Online security

As internet-based threats race up national security agendas and governments look at ways of protecting their national infrastructures a cyber arms race is causing concern to the developed world

Hackers already exploiting Shellshock flaw

Businesses and government organisations urged to shore up defences


cybersecurity threats
From ‘botnet’ zombie computers to abuse of lost information
cyberattack on the US electrical grid
This interactive explainer looks at how a cyberattack on the electrical grid could unfold
Large military contractors are creating a cyberwar industrial complex by acquiring smaller specialist groups

Shellshock bug leaves internet vulnerable

Software flaw believed to be more serious than Heartbleed

Shellshock shows internet ‘built on thin ice’

Foundations of network not fit for 21st century, experts warn

Q&A: Zero-days – hackers’ holy grail

Discovery of cyber flaws is highly prized by government and criminals

US financial sector to tackle cyber risks

Banks encouraged to share information about hacking

Warning over Isis cyber threat

Leading security company says terrorists are hoarding technology

Nato put on ‘high alert’ for cyber attack

Preparations have been under way since mid-July

US probes wave of cyber attacks on banks

JPMorgan among those targeted

Cyber attacks: banking on safety

Data breaches against financial institutions nearly tripled last year

Market watchdog issues cyber attack warning

Iosco chief says hackers have potential to trigger ‘black swan’ event

Australia and Indonesia to end spy rift

Deal to restore intelligence and security co-operation

US hospital group accuses Chinese hackers

Group says 4.5m patient accounts compromised

Russian-linked cyber attack on Ukraine PM

Embassies in Europe also hit by Snake malware

Skills gap leaves UK open to cyber attack

Fewer than 0.6% of graduates work in cyber security

China detains Canadians over spying allegations

Arrest comes a week after Ottawa claim of a Chinese cyber attack

Nato leaders plot cyber fightback

Military alliance looking to counter Russian propaganda coup

Apple denies iPhone security risk report

Chinese TV claims iPhones pass state secrets to US intelligence

US charges China businessman with hacking

Computers of Boeing and other defence contractors allegedly targeted

China TV claims iPhone security threat

Broadcaster’s report says smartphone could reveal ‘state secrets’

‘Energetic Bear’ malware linked to Russia

European and US companies infected by apparent state-backed group

GCHQ to pass data to companies

Move aims to combat threat of digital espionage

Hackers claim attacks on World Cup sites

Anonymous says it hit Brazil bank and military police on eve of contest

BoE to probe banks’ computer defences

A new framework aims to uncover vulnerabilities to cyber attacks

Second China unit accused of cyber crime

Security company says military team is stealing trade secrets

High-profile hacking provokes fears

Attacks online have made internet crime a widespread concern but knowledge of how to fight back is lacking