Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

Last month, cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs broke the news that adult site AshleyMadison.com was hacked. This breach risked the exposure of 32 million users’ personal information, including email addresses, physical addresses, and credit card information. It comes as no surprise that this news made headlines immediately and the resulting aftermath has kept it in the […]

These past weeks have not been kind to those seeking privacy for conducting illicit activities. The Ashley Madison hack came to a head with 9.7 gigabytes (GB) of private data and company communications being released online for all to see. The fallout is ongoing, and many are left wondering how the data was published. It was […]

You’re sitting on your front porch. You see a stranger walking towards your property. You have no idea whom he is. But he’s nicely dressed. He asks to come inside your house and look through your bank account records, view your checkbook routing number and account number, and jot down the 16-digit numbers of your […]

A Parent’s Handy Primer on Cyber Vocabulary – Part IV Aaaaaand, we are back! *drum rolls* This week’s topic is not only the continuation of our primer; but also, the last of it! Let us quickly brush up on the topic of discussion – our dated cyber vocabulary. Many of us might not be aware […]

No good comes of breaches. Accessing and publicly revealing information meant to be private is rarely appropriate, and sometimes it can be downright ugly. The latest incident to fall into this category? A recent breach of an online cheating site, affecting up to 37 million people. Here’s what you need to know. On Sunday night, […]