The security news last week centred on a number of major security concerns with Windows 10, cloud services and Android devices. Apple moved to fix flaws in OS X and Dell released a report exposing a new Chinese hacking group called Emissary Panda.
Below is a round up of the key security stories from the past week on V3.
Windows 10 users targeted in orchestrated ransomware attack
Cyber criminals are spreading ransomware to Windows 10 users in fake emails offering system updates.
Major cloud services such as Google Drive and Dropbox at risk from 'man-in-the-cloud' attacks
Major cloud services such as Box, Google Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive are at risk of ‘man-in-the-cloud' cyber attacks.
Hacking Team targeted Apple and Android devices with Masque Attack hacks
Hackers targeting mobile and tablet devices used an advanced form of Masque Attack to mirror popular apps like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp and steal sensitive information.
Dell exposes Chinese cyber espionage group Emissary Panda
A Chinese hacking group known as Emissary Panda has set up 100 global ‘traps' to siphon data from the websites of high-profile targets, including the Russian embassy in Washington and defence manufacturers in the US and the UK.
Apple moves to fix Mac OS X security flaws
Apple has taken action to mitigate a major security vulnerability in Mac OS X. The zero-day flaw was exposed in the latest build of OS X by German researcher Stefan Esser, who revealed that hackers can inject malware and adware into the Mac operating system without needing a password.
Rig 3.0 exploit kit hits the hacker underground and infects millions
The latest build of the Rig exploit kit returned to the hacker marketplace and has infected 1.25 million machines in the past six weeks, according to research carried out by Trustwave.
Alan Turing Institute and GCHQ sign big data research partnership
The Alan Turing Institute launched its operations with a partnership with GCHQ aimed at working on ways to benefit data science and analytics research in the UK.
US faces uphill battle over China retaliation following OPM hack
US intelligence agencies need to tread carefully when drawing up plans to retaliate against China following numerous cyber attacks and data breaches, as any moves of aggression will come at a cost.
Hackers use Yahoo ad network to spread malware to millions
Cyber criminals are targeting Yahoo's advertising networks in an orchestrated malware campaign putting millions of people at risk.
Australian government to require technology and communications companies to provide access to messages
New bill avoids demanding 'backdoors' in encryption, but includes measures to compel companies to provide access to encrypted communications
Indonesian overclocker Ivan Cupa (with the aid of a lot of liquid nitrogen) achieves record overclock on AMD's latest Threadripper
Ssupermassive black hole is so big it corresponds to four per cent of the galaxy's total mass
Imminent attack will target a single bank with cloned cards used to fraudulently withdraw millions over one weekend