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Can big data analytics reduce cyber risk?

The Information Security Forum (ISF) has released a report that recommends proactive, preventative big data analytics for businesses that want to increase business agility, …

Infosec student pleads guilty to online coupon scam

A former computer security student who was arrested in May 2011 for posting counterfeited coupons online, has plead guilty to charges of wire fraud and trafficking in …

DDoS attacks aimed at telecom systems are on the rise

DDoS attacks are usually seen as the domain of hacktivists and hackers looking to block – then blackmail – companies that are heavily dependent on their Internet …

Dropbox confirms hack, announces 2-factor authentication

After weeks of investigating how it came about that a sizable number of its European users began receiving spam advertising gambling websites to dedicated (and not) email …

Modern day pirates

Many of you will remember long summer days with the streets filled with laughing children congregating to play football or just hang out with their friends – I certainly …

Personal and financial information under attack

Cybercriminals have increased their focus in targeting individuals and organizations of all sizes to steal personal and financial information according to Trend Micro. Among …

8.2 million Gamigo passwords leaked

When German gaming website Gamigo was breached in February this year, they reacted by sharing the fact with their users, warning that user information such as usernames and …

One in ten SMEs have suffered a data hack

One in ten small businesses in the UK have experienced a data hack. