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Research: Hacked companies could see customer exodus if breached

Research: Hacked companies could see customer exodus if breached

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Study reveals 48 percent of people will close accounts following a data breach.

Italy gets mixed review on cyber-security from CRI 2.0

Italy gets mixed review on cyber-security from CRI 2.0

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Italy is measured and found wanting in a country report produced by the author of the Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 which aims to benchmark the major economies of the world.

Eir we go again: Irish ISP router flaw allows total takeover

Eir we go again: Irish ISP router flaw allows total takeover

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An open port linked to remote management software on Eir's D1000 modem router can allow an attacker to take over consumers' networks.

Birmingham cyber-sec chair demonstrates business-academic collaboration

Birmingham cyber-sec chair demonstrates business-academic collaboration

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Professor Mark Ryan takes the HP Chair in Cyber Security at the University of Birmingham to explore security issues where the digital and physical world blur.

Cyber-crime: on an upward trend

Cyber-crime: on an upward trend

Cyber-crime growth is accelerating. Rob Wainwright reports how Europol's 2016 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment identifies an expanding cyber-criminal economy exploiting our increasingly Internet-enabled lives.

Do drug pump disclosures point to culture of insecurity in healthcare?

Do drug pump disclosures point to culture of insecurity in healthcare?

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Researchers have uncovered security vulnerabilities in an insulin pump that had the potential to cost lives. SC asks if medical hardware device vulnerabilities are purely a technical problem, or whether a culture of insecurity is to blame...

Video: ISF's Durbin advises orgs to protect mission critical info assets

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Information Security Forum managing director Steve Durbin sat down with SCMagazine.com executive editor Teri Robinson to discuss how organisations can better protect their mission critical information assets.

Payment fraud growth accelerates

Payment fraud growth accelerates

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Including fraud in the UK crime figures resulted in online crime overtaking physical crime, now Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) reports that fraud in the payments sector has jumped 53 percent over last year.

Google refuses to patch alleged login page flaw

Google refuses to patch alleged login page flaw

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Google is refusing to patch an alleged faulty Login Page after an independent researcher claimed to have spotted a bug.

UK 'too attractive' to DDoS attackers

UK 'too attractive' to DDoS attackers

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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are on the up according to new research; and the UK is firmly in the crosshairs.

Black Hat Las Vegas: Apple offers bug bounty programme

Black Hat Las Vegas: Apple offers bug bounty programme

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Apple is offering up to $200,000 to researchers reporting critical security vulnerabilities in Apple software, including its underlying operating system.

PhishMe codifies ransomware as a formal business model

PhishMe codifies ransomware as a formal business model

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Steganographic subterfuge: ransomware was already 'a thing', now it's a mature and established business model

Security researchers discover over 100 suspicious Tor nodes snooping on traffic

Security researchers discover over 100 suspicious Tor nodes snooping on traffic

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New research claims to show that up to three percent of hidden services directories, the backbone of the Tor anonymous router system, have been compromised, which could enable the identification of users in some cases.

Euro Data Chief: security is no excuse for flaky privacy

Euro Data Chief: security is no excuse for flaky privacy

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Privacy vs security is a contradiction in terms, according to the European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli who has been reaffirming his opposition to encryption backdoors.

Florida researchers claim to discover cure for the common ransomware

Florida researchers claim to discover cure for the common ransomware

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By analysing changes in files, security researchers believe they have discovered a way to detect ransomware in the early stages of encrypting your data.

Business travellers putting organisations' cyber-security at risk

Business travellers putting organisations' cyber-security at risk

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Private and corporate data are targets for hackers who are focussing their attention on rushed and stressed business people on the move.

Business urged to take the offensive against cyber-crime

Business urged to take the offensive against cyber-crime

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Ruthless organised crime is targeting business and its operations need to be disrupted, not just defended against, says a new research report from BT/KPMG which reports that 97 percent of companies have been hit.

Brexit will 'prove challenging' to UK universities and tech sector

Brexit will 'prove challenging' to UK universities and tech sector

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Following the announcement on Friday that the country had voted in favour of leaving the EU, commentators have been assessing the impact on UK tech.

Necur botnet resurfaces with added ransomware

Necur botnet resurfaces with added ransomware

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Dridex and Locky delivered to victims via compromised computers as the Necurs botnet, dark since late May, starts up again.

Report finds millions of firewall ports left open unnecessarily

Report finds millions of firewall ports left open unnecessarily

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A survey of all the ports on the internet is designed to provide decision-makers with the statistical information they need to make informed decisions on engineering the internet - and reveals many, many are open to hackers.

Marcher mobile malware adds nine UK banks to target list

Marcher mobile malware adds nine UK banks to target list

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Russian banking malware, Marcher, is headed for the UK in a big way - banks and consumers are urged to be on guard.

Board checklist issued to improve cyber-security, data sharing advocated

Board checklist issued to improve cyber-security, data sharing advocated

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CityUK's Cyber Taskforce report, 'Cyber and the City; making the UK's financial and related professional services industry safe from cyber attacks' launched today with former GCHQ head Iain Lobban urging greater data sharing.

Vaizey urges businesses to adopt Cyber Essentials to combat malware threats

Vaizey urges businesses to adopt Cyber Essentials to combat malware threats

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As UK government vows to boost cyber-defences, its own research finds majority of successful attacks could have been prevented by adopting Cyber Essentials.

Survey: Wearable devices most likely to pose IoT security threat

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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.

£442 billion potential loss in UK power sector cyber-attack

£442 billion potential loss in UK power sector cyber-attack

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Report examines how the direct and indirect economic costs accrue for a hypothetical cyber-attack on the UK's critical national infrastructure.

Reports find high security risks among policies for third-party vendors

Reports find high security risks among policies for third-party vendors

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Two new reports examine the security and privacy threats posed by poor procedures for managing the access rights and network activities of third-party vendors.

Security researchers defeat reCAPTCHA

Security researchers defeat reCAPTCHA

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Automated attack breaks access system used by Google and Facebook

Researchers manage to derive user info from HTTPS

Researchers manage to derive user info from HTTPS

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Researchers have demonstrated how encrypted comms traffic can be used to extract data on users' operating systems, browsers and applications.

Locky ransomware 'on the rampage' globally

Locky ransomware 'on the rampage' globally

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First spotted in the wild just a month ago, the Locky ransomware has exploded onto the world's computers and skewered some significant victims.

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