security

Disruption Continues Two Weeks After Manchester United Cyber-Attack

Manchester United has confirmed it was struck by a 'sophisticated' cyber-attack but declined to comment on reported ransom demands

5 days ago

Twitter Appoints Famed Hacker As Security Head

Peiter Zatko, otherwise known by hacker handle 'Mudge' will report directly to CEO Jack Dorsey after conducting review of Twitter…

3 weeks ago

Pandemic To Redefine Security Landscape Next Year, Researchers Say

Covid-19 likely to have widespread effects on security priorities, as companies shift to remote working and hackers focus on sensitive…

3 weeks ago

Microsoft Warns Of Russia, North Korea Attacks On Vaccine Research

Russia and North Korea carrying out cyber-attacks on pharmaceuticals companies and researchers involved in coronavirus vaccine research, Microsoft says

3 weeks ago

Capcom Latest Multinational To Be Hit By Disruptive Cyber-Attack

Resident Evil and Street Fighter maker Capcom hit by attack that disrupts internal systems, while researchers say Ragnar Locker ransomware…

4 weeks ago

Google Discloses Unpatched Windows Bug Under Active Exploitation

Google's Project Zero publishes details and exploit code for unpatched Windows kernel bug it says is being actively used in…

1 month ago

Google Discloses Biggest-Ever DDoS Attack

Google says it successfully fended off a 2.5 Tbps denial-of-service attack in 2017, making it the biggest such attack to…

2 months ago

Microsoft Issues Two Emergency Windows Patches

Microsoft publishes out-of-band patches for bugs in Visual Studio Code and Windows Codecs Library that could allow attackers to take…

2 months ago

‘Taurus’ Malicious Ad Campaign Puts Data At Risk

Drive-by hacking tools plant Taurus data-stealing malware on vulnerable systems, as pandemic raises risk of corporate data being stolen from…

2 months ago

Amazon’s Flying Home Security Camera Sparks Privacy Debate

Always Home Cam drone from Amazon subsidiary Ring is designed to fly around homes to offer 'peace of mind', but…

2 months ago

Twitter Adds Extra Security Ahead Of US Election

Twitter adds mandatory additional security measures to prominent political accounts ahead of US presidential election, following high-profile July hack

2 months ago

Warner Music Warns Of Three-Month Payment Card Hack

Attackers made off with full payment card details from Warner Music Group e-commerce sites from April to August of this…

3 months ago

Npm Removes Data Theft Code

Popular JavaScript developer tool removes malicious package that tried to steal data, in latest attack on software supply chain

3 months ago

Researchers Uncover Stuxnet-Style Flaw In Windows

The zero-day vulnerability affects the same Windows component used by Stuxnet to attack critical infrastructure when it was first appeared…

4 months ago

Facebook Open Sources Python Code Check Tool

Pysa static analysis tool, developed to find security bugs in Instagram's huge codebase, can now be used to help secure…

4 months ago

Bognor Regis Man Arrested Over Major Twitter Hack

Man arrested in Bognor Regis along with two others in Florida over hack that compromised dozens of prominent Twitter accounts…

4 months ago

EU’s First Cyber-Warfare Sanctions Target Russia, China, North Korea

EU imposes asset freeze and travel ban on individuals and organisations from three countries over destructive cyber-attacks carried out in…

4 months ago

Linux Foundation Planning Kubernetes Security Certification

Linux Foundation and Cloud Native Computing Foundation set to offer certification for Kubernetes security specialists as demand for cloud hardening…

5 months ago

Cloud Services Firm Stops Ransomware Attack, But Pays Anyway

Nonprofit technology supplier Blackbaud stops ransomware attack from encrypting files, but pays to ensure attackers delete stolen customer information

5 months ago

German Court Strikes Down Telecoms Data Access Law

Current laws give security services 'excessive' access to citizens' data, finds top court, giving government until end of 2021 to…

5 months ago

Microsoft Project Freta Looks To Eradicate Undetected Malware

Demonstration technology carries out offline sweeps of Linux virtual machine snapshots at large scale to help organisations root out in-memory…

5 months ago

‘BlueLeaks’ Hacked US Police Data Removed In German Takedown

Zwickau public prosecutor confiscates server used to distribute hundreds of gigabytes of data hacked from police forces across the US

5 months ago

Apple Reconfigures Macs To Block Adware

Apple will no longer allow user profiles to be installed on Macs without user interaction, in move targeting 'plague of…

5 months ago

F5 Networks Warns Of Critical Security Flaw In Networking Devices

F5 says BIG-IP application delivery controllers used on many corporate and government networks are vulnerable to takeover by remote attackers

5 months ago

Thanos Ransomware Adds New Features

Rapid evolution of Thanos ransomware-as-a-service, along with high-end attacks, indicate evolving threat as criminals seek to monetise organisations' data

5 months ago

US Police Forces Hit By Huge Data Breach

Activist hackers release 24 years' worth of data from hundreds of police forces in move timed to coincide with protests…

5 months ago

Amazon Records Record 2.3Tbps Denial-Of-Service Attack

Amazon says its AWS Shield mitigated a DDoS attack peaking at 2.3Tbps, far larger than previous assaults, amidst increasing cloud…

6 months ago

NCSC Warns Mobile Operators To Stock Up On Huawei Parts

Security officials warn operators that Huawei may be unable to continue to provide gear following 'escalating US action' against the…

6 months ago

Covid-19 Phishing Campaigns Becoming ‘More Effective’

Peak of pandemic-related phishing traffic has passed by volume, but attackers are using increasingly focused and effective lures to steal…

6 months ago

GitLab Bolsters DevSecOps With Peach Tech, Fuzzit Acquisitions

GitLab to integrate Peach Tech and Fuzzit fuzz-testing into its DevOps lifecycle tool, helping developers to catch security bugs earlier…

6 months ago