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Internet of Things home appliances leaving users vulnerable to cyber attacks, warns Kaspersky

Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices are creating a security risk because at least one vulnerability can be found in any internet-connected device, researchers from Kaspersky Labs have warned. The security company ran experiments on household smart devices including a coffee machine, a baby monitor, a USB dongle for video streaming and a home security system, and found that they ... Read More »

ProtonMail back up after paying ransom to cyber-criminals [Update]

ProtonMail, the Geneva-based encrypted email service that had been taken offline since Tuesday 3 November by what the company described as an “extremely powerful DDoS attack”, is now back online as of this evening, the firm having paid a ransom. However, it believes it was attacked by two separate entities, one criminal and the other state-backed. In a blog, the ... Read More »

ProtonMail back up after paying ransom to cyber-criminals

ProtonMail, the Geneva-based encrypted email service that had been taken offline since Tuesday 3 November by what the company described as an “extremely powerful DDoS attack”, is now back online as of this evening, the firm having paid a ransom. However, it believes it was attacked by two separate entities, one criminal and the other state-backed. In a blog, the ... Read More »

TalkTalk hack: 16-year-old boy from Norwich is fourth to be arrested

Staffordshire Police look to EE 4G, Internet of Things and connected devices to help fight crime Read More »

TalkTalk latest: a third arrest and the company claims not as much data stolen as feared

TfL appoints 12 suppliers onto its IT solutions framework including CSC, Infosys, Sopra Steria Read More »

MySQL database servers hit by SQL injection exploit – widespread DDoS risk could follow

A Trojan named Chikdos has begun infecting MySQL servers by taking advantage of a SQL injection exploit, with the potential to launch a widespread epidemic of DDoS attacks. As the second most popular database management system in the world, such a straightforward intrusion into MySQL could play havoc for many of the firms that use it. Chikdos itself is actually ... Read More »

Dukes hacking group ‘based in Moscow’, claims F-Secure

The Dukes hacking group is based in Moscow and funded by the Russian government – that is the conclusion of the report into the hackers’ activities released by security software company F-Secure this morning. And that would appear to be a conclusion shared by F-Secure’s Russian rival Kaspersky, which claims that the group’s working times coincides with Moscow time, as ... Read More »

Spooks at risk as US government admits theft of 5.6 million fingerprints

The US government has admitted that 5.6 million fingerprints of government employees were stolen in the massive cyber-security breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) – potentially putting the lives of US security agents in the field at risk. The admission was made as the OPM and US Department of Defense continue their investigation in what may be one ... Read More »

TalkTalk customers’ bank details potentially compromised in ‘sustained cyber-attack’

Accident prone internet service provider TalkTalk has been subjected to a “significant and sustained cyber attack” in which the credit card and bank details of its four million customers could have been compromised. The company has only confirmed the attack and its potential severity in the past hour to the BBC, after its website and other services had been down ... Read More »

Facebook to warn users when they’re targeted by ‘state-sponsored’ attacks

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