In a notable sign of the times, cybercrime has now surpassed all other forms of crime in the United Kingdom, the nation’s National Crime Agency (NCA) warned in a new report. It remains unclear how closely the rest of the world tracks the U.K.’s experience, but the report reminds readers that the problem is likely far worse than the numbers suggest, noting that cybercrime is vastly under-reported by victims.
WikiLeaks on Monday said its site is under an ongoing attack after announcing it would release a trove of documents detailing Turkey's political power structure.
"Our infrastructure is under sustained attack," read a tweet sent by WikiLeaks, perhaps best known for the release of classified government and military documents.
The SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) network has joined forces with BAE Systems to bolster its cyber security expertise.
SWIFT last month warned banks that it expects them to deliver an “operational baseline” of appropriate security measures after it was thrust into the limelight comes after a spate of cyber attacks on the network.
In February, online thieves came close to stealing nearly a billion dollars from the account belonging to the Central Bank of Bangladesh.
In the world of computer security, the bad guys are always 10 steps ahead of the good guys. But next month the mad scientists at the government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will bring together a group of the world’s best computer security experts to see if they can tip the scales in the good guys’ favor for once.
When astronomer Sarah Ballard walked onto the University of California, Berkeley, campus for an academic job interview in February, it was a homecoming. She had attended college there, walking to class underneath the Seussian London plane trees as the campanile chimed periodically in the background.