The outdated Microsoft operating system was recently dumped online in a huge leak. Hackers can now scour it for bugs to exploit.
One website dedicated to tracking stolen passwords suggests there are details of currently more than 10 billion compromised accounts available online.
Universities hold valuable information but are large and porous communities, with legacy IT systems often adding to the risks. But following a few basic rules can help counter cyber attacks.
The global pandemic has fueled illicit online sales of COVID-19 commodities, some of which are dangerous or illegal. Researchers are assessing the size and reach of this underground market.
The Australian government's new cyber security plan moves in the right direction, but success will depend on how it's executed.
The Russian cyberthreat, now targeting coronavirus vaccine research, goes back over three decades, extends into the country's educational systems and criminal worlds, and shows no signs of letting up.
Hackers demonstrated they can take over Twitter's technology infrastructure, a brazen move that hints at how such an attack could destabilize society.
As colleges and universities strive to protect their campuses from COVID-19, they must also pay attention to cyberattacks that target sensitive data, a cybersecurity expert warns.
Last year, men were more likely to report losses to investment fraud, while women were the main target for romance fraud. Overall, men reported higher financial loss.
Nigeria's cashless policy seeks to minimise cash-related crimes, but it seems to have replaced that risk with another: electronic fraud.
A recent ransomware attack on the UK electricity system shows this pandemic is also about computer viruses.
Fraudsters have managed to exploit security gaps in the federal government's early release of super scheme. Here's what to look out for.
While some online services such as banking do warrant using your true information, many sites shouldn't require the same level of disclosure. Here's how to protect yourself in such cases.
Vulnerable websites are popping up as organizations move online during the coronavirus pandemic – and hackers have more time at home alone. The result is more websites falling victim to defacement.
The coronavirus pandemic lays bare the many vulnerabilities created by society’s dependence on the internet. Watch the video to learn more about these issues.
Police experience in crisis and hostage negotiation could come in handy when dealing with cybercriminals who have, effectively, kidnapped data.
Instead of going after large corporate networks, which often have multiple defenses, cybercriminals can now simply target people's home networks.
Measures that can be taken include good cyber hygiene and legal action.
After the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, further esclation in the conflict between Iran and the US could come in the form of a cyber-attack.
Recruiting 20,000 new police officers may sound like a massive boost, but the reality is that the Conservative's proposal will simply replace the 20,600 police officers who have already been cut.