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Bank of England to simulate cyber war attacks in Operation Waking Shark 3

17 hours ago  by Dan Raywood
Bank of England to simulate cyber war attacks in Operation Waking Shark 3
The Bank of England is to test banking organisations’ vulnerabilities as part of a broader assessment of the reliability of their information security defences.

Apple patches yet another SSL flaw in iOS and OSX

23 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Apple patches yet another SSL flaw in iOS and OSX
The new updates repair various different vulnerabilities with the chief problem involving a bug that affects SSL connections that could be easily intercepted in both iOS and OSX.

Google refunding customers duped by fake anti-virus app

23 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
Google refunding customers duped by fake anti-virus app
Google has started to refund customers who bought a fake app purporting to be an anti-virus, which is believed to have gained 10,000 downloads on the Play Store.

US and Belarus top the “Dirty Dozen” of spam senders

23 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
US and Belarus top the “Dirty Dozen” of spam senders
Security company Sophos has listed the top 12 countries for spam output, both by volume and per person, with the US and Belarus topping the table in each respective category.

Users warned to delete AOL spam emails

23 Apr 2014  by Chloe Albanesius
Users warned to delete AOL spam emails
If you get a suspicious email from an AOL user, it's probably best to delete it. The service has apparently been compromised and some accounts are sending out spammy messages.

Web apps targeted by hackers amid 2013 cyber-espionage rise

22 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
Web apps targeted by hackers amid 2013 cyber-espionage rise
A Verizon report has found that the three main targets of hackers in 2013 were web apps and point of sale devices, while state-sponsored or otherwise, ideological cyber-espionage is on the rise.

Canada arrests world’s first Heartbleed hacker

17 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Canada arrests world’s first Heartbleed hacker
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP] arrested a 19-year-old man for stealing around 900 social insurance numbers from the Canadian Revenue Agency [CRA].

Virgin Media apologises after email faux pas leaks thousands of addresses

17 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Virgin Media apologises after email faux pas leaks thousands of addresses
The company sent out a message that allowed any recipient to send a message to all those that received the email, using the “reply all” option.

FBI alerts storage company LaCie of year long data breach

17 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
FBI alerts storage company LaCie of year long data breach
French storage company LaCie, which counts security encryption products among its portfolio, has warned customers that it may have been breached by hackers for an entire year.

Crisis deepens as research shows nearly all Heartbleed detection tools are failing

17 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
Crisis deepens as research shows nearly all Heartbleed detection tools are failing
Cybersecurity consultancy Hut3 has warned that most free detection tools being used to detect the Heartbleed bug are failing in their job, putting websites at risk.

Newspaper tycoon: Google is building a superstate that threatens the future of Europe

17 Apr 2014  by Paul Cooper
Newspaper tycoon: Google is building a superstate that threatens the future of Europe
Google is running a “protection racket” designed to build its own digital “superstate”, according to Mathias Döpfner, the man behind some of Europe’s best-selling newspapers.