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Office stationary supply superstore Staples is investigating a pattern of fraudulent transactions after banks traced suspicious activity on cards used at Staples branches in the US. If the claims made in a blog report by revered security expert Brian Krebs prove to be correct, it would make Staples ... 

Staples Investigate Payment Card Data Theft

Jacob Holcomb, an IT security researcher, has created a malicious worm that, if unleashed, could trawl the internet and attack vulnerable hardware. Holcomb wrote the worm as a ‘proof-of-concept’ to illustrate the vulnerability of data storage on insecure hardware to malicious attack. The worm is ca ... 

Malicious Worm Created To Expose Vulnerable Home Data Stores

Six UK universities have submitted master’s degree programmes which have been accredited by GHCQ as a part of the ongoing Cyber Security Strategy. The specialist degrees will offer a qualification in cyber security and is intended to boost Britain’s defences against hackers and cybercrime. "Through ... 

6 UK Universities to Offer ‘Cyber Spy’ Degrees

A modification to one of three Statutory Instruments (SI) in UK copyright law has suggested that photographer’s images should be allowed to be used in certain cases without the need to ask the creator for permission. According to The Register , there are many issues with copyrighted works and how t ... 

UK Government Suggest Using Copyrighted Material Without Permission

The UK government is set to rush through a new law designed to allow enforcement and intelligence agencies to continue to access phone and internet data in order to investigate crime. The Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill is being backed by all of the major parties and is being passed du ... 

‘Emergency’ Communications Monitoring Law to be Rushed Through

The newest variant of the Cridex trojan, a data stealing piece of malware that targets bank accounts, has been found to self-propagate by downloading a worm to the infected machine. The new variant is known as Geodo and it’s capable of turning every "bot in the botnet into a vehicle for infecting n ... 

Trojan Variant Downloads Worm to Spread

According to analysts at Gartner, the global security software market grew 4.9% in 2013, representing an overall decline for the second year in row. The figure illustrates a growth rate that was lower than expected and this was due to "commoditization of key subsegments and the decline in growth f ... 

Security Software Market Continues to Decline

According to analysts at Gartner, 75% of all mobile security breaches in the enterprise are due to the misconfiguration of mobile apps. This is a worrying statistic, not least because the analysts believe that by 2017 the focus will shift for attackers from PCs onto mobile and tablet devices as ... 

75% of Mobile Security Breaches Due to Misconfiguration

A new report has found that whilst 45% of all network security attacks are due to malware, many of these could be prevented if businesses had sufficient basic protection such as anti-virus and "effective vulnerability lifecycle management”. NTT Groups’ 2014 Global Threat Intelligence Report  ... 

Report Highlights Business Security Failings

Brian Dye, senior vice president for information security at Symantec, has said that antivirus software is dead and that the company no longer view it as a "moneymaker in any way”. It’s thought that the firm will now be focusing on helping businesses that have been hacked. This reflects what’s ha ... 

Symantec: Antivirus Software is Dead

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