Data and computer security

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Home Office’s visa service apologises for email address data breach
Private contractor running service sent email to applicants containing more than 170 email addresses

Diane Taylor

13, Apr, 2022 @4:34 PM

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Not using a password manager? Here’s why you should be…
Experts recommend password managers for convenience and enhanced online safety, yet few of us use them

Kate O'Flaherty

19, Mar, 2022 @5:00 PM

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How the tech community has rallied to Ukraine’s cyber-defence | Joyce Hakmeh and Esther Naylor
The variety of online actors working for the cause is unprecedented, say Joyce Hakmeh and Esther Naylor of Chatham House’s International Security Programme

Joyce Hakmeh and Esther Naylor

07, Mar, 2022 @1:52 PM

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Russia unleashed data-wiper malware on Ukraine, say cyber experts
UK government and banks on alert for new form of electronic attack said to have affected hundreds of machines

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

24, Feb, 2022 @10:28 PM

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Police use of Pegasus malware not illegal, Israeli inquiry finds
Police have been accused of spying on at least 26 individuals who are not criminal suspects

Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem

22, Feb, 2022 @6:28 PM

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Russian ransomware attacks increased during 2021, joint review finds
Britain, the US and Australia point to growth in ‘sophisticated, high-impact ransomware incidents’

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

09, Feb, 2022 @2:07 PM

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How the growing Russian ransomware threat is costing companies dear
With KP Snacks the latest cyber-attack victim, firms must learn to defend themselves against a mounting menace

Rob Davies and Dan Milmo

05, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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UN-backed investigator into possible Yemen war crimes targeted by spyware
Exclusive: Analysis of Kamel Jendoubi’s mobile phone reveals he was targeted in August 2019

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

20, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How cut-and-pasted programming is putting the internet and society at risk | John Naughton
A vulnerability has been exposed in Minecraft, the bestselling video game of all time – and the security implications outside the world of gaming are vast

John Naughton

18, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The new PPI? Claims firms turn their fire on data breaches
People are being told they are entitled to compensation as more companies move into the industry

Rupert Jones

11, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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NSO Group spyware used to hack at least nine US officials’ phones – report
Revelation comes just weeks after the Biden administration placed NSO on a US blacklist

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

03, Dec, 2021 @6:36 PM

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Cabinet Office fined £500,000 over New Year honours list data breach
Regulator says safety of hundreds of individuals was jeopardised after their addresses were posted online

Dan Milmo Technology editor

02, Dec, 2021 @12:46 PM

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