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National Security Agency link to Regin cyberespionage malware becomes clearer

National Security Agency link to Regin cyberespionage malware becomes clearer

Keylogging malware that may have been used by the NSA shares signficant portions of code with a component of Regin, a sophisticated platform that has been used to spy on businesses, government institutions and private individuals for years. read more »

Malaysia Airlines attacked, big data dump threatened

The Malaysia Airlines website has been attacked and the Lizard Squad, one of the groups that claimed responsibility on Monday, threatened to soon "dump some loot" found on the airline's servers. read more »

US encryption agency promises to come clean over NSA and crypto standards

A US agency that develops widely used standards for encryption has pledged to be more transparent about its dealings with the National Security Agency, amid concerns the NSA undermined those standards to boost its surveillance efforts. read more »

China denies involvement in Outlook.com attack

The Chinese government has denied any involvement in a recent cyber attack against Microsoft's Outlook.com, and it even went as far to accuse a watchdog group of slander for suggesting that the country could be behind it. read more »

Sharp rise seen in attacks using stolen credentials

Organizations are seeing a sharp increase in attacks using stolen account credentials, with crooks using new techniques to beat fraud detection systems, according to Gartner. read more »

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In Depth

Most serious data breaches could be avoided, new analysis claims

The overwhelming majority of high-profile US data breaches could have been prevented by sticking to a dozen security practices, according to the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) which has outlined the most critical in a new report. read more »

3 low-tech threats that lead to high-profile breaches

In an age where data security defenses are getting more and more sophisticated, there will be increased pressure for malicious parties to glean information from within the organization's walls or public places. read more »

The 9 essential rules for securing an Android smartphone

Smartphone and tablet users are constantly implored to secure their devices with PINs and other security settings but most rarely venture beyond a simple screen lock. This isn’t enough for reasons that will become clear. If a thief gets hold of a lost or stolen device or tablet there are numerous ways of re-using the handset, accessing any data it contains and even hijacking the account to make expensive calls. read more »

Privacy is the new killer app

A funny thing is happening in the wake of the Edward Snowden NSA revelations, the infamous iCloud hack of celebrity nude photos, and the hit parade of customer data breaches at Target, Home Depot and the U.S. Postal Service. If it's not the government looking at your data, it's bored, lonely teenagers from the Internet or credit card fraudsters. read more »

New PCI council leader ready to take on the hackers

Stephen W. Orfei is the incoming general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. He succeeds the council's first general manager, Bob Russo, who will retire at the end of 2014. Here he speaks to ComputerworldUK'ssister title CSO about hackers, security challenges and efforts to overcome the backwardness of US payment card technologies. read more »

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Most Popular in Security

Google discloses unpatched Windows vulnerability

Microsoft didn't fix the bug within a 90-day deadline Google imposed

National Security Agency link to Regin cyberespionage malware becomes clearer

Security researchers found a strong connection between Regin and a keylogger used by the Five Eyes intelligence alliance

Most serious data breaches could be avoided, new analysis claims

OTA non-profit publishes industry best practices

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UK and US plan cyber games - really?

Headline-grabbing perhaps but short on substanceread more »

Security Of Your Data Doesn't Matter To Smart Device Vendors At CES

IoT and wearable tech are all the rage at CES but there is an elephant in the roomread more »

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