Microsoft has shared a few of the methods employed to ensure the security of the data it handles. It was also quick to point out its efforts at transparency in the benefit of the end user.
Microsoft has expanded its line-up of cybercrime-fighting facilities with the opening of a Mexico City-based Cybersecurity Engagement Center, joining its existing complexes in India, the US, and Asia.
In a recent report by ESET, it was found that Android ransomware attacks have grown significantly in just a year. 'Police' ransomware has been found to be effective in scaring victims into paying up.
A malware operator named Sergey Vovnenko was recently sentenced to 41 months in prison after managing a malware botnet that was able to infect computers, whose data were stolen and sold online.
Russian antivirus and cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has announced the availability of KasperskyOS, its secure offering for the Internet of Things, network devices, industrial control systems and more.
From Nokia nostalgia and gaming galore, to Patch Tuesday problems, mobile unlimited, Brexit price hikes, Android updates, and the Pocket PC, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
Thousands of British teenagers are to be given cyber security training with the aim of tackling the 200 daily cyber attacks against the government. The course includes work experience opportunities.
An investigation into an Acer data breach last year found that the company's website "contained numerous vulnerabilities" and that sensitive customer data was "not protected for almost a full year".
As the number of attempted cyberattacks has risen from 20,000 to around 700,000 a week in the last three years, Microsoft is spending huge sums on its cybersecurity efforts - and plans to spend more.
A new ransomware called 'Koolova' has recently been discovered. Unlike others, it will provide the decryption key for free if the victim reads two articles about security and staying safe online.
A group of researchers have created a piece of code that has the ability to turn headphones into microphones, which in concept will make it possible for hackers to listen in and spy on people.
A new report says that while malware and ransomware risks remain too high for comfort, the number of infections dropped dramatically - by 47.3% in the first half of 2016.
Russia has arrested a ring of 50 hackers for stealing over 1.7bn rubles ($25 million) by spreading malware which allowed them to access users' PCs and steal their bank information.
A new report released by the Government Accountability Office says the SACCS - the command system used to operate the US nuclear arsenal - is running on an 8-inch floppy disk system from the 1970s.
The FBI has joined the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in voicing concerns about the cybersecurity of connected vehicles, as they continue to increase in popularity.
An ex-executive of global finance and investment company Western Asset has been charged with illegally accessing his previous employer's email 100 times after leaving the company.
The U.S. and China are secretly negotiating what may be the world's first arms deal for cyberspace, establishing a formal ceasefire so that neither country can cripple the other during peacetime.
Microsoft has signed a landmark agreement with NATO to address the rising need of protection against cybersecurity threats for governments throughout the world.
China has dropped some of the big companies from its list of approved technology providers for use in government departments to reduce dependence on American technology.
The Chinese government wants foreign technology companies operating inside its borders to hand over their software's source code and use only state-approved encryption algorithms.
Microsoft praises new efforts by the US government to improve cyber security but offers little in the way of guidance considering its opinion of the revised CISPA bill.
In a new report that looks at the state of cybersecurity in the world, Microsoft says that the number of Internet users worldwide will double to about four billion in 2020.
PIPA co-author Patrick Leahy has apparently rewritten an amendment previously meant to protect email privacy to make warrantless access easier, then disowned the amendment via Twitter.
Former BFFs Anonymous and WikiLeaks are breaking up over an election themed paywall, and Anonymous says they'll no longer support WikiLeaks or Julian Assange because of their 'filthy and rotten' ways.
The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that webmail services like Outlook and Gmail aren't protected by existing digital privacy laws because they don't conform to laws written in the 1980s.
Neuron, a member of Lulzsec, faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to hacking into Sony Pictures' website and making off with private information on thousands of people.
We all know 'em, and we all hate 'em: viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, and malware of any kind. From their origins in science fiction to Flame, Trivia Tuesday delves into your security nightmares.
A bipartisan coalition of US Representatives is demanding answers about the lack of transparency regarding dubious copyright claims and the possibly illegal seizure of several domain names.
A dangerous new trojan, discovered by the same people who brought the infamous Flashback malware to light, is out to steal passwords from Mac and Linux users by keylogging and exploiting their browser
An attack on Sony Pictures' website, more than a year ago, has not gone unpunished. A second suspect in the attack has been arrested over his crimes, and could face 15 years imprisonment for them.
Notorious hacker 'AnonymouSabu' has gained an additional six months of freedom before his sentencing trial begins, due to his willingness to cooperate with the government he previously fought against.
After the Republican party managed to reject the Cybersecurity Bill in Congress, indications have suggested Obama could issue an executive order for the bill, completely cutting Congress out.
A recently leaked RIAA presentation says that legislation like SOPA and PIPA wouldn't have done much to combat piracy, even if they had passed, while blaming Google for the backlash against them.
Following a man's claims that he was blocked from his SkyDrive account after uploading forbidden materials into a private folder, Microsoft is responding to privacy concerns raised by Neowin.
The UK is working to pass a new bill that would require ISPs to store all internet data for 12 months, with metadata open for warrantless examination by everyone from law enforcement to tax inspectors
Microsoft says that one in five Microsoft Accounts is now controlled by hackers, but it's not for lack of security on their end: it's people who reuse the same username and password on different sites
According to Lulzsec, 'all your base are belong to us.' Or at least, according to someone claiming to be Lulzsec - a new video on YouTube claims the group is planning a big come back data dump.
Microsoft has issued an urgent warning for all supported versions of Windows (phones included) about unauthorized certificates being used for spoofing and phishing, along with a patch for the problem.
Amid suspicions that the US government itself could be behind the Flame virus that's sweeping across the Middle East, the Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about the virus in the US
We know that RIAA employees love their torrents, but what about the folks at Redmond? A new batch of IP logs shows that Microsoft could be home to a healthy population of pirates itself.
Just a few days after they publically criticized Anonymous for attacking websites on their behalf, The Pirate Bay is suffering downtime from a DDoS attack of unknown origins themselves.
After accusing Apple of being '10 years behind Microsoft in terms of security,' Kaspersky has announced that they're now working independently with Apple to improve OS X's security
The methodology used to come up with cybercrime statistics could be fundamentally flawed, taking out of context incidents and applying (and multiplying) them over the entire population.
CISPA, the bill hailed as 'the new SOPA,' passed through Congress by a healthy margin, despite cries from privacy advocates, and the Obama administration's threats to veto the bill.
Cybersecurity guru Eugene Kaspersky has some harsh words for Apple, accusing Cupertino of being "10 years behind Microsoft in terms of security," and he says that it'll only get worse.
A new piece of legislation is causing an uproar among privacy advocates regarding the bill, which encourages ISPs to share information regarding cybersecurity threats and piracy with the government.
Richard Clarke, a former US cybersecurity advisor, says that China has hacked into most major American and British companies and stolen their R&D, and that's not even the really bad part.
Another day, another threat to the internet. A new bill proposed by Senator John McCain contains holes that could lead to unfair cyber surveillance, but is the alternative really any better?
As governments all over the world begin to adapt to a new era of national security, where cyberwar is as real as bombing runs and whole bureaucracies are formed and dissolved around the digital battlefield,...
America's UC Berkeley is to lead the fight for cybersecurity in the USA. Experts from a number of colleges, led by the California-based university, will work together at a new "TRUST" - or Team for...