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News Hackers employing psychological techniques to extract money from ransomware victims

An interesting analysis has revealed how hackers are using psychological techniques like fear, authority, urgency and humour to extort ransom …

News New data theft technique employs .lnk files and PowerShell to install malware

Suspected hackers are attempting to steal valuable enterprise data by injecting banking and credential theft malware through email attachments. Hackers …

News UK Police investigating hundreds of data misuse cases by own personnel

UK Police forces have investigated as many as 779 instances of abuse of IT systems and sensitive personal data by …

News Duplicate Android app store has malware installed in every app

In a chilling reminder of how duplicate app stores facilitate the distribution of harmful malware, researchers have detected a Turkish …

News Swedish Transport Agency data breach compromised personal data of millions of citizens

In a major lapse, the Swedish Transport Agency leaked sensitive details of millions of transporters and military personnel to unauthorised …

News Citizens fear government is misusing personal data collected from their IoT gadgets

U.K. citizens are expressing concern over how personal data harvested from their IoT devices are being used by government organisations …

News IoT devices must feature cyber security ratings, says Durham police chief

Durham chief constable Mike Barton has called for cyber security ratings to be displayed on all internet-connected devices so that …

News Cyber Schools Programme to train 5,700 teenagers by 2021 to address skills gap

To tackle the shortage of cyber security talent in the country, the government is aiming to train 5,700 teenagers by …

News Google Play Protect to scan Android apps for malware even after installation

Google has introduced Play Protect, a malware tracker that keeps a constant vigil on apps that have been downloaded from …

News Authorities bust two most popular malware-trading marketplaces on the Dark Web

Law enforcement authorities in the United States and Europe have succeeded in taking down AlphaBay and Hansa darkweb, the two …

News Fake website impersonates Newcastle University to harvest details of applicants

Newcastle University has warned prospective students to stay away from a fake website which is being used by cyber thieves …

News Is introducing biometrics in banking a good idea?

Remember the time BBC journalist Dan Simmons got his twin brother to log into his HSBC account using voice recognition? …