian State TV, increasing the range of items that would need security clearance.
A 28 year old man, described by US federal prosecutors as a "sophisticated and prolific computer hacker," was arrested in Suffolk and has been indicted for the alleged hack of US Army and other government-run databases, and now faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
An overwhelming 96 per cent of British businesses fear that their information security functions do not fully meet their needs - making cyber attacks the greatest threat to survival of UK businesses today.
A 12-year-old Canadian boy has pleaded guilty to hacking government websites - he knocked some of them out for days - and causing damages of about $60,000 (£37,000) - then trading the hack information to members of Anonymous for videos.
Mozilla introduced Lightbeam recently, a new add-on for its popular web browser Firefox that takes advantage of interactive visualizations to give users a unique view of who they are interacting with on the internet.
The National Security Agency (NSA) website went down on Friday at around 5:15 p.m., Eastern Time.
Prime Minister David Cameron tried unsuccessfully to stall the introduction of a strong European-wide data protection law until 2015, when he met his fellow EU country leaders at last week's (25 October) top-level summit.
A data visualisation of global DDoS attacks - The Digital Attack Map - has been launched this week at the 'Conflict in a Connected World' summit (21st October).
There are renewed calls for independent registration of ID to verify age before allowing access to adult content online following new figures showing under 18s lying about their age.
The UK Ministry of Justice has been fined £140,000 for a data breach at Cardiff Prison which led to personal details about all its 1,182 prisoners being emailed to three of the inmates' families.
The UK is facing much tougher data protection laws to forbid mass surveillance, after the EU voted to impose fines of up to five per cent of turnover or €100 million for companies breaching the rules.
The newly formed National Crime Agency (NCA) - 'Britain's FBI' - intends to hire 400 apprentice cyber crime fighters and intelligence officers over the next year.
UK cloud vendors reject calls for a 'secure' European cloud in the wake of Prism surveillance revelations.
Only 27 per cent of organisations surveyed globally have well-defined network BYOD policies in place according to new research from Dimension Data.
350 per cent growth recorded in the number of DDoS attacks monitored at over 20Gb/sec so far this year compared to the whole of 2012
Oracle say 12 of the new vulnerabilities identified in Java could allow full take-over of a device if left unfixed.
The CCDCE and students at CODE Munich are collaborating at Masters level on theses and mentoring.
The mass surveillance of UK and European citizens by GCHQ and America's National Security Agency contravened international law, according to experts appearing before a European Parliament inquiry.
In a new white paper from China's Huawei, called Cyber Security Perspectives, the company calls for transparency to create and implement common international standards of cyber security.
Belgian telecoms firm Belgacom, which was suspected of being hacked by the UK's GCHQ intelligence agency earlier this year, has discovered further 'irregularities' in its network.
Indonesia has overtaken China as the world's worst source of cyber attacks, according to a new study of internet traffic, as the number of DDoS attacks rise sharply.
Using the 'freemium' model to monetise its latest offering, anti-malware solutions provider Malwarebytes has launched Anti-Malware Mobile, a free mobile security application for Android 2.3 or later devices. Available on Google Play, it is designed to protect Android phones and tablets from malware, infected apps and unauthorised surveillance.
The launch of one of the UK Government's most important cyber crime initiatives, the national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), has been delayed from this year to 2014.
Philip Turner, the newly appointed GM for European Operations at US-based identity management specialists Okta, told SC Magazine that opening of its central London office is spearheading international expansion, with the company expected to open offices in the main European centres over the coming year.
According to the latest figures in the Norton Report 2013 from Symantec, cybercrime losses in the UK have fallen by 54 per cent between 2012 and 2013, from £1.8 billion to £826 million per year, and the average loss per victim is down 30 per cent from £144 in 2012 to £101 in 2013 - with no clear-cut explanation for the colossal scale of this fall, given that the international trend for cybercrime continues to be upward.
CESG, the Information Security Arm of GCHQ, has released new security guidance for more than ten different end user devices to ensure they are configured and used in the most efficient way compatible with meeting security demands.
Finland's Defence Minister Carl Haglund has confirmed that Finland aims to become a Contributing Partner to the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallin, capital of neighbour Estonia, with Finnish experts due to be working there from next year.
A further three men have been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit and charged over the £1.3million KVM (keyboard video mouse) cyber theft at the Barclays Finchley Road, London, branch in April.
The average British company employing more than 1,000 staff suffers around 70 'successful' cyber crime attacks every year and notches up an annual repair bill of almost £3 million.
British security researcher James Forshaw has won the first ever $100,000 (£63,000) bounty awarded by Microsoft, for discovering a major vulnerability in its Windows operating system which is used by around 1.25 billion people worldwide.
The ability of Britain's major banks to withstand a crippling cyber attack will be tested next month in a 'war game' exercise called Operation Waking Shark 2.
The UK has set up a national cyber crime fighting team as part of the newly formed 4,500-strong National Crime Agency (NCA) - dubbed the 'British FBI'.
Former UK and US intelligence agents turned whistleblowers were given an unprecedented ovation at a European Parliament inquiry this week.
The People's Republic of China is the 'noisiest threat actor in cyber space' but the US has conducted the most highly engineered global cyber attacks so far.
The UK's biggest banks and financial institutions have been given a deadline of six months to come up with a credible cyber attack plan.