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FBI blames North Korea for Sony cyber-attack

FBI blames North Korea for Sony cyber-attack

The US government is now officially blaming the North Korean governments for the cyber-attacks against Sony Pictures.

German iron plant hit by APT attack

German iron plant hit by APT attack

A German federal agency has detailed in a new report how an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack physically damaged an unnamed iron plant in the country.

Millions of routers and PCs vulnerable to decade-old cookie flaw

Millions of routers and PCs vulnerable to decade-old cookie flaw

A critical software vulnerability that was supposedly patched in 2005 is still affecting at least 200 types of home and small business internet routers, and could also be used by hackers to compromise millions of networked PCs and IoT devices.

UK firms turning to cyber-security contractors

UK firms turning to cyber-security contractors

New research reveals that UK firms are turning to contractors to plug the widening skills gap in the cyber-security field.

Features

ICYMI: GCHQ and the Belgacom attack, digital forensics and Tor darknets

ICYMI: GCHQ and the Belgacom attack, digital forensics and Tor darknets

This week's ICYMI looks at the top five articles on SC, including new hacking allegations against the GCHQ and the return of Tor dark markets.

ICYMI: Sony passwords, government malware and the return of Poodle

ICYMI: Sony passwords, government malware and the return of Poodle

This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the five most popular articles on SC, including weak passwords exposed in the Sony Pictures breach and the return of the Poodle flaw.

Police, digital forensics and the case against encryption

Police, digital forensics and the case against encryption

The Metropolitan Police has become the latest law enforcement agency to complain that encryption makes it difficult to catch and prosecute criminals.

Opinion

Why the UK leads the way in API security

Why the UK leads the way in API security

Dense population and its role as a transportation hub has pushed the UK to ensure good security for APIs exposed in use, integrating borders and government agencies, says Jason Macy.

Who polices the security service?

Who polices the security service?

Questions need to be asked of Patch Tuesday and Microsoft's approach to it, says Robert Brown.

Passwords aren't going anywhere any time soon

Passwords aren't going anywhere any time soon

Take human memory out of the equation and passwords remain a viable access option says Emmanuel Schalit.