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    1. July 25, 2016

      A dangerous new phase in cyber aggression

      Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was thrown into turmoil by the leak of emails documenting dirty tactics by the...

    2. July 21, 2016

      Cyber threat grows as 1.5m people caught by online bank fraud

      The growing threat of computer hacking and online fraud has been assessed for the first time by the Office for National...

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    1. The Connected Business

      This month: news media move to end the dominance of ad-blocking technology to preserve...
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    1. July 14, 2016

      Microsoft wins battle with US over data privacy

      Microsoft has defeated a US order to hand over a customer’s email that was stored in Ireland, dealing the US government...

    2. July 10, 2016

      Cyber security will soon be the work of machines

      We are soon to become cogs in the “internet of things”, that futuristic, ultra-connected, sensor-filled world in which...

    3. July 8, 2016

      Facebook increases Messenger chat security

      Facebook is testing increased security for its messaging app, allowing users to shield conversations from the company,...

    4. July 7, 2016

      Avast buys antivirus rival AVG for $1.3bn

      Avast Software, the antivirus maker, is buying AVG Technologies for $1.3bn as the fragmented cyber security industry...

    5. July 7, 2016

      Mumsnet learnt about crisis management the hard way

      Over the past 16 years or so I have learnt more about crisis management than I would have wished. Tech companies are...

    6. July 6, 2016

      Lack of role models keeps women out of cyber security

      As a maths undergraduate, Holly Rostill went to a lecture about the internet. The speaker raised the point that,...

    7. July 5, 2016

      Ashley Madison faces FTC fembots probe

      Ashley Madison, the adultery website that was hacked last year, is under investigation by the US Federal Trade...

    8. July 4, 2016

      Outgoing Swiss Re chief urges caution on cyber warfare costs

      Uncertainty over the economic costs of cyber warfare warrant “caution” by insurers and may require policies to be...

    9. June 20, 2016

      UK MPs urge two-year sentences for cyber crime

      MPs have called for new rules to combat cyber crime, including two-year custodial sentences for those convicted of...

    10. June 16, 2016

      Cyber security goes beyond SEC guidelines

      Investment advisers are beefing up cyber security to meet strict new regulatory requirements and, in some cases, client...

    11. June 15, 2016

      The riff: Taking away the internet does not make you safe

      Around the world, computers controlling critical infrastructure such as nuclear power stations are isolated from the...

    12. June 14, 2016

      Criminals try to snatch $3bn from companies with email scams

      Criminals have tried to snatch more than $3bn from companies globally by pretending to be executives and using fake...

    13. June 14, 2016

      Russian hackers access Democrats’ research on Trump

      Russian government hackers have broken into the Democratic National Committee’s computer network and accessed the...

    14. June 14, 2016

      Russia and China seek media control at home and abroad

      A recent paper by American academics shows that online “trolls” backed by the Chinese state generate nearly half a...

    15. June 12, 2016

      MBA students learn how to infiltrate a hacker’s mindset

      The day Michelle Raymond discovered that she had been hacked is etched on her memory. The first-year MBA student at the...

    16. June 9, 2016

      Brutal economics ‘will defeat the hackers’

      If you have used a mobile phone or a credit card, then you should thank Joan Daemen and Pierre-Yvan Liardet for making...

    17. June 8, 2016

      Cyber-security start-up Cylance raises $100m

      Cylance, a cyber-security start-up trying to upend the old world of antivirus software, has raised $100m from investors...

    18. June 7, 2016

      Insurers fail to offer business cover for new risks

      Insurers are failing to provide their business customers with the cover they need as the industry struggles to keep up...

    19. June 3, 2016

      Swift threat to suspend vulnerable members

      Banks with the weakest cyber defences could be kicked off the Swift global bank payments system, its chief executive...

    20. June 1, 2016

      How experts track global cyber criminals

      If President Barack Obama was correct when he blamed the 2014 Sony Pictures cyber attack on the North Korean...

    21. June 1, 2016

      Goldman, Amazon and Vista Equity back cyber security start-ups

      Two cyber security companies focused on keeping information safe in the cloud have signed up new investors, with Vista...

    22. June 1, 2016

      Why the password may be passing into history

      Cyber security experts and frustrated users have long agreed that the complex strings of letters and numbers used for...

    23. June 1, 2016

      Lords of WiFi hotspots beware: you may be leaking valuable data

      I recently noticed a bunch of The Lord of the Rings buffs. They were not dressed in wizard cloaks or sporting fan...

    24. June 1, 2016

      Calamity warning over systems that make the world go round

      As far back as the 1897 publication of HG Wells’ The War of the Worlds, strategic planners, policymakers, and...

    25. June 1, 2016

      Cyber villains pose greater risks to smaller companies

      An attack can seem very innocent at first. It can look exactly like an email from the chief executive or a message from...

    26. May 31, 2016

      High-security luxury smartphone launched for global elite

      A luxury smartphone that offers military grade security and high level cyber protection for the “international elite”...

    27. May 31, 2016

      Reform cyber laws, says UK hacker Lauri Love

      A British hacker facing decades in a US prison has called for reforms to cyber crime laws and issues of jurisdiction...

    28. May 25, 2016

      Bank customers may cover cost of fraud under new UK proposals

      Bank customers could be forced to foot the bill for fraud on their accounts, under proposals being discussed by...

    29. May 24, 2016

      The growing threat from online bank robbers

      Bank robbers tend to go where the money is to be found, whether in traditional vaults or, increasingly, in cyber space....

    30. May 24, 2016

      Swift outlines fightback against cyber theft

      The head of Swift will on Tuesday present a plan to fight back against a wave of recent cyber thefts at members of the...

    31. May 23, 2016

      Banks need customers’ help to fight cyber crime

      According to the official calendars that log these things, last week was the time to celebrate World Metrology Day...

    32. May 22, 2016

      Insurers push for creation of cyber attack database

      The head of the Association of British Insurers has called on the government to create a database where companies would...

    33. May 20, 2016

      Swift hits at banks’ tardy responses to cyber crime

      Banks must be much faster in raising the alarm when they find cyber thieves have tried to steal money via the Swift...

    34. May 19, 2016

      Hackers target the weakest links in the global financial chain

      Once upon a time, bank robbers wore balaclavas and dug tunnels. No longer. Three months ago, the world experienced the...

    35. May 19, 2016

      New York and London in new cyber crime initiative

      The ill-gotten gains of New York criminals will be used to fight cyber attacks in London in a new initiative to protect...

    36. May 17, 2016

      Insurance broker warns on financial groups’ cyber attack cover

      Financial services companies vastly overestimate how much insurance they have against a cyber attack, the UK head of...

    37. May 13, 2016

      Vietnamese bank hit by cyber heist

      Experts said on Friday that a Vietnamese bank was recently robbed by cyber criminals, using similar methods to this...

    38. May 12, 2016

      European Central Bank creates cyber attack real-time alert system

      Eurozone banks will be obliged to inform regulators of “significant” cyber attacks, under a pioneering real-time alert...

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