Security is always a fast moving area but headlines have appeared at a near frenzied pace this week.
Over the past seven days we've seen everything from high-profile hacks on security companies to giant patches and big bucks bug bounties. We've collected the biggest security headlines to break this week.
Kaspersky got hacked
Hunting bad guys is a risky business. This remains true in cyber space where revenge attacks are a constant threat for security vendors and white hats.
We we're reminded of this when the notorious Duqu hackers infiltrated security firm Kaspersky's systems with an evolved version of the nasty malware.
Nominet takes on botnets with Turing tool
Not for profit organisation Nominet may be known mainly as the host provider for the .uk domain, but it flexed its security muscles this week by releasing a Turing analytics tool.
Officially called 'turing by Nominet', the tool is designed for rapid storing and analysing of Domain Name System query data using a metadata storage architecture. Nominet claims that it can spot botnets, latency, general bugs and errors, malware and man-in-the-middle attacks.
Cyber attacks could turn the lights off
The threat posed to critical infrastructure by cyber attacks has been a staple in headlines for the past few years.
However, this week Graham Wright, chief information security officer at National Grid, made sure that security professionals don't forget the threat by reminding them that their adversaries have the power to make the lights go out.
Ubuntu releases giant security update
Ubuntu users had their work cut out this week as Canonical released a giant patch addressing several flaws. The worst allows for computer hijacking and denial-of-service attacks, and Ubuntu users would do well to heed US-CERT's advice and install the fixes sooner rather than later.
Hacking is an expensive business
The true cost of cybercrime is always a tricky thing to guess. A number of factors need to be comnsiderd, including the value of stolen data, reputation damage and the cost of repairs.
This week the Centre for Economics and Business Research and security firm Veracode decided to take a stab at putting a firm figure on the cost of cybercrime, claiming that hacking attacks cost UK businesses some £34bn a year.
Mozilla offers big bucks for bugs
Bug bounties are no new thing. Firms like Google, Microsoft and Facebook have been running successful programmes that reward bug hunters for responsibly disclosing flaws in their code for years.
Users are told that their non-existent 'iPhoneID' is expiring soon
Expansion of SDK intended to expand Amazon Alexa ecosystem
Locky returns from a prolonged rest with two new variants
AMD lambasted over Radeon RX Vega pricing that will add an extra £100 to RX Vega 56 and 64 graphics cards
Company accused of failing to tell anyone that the launch prices were only introductory offers