APT actors up their game; is it only a government concern or do enterprises need to pay more attention?
CISOs roll their eyes when they hear 'APT', or say they're not a real threat to most organisations, but they are on the rise, and their hacking techniques do pose a threat as they get weaponised by cyber-criminals.
Ethical hackers found 31 vulnerabilities - one rated critical while nine got a high severity rating - during the Pentagon's Hack the Proxy programme
BriansClub, a large underground store for buying stolen credit card data, has been hacked
Latest announcement indicates that UK's cyber offensive strategy still at the planning stage
US homeland security dept. post falls vacant for the fifth time in just under three years, as acting secretary Kevin McAleenan plans to leave
Grandmaster Garry Kasparov says its not the technology but the misuse of it by authoritarian governments that we have to be careful about
A US Defense Intelligence Agency analyst was arrested for supplying top secret national defense information on a foreign country's weapons systems to two journalists
Second Senate Intel committee report confirms Russia social media campaign to influence 2016 election, skewer Clinton
US Senate Intelligence Committee confirms Russia's role in a sweeping social media campaign to influence the election by supporting Trump and skewering rival Hillary Clinton
Magecart hackers infiltrated Sesame Street's online store by compromising e-commerce and shopping cart service provider Volusion
California governor Gavin Newsom blocked police from using facial recognition technology in their body cameras
Power politics, economic, military and technological rivalry will replace interdependence leading to balkanisation of the internet and a bid to control AI - to rule the world - says ex MI6 chief.
There has been a surge in female applicants for the NCSC's 2019 CyberFirst cyber-security summer courses (held in Cardiff, Belfast, Paisley, Newcastle, Birmingham and London), up 47 percent on 2018.
Data hoarded without any immediate use also could turn toxic for organisations, warn cyber-security experts
Several members-only dark web forums trade a stolen government database featuring the personal information of 92 million Brazilian citizens
Cyber-attacks tend to have a trickle down effect via a pyramid structure, with the top slot often occupied not by the cliched men in hoodies but by state intelligence organisation
Sir Brian Leveson to lead the IPCO, providing independent oversight and authorisation of the use of investigatory powers by intelligence agencies, police forces and other public authorities.
The US Senate pass a bill requiring the Department of Homeland Security to maintain cyber-hunt and incident response teams
Danish hearing aid manufacturer Demant faces a £78 million bill associated with a cyber-incident that struck the company in early September
"I feel I am now at war" says General Sir Nick Carter, UK chief of defence staff, as UK ups investement in offensive cyber-capabilities and Nato says ""Cyber-attack on one NATO state is an attack on all"
The abundance of technology tools gives firms a false sense of confidence in their security posture, finds a Forrester survey
Whistleblower: White House moved record of call with Ukraine president to separate classified network
Whistleblower states White House officials intervened to 'lockdown' all records of the phone call between the US president and the president of Ukraine
Whether its down to cost or understanding, neither SMEs nor enterprises have any room for complacency about their cyber-defence capabilities according to a recent UK survey.
US President Trump referenced a server and security firm Crowdstrike in the controversial phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky
Twenty-seven nations reaffirm their commitment to construct a framework for responsible state behaviour in cyber-space
Cyber-criminals continue to target US utilities with LookBack malware
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Google does not have to comply with GDPR's 'right to be forgotten' - except in the 28 EU domains.
Data breach at third-party government bill-payment portal Click2Gov affect thousands of individuals in multiple cities across the US
The US defence department has launched a counter-insider threat programme aimed at educating its analysts on how to spot potential threats and suspicious behaviour
Top voting equipment vendors in the US are issuing a request for information (RFI) on building a vulnerability disclosure programme (VDP) to bolster election security
Data breaches in healthcare sector costs £5.2 million on average, almost double that of the global average of £3.2 million. Cyber-security experts say the figure is set to rise
The UK's NCSC has published a report warning UK universities that "state espionage will continue to pose the most significant threat to the long-term health of both universities and the UK itself".
The average cost for cyber insurance rose about five percent in 2019 despite the large increase in the number of attacks and claims files
Europol's EC3 has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (FS-ISAC) to combat cyber-crime via intelligence sharing.
Ecuador police arrest executive of the data analytics firm found responsible for the massive data leak that affected most of Ecuador's population
The US Air Force plans to hire F-15 hackers to hack orbiting satellite
Andrei Tyurin will plead guilty to taking part in a cyber-criminal campaign that targeted the US financial sector and stole personal data from roughly 100 million customers of various firms
The US Justice Department has sued Edward Snowden for not running his memoir through government review prior to its publication
US Customs and Border Patrol under pressure to disclose how it ensures third-party contractors are following security best practices
FEMA, USA, acknowledges that it unnecessarily exposed the personally identifiable information of roughly 2.5 million disaster survivors for roughly 10 years
Two Coalfire employees were arrested at a court house in Iowa, USA, as they conducted what they called an assessment on the building's security
The US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has sanctioned North Korea for ransomware attacks on the Swift interbank messaging system and other critical infrastructure targets
Lawyers accuse British Airways of trying to limit the £3 billion payout over data breach that affected more than 500,000 customers by narrowing the claim window to 17 weeks
A private company has been drilling on a vulnerability in mobile SIM cards for the past two years by to help governments snoop on targeted individuals
Israel reportedly planted StingRays near the White House and other key locations in Washington to spy on President Trump and his advisers
Consolidating state-run institutions responsible for cyber-security can concentrate expertise and avoid inefficient inter-institutional interaction issues, thus enabling faster decision-making and response time.
US law enforcement and regulatory bodies join multiple global counterparts to arrest 281 scammers, in the biggest offence by scale against business email compromise (BEC) networks
Flashlight apps demand unreasonable permissions, such as the right to record audio, read contact lists or to kill background processes
Credentials and email messages pilfered in a breach of a US government contractor were auctioned off in a Russian cyber-crime site in August. The US Secret Service is on the trail
Data protection rules apply to mobile applications regardless of whether an app is free or paid for, and consent need to use the data needs to be specific and freely given through some form of affirmative act.
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