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Python and Bash - Contenders for the most used scripting language - Packt Publishing, publisher of software learning resources, has revealed the results of its 2018 Skill Up survey in a new report.

Top Six Advantages of Open Source Development/Products According to Guardian Digital - Open source programs and solutions offer many advantages over proprietary alternatives including better quality, higher levels of security, superior flexibility, lower costs and a thriving community surrounding open source development.

  (Jun 24)

A Tesla employee used his trusted access to the company's network to steal a large amount of highly sensitive data and ship it to unknown third parties.

  (Jun 25)

Action Fraud is warning of a new phishing campaign using the infamous WannaCry ransomware attack of May 2017 as a lure.

  China Escalates Hacks Against the US as Trade Tensions Rise (Jun 24)

In 2015, the United States and China agreed to a digital truce that banned hacking private companies to steal trade secrets. And though the agreement has been touted as a success, it hasn't stopped Chinese state-sponsored hackers from pushing the envelope of acceptable behavior.

  (Jun 26)

A new report based on data from an extensive body of penetration tests shows that while prevailing opinion believes big enterprises do the best job at securing their systems and data, it is actually midsized organizations that outperform small and large businesses.

  (Jun 27)

A former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor has pleaded guilty to leaking key intelligence on Russian attempts to target officials ahead of the 2016 election.

  Bill Could Give Californians Unprecedented Control Over Data (Jun 25)

Lawmakers in California have introduced a sweeping privacy bill to the state legislature that would give Californians unprecedented control over their data and rein in the power of their Silicon Valley neighbors.

  IEEE Calls for Strong Encryption (Jun 27)

The IEEE this week issued a position statement in support of strong encryption and in opposition to government efforts to require backdoors.

  (Jun 26)

More than two-thirds (69%) of cybersecurity experts predict a successful cyberattack will hit US infrastructure within the next two years – and a majority express low confidence both in security technology to protect their organizations and in the US government to defend the nation against attacks.

  (Jun 29)

More than 17% of NHS trusts experienced security-related downtime over the past three years, leading to over 18 days of IT outages, according to new Freedom of Information (FOI) data released by Intercity Technology.

  Hundreds of Hotels Hit in FastBooking Breach (Jun 28)

FastBooking, a Paris-based provider of hotel-booking software, is alerting client hotels to a data breach in which an attacker lifted personal information and credit card data from guests of hundreds of properties.

  Ticketmaster Breach Discovered in April, Says Bank (Jun 29)

Question marks have been raised over Ticketmaster's internal security and incident response processes after a bank revealed that it alerted the ticketing giant to a recently discovered breach in April.

  (Jun 28)

The proportion of financial services firms citing cyber-attacks as a major source of risk has hit an all-time high, according to the latest biannual survey from the Bank of England (BoE).