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25% of small firms 'doing nothing' to defend against cyberthreats

Most small business owners feel "underprepared" to deal with cybersecurity threats, according to a study of digital trends published today. 25% of firms said they feel they're "doing nothing" to keep data secure, although digital adoption is growing.

Google launches hardened security options for at-risk users

Google has announced several new account security options aimed at consumers at particular risk of cyberattack. The company's Advanced Protection program offers extended protections to prevent phishing attacks and safeguard data for at-risk users.

Homeland Security forces federal agencies to secure their emails

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that federal agencies must improve their cybersecurity within the next 90 days. The decision, praised by the Global Cyber Appliance, will force agencies to use HTTPS and secure email accounts.

World's top stock trading apps full of security flaws

Some of the world's most popular trading apps are riddled with security flaws which could allow remote attackers to hijack accounts and steal users' names, money, and other data, according to new research from IOActive.

Cyberattack risk grows as businesses embrace IoT

The Internet of Things is gaining momentum as businesses aim to get ahead in the race to digital. The rush to adopt IoT tech is raising the cyberattack risk. Often, IoT devices are poorly secured and inadequately maintained, turning them into targets.

Shipping industry at risk of cyberattacks by hackers and pirates

Hackers are increasingly targeting shipping firms to extract business information, attempt audacious frauds and steal goods from vessels. Members of the security industry warned shipping firms are often unaware of the dangers.

Microsoft sees cyberattacks as part of the 'fabric of society'

Microsoft has warned that artificial intelligence could "reset" cybercrime and the techniques used to combat it. AI is being used to tackle emerging threats but is also powering a new generation of malware created by elite attackers.

Obama's cybersecurity advisor: We need to tackle 'statecraft'

Obama's former cyber advisor Michael Daniel has said we need to reconsider our approach to cybersecurity. He called for more companies to share information about common threats as states and governments step up their use of cyberattacks.

Focus on defences as users scramble after global cyberattack

Kiev - Thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled to reboot on Wednesday as calls grew to step up defences after a fresh wave of ransomware cyberattacks spread from Ukraine and Russia worldwide.

Fresh cyberattack likely 'more sophisticated' than WannaCry: Europol

Den Haag - The wave of cyberattacks hitting Europe and North America is similar to last month's WannaCry ransomware havoc, but appears potentially "more sophisticated," the European police agency said Wednesday.

Chernobyl's radiation monitoring hit by cyberattack: spokeswoman

Kiev - The radiation monitoring system at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear site has been taken offline after a massive cyberattack, forcing employees to use hand-held counters to measure levels, officials said Tuesday.

Cyberattack: List of victims

Paris - A major cyberattack unfolded on Tuesday, striking banks, corporations and infrastructure in Ukraine and Russia before spreading to western Europe and then the United States.

Cyberattacks show new method of taking down the Internet

Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier wrote an essay last month warning that someone was "learning to take down the Internet," and it seems especially prescient after a number of major websites were taken offline Friday amid a major cyberattack.

PC users given a break from malware as infections slump to a low

A report has found the number of malware infections this year has fallen significantly since 2015. It could suggest that people have become more vigilant about security in the wake of large cyber-attacks, or indicate a larger decline in cyber-crime.

Time Warner Cable: Up to 320,000 email passwords possibly stolen

Time Warner Cable Inc. reported Wednesday that email passwords for up to 320,000 customers may have been stolen. The company also said it hasn't determined how the information was harvested, but there no indications of a breach at Time Warner Cable.

Millennials most vulnerable to hacking, cyberattacks, says study

While teens and young adults are usually thought to be more tech savvy then middle-aged adults, new research suggests millennials are more lackadaisical about being safe online.

Feedly and Evernote suffer cyber-attack

The news site Feedly and popular online notes and web clippings service Evernote have both come under attack from cyber criminals, which is preventing users from accessing its service.

Op-Ed: Obama wants target list for U.S. offensive cyber-attack program

Washington - President Obama has directed his national security and intelligence officials to create a list of potential US targets for US cyber-attacks according to a top secret document obtained by the UK paper, the Guardian.

Cyberattacks becoming the new norm in computer industry

Tel Aviv - Large-scale computer hacking is a sign of the times and major companies and the government is doing something about it. With the help of Cyber Defense Companies,and governments are getting the protection needed to navigate the global online world.

Op-Ed: China claims it is the victim of US hacking

Beijing - China's defense ministry, at one of its monthly news conferences, has claimed it has been attacked by US hackers an average of about 96,000 times a month last year. This statement came in response to American allegations of Chinese cyberattacks last week.

Chinese army connected to cyberattacks against US corporations

Shanghai - A recent report by Mandiant, a US-based computer security firm, identifies the Shanghai center of People's Liberation Army Unit 61398 as the origin of a complex series of cyberattacks aimed at companies affiliated with US infrastructure systems.

Did China cyberattack Google?

Based on an anonymous U.S. government researcher, experts believe that a Chinese independent consultant, also working for the government, was behind the code used in mass computer attacks revealed by Google, the Financial Times reported.

Op-Ed: Google vs. China - The silence screams

Google reported yesterday that it was considering shutting down its Chinese operations after a series of “sophisticated cyberattacks” targeting the Gmail accounts of human rights activists. China has stated that it’s investigating.
 

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