Information Security News

December 22, 2015

The ransomware of Christmas present: 60,000 hooked by festive imagery

At this time of year the bad guys are trying every trick under the sun to catch you out. And I’m not just talking about those […]
December 18, 2015

Did someone really add a backdoor to Juniper's ScreenOS only to then never use it?

Juniper Networks has found something interesting in its ScreenOS – ‘unauthorised code’. And not just any unauthorised code either – the additional text in question would […]
December 16, 2015

“Esa”y as “123” – 40% of European Space Agency Passwords were only 3 characters long

With all the furore surrounding the launching of a British man into space, you may have missed the fact that the European Space Agency was breached […]
October 28, 2015

Has the Government Gateway been hacked?

Earlier this morning I read an interesting Financial Times article which detailed how stolen IDs were changing hands for around $30 (£20 / 27 Euros) on […]
September 28, 2015

Cloudflare: '650,000 Chinese smartphones used in 4.5bn request DDoS attack'

Researchers at distributed denial-of-service protection service CloudFlare believe more than 650,000 Chinese smartphones were unknowingly caught up in a huge attack against one of its customers. Most […]
September 1, 2015

ICO investigates uncharitable 'data sales'

I know many people who would argue that there shouldn’t be a need for charities, saying the search for a cure for cancer, protection of vulnerable children, […]
August 19, 2015

Swatting comes to the UK as Mumsnet founder receives visit from armed boys in blue

If you thought SWATting – a situation in which armed law enforcement officers such as those in American Special Weapons And Tactics teams – are drawn […]
July 3, 2015

The Password Is Dead. Long Live… The Selfie?

Last month I wrote an article for Naked Security about how an innovative British company had come up with yet another alternative to the humble passcode. […]