Counting the Cost

Big tobacco's big profits

Why are tobacco companies' profits still booming - despite government regulation and declining smoking rates?

Counting the Cost

Cyber security in an interconnected future

Is 'ransomware' threatening our homes and livelihoods and what security measures are expected as a result?

Counting the Cost

WannaCry: A new era of cyber security

We examine the latest global hacking attack, its implications and the future of cyber security.

Cyber Security

What is ransomware and how to avoid it

What you need to know about 'WannaCry', the malicious software behind Friday's worldwide hacking attack.

WannaCry: What is ransomware and how to avoid it

Cyber Security

Researchers eye possible N Korea link to cyberattacks

Some code in massive WannaCry attack was earlier used in hacking operation linked to Pyongyang.

Researchers eye possible N Korea link to cyberattacks

Cyber Security

Ransomware attack hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries

Europol chief warns that number of targets hit by WannaCry hack will grow when many return to work on Monday.

Inside Story

Who is to blame for the massive ransomware attack?

A virus demands money from Windows users in 99 countries as banks, hospitals and well-known companies are affected.

Cyber Security

Worldwide ransomware attack of 'unprecedented level'

International investigation needed to identify culprits of biggest-of-its-kind cyber-extortion attack, Europol says.

Cyber Security

Ransomware attack infects computers around the world

Hackers exploit stolen US spy agency tools to launch massive cyber-attack on nearly 100 countries with Russia hit hard.

Global hacking attack infects 57,000 computers

United States

US security chiefs target Russian antivirus company

Six intelligence officials express 'concern' over Moscow-based internet security firm Kaspersky Labs.

US security chiefs target Russian antivirus company

Cyber Security

Russian hacker sentenced to 27 years in US prison

Roman Seleznev, son of a Russian politician, handed the longest sentence ever imposed in the US for a cybercrime case.

Russian hacker Roman Seleznev sentenced to 27 years

Opinion

Don't blame WhatsApp for the Westminster attack

The UK government is trying to scapegoat Silicon Valley companies to hide its own intelligence and security failures.

Alastair Sloan

by Alastair Sloan

Alastair Sloan

United States

Two Russian spies indicted over massive Yahoo hack

Russian agents and two criminal hackers allegedly accessed at least 30 million user accounts through spam campaign.

Two Russian spies indicted over massive Yahoo hack

Cyber Security

WikiLeaks reveals alleged CIA hacking programme

Leak suggests CIA malware systems have targeted iPhones, Android systems, Microsoft software and Samsung smart TVs.

Mike Pence

Report: Pence used a private email account as governor

US Vice President Mike Pence's private email account has also been targeted by hackers, according to a newspaper report.

Report: Pence used a private email account as governor