Tag: cyber attacks

Hacker Pleads Guilty to Building Internet of Things Army for Cyberattacks

Hacker Pleads Guilty to Building Internet of Things Army for Cyberattacks

A young hacker has admitted to attempting to take down Sony’s Playstation Network gaming platform by hijacking “internet of things” (IoT) devices after reaching a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

Vishing At The Ritz: There’s A New Type Of Cybercrime In Town

Vishing At The Ritz: There’s A New Type Of Cybercrime In Town

Cybercrime – There’s another clever fraud tactic to add to your library of security threats. Imagine a call or voice message that appears to come from a trusted source but is really a disguised attempt to compromise your identity, credentials or financial information. More of a social engineering scheme than a vulnerability, “vishing” is a highly effective and targeted form of phishing that uses voice as a means to lure victims into disclosing private information.

Cybersecurity Is The Future Of Customer Acquisition

Cybersecurity Is The Future Of Customer Acquisition

Cybersecurity – There was a time when the much-coveted Apple iPhone was generously “replaced” by Samsung, simply because an Android was better suited for the bourgeois budget. Apple had established its place in the market as an industry leader and a revolutionary company altogether, but considering that you only needed your phone for a couple of basic needs, there seemed no point to invest your whole salary in a phone. 

Why companies need to lock down IoT systems

Why companies need to lock down IoT systems

During the last few years, malicious IoT hacks have grown exponentially with no immediate signs of slowing, while hackers relentlessly pursue new and creative ways to attack and exploit organizations. According to the FBI, within the past six years, attackers have amassed $144 million in ransomware payments alone – and each new attack costs more than the last.

Crypto scammers hack Elon Musk, Biden, Obama, and Kanye on Twitter

Crypto scammers hack Elon Musk, Biden, Obama, and Kanye on Twitter

Accounts belonging to Apple, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos were also hit. Hackers promoting crypto scams took over a number of high-profile Twitter accounts Wednesday, including Bill Gates, Kanye West and Elon Musk, who has been a frequent target of would-be crypto scammers. Joe Biden’s account was also briefly taken over, as was Barack Obama’s. Accounts…
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As Businesses Reopen, A New Storm Of Cybercrime Activity Looms

As Businesses Reopen, A New Storm Of Cybercrime Activity Looms

There is nothing ordinary about the amount of disruption that will impact our lives moving forward as countries and states reopen following the coronavirus pandemic. In the context of the cloud, disruptions caused by COVID-19 have opened the door to another type of virus: cybersecurity threats. Today we are witnessing a rapid rise of opportunistic…
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7 Cybersecurity tips for small businesses - especially those with remote workers

7 Cybersecurity tips for small businesses – especially those with remote workers

Small businesses have been facing a mountain of problems since the coronavirus outbreak took hold of the world’s economy and shifted most people to working from home. Millions of small businesses around the world, which previously had no experience dealing with cybersecurity, suddenly had to deal with a deluge of new issues, ranging from which…
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How To Prepare Your Employees For Today's Cybersecurity Threats

How To Prepare Your Employees For Today’s Cybersecurity Threats

When you look at the nature of cybersecurity and the evolving threats out there, there are essentially two “doors” that malicious actors will use to gain entry to your environment and data. Door one is your technology. Cyberattackers exploit vulnerabilities in your technology infrastructure and security tools to either sneak through surreptitiously or blow open…
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Why is it so hard for us to pay attention to cybersecurity?

More firms say they prioritise cybersecurity, but a significant number are still putting themselves at risk by not doing enough. With a daily deluge of cyberattacks, hacking incidents, data breaches and malware campaigns, it appears that – finally – many organisations now understand that cybersecurity is an important issue that needs to be taken seriously…
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