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This giant ransomware campaign just sent millions of malware-spreading emails

As many as 23 million emails containing Locky ransomware were sent in 24 hours, according to researchers.

Publication Date: 07/09/2017

Keeping an eye open for cyberattacks

Keeping an eye open for cyberattacks.

Publication Date: 07/09/2017

Hacking risk leads to recall of 500,000 pacemakers due to patient death fears

Almost half a million pacemakers have been recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to fears that their lax cybersecurity could be hacked to run the batteries down or even alter the patient’s heartbeat.

Publication Date: 01/09/2017

The New Kid: Cyberbullying is Difficult for New Students

The National Bullying Prevention Center reports that more than more than 20 percent of students become the target of a bully at some point during their academic careers.

Publication Date: 01/09/2017

Scottish parliament hit by cyber-attack similar to Westminster assault

Hackers have mounted a “brute force” cyber-attack on the Scottish parliament’s computer systems, weeks after a similar attack on email accounts at Westminster.

Publication Date: 17/08/2017

Weaponizing machine learning to improve cyber defenses

As defensive technologies based on machine learning become increasingly numerous, so will offensive ones – whether wielded by attackers or pentesters.

Publication Date: 02/08/2017

Phishers’ techniques and behaviours, and what to do if you’ve been phished

Once a user has been phished, how long does it takes for the phishers to misuse the stolen credentials?

Publication Date: 28/07/2017

China set to launch an 'unhackable' internet communication

As malicious hackers mount ever more sophisticated attacks, China is about to launch a new, "unhackable" communications network - at least in the sense that any attack on it would be quickly detected.

Publication Date: 26/07/2017

Shoddy data-stripping exposes firms' to hack attacks

Large firms are vulnerable to targeted hack attacks because they do little to strip data from files on their websites, suggests research.

Publication Date: 26/07/2017

Swiss users targeted with Windows, macOS banking Trojan

Swiss users are once again hit with emails delivering banking malware, for both Windows and macOS systems.

Publication Date: 12/07/2017