Consumer watchdogs in Europe and the US have lodged a joint complaint against the makers of top-selling internet-connected toys for failing basic privacy and security measures, and not keeping children safe.
TalkTalk and KCOM are the latest network operators to suffer at the hands of Mirai malware after the two UK telcos confirmed that customer routers had been affected.
Deutsche Telekom will redouble its network and data security in the light of this week’s failed hack on its routers, which saw around 900,000 customers disconnected from telephone, broadband and television services.
Deutsche Telekom has confirmed hackers attempted to hijack its customers’ routers to launch a wider attack on the internet.
Deutsche Telekom is refusing to rule out external foul play after around 900,000 broadband customers with “certain routers” have been hit by coverage outages since yesterday afternoon (27th November).
Three UK has confirmed that criminals were able to access the details of 133,827 customers last week, but said that the data itself was not the target.
Criminals have stolen or illegally obtained over 400 smartphones from Three UK over the past month as handset fraud has soared at the mobile operator.
By Katia Gonzalez, Head of Fraud Operations at BICS
UK consumers would be inclined to pay more for better telecoms services, to the tune of £1.45 billion per year in additional industry revenues, but half would terminate their contracts immediately in the event of a security breach, according to new research.
German consumers are underestimating security threats linked to their smartphones, even as their fear of institutional cyber attacks is at an all-time high, Deutsche Telekom has found.
TalkTalk has been slapped with a record £400,000 fine by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office for security failings related to last year’s cyber attack.
Orange has invested an undisclosed sum in enterprise-focused cyber security firm SecBi.
KPN has invested an undisclosed sum in local cybersecurity company SecurityMatters.
Swisscom has signed up to use a crowdsourcing-based fraud prevention platform designed to secure revenue streams and prevent network fraud.
By Yaniv Sulkes, AVP Marketing at Allot Communications
If you’ve been watching any of this summer’s exciting sporting action, chances are you would have done so on a mobile device.
The European Union is to invest €450 million in a new cybersecurity-focused public private partnership.
Operators that invest to improve reliability and protect consumers from privacy violations could see revenues grow faster than those that focus on opening up their networks to content providers, selling services or relying solely on connectivity, according to new research.
KPN has invested in a Dutch cyber security company after transferring its stake in Jasper Technologies to its inhouse venture capital arm.
The Internet of Things is a land of great opportunity for the cybersecurity industry, a research firm has said.
Deutsche Telekom’s new public cloud service has won a contract with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), while the operator has launched two new security services.
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