Internet of Things to cause security shortage, trolls outwit Twitter, hackers hit Domino's and most Brits fear phones are tapped

Internet of Things growth will cause a global shortage of some one million information security workers over the next five years as companies struggle to get to grips with the current area of boom in the technology industry.

Managers at Cisco told eWeek that the expansion of the IoT will make the web infrastructure a more complex and challenging place and mean a greater demand placed on the current crop of information security professionals.

Read more: Internet of Things growth accelerates info-security worker shortage to 1m

Twitter has said that it will "continue to learn" from high profile trolling cases and has admitted that "new challenges" lie ahead in their bid to keep users safe. Twitter staff are providing a "24/7 service to users worldwide," said Sinead McSweeney, Twitter's director of public policy for the EMEA region.

Read more: Trolls still outwitting Twitter

Hacking group Rex Mundi has stolen the details of some 650,000 Domino's Pizza customers in France and Belgium, and threatened to publish that data in full unless the company coughs up a cool €30,000 (£24,000).

On Friday, Rex Mundi announced on its Twitter feed: "We hacked the websites of @dominos_pizzafr & Domino's Belgium, and downloaded 600,000+ customer records.

Read more: Domino's Pizza held hostage by hackers: Customers' eating habits at stake

A new piece of research has looked into attitudes and beliefs about privacy when it comes to mobile phones, following Vodafone's dramatic revelations about state surveillance and tapping mobile conversations earlier this month.

Predictably enough, the study, conducted by OnePoll and sponsored by Silent Circle (the private comms firm and outfit involved with the Blackphone) found that most people were cynical on the matter. Only 12 per cent of the 1,000 UK respondents believed their mobile calls and texts remained private – in other words, almost nine in ten think they're being listened in on. Indeed, 35 per cent admitted they were "careful what they say" during a mobile call, assuming their conversation will be heard by flapping intelligence agency ears somewhere.

Read more: 88 per cent of Brits believe their phones are tapped: Are you one of them?