Information security budgets will increase in 2014, with 45 per cent of organisations planning to spend more this year and only 11 per cent cutting back, according to the latest Information Security Study from 451 Research.
Exiled former CIA contractor Edward Snowden talked NSA surveillance and the powers of encryption at the South by South West conference in Texas on Monday.
The Government's Action Fraud helpline has received hundreds of calls in just 24 hours from end users concerned about a new email phishing campaign that purports to come from the Ministry of Justice.
Government mobile phone hacks, viruses, leaks and website defacement are all reportedly underway in Ukraine following the takeover of Crimea.
The bad news keeps getting worse for MtGox. Two weeks on from being forced to close after hackers stole approximately 850,000 Bitcoins (BTC), the currency exchange now faces accusations that it is still holding onto some of the 'stolen' Bitcoins.
Hackers are using "relatively unsophisticated" malware bought on the black market to target vulnerable point-of-sale (POS) systems, according to a new report.
A major flaw in Cisco's routers has been revealed just days after research firm Team Cymru reported it had found over 300,000 other routers infected with malware.
Hacktivist thwarted in plan to reveal names of clients at BPAS following data breach.
Snake malware has infiltrated highly sensative systems for eight years says BAE, and is evolving to attack others.
Tapping Gaussian functions to analyse which HTTPS pages are being accessed exposes website usage.
Boosting an iPhone app into the top five of Apple's China app store costs around £5,800 says Trend Micro, while 10,000 android downloads cost £3.90.
Anti-Virus software: to pay or not to pay? That is the question.
Majority of mobile threats in 2013 motivated by profit say F-Secure
Microsoft develops migration utility to smooth upgrades; warning pop-ups to appear from this week; University of Illinois to block XP-driven PCs
Research from Blue Coat Systems claims to show that Web-based adverts have taken over from adult Web sites as the leading source of mobile malware.
Apps that exploit users for advertising revenues and in-app purchases worsen mobile phone performance and collect unnecessary data, potentially increasing vulnerability.
Virtual currency Bitcoin's troubles continue after leading trader Flexcoin was forced to close after 896 Bitcoins were stolen.
Fears that routers are an 'Achilles heel' of enterprise security have been heightened as Team Cymru revealed this week that a cyber attack has hijacked more than 300,000 wireless internet routers worldwide.
The Government has responded to fears about the security of millions of NHS patients' personal data by giving privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) the power to carry out 'compulsory audits' on how well the health service looks after personal information.
IT consultancy Capgemini has teamed with Aston University to offer two work-based BSc degrees in software engineering and information systems.
Britain's Labour Party wants to change how GCHQ and other spy agencies collect data, and reinforce that cyber crime is increasingly commonplace.
The new "Blackphone" smartphone may have only debuted at last week's Mobile World Congress but concerns are already being raised that it will be targeted by hackers and the NSA.
RT.com, the pro-Putin Russian news website, says that hackers defaced its website by replacing the word "Russian" with the word "Nazi" in several article headlines earlier today.
Some 1.8m sexually explicit webcam images have been harvested from Yahoo Webcams and stored by GCHQ according to The Guardian.
BH Consulting analyst Brian Honan and Tripwire chief technology officer Dwayne Melancon considered how IT can beat cyber-attackers in a quick-fire presentation at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Thursday.
New Wi-Fi malware has the potential to cause serious problems if it falls into the wrong hands, according to Professor John Walker, Nottingham-Trent University.
In light of the RSA-NSA controversy, a number of speakers, who originally planned to speak at RSA Conference 2014, pulled out and formed a lineup for TrustyCon.
Jeff Forristal demonstrated the hack during a session on "predatory hacking of mobile devices."
Speakers at this week's RSA Conference in San Francisco stressed that the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is changing - not ending.
The weak password policy operated by Amazon, the world's largest retailer, has been exposed after a test hack by FireEye cracked its systems.
Cyber criminals are "obsessed" with stealing money from banking apps and organisations "don't have a clue" where the next advanced attack is coming from, according to authoritative reports released this week.
Cyber security guru Richard Clarke and General Michael Hayden discussed the much-maligned NSA spying program during the RSA Conference.
Collaborative sharing of security data across enterprises, countries and industry sectors in a single big data store will be the future of protecting against advanced persistent threats, RSA delegates were told today.
