Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

Spring is here (at least in some parts of the world in the northern hemisphere)! The bees are buzzing, the flowers are blooming, and the accountants are working late because for those in the U.S., it’s tax season! Scammers love tax season—there is a lot of money moving around as people pay taxes and receive […]

For too long, the cybersecurity industry has focused over-much on doom and gloom topics such as massive hacks and breaches.  While it’s true that it’s still a dangerous world out there, it’s also true that cybersecurity can play a powerful role in improving the lives of all citizens. The right cybersecurity can enable technologies that […]

A newly crafted ransomware, Teslacrypt, has arrived in the malware genre that encrypts user files using AES encryption and demands money to decrypt the files. This ransomware infects systems from a compromised website that redirects victims to a site running the Angler exploit kit. (For more on Angler, read the McAfee Labs Threats Report, February […]

When social media really took off about 10 years ago, I think many of us assumed that it might just provide the perfect platform for true freedom of expression. But has this really happened? Are we sharing our convictions and opinions on our Twitter feeds and Facebook pages? Apparently not. A study conducted by The […]

Children look forward to Christmas, adults look forward to days off and cybercriminals look forward to tax season. The reason: tax returns are lucrative, rewarding targets that are becoming increasingly easy to steal. Unfortunately, one of the most stressful times of the year for hard working citizens is about to get even more stressful. The […]