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News – January 2016
HSBC cyber attack brings Internet banking to its knees
January 29, 2016
HSBC has been hit by a cyber attack causing its personal banking website and mobile application to shut down, only weeks after a systems failure that left thousands of its customers without access to digital services.
PwC buys Edinburgh cyber-security firm Praxism
January 25, 2016
Accountancy major PwC is expanding its cyber-security practice with the acquisition of Praxism, an Edinburgh-based consultancy specialising in identity and access management.
Nuclear Cybersecurity: Why We Should Worry
January 25, 2016
The Nuclear Threat Initiative’s security index rightly criticizes other countries for failing to address the threat of cyberattack against their nuclear facilities but overlooks the failings of our own country.
Apple Fixes Cookie Theft Bug in iOS 9.2.1 January 21, 2016
When Apple pushed out iOS 9.2.1 earlier this week, it fixed a nasty bug that lingered in the wild for nearly three years and could have let an attacker steal cookies and impersonate victims.
Apple Releases Patches for iOS, OS X and Safari
January 20, 2016
The patches come less than a week after a ShmooCon presentation by Synack director of research Patrick Wardle revealed that Apple’s Gatekeeper security feature in OS X can be bypassed by an attacker with network-level access.
FDA Issues Guidelines on Medical Device Cybersecurity
January 18, 2016
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new set of draft guidelines on Friday in hopes that medical device manufacturers not only address cybersecurity risks before they design products, but also during the maintenance of those products.
Cyber security rules backed by EU committee
January 14, 2016
Firms supplying essential services will have to take action to improve their ability to withstand cyber attacks under new rules approved by members of European Parliament on the Internal Market Committee.
602 Gbps! This May Have Been the Largest DDoS Attack in History
January 8, 2016
Cyber attacks are getting evil and worst nightmare for companies day-by-day, and the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is one of the favorite weapon for hackers to temporarily suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.
Anti-IS group claims cyber-attack on BBC January 2, 2016
A group of computer hackers that wants to target Islamic State has claimed it was behind a cyber attack on the BBC which it intended as a test of its own capabilities.