Attacks

A Cyber Attack On 911 Services Is The Most Terrifying Thing Ever

In 1968, the U.S. introduced the emergency number 911 which replaced the traditional dialing numbers for the police, fire, and ambulance. Today, North Carolina alone receives 8 million annual calls to 911, that’s more than 23,000 a day delivered across 188 call centers, and they all rely on the technology of 20 routers to service

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The Surprising Ways A Cyber Attack Can Literally Kill You

When we hear the word cyberattack, we likely imagine an aggressive targeting of information technology, including the networks and infrastructures where it hides. Our understanding is not wrong, as the definition is similarly emphasized in security-based articles or media reports we encounter.  However, we would be wrong to assume that the effects of a cyberattack

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Is The Department Of Labor Exposing Your Employee Benefits To Attack?

In the U.S. and Canada, the first Monday of September is dedicated to Labor Day, a public holiday established to honor the social and economic achievements of hard working Americans throughout history. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the event recognizes how the average employee has directly contributed to the current strength and prosperity

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White House Now On Red Alert In The Wake Of Russia’s Attack

Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats revealed in a recent threat update issued by the American Intelligence Community (IC) that the U.S. government has launched several investigations looking into the cyber-warfare tactics deployed by foreign states. In a speech addressed to the Hudson Institute, Coats spoke about Russian involvement in recent attacks and labeled the country

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This Is What Happens When Your Boss Is Really A Russian Scammer

The Russian anti-malware firm, Kaspersky, has recently found a spear phishing scam affecting “email and other electronic communications targeted at specific individuals, organizations, or businesses.” These exploits are specifically designed to steal information for malicious purposes by installing secret malware on unsuspecting systems. And the kicker is, they do it by posing as your boss.

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Here Are The Unbelievable Ways Equifax Continues To Live In Denial

Just a year after its record-breaking fiasco—and arguably one of the biggest data breaches in history—the credit bureau, Equifax, is back in business. But at what cost? After weathering a major storm of legislative and regulatory inquiries, leaders in the company have yet to make any significant business decisions about how to improve their business

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The Surprising Ways Your Stolen Data Is Now For Sale On The Internet

Stolen bank details, credit card info, and plenty of other damaging information are now for open sale on the dark web—it’s no secret. For a few years now, it has been the place to trade illegal merchandise of all kinds, including the personal information of those scammed by phishing attacks and similar exploits. While this realization

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Ponemon Institute And IBM Reveal The Disturbing Cost Of A Data Breach

Ponemon Institute in partnership with IBM has recently launched the 2018 Cost of Data Breach report. It comes with a corresponding calculator to give companies a close estimate of the possible business cost if they become a victim of a data breach or security attack. Cost of Data Breach is a yearly report released publicly,

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McAfee Now Warns The Sale Of RDP Credentials On The Darknet Is A Thing

When reviewing their networks and PC installations for unchecked/overlooked attack surfaces, system administrators should always be alert. By definition, an attack surface is the area of a computer installation where an attacker can breach the system. For this reason, it is a critical job for system admins to maintain a computing environment with minimal attack

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