Security dominated the headlines last week after numerous cyber attacks were uncovered. Kaspersky Labs revealed the existence of two hacking groups, one dubbed Carbanak which stole as much as $1bn from 100 banks by accessing systems using simple phishing techniques.
Meanwhile, the Desert Falcons group was revealed to have hit targets ranging from military and government bodies to research institutions, political activists and energy companies in Egypt, Palestine, Israel and Jordan. Over 3,000 Android and Windows devices have been affected so far.
Lenovo devices were also in the spotlight last week after it emerged that several products were coming bundled with software called Superfish that posed major security risks. Lenovo moved quickly to calm the situation and has released a tool to remove the adware.
Elsewhere, FireEye reported a new threat to Apple’s iOS system, dubbed Masque Attack II, that poses a major data theft risk to iPhone and iPad owners.
Away from security concerns, the UK’s mobile phone operators face a sizeable £159m combined increase in the licence fees they pay for the use of spectrum, after Ofcom released the latest consultation on its proposals.
Carbanak hackers steal $1bn from over 100 banks
Kaspersky uncovers major financial crimes
Lenovo moves to calm sea of negativity after Superfish adware storm
Firm in hot water after discovery of security risk from tracking software
Desert Falcons hackers infect thousands of Windows and Android devices
Another major campaign targeting business sectors
Lenovo developing ARM servers with UK Science and Technology Facilities Council
Organisations working on proof-of-concept servers
IBM unveils software-defined 'Spectrum Storage' tools based on XIV platform
Big Blue looks to tackle big data storage problems
Masque Attack II iOS hack puts Apple iPhone and iPad devices at risk of data theft
FireEye issues findings of another Apple device attack
Carbanak cyber bank raids prove human stupidity trumps any firewall
Phishing still an easy route into systems, warn security experts
Apple brings iWork apps to Windows, Android, Chrome and Linux for non-Apple users
Firm extends use of services to non-Apple device owners
EE, O2, Three and Vodafone face £159m spectrum use price hike
Ofcom reduces price proposals in light of rural coverage obligations
Google amends bug disclosure policy following Apple and Microsoft scuffle
Grace period adds two weeks to fix deadline
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