Posts Tagged 'data protection'

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, […]

It should come as no surprise that your data is the most valuable commodity you have on the information superhighway. Your data is so valuable, in fact, that cybercriminals go to great lengths to steal it. But that doesn’t mean your data is always hard to get. Sometimes, when a company falls on hard times, […]

Watch any movie that involves computer security or hacking and someone will talk about the strength of the firewall or the protection of encryption. At one point in the history of the Internet, firewalls were thought of as not just essential, but the cure-all of threat woes. Likewise, encryption was seen as the silver bullet […]

In the Digital Age, email is second nature. It’s a commonly accepted method of communication, and a convenient one, at that. With convenience, however, comes danger – especially if you’re not even alerted to the bait! This email ‘bait’ I’m referring to comes in the form of phishing scams, which are becoming increasingly abundant as […]

Selling stolen data is an easy way for cybercriminals to make some quick money on cyber black markets. The following flowchart shows a generic credential-stealing campaign in action. In the last step, the flow is bidirectional. The malware makes a two-way authentication-free connection between the victim and the attacker. This two way connection not only […]