Articles by Lee Munson
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service charity suffered a data breach back in 2012. Now the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has ruled that the charity fell foul of data protection laws when it failed to realise that its own website was storing personal information.
Privacy advocates have asked regulators to investigate Facebook's recent acquisition of WhatsApp, and possibly even block it, due to concerns over how the social network will use the personal data of WhatsApp's 450 million users. They've asked that Facebook "insulate" WhatsApp user information from access by Facebook's data collection practices.
MasterCard and Syniverse are running a pilot scheme that aims to reduce credit card fraud by making sure that a customer's card and mobile phone are in the same location when the card is used.
Apparently, the hackers named their malware so it would appear to be part of the company's payment software, thereby ensuring that alerts would not stand out amongst the huge amount of data being reviewed by the company's security team. The good news is that the breach isn't as large at first thought.
A bounty of 10,000 euros (around $13,700) has been offered in return for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for a recent DDoS attack on MMORPG Wurm Online.
A court has heard how fraudsters stole more than one million pounds from a Barclays bank branch in a "sophisticated and organised attack" on Britain's banking system.
Just five months after the company's launch, SlickLogin has announced its acquisition by Google. The Israeli security start-up has developed a method of authenticating your smartphone using an inaudible sound wave transmitted from your computer.
UK retailer Tesco has been forced to suspend 2,239 user accounts after a list of email addresses, passwords and Clubcard voucher balances was posted online.
Researchers have developed a sensor that can detect volatile elements present in body odour and report that it would allow identification within a group of people. Is this the next big idea in biometric identification?
Everything from passwords being left around on desks to computers missing critical patches to sensitive data being stored on unencrypted laptops. Believe it or not - that's just the 'tame' stuff. It gets worse. Much worse.
Yahoo has revealed that it's resetting passwords for a number of its email users after discovering a coordinated effort to gain access to accounts. We explain how Yahoo Mail users can better protect their accounts immediately.
Lavabit, a now-defunct private email service, has appealed against a contempt of court ruling centred around the company not handing over unencrypted data of one of its users - widely believed to be Edward Snowden.
Edward Snowden conducted a rare Q&A session yesterday, giving his thoughts on whistleblower protections, surveillance policy and America's role in tackling the global mass surveillance problem.
The European Union commissioner for justice, Viviane Reding, has called for bigger fines for companies who breach data privacy laws within the union.
Currently valued at $900 each, the value of Bitcoins may drop after the auctioning off of Silk Road's 29,655 Bitcoins. Founder Ross Ulbricht may yet get to keep his own stash of 144,336 Bitcoins if he can prove they didn't come from Silk Road antics.
According to a recent report from the US GAO, car makers and GPS manufacturers have been collecting information about drivers' whereabouts via on-board navigational aids and then storing that data for varying lengths of time.
Hot on the heels of the massive Target data breach, retail group Neiman Marcus has confirmed a mid-December security breach and that an undisclosed number of payment cards have been compromised.