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Botnets getting bigger and stronger, says Kaspersky

Botnets getting bigger and stronger, says Kaspersky

Botnets are getting bigger and DDoS attacks more frequent according to Kaspersky

Video: New EPQ offers students equivalent of cyber-security AS level

Video: New EPQ offers students equivalent of cyber-security AS level

To address the urgent need for more young people to enter the cyber-security industry, the Cyber Security Challenge UK and partners have launched the new EPQ qualification.

Qatar National Bank breached, files published, Turkish fascists claim responsibility

Qatar National Bank breached, files published, Turkish fascists claim responsibility

Qatar National bank has had 1.4 GB of internal files published online including the names of intelligence agents, government departments and the Qatari royal family. A turkish fascist group has claimed responsibility.

Belgian minister of defence stresses investing in cyber-security

Belgium's minister of defence, Steven Vandeput has stated the importance of investing in technology for national security.

Judge ruled go ahead for claims of phone hacking against UK tabloid

High Court judge Mr Justice Mann has ruled the go ahead for claims against The Sun newspaper for phone hacking.

BT Tower mock cyber-investigation unveils hidden IT talents

In an effort to find the best hidden cyber-security talent, BT and the Cyber-security Challenge UK staged a mock investigation into a cyber-attack at London's BT Tower last weekend.

Mining company's data is more valuable than gold

Mining company's data is more valuable than gold

Hackers reportedly posted employee data and private documents belonging to a publicly listed gold-mining company on a paste site.

Survey: Wearable devices most likely to pose IoT security threat

Wearables are the Internet of Things (IoT) devices most likely to emerge as a security threat or cause a breach, according to a new survey by Spiceworks and Cox Business.

Uniting pro-ISIS hacking groups still unsophisticated, but sharpening skills, report says

Uniting pro-ISIS hacking groups still unsophisticated, but sharpening skills, report says

Pro-ISIS hacking groups joining forces behind a super-hacker team, the United Cyber Caliphate, are sharpening their skills and showing a willingness to coordinate and amp up cyber-attacks, a new report revealed.

Insider threat could use ransomware-as-a-service to profit from victims

Insider threat could use ransomware-as-a-service to profit from victims

Researchers now think that Ransomware-as-a-Service can be exploited particularly effectively by those with insider knowledge of an organisation

The US declares cyber-war on Islamic State

The US declares cyber-war on Islamic State

The US, finally and for the first time has announced its intentions to wage cyber-war on Islamic State

Attackers exploit MS Windows 'God Mode' for evil ends

Attackers exploit MS Windows 'God Mode' for evil ends

It appears that the developer mode of MS Windows, otherwise known as 'God Mode', is being leveraged by attackers to hide malware.

Windows XP and USB ports making cash machine vulnerable to attack

Windows XP and USB ports making cash machine vulnerable to attack

According to Kaspersky, ATMs are far easier to get into that you might think

37% of Brits share personal login details with friends or partners

Over 10 percent of the UK population has pretended to be someone else online by snooping or sending messages through someone else's social media or email accounts without their permission.

Singtel opens unique cyber-security institute in Asia-Pacific

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has opened a new facility to help enterprises enhance cyber-security skills and test their networks in dealing with cyber-threats.

Features

ICYMI: Facebook flaw; Verizon report; 5 Cisco alerts; TalkTalk arrest; Crime up

ICYMI: Facebook flaw; Verizon report; 5 Cisco alerts; TalkTalk arrest; Crime up

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at Facebook backdoor; Verizon findings; Cisco vulnerabilities; 6th TalkTalk arrest; cyber-crime rampant

ICYMI: Buffalo stampede; Airport attack?; Ransomware plus; Patching halted; Short URLs

ICYMI: Buffalo stampede; Airport attack?; Ransomware plus; Patching halted; Short URLs

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at Malware targeting malware; Was airport attacked?; Ransomware, malvertising & phishing; Quicktime unfixed; Short urls a risk

ID & access: Halt, who goes there?

ID & access: Halt, who goes there?

Evolving ID and access management options have gone from central control of a rigid boundary to multiple ID options, distributed assets, IoT machine ID and variable authentication reports Danny Bradbury*

Opinion

The Snooper's Charter is a tricky subject, not least because of its double standards

The Snooper's Charter is a tricky subject, not least because of its double standards

Brian Chappell looks at why the backdoors of the Snooper's Charter are so repugnant to tech firms and how it can't be reconciled with the government's own directive to businesses to protect people's personal data.

Bracing your browser: how to keep the fraudsters at bay

Bracing your browser: how to keep the fraudsters at bay

Whether through loss of financial assets or damage to an organisation's brand, online fraud is becoming more of a problem and has the capacity to significantly and negatively impact a business, says Gad Elkin.

Ensure that your employment contracts are fit for purpose for cyber-security

Ensure that your employment contracts are fit for purpose for cyber-security

Katherine Maxwell says most organisations don't include cyber/data negligence within their employment contracts, and it is often not given the same respect as other employment issues.