The security news last week was dominated by data breaches. Ashley Madison, Hacking Team and arrests linked to the JP Morgan leak underlines just how varied the risks facing business can be.
The HP smartwatch report, meanwhile, revealed a number of security vulnerabilities in 10 products from major brands, as the next era of hardware looks set to pose just as many security concerns as those before it.
Hacking Team plays the victim card as it defends surveillance services
Italian surveillance software firm Hacking Team issued a strongly worded statement attacking the criticism it received after it was hacked at the start of the month, claiming to be the true victim of the incident.
It said that it has always operated within the law and that it has never installed backdoors in its software to allow it to see how its customers are operating.
Microsoft releases Advanced Threat Analytics to bolster cyber security
Microsoft announced the launch of Advanced Threat Analytics, an on-premise security tool that identifies potential cyber threats in a system or network.
Smartwatches littered with security flaws, warns HP
Top smartwatches contain numerous security flaws and are an open frontier for cyber attacks, according to a study released by HP.
The report found that ten major products were all filled with issues, underlining that the new era of wearables will pose as many challenges as PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets.
GCHQ launches student training schemes to uncover next generation of cyber experts
GCHQ launched two paid placement schemes for university students at the spy agency's headquarters in Cheltenham. The move is designed to help ensure the UK continues to develop top cyber talent.
Trustwave announces cloud-based IoT security suite
Security company Trustwave announced a suite of tools aimed at Internet of Things technologies designed to protect devices and applications against threats.
FBI arrests four over bitcoin scam with links to JP Morgan hack
The FBI and Israeli police announced the arrest of four men involved in an illegal bitcoin exchange and investment scheme reportedly linked to the JP Morgan cyber attack.
Ashley Madison could face up to £500,000 in fines after cyber attack
It was revealed that adultery website Ashley Madison could face fines of up to £500,000 if it has failed to delete user data as agreed with customers.
The firm, however, has denied this and said anyone who used the paid-for option on the site to have information removed can rest assured it was deleted. The company is also offering all users of the site the use of the full-delete feature for free to try and soften the blow of the hack.
Government opens Cyber Demonstration Centre for security-focused SMBs
The government opened a Cyber Demonstration Centre for SMBs to show off their latest cyber security products. The centre in Westminster will offer state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities, Cisco conferencing facilities and real-time remote streaming for business presentations.
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