Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

Director Michael Mann’s cyber-thriller, Blackhat, opened in theaters this weekend, and promised to be the most realistic portrayal of cybersecurity to date. So, of course, I just had to get down to my local theater and see it for myself. For those of you unfamiliar with the terminology, blackhat is a name derived from hacker […]

It’s fair to say that 2014 was the year of the data breach with frequent high-profile incidents compromising personal customer information and credit card details. That’s backed up by PwC’s Global State of Information Security survey of almost 10,000 business and IT executives, which shows the number of incidents detected up 48 per cent on […]

If there was one thing the United States collectively learned in 2014, in a very painful way, it was this: education and awareness about cybersecurity needs to improve. After the deluge of credit card breaches, online storage hijackings and embarrassing leaks, it’s become apparent that the collective understanding of security and how to enjoy a […]

An unprecedented series of high-profile security events and data breaches marked out 2014 as the ‘year of shaken trust’ but what does 2015 have in store? Our annual Threats Predictions report forecasts a combination of more attacks exploiting long-established internet trust standards, such as SSL and digital signatures, and new attack vectors in mobile and […]

Ever hear of a crime called skimming? It may not be as dramatic a crime as assault or Ponzi schemes, but it can cause significant problems to you as your  savings account can be wiped out in a flash. Picture a scrawny nerd tampering with an automated teller machine (ATM)—the machine you use with your […]