In addition to hiding cryptocurrency miners in the coding of websites, malicious actors may also increasingly conceal them within advertisements appearing on these sites.
Representatives of Jamie Oliver insist the celebrity chef has 'no regrets' over the handling of security breakdowns on his website, despite exposing millions of visitors to malware that could have been used to steal sensitive data.
British politics and current affairs magazine New Statesmen has admitted it was hacked on Wednesday, with the home page content on http://newstatesman.com/ redirecting to http://trescorts.com/, a Turkish escort website.
Few understand the value of their website to hackers says Ilia Kolochenko, warning that even an individual blog is potentially at risk.
A prison escape with a fake release note, from a fake website, set up via mobile phone, demonstrates yet again that people are our biggest security vulnerability says Fotis Gagadis.
A critical flaw found on open-source Jetty HTTP web servers could - if left unpatched - lead to hackers hijacking internet sessions and stealing sensitive data.
WordPress sites have been hit by a malware campaign from a Russian domain using a plugin flaw identified months ago.
Fallout from Sony Pictures hack continues with incident reponse now under the spotlight.
British security services company G4S saw shares decline yesterday following a hoax emailed message and website.
Web sites that take advertising need to protect against inadvertently delivering malware to their users, before, during and after an attack, explains Terry Greer-King.
A new website, Torbundlebrowser.org, may look almost identical to the original Tor Project but is in fact a fake serving up malicious software.
Up to 230 million websites, including the US White House and the UK's main government data site, are at risk from a denial of service flaw in their WordPress and Drupal content management systems. The two suppliers have rushed out a fix.
The latest change in Google's search engine optimisation (SEO) algorithm looks set to boost the uptake of encryption for websites by rating sites using HTTPS higher than those with HTTP.
Admins' fear of damaging their SEO gives malicious search engine bots a 'VIP pass' into sites.
The British Broadcasting Corporation was hit by a prolonged outage on its website and iPlayer video-on-demand service (VOD) last weekend, raising questions about the cause and whether it was subjected to a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
A WordPress plugin called MailPoet - which has been downloaded around 1.7 million times - has placed large numbers of WordPress-based websites at risk of incursion.
Charles Sweeney asks, are your staff inadvertently leaving the back door open via an innocent lunch-time browse?
IT technology website lost data on one million users to Russian hackers.
Two-and-a-half months on from the discovery of the Heartbleed bug affecting OpenSSL security, and one security researcher claims that the flaw still affects 300,000 servers.
Hactivism group Anonymous has made good on its promise to hack the websites of World Cup sponsors and Brazilian government departments by launching a spate of DDoS and website defacement attacks.
URL link shortening service Bitly has asked its users to change passwords and their API key and OAuth token after revealing that some user accounts have been compromised. But precise details on the attack have not been made public.
Critical infrastructure operators are now being alerted to the far reaching impact of a critical OpenSSL flaw, dubbed the "Heartbleed Bug."
Systems admins are being warned of a "potentially disastrous" security flaw that allows hackers to steal data from millions of websites worldwide without leaving a trace.
"Patching no longer offers complete protection" says Professor John Walker, Nottingham Trent University
"Cyber-criminals continue to innovate and find vulnerabilities to exploit for their criminal activity" says Lancope CTO Tim Keanini.
Hacktivist thwarted in plan to reveal names of clients at BPAS following data breach.