An initiative set up by Europol, Netherlands police and McAfee says it has helped more than 200,000 victims of ransomware recover their files for free, saving them a total of $108m in just three years.
Research carried out by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future has revealed the most popular malware discussed in underground forums, shining a light on what cybercriminals are looking for to carry out their next cyberattack.
The chaos caused by the WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks in 2017, which infected organisations across the United Kingdom, alerted the nation to the costly and damaging threat.
Almost anything can be hacked.
Cryptocurrency entered mainstream consciousness in December 2017 when Bitcoin’s value was nearing what would become its all time high, which was just shy of $20,000 per coin.
From healthcare advances to improvements in customer service, anonymised data is vital to improving the world around us.
The average cost of a data breach is now $3.92m, according to analysis by IBM Security, the cybersecurity arm of the technology giant.
Developed by Russian company Wireless Lab, FaceApp, an app that manipulates photos to make users look older, change their gender, hairstyle or makeup, has become a viral sensation.
Credit score agency Equifax will pay up to $700m as part of a settlement for a 2017 data breach in which some 127 million of its customers had their personal data stolen.
Israeli cyber-intelligence firm NSO Group has denied that the latest version of its spyware tool can covertly steal a person’s data from Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon servers.
It has been revealed that the National Health Service is still running 2,300 outdated Windows XP computers, after a parliamentary question from Jo Platt MP.
US mobile network operator Sprint has confirmed that it suffered a data breach in which attackers had access to customer details such as first and last names, phone numbers and billing addresses.
The news that the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) successfully thwarted an extensive airport email phishing campaign, revealed in the NCSC annual report today, has been welcomed by cybersecurity experts.
The number of whistleblowers reporting a data breach to the UK’s data watchdog has soared by 175% since the introduction of GDPR, according to London-headquartered law firm RPC.
Decades of pop culture have given us an intrinsic fear that eventually artificial intelligence (AI) will rise against us.
A critical zero-day vulnerability in enterprise video conferencing provider Zoom’s Mac app has highlighted the importance of regular use of webcam covers, according to cybersecurity experts.
The UK’s data regulator has said it plans to fine hospitality group Marriott International £99.2m for failing to protect the records of millions of hotel guests.
The record-breaking £183m fine issued to British Airways (BA) is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in action, both as a punishment and a deterrence for lapses in cybersecurity.
Ransomware attacks are now a commonplace part of UK business operations, with research finding that 28% of companies have been hit by such an attack in the last 12 months alone.
The record-breaking British Airways fine announced today by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has seen the airline become a guinea pig for GDPR, according to cybersecurity experts.
Investors should be prioritising cybersecurity when deciding which companies to invest in, according to the World Economic Forum.
A new report has concluded that the United Kingdom’s NHS remains vulnerable to cyberattacks two years on the from WannaCry ransomware attack that cost the healthcare provider £92m in damages and lost productivity.
Smart home management platform Orvibo is leaking billions of its user logs on an exposed server, putting its customers at risk of having their smart home devices being taken over by intruders.
A Cirque du Soleil mobile app that was used to provide additional audiovisual effects during performances has been found to have significant vulnerabilities that put audience members at risk.
IT and cloud solution provider PCM has confirmed that it suffered a breach in which threat actors reportedly sought customer information that could be used to carry out a gift card fraud attack.
The UK’s data watchdog has carried out searches on two Liverpool properties as part of an investigation into a vishing scam.
Threat actor group APT33, which is widely believed to be working in the service of the Iranian government, is stepping up its cyberespionage activities against Saudi Arabian organisations, according to researchers at cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.
Two years ago this May, dozens of NHS hospitals and trusts were the target of the infamous cybersecurity incident WannaCry, which saw thousands of computers from organisations around the world infected with ransomware demanding Bitcoin payments.
An Australian IT consultant has been sentenced to three years in prison for hacking into a financial publisher and using the stolen information to engage in insider trading.
Tensions between Iran and the US are high as the conflict shifts between the physical world and the digital.