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Anti-virus company, Avast, has found that a server distributing a version of PC utility CCleaner infected with malware may have been compromised in early July.

The CSO and CIO of credit reporting agency Equifax have announced their retirements following one of the largest breaches of consumer private financial data in history, impacting 143 million US and 400,000 British customers. 

New reports have found that hackers were able to exploit a security vulnerability at Equifax 2 months after an industry group discovered the coding flaw and offered a solution for it, leaving many to wonder why Equifax didn’t upgrade its software correctly when the flaw was originally found.

Another major crypto-ransomware campaign was spotted this week and has been found to have attacked over 20 million user inboxes.

According to a new report released by Verizon, nearly half of global organizations aren’t maintaining compliance with the PCI DSS Compliance standard.

NHS Lanarkshire suffered a second ransomware attack over the weekend, resulting in canceled operations and uncared for patients.

Eight of Donald Trump’s cyber security advisers have resigned after growing increasingly frustrated with Trump’s response to the nation’s looming cyber security threats.

Are IoT (Internet of Things) devices security time bombs waiting to explode, or just benign and hugely-beneficial technological advances? As ever, the truth is somewhere in between, but there is a very simple test you can apply to assess which end of the spectrum a device sits at: ‘It depends’.

The NHS has suffered yet another cyber security incident, this time involving the confidential records on up to 1.2 million patients.

According to the cloud delivery provider Akamai, DDoS attacks spiked in the Q2 for the first time in nearly a year.

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