Illegal hackers will face at least two years in prison, botnet creators and herders are looking at three years, and those who go after critical infrastructure will be jailed for at least five - and the proposed directive takes pains to protect pen testers and whistleblowers.
Spanish open source association Hispalinux, reports Reuters, has officially complained to the European Commission about the Windows 8 Secure Boot system.
Paul Ducklin gets quizzical about what happens next...
The European Commission on Wednesday launched a proposal for a new cybersecurity strategy with good intentions and great fuzziness, as some dissatisfied infosec professionals see it.
What do you do when attackers are abusing legitimate domain Registration services?
How do you stop or at least disrupt the malicious attacks?
Reporting the incident to the appropriate Registrar is the correct course of action, but as you can read, doing so does not necessarily guarantee results.
Numerous .eu domains have been registered this month for the purposes of infecting computers with malware, via the Blackhole exploit kit.
Security expert Fraser Howard takes a closer look.
As the EU ponders changes to its data protection laws, ENISA advises that it might help to require "cyber insurance" policies to encourage organizations to shore up their online security.
The European Parliament's computer network is under attack, and reports suggest it is similar to the cyber attack the EU Commission faced last week. An EU parliamentary spokesperson confirmed that the attack was still underway as of this morning.
A "serious cyber attack", similar to those we saw against France's finance ministry earlier this month, has hit the EU Commission and European External Action Service (EEAS).
Europol considers using crowd sourcing in the fight against cybercrime.
Hunting for evidence of cybercrime might be a fun amateur pastime, but could it expose you and your computer to more serious dangers?
Starting next week, European users of Internet Explorer may expect to see an invitation to choose an alternative browser for surfing the worldwide web. As part of a settlement of a long-running anti-competition dispute with the European Union, Microsoft has Read more…