The masses won't ditch passwords until authentication alternatives become more practical in the everyday lives of users, experts said.
In addition to the 360 million stolen records for sale, there are apparently 1.25 billion stolen emails also available, which would be "enough to spam China".
Two senior security researchers have detailed how hackers can use "touchlogging" attack techniques to take control of iOS and Android devices.
Experts discuss the most dangerous new attack techniques, which include point-of-sale malware, mobile and wireless threats, and compromise of industrial control systems.
In an age of advanced attacks and insider threats, traditional perimeter-based security just doesn't cut it, argue two leading InfoSec experts.
Almost half the UK's top businesses have increased their cyber security spending in the wake of recent high-profile attacks like those on US retailer Target, according to new research.
An interesting discussion at the RSA conference revealed that vendors often face a "double-edged sword" when tasked with disclosing software vulnerabilities.
Apple Mac users can breathe a sigh of relief as the company has finally fixed a flaw that meant their personal details could be stolen while they were browsing online.
If you have broken no law, nor failed to comply with any agreed industry standard, are you liable for the consequential loss incurred by your clients if you suffer a data breach that causes them loss?
In his keynote address at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Art Coviello discussed the NSA allegations and also outlined four principles that would serve as a set of standards when it comes to cyber warfare.
Cryptography expert Bruce Schneier, now CTO of Co3 Systems, continued his criticism of the National Security Agency's surveillance during his well-attended talk at the RSA Conference in San Francisco today.
Hord Tipton, Ernest McDuffie and Michael Murray sit down to discuss the state of security education for young people and adults.
Nawaf Bitar, a senior exec at Juniper Networks, told attendees that the next world war could very well take place on a cyber battle field.
Digital currency faces "life-or-death" moment, says BBC's Robert Peston.
Security researcher - and white hat hacker - Raven Alder addressed sexism in the InfoSec world at the B-Sides San Francisco event on Monday, and said - perhaps surprisingly - that it can help and hinder attackers and defenders in equal measure.
"You suck at your job" was the Michael Roytman's controversial opening line to the audience of white hat hackers at the B-Sides event run prior to RSA San Francisco.
Apple has run into heavy criticism after research firm FireEye found a flaw that leaves users of its latest iPhones and iPads open to covert 'keylogging' malware - while Apple left out users of its Mac OS X desktops and laptops when it issued a fix to another problem.
Baltimore-based RedOwl Analytics was named "Most Innovative Company" at the RSA Conference 2014 Innovation Sandbox event.
Christopher Soghoian, of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), concluded his speech at BSides San Francisco with the observation that developers building encryption models need to consider the US government a threat.
Richard Clarke kicked off the CSA Summit 2014 by discussing his observations about the NSA surveillance controversy.
Hackers and InfoSec experts need to stand up and become part of a wider plan to influence and reform government legislation on information security, so says Rapid 7 global security strategist Trey Ford.
Verizon Risk researchers Kevin Thompson and Suzanne Widup have been crunching some numbers of data breaches...and they reckon that the number may be higher than you think.
The finalists for this year's SC Awards Europe 2014 have now been shortlisted.
A group of Chinese spies are believed to have resurfaced to attack vulnerable political and non-profit groups, after FireEye discovered them using a new zero-day Adobe exploit.
Two senior French security experts at Airbus Defence & Space made it their personal mission to crack the newly discovered BitCrypt ransomware, after it encrypted and threatened to destroy all the family photos of a close friend.
Researchers at Lookout Security have found that mobile malware is becoming a big business, with cyber-criminals tweaking the method of their attack for different regions to avoid detection and improve profits.
Believing the RSA and NSA have entered into a secret agreement, longtime RSA speaker Mikko Hypponen announced Monday that he would be canceling his session at RSA Conference USA 2014.
The actions of just a few gangs can signal a big shift in the industry as a whole - and strangely - the Target breach may have reduced activity by some players.
With 6.8 million compromised records costing an average loss of $136 (£82) per record, potential costs of the Target breach are some US$925 million...and may exceed a billion US dollars.
The University of Maryland in the US says that a "sophisticated" cyber-attack exposed sensitive personal data on more than 300,000 faculty, staff and students who attended the school since 1998.
Surprising new research reveals that iPhone apps are 'more risky than Android' and also details that 90 percent of all top apps are under threat too.
White hat hacker discloses router vulnerabilities that might only be fixed when new firmware versions are deployed.
