A court ruling means that Yahoo! and its parent company, Verizon, could end paying a heavy price for the huge breaches that saw more than 1 billion people’s details compromised.
We will start with the good stuff for a change. Talk Like A Pirate Day is my second favorite unofficial Holiday. Check out the official website. Check out the cool pirate swag and order yourself a pirate hoodie or tee shirt.
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If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that any new way of DDoSing will reveal that there are a huge number of undefended devices online.
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08/28/2017 02:40 PM EDT Original release date: August 28, 2017
US-CERT warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Harvey. Users are advised to exercise caution in handling any email with subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Harvey, even if it appears to originate ...Continue Reading →
08/02/2017 10:08 PM EDT Original release date: August 02, 2017
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an alert warning consumers of music gift card scams. This type of scam targets victims, gains their confidence, and tricks them into providing gift card information.
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Microsoft Windows operating systems
This Alert has been updated to reflect the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center’s (NCCIC) analysis of the “NotPetya” malware variant.
The scope of this Alert’s analysis is limited to the newest Petya malware variant that ...
No good deed goes unpunished – WannaCry defender accused of earlier involvement in 2014 with the Kronos banking malware.
From Sophos Naked Security – GhostCtrl, being distributed by rogue versions designed to look like legitimate apps, can ...Continue Reading →
07/17/2017 01:37 PM EDT Original release date: July 17, 2017
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on the privacy risks associated with Internet-connected children’s toys. FBI warns that Internet-connected toys may contain “sensors, microphones, cameras, data storage components, and other multimedia capabilities – including speech recognition and GPS options” that may put the privacy and safety of children at risk due to the disclosure ...Continue Reading →
05/31/2017 07:45 PM EDT
(***Watch for our 4 part series on Email Account Hijacking starting Monday***)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on Building a Digital Defense with an Email Fortress. FBI warns that scammers commonly target business email accounts with phishing and social engineering schemes. Strategies for preventing email compromises include avoiding the use of free web-based email accounts; using multi-factor ...Continue Reading →
If you are a Verizon customer, you may want to consider updating your user information and account password.
About 6 million Verizon subscribers’ personal data was leaked online thanks to a security lapse from Nice Systems, an Israel-based company that partnered with Verizon to analyze customer service calls. The information stemmed from recorded customer service calls over the past six months.
The leaks included customer names, cell phone numbers and account PINs, which can ...Continue Reading →