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Email error leaks hundreds of Northern Ireland prison officer details

An email error made in Northern Ireland has accidentally leaked the personal details of hundreds of prison officers working in the country to an outside contractor.

Don't connect your charging cell to a computer or you may get hacked!

Connecting your mobile device to a computer using a USB cable could make you vulnerable to hackers.

SC Roundtable: Turning data into actionable intelligence

SC Roundtable: Turning data into actionable intelligence

Discussing 'Turning data into actionable intelligence', SC Magazine's latest roundtable saw a gathering of cyber-security practitioners to discuss threat intelligence.

Wekby cyber-criminals use DNS tunnelling for command and control of malware

Wekby cyber-criminals use DNS tunnelling for command and control of malware

"Pisloader" DNS tunnelling malware signals shift in tactic by hacking group

CEO sacked after aircraft company grounded by whaling attack

CEO sacked after aircraft company grounded by whaling attack

Following a successful whaling attack in January which cost FACC €40 million, the company has sacked both its CFO and CEO.

Workplace security awareness programmes lacking in efficacy, says study

Workplace security awareness programmes lacking in efficacy, says study

Just because a company offers a cyber-security training programme to its employees doesn't mean it's necessarily doing enough to change workers' dangerous online behaviours, according to a report from Experian and Ponemon Institute.

Russian bank app changes password when users attempt removal

Researchers discovered a Russian fake banking application that can evade detection by changing a device's password if the victim tries to remove the app.

Knock Knock! Unique new backdoor Trojan infecting computers

Backdoors normally implement remote control tool TeamViewer in order to get unauthorised access to an infected computer. However, a newly-discovered Trojan, BackDoor.TeamViewer.49, uses the tool for less obvious reasons.

Fraud costs UK £193bn per year, rise in phishing attacks seen

Annual fraud losses in the UK could amount to £193 billion, much higher than the government estimate of £50 billion.

Apple rehires crypto legend Jon Callas

Cryptology executive Jon Callas returned to Apple, following the FBI/Apple showdown this year.

HITB 2016: Zorko calls for greater cooperation in cyber-crime fight

HITB 2016: Zorko calls for greater cooperation in cyber-crime fight

One of the Netherland's Cyber-security chiefs opened today's 7th annual Hack in the Box with a call to bring the private, public and communities closer together.

HITB 2016: John Adams - 'backdoor' security laws unworkable

HITB 2016: John Adams - 'backdoor' security laws unworkable

Bolt Financial's John Adams took the stage at HITB 2016 today to label many governments' drivers for backdoors unworkable

US GAO finds nukes are controlled by computers from 1970s

US GAO finds nukes are controlled by computers from 1970s

The US US Government Accountability Office has released a report showing that The Pentagon is controlling its nuclear arms with computers from the 1970's.

China's quantum communications satellite to improve data security, thwart hackers

China's quantum communications satellite to improve data security, thwart hackers

China will send the first quantum communications satellite into orbit in July, vastly improving the secure transmission of data and thwarting the efforts of hackers.

Two-year GDPR honeymoon period starts today

Two-year GDPR honeymoon period starts today

The two year GDPR honeymoon period starts today - industry experts that spoke with SC are all urging business to, " take a hard look at how their data are shared and stored, focusing in particular on any cloud apps in use across the organisation."

Features

ICYMI: WhatsApp trap; Cerber RaaS; LinkedIn loss; Screen lock; 2 yrs to GDPR

ICYMI: WhatsApp trap; Cerber RaaS; LinkedIn loss; Screen lock; 2 yrs to GDPR

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at WhatsApp malware; Cerber Ransomware; LinkedIn loses 117m credentials; Screen lock scammers; GDPR countdown. Note: UK Holiday 30 May.

ICYMI: Buffer overflow; AI crime-fighter; Banking Trojan; SS7 Flaws; PayPal Phishing

ICYMI: Buffer overflow; AI crime-fighter; Banking Trojan; SS7 Flaws; PayPal Phishing

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at Symantec vulnerability; AI crime-fighter; Banking under threat; Flaws in SS7; PayPal phishing scam

ICYMI: AV halts op; Locky duped; HIV leak; Greek DdoS; Phishers strike

ICYMI: AV halts op; Locky duped; HIV leak; Greek DdoS; Phishers strike

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at AV halts op; Locky loses out; HIV leak fine; Bank of Greece DDoSed; Investment firm spearphished.

Opinion

Netflix's VPN ban may result in stronger security for VPN customers

Netflix's VPN ban may result in stronger security for VPN customers

Despite very vocal critics, Netflix will not give in to the demands of overseas VPN users that want access to the US catalogue of shows says Paul Bischoff.

The people problem: How to manage the human factor to shore up security

The people problem: How to manage the human factor to shore up security

Data security has never before featured so highly on the boardroom agenda, mostly thanks to a continued avalanche of major breach incidents says Tony Pepper.

Resilience in the mid-market: Improving incident response capabilities of mid-sized organisations

Resilience in the mid-market: Improving incident response capabilities of mid-sized organisations

In today's cyber-threat landscape, the importance of incident response (IR) as a critical priority is fast gaining traction among the security community says John Bruce.