cybercrime

Off-The-Shelf Hacking Tools & Opportunity Cost Of Cybersecurity

Not all cyber attacks are caused by newly developed tools, nor by advanced hackers using zero-day exploits. Many of the hacks occur due to the use of off-the-shelf hacking tools and exploits, which are available for download on the Internet today. A pattern for use of off-the-shelf hacking tools was detected 5 African states: Ivory

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Idaho National Laboratory: A Covert Anti-Cybercrime Lab

The United States as a nation knows how to maximize its resources, that is one of the main advantages she has compared to other industrialized nations. The ‘double duty’ of a government agency or installation is usually done covertly in order not to attract attention, both internal and external. As cybersecurity defense needs grew not

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Cybersecurity Certifications: Do They Really Matter?

An important weapon in the war on cybercrime is the hundreds of thousands of cybersecurity professionals working day in and day out to protect organizations around the globe. These are the “good guys” and we need to give them as much of an edge as we can against all the cyber baddies out there. Comprehensive

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Attacks On Your Consumer Data Are The Worst Trick Of The Season

When it comes to our rights as consumers, constant data breaches put our privacy and our safety at risk, often without our knowing it. We are at the mercy of large corporations, government organizations, financial institutions, and healthcare providers. Each time we open an online account, enter our contact information and make a purchase we

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What Will Be Tor’s Destiny In The Fight For Digital Freedom?

Because the internet is possibly one of the greatest inventions in human history, it is also an ideal medium for discussing our rights as citizens. As a resource, it has become a phenomenal learning and communication tool— but it has also become a virtual playground for cybercrime, data theft, and government surveillance. Under the auspices

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Why Edward Snowden Is The Greatest Snitch Of All Time

Remember what they said in school? “Nobody likes a tattletale.” This old adage is especially true for the U.S. government who depends on secrecy to operate. Things just work a whole lot better when everyone knows exactly what they should, and no one asks any difficult questions. The government claims to protect its citizens—and sometimes

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All You Need To Know About Gathering Intelligence On The Dark Web

Accessing the darknet is not something an ordinary internet user is keen on doing. While one wrong click on the clearnet likely won’t cause much harm, this same action on the darknet can land users in some truly deplorable environments—and potentially in real hot water. Because it is composed on unindexed web pages accessible only through

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How To Defend Yourself From New Cryptocurrency Malware

New malware have been discovered in the cryptocurrency world. Based from a blog post by Radware, reports about a discovery by cybersecurity researchers. Cybercriminals are able to abuse a Chrome plugin named “Nigelify” with a malware code in order to steal personal information and secretly mine cryptocurrency. The Chrome extension is able to bypass Google’s

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