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More than half of Brits have been the victim of online crime

6 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
More than half of Brits have been the victim of online crime
As part of its Get Safe Online Week 2014, the Cabinet Office has released a report on cyber crime, suggesting that the emotional damage of online fraud can often be as bad as the financial cost.

Terrorists, paparazzi, poachers: Report flags nefarious use of drones

10 hours ago  by Tom Phelan
Terrorists, paparazzi, poachers: Report flags nefarious use of drones
A report has highlighted the safety, security and privacy issues concerned with the increased use of drones in the UK over the next 20 years.

Don't get caught out by this Ebola-themed malware scam

11 hours ago  by Paul Cooper
Don't get caught out by this Ebola-themed malware scam
Researchers from security firm Trustwave have flagged up an instance of malware being sent by spammers taking advantage of the recent Ebola epidemic and West Africa.

Fight fire with fire: Using speed and sophistication to combat cyber attacks

12 hours ago  by Paul Nguyen
Fight fire with fire: Using speed and sophistication to combat cyber attacks
During a cyber attack, every second counts. While an attack can happen in an instant, it can take months to remove it from an organisation’s infrastructure. That’s a big problem.

Homeboy launches first “social” smart home security system

12 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Homeboy launches first “social” smart home security system
The device, available now in public beta, offers owners the option to add trusted friends and family to their network, allowing them to monitor their property and alert the authorities.

Staples becomes latest US store hit by credit card data breach

21 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Staples becomes latest US store hit by credit card data breach
The retailer did not disclose details of the breach, but has notified the authorities after banks identified a pattern of payment card fraud across several of its stores.

Chinese government launches cyber attack on Apple iCloud users

21 Oct 2014  by Guy Wright
Chinese government launches cyber attack on Apple iCloud users
According to the Greatfire.org website the Chinese government has launched a man-in-the-middle attack designed to intercept user’s iCloud account usernames and passwords.

Kickstarter suspends funding for Tor-enabled anonymising router

20 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Kickstarter suspends funding for Tor-enabled anonymising router
The crowd-funding site has pulled the project, which had already secured more than $500,000, amid concerns surrounding where the device came from and question marks over its security claims.

Why sacrificing security during M&As is the one mistake everyone makes

20 Oct 2014  by Tim Patrick-Smith
Why sacrificing security during M&As is the one mistake everyone makes
The compliance problems of integrating a new acquisition into an existing business are well known and have been much written about. Much less appreciated is that security threats can also spread.

UK tops list of countries most under threat from cyber attack

20 Oct 2014  by Emily Garthwaite
UK tops list of countries most under threat from cyber attack
The UK has topped the list of countries most under threat from cyber-attack, followed by Germany in second place and Saudi Arabia in third.

Ignore these five essential tips for staying safe online at your peril

20 Oct 2014  by Mark Wilson
Ignore these five essential tips for staying safe online at your peril
With all the security scandals of late, we've put together a handy guide on how to stay safe online, broken down into five essential stages.