"Privileged user management is central to enforcing security policies" says Bob Tarzey, analyst at Quocirca.
Gang allegedly siphoned money from bank in sub-£10k tranches to avoid investigation.
Beware of disgruntled employees - a new report reveals that UK businesses are being hit by over 1,000 internal security breaches every day.
Researchers say that more than 300,000 user credentials have been uploaded on forum Pastebin over the last year.
A new version of the notorious Zeus banking Trojan, which hides itself inside digital photos, has been discovered by research firm Malwarebytes. And in a worrying echo, Trustwave has uncovered malware that harvests credit card details from online stores then camouflages itself as a JPG picture file to escape detection.
The Government has bowed to pressure from its own privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), and the British Medical Association (BMA) and delayed its controversial plan to collect the health data of every person in England on a single database.
As many as 21 governments are said to have used the "untraceable" Remote Control System (RCS) spyware being sold by the Milan-based Hacking Team.
Google has acquired SlickLogin - an Israeli start-up which has developed technology that allows websites to verify identities by using high-frequency sound waves.
The National Health Service has admitted that patient confidentiality could potentially be undermined under its new centralised patient database system.
Online crowd-funding website Kickstarter was hacked last week, with hackers getting access to customer data.
Security researchers have uncovered a new Internet Explorer zero-day bug that they believe has been used to target the US military and French arms suppliers in what's feared to be the start of a cyber espionage campaign.
The danger of people relying on one single password online has been highlighted after more than 2,000 Tesco Clubcard customers had their account details stolen because they had used the same name-and-password combination before.
The UK's Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has told MPs that some of the fines imposed on companies that steal personal data are "embarrassingly small".
The Obama administration has launched the Cybersecurity Framework, which aims to educate organisations on the risks facing critical infrastructure systems.
"Logic suggests that the NSA is developing its own cyber weapons. It has its own malware, and its own C&C servers" says Sarb Sembhi, Incoming Thought Analyst.
IT Pros are being pressured to roll out new services before their security issues have been resolved
Only 17 percent of UK business leaders see cyber security as a major priority, compared to 41 percent in the US - and 52 percent in Brazil, the most alert to the problem according to new research from BT.
A new report from Dell SecureWorks' Counter Threat Unit (CTU) research team breaks down the biggest banking botnets from last year, and reveals that 900 financial institutions from around the globe have been targeted.
The Department of Justice of Northern Ireland has been hit with a £185,000 fine from the ICO after leaking the physical personal information relating to victims of a terrorist incident.
"Phishing attacks will continue to rise until it becomes more expensive for these cybercriminals to operate."
"Using this means of attack on an Internet-connected exchange is a no-brainer from the cyber criminal's perspective" - Professor John Walker, Nottingham-Trent University
The perpetrators behind the Mask, reportedly one of the most sophisticated APT attacks ever seen, may never be traced after they hurriedly shut down the attack once they realised information security specialist Kaspersky was onto them.
The City of London police has partnered with the British Bankers' Association (BBA) to tackle cyber crime, but the alliance has already come under criticism from one cyber security expert.
Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday security fixes for its products included two last-minute updates that show the company rushing to respond to the escalating pace of cyber attacks.
Content delivery network CloudFlare says that one its clients was hit by one of the biggest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks ever seen on European networks.
Cyber security researchers claim that a vulnerability with popular mobile messaging app Snapchat enables hackers to launch a denial-of-service (DoS) attack against Apple's iPhone.
Barclays Bank is investigating a reported data breach. Approximately 27,000 customer details may have been sold on the black market.
New ransomware has been discovered that slyly mines computers for bitcoins to steal.
A dramatisation of a hack by security firm Trend Micro on America's NBC TV News has been slammed by other security experts as "100 percent fraudulent".
A new report claims that information freely available on the Internet can be used to mount a cyber-attack on the UK's energy and allied utility grids.
Cyber attacks are front of mind for the UK government and local companies, following comments from business secretary Vince Cable earlier this week. But concerns linger after the latest Waking Shark exercise.
Research pair to show off car computer hacking kit that costs less than US$ 20 (£12.25)
"When you look at [the code], you would have no idea what it's doing" - UCLA lead researcher Professor Amit Sahai
Facebook had unwanted visitors on its tenth birthday - scammers that established a Facebook Apps page to phish for user credentials.