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  1. April 16, 2014

    American Funds warns on ‘Heartbleed’ bug

    American Funds, one of the world’s largest mutual fund providers, has become the first financial institution to warn that...

  2. April 16, 2014

    Regenersis purchase of Blancco exploits data privacy push

    In an era of big data, companies need more control over the precious bytes of information that are proliferating across...

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  1. April 15, 2014

    Diplomat Robert Hannigan appointed as GCHQ chief

    Senior diplomat Robert Hannigan has been revealed as the new director of the Government Communications Headquarters, or...

  2. April 15, 2014

    Q&A: Heartbleed in a heartbeat

    The Canada Revenue Agency, the country’s tax authority, and Mumsnet, the popular UK website for mothers, on Monday became...

  3. April 14, 2014

    ‘Heartbleed’ steals social security and mums’ messages

    The first evidence of cyber thefts as a result of the “Heartbleed” bug has emerged with social insurance numbers stolen from...

  4. April 13, 2014

    Lookout embarks on global expansion in war on cyber crime

    Lookout, the San Francisco-based mobile security company, is embarking on a global expansion as it plans to take on large...

  5. April 10, 2014

    Banks urged to act over ‘Heartbleed’ bug

    A US regulator has warned that cyber criminals could be impersonating bank services or stealing users’ online banking...

  6. April 10, 2014

    Companies told they can share cyber threat information

    Companies that declined to share cyber threat information with each other out of fear of violating antitrust laws no longer...

  7. April 10, 2014

    Report links Chinese military to cyber hacking

    The Chinese military is accused of continuing to hack western companies despite denying the accusations last year after a...

  8. April 9, 2014

    Canada shuts access to tax website over ‘Heartbleed bug’ fears

    The Canadian tax authority has shut down public access to online services amid fears that a flaw in a widely used encryption...

  9. April 8, 2014

    Watchdog to probe police ‘overuse’ of personal data

    Police may be overusing their power to access communications data from personal computers and mobile phones and should be...

  10. April 8, 2014

    ‘Heartbleed bug’ threatens web traffic

    A flaw has been discovered in an encryption method used on about two-thirds of all websites, including Google, Amazon, Yahoo...

  11. April 6, 2014

    Three candidates spy top job at UK electronic eavesdropping agency

    There was a time when the job of Britain’s electronic spy chief was as impenetrable as the cyphers his organisation worked...

  12. April 6, 2014

    GCHQ looks outside agency for new head

    Two civil service mandarins and a serving spy make up the shortlist of candidates to be the next head of GCHQ, as the...

  13. April 6, 2014

    Davis calls for action on tech sector

    Technology companies could be driven out of Britain by the government surveillance activities exposed by Edward Snowden,...

  14. March 27, 2014

    China rebukes US for ‘hypocrisy’ over Huawei spying

    China’s government on Thursday rebuked the US for spying on Huawei Technologies, the Shenzhen-based telecommunications...

  15. March 26, 2014

    New Zealand sees no risk in Huawei deal

    New Zealand has seen no evidence that Huawei, the Chinese telecoms company, poses a threat to its security, according to the...

  16. March 24, 2014

    Palo Alto Networks buys Israel’s Cyvera

    Palo Alto Networks, a Silicon Valley security company, has bought an Israeli cyber defence company for about $200m, in a...

  17. March 18, 2014

    Spy commissioner looks at just one in eight warrants

    Just one in eight of the 1,700 warrants granting permission for intrusive surveillance to undercover agents last year was...

  18. March 16, 2014

    Nato websites disabled by cyber attack on eve of Crimea vote

    Websites belonging to Nato and the alliance’s Estonia-based cyber defence “centre of excellence” were forced offline by a...

  19. March 12, 2014

    CIA row reopens ‘war on terror’ wounds

    A fortnight before he took office in 2009, Barack Obama indicated that he did not plan to prosecute officials at the Central...

  20. March 12, 2014

    VeriFone: reload

    Those crumpled, dirty notes in your wallet are slowly becoming bits of data on a card. Sad news for banknote printers...

  21. March 12, 2014

    Investors flock to cyber security start-ups

    Cyber security start-ups have become the latest fascination for Silicon Valley investors, who have flooded the sector with...

  22. March 11, 2014

    Senator accuses CIA of interfering in torture inquiry

    The head of the Senate intelligence committee claimed on Tuesday that the Central Intelligence Agency may have violated the...

  23. March 7, 2014

    Abortion provider fined over data loss

    The UK’s leading independent abortion provider has been fined £200,000 after a hacker threatened to publish thousands of...

  24. March 6, 2014

    Hack to school: a lesson in how to become a cyber criminal

    As we sat at computer keyboards judiciously typing in what seemed like gobbledegook, only the pumping heavy bass music and...

  25. March 5, 2014

    Target’s IT chief resigns in wake of data breach

    Target has announced the resignation of its chief information officer and an overhaul of its information security and...

  26. March 3, 2014

    Sharing data helps combat cyber crime

    The growing number of connected things – including connected vehicles – means that the number of points of vulnerability,...

  27. February 28, 2014

    Surveillance allegations leave cyber security industry divided

    The cyber security industry’s annual conference was split in two this week after RSA was accused of co-operating with the US...

  28. February 27, 2014

    Briton charged with hacking Fed computers

    A British man has been charged in the US with hacking into the Federal Reserve’s computer system and stealing confidential...

  29. February 26, 2014

    Target earnings top shrunken expectations

    Target Corp’s holiday quarter earnings beat expectations, sending shares higher, even as the US discount retailer dealt with...

  30. February 25, 2014

    iPhone software security flaws exposed

    Apple is facing its biggest security scare in years after flaws in its iPhone software risked exposing its users’...

  31. February 24, 2014

    Cyber security industry launches skill search

    As the threat from cyber criminals soars at an unprecedented rate, a shortage of qualified professionals is making it...

  32. February 24, 2014

    Israel utilises its cyber security expertise

    Surrounded on all sides by historically hostile states and with a long coastline, Israel is a country perhaps more naturally...

  33. February 21, 2014

    Google reinforces online ad fraud squad with Spider.io acquisition

    Google is reinforcing its online advertising fraud squad with the acquisition of Spider.io, a London-based start-up that...

  34. February 20, 2014

    Google backs two more cyber security start-ups

    Google has invested in another two cyber security start-ups this week, as venture capitalists flock to back a new wave of...

  35. February 18, 2014

    £1.25m stolen from Barclays in one day, court told

    A “sophisticated and organised attack” on the UK banking system saw £1.25m stolen from Barclays in one day using a high-tech...

  36. February 14, 2014

    Tesco suspends 2,000 customer accounts after hacking attack

    Tesco has suspended more than 2,000 customer accounts after hackers shared login details and stole loyalty card points....

  37. February 11, 2014

    UK fails to prioritise cyber security

    British companies are lagging behind rivals in other major countries in addressing cyber security risks, according to an...

  38. February 10, 2014

    Cyber criminals target smaller companies

    Small businesses have become easy targets for cyber attackers due to their lackadaisical protections, the chief technology...

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