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his week saw social network LinkedIn get itself into the headlines for the wrong reasons once again, as it wasreported that GCHQ created fake profiles in order to hack into a major Belgian telecommunications company. The attack on Belgacom was reported back in September but it was unknown how it had been carried out, but fresh reports claim that GCHQ used fake LinkedIn pages to redirect employees to sites containing malware. Security blogger Graham Cluley said that GCHQ’s Network Analysis...

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The surveillance story has left a bitter taste in the mouths of users of some of the web’s biggest companies, but this week some of those companies got their chance to respond. Apple said that the US requests affected 2,000 to 3,000 accounts, adding it gave out data on zero to 1,000 accounts, while the UK made 127 requests and according to the BBC, since Apple’s main business was "not about collecting information", the vast majority...

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While the industry is booming, an article claims that young people today aren’t interested in getting jobs in cyber security. The Vice article said that while working in this sector is “a growing and potentially secure, lucrative job”, a survey by Raytheon from last week found that only 24 per cent of millennials have any interest in cyber security as a career. It found that 40 per cent of respondents would want to be a "TV or movie entertainer,"...

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We have talked in the past about the weak link in security chain, and after law firms and third parties, it may seem that the small and medium business (SMB) sector may be an easy target. Research by McAfee deemed SMBs to be “suffering from a false sense of security”, as 80 per cent of 1,000 respondents to its survey admitted to not using data protection and 91 per cent said that they do not use endpoint...

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