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Companies reluctant to post newsworthy security announcements

A report over at explores the worrying trend that companies are becoming reluctant to let customers know about vulnerabilities in their security systems. Fears hackers will exploit these flaws being the main reason for this. “Definitely, there is more a sense of keeping things closer to the vest,” says Dave Jevans, Founder of IronKey […]

PlayStation hack: 1.5m Aussie accounts exposed

Sony has revealed more than 1.5 million Australian user accounts, which potentially includes 280,000 credit card numbers are now in possession of the hackers who took down the PlayStation Network. Despite claims from Sony that the credit card numbers are encrypted, reports suggest people are discovering fraudulent charges appearing on their credit cards. Whether this […]

Predicted security threats in 2011

Websense Inc (a US security tech vendor) makes its security threat predictions for 2011, as the world grows more digitally aware, so does the opportunity for cybercrime. One of the predictions is that ‘blended threats‘ are the next point of worry.  Blended threats use a range of forms such as email, the Internet, digital information […]

Why employees need to take responsibility for data security

In an increasingly mobile workplace, employees may consider it the responsibility of their bosses to keep information secure, but in reality, it is the responsibility of each individual. unveils an example of this in a health care firm based in Boston, who after an evaluation of its systems to assess violations of the Health […]

Merger of Zeus and SpyEye viruses

SC Magazine reports new concerns that the well known virus Zeus could be merging with SpyEye, “a new fresh and sophisticated web-based bot”, as described my earlier this year. The senior product manager at IronKey thinks that the Zeus virus is retirintg and that SpyEye will then become the dominant virus.  He also believe […]

Olympics give cybercriminals new targets

London may be looking forward to the 2012 Olympics, but so are cybercriminals.  Businesses in the UK are looking forward to the increased trade and tourism opportunities, but with many transactions going back and forth, this poses new opportunities for cybercrime, reports SC Magazine UK. Increasingly on the rise is the takeover of customer bank […]

USA inspired by Aussie cybersecurity protocols reports that the proposed Australian cybersecurity solution in which internet service providers would alert customers if their computers are infected, and access be limited until the problem is fixed, is being reviewed by the U.S government. The Obama administration is keen to implement the Australian protocols, but are wary of privacy and civil liberty […]