The largest U.S. phone company is not immune to hacking attempts. AT&T alerted customers that there was an internet security breach in which hackers tried to collect account information.
With the amount of records and private information held online by companies coupled with the vitriol many have toward big business right now, Centurion Intelligence Partners said CEOs need to have internet and physical security heightened.
With the number of breaches of Candian businesses jumping up 50 percent, according to a study by Telus Corporation and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, smaller companies need to keep internet security in mind, as without it they become big targets.
With the fight against viruses and malware ever present on the internet, one website gave advice on how to avoid malware and keep computers running clean and quickly. Dynamic Business said the best way to avoid malware is learning about how it is caused and how to avoid it.
The oil and defense industries in Norway were hit by hackers looking to take data, according to reports. Internet security may have to be improved after what is being called one of the most extensive data espionage cases in Norway's history.
With the creation of the Duqu computer virus, which Middle Eastern news source The National said is created for espionage, many are fearful of attacks on important energy and utility installations in the area. Internet security should be ramped up in areas that are concerned about the Duqu virus.
After it was reported that Duqu, a virus that is closely based on the Stuxnet virus, had been created, many feared for their internet security. Fears may have been justified, as Iran announced this week that the country is in the midst of fighting againt the Duqu virus' attack on a nuclear project.
Upon the arrest of a ring of internet cybercriminals who reportedly scammed more than $14 million from victims, one attorney said it could help stop internet security threats and cybercrime.
Ambulance centers in New Zealand may be need better antivirus software after being hit with viruses last week, according to news reports. The virus infection affected paging and radio systems for ambulance companies.
In what is being called a "revenge" virus attack by the Daily Yomiuri Online, a man was arrested on suspicious of sending a computer virus to a server that hosted a website he was restricted from using. For attacks such as this, it is important for PC users and companies alike to have a good antivirus program.
At the London Cyber Conference, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said that there are "highly-sophisticated" techniques employed trying to crack internet security of large government bodies and businesses, according to Fox News. He said these attacks are of national interest and "unacceptable."
Computers across the world have been affected by the hijacking of advertisements on websites, which snuck harmful malware on people's computers without them knowing it. Users should have updated antivirus software on their computer to help avoid harmful viruses.
According to a report by Reuters, the Pentagon's advanced research arm will boost its internet security research in an effort to "build offensive cyber arms for possible keyboard-launched attacks against enemy targets."
According to a new internet safety campaign called Get Safe Online, mobile security software may be need by many as mobile malware has increased 800 percent in the past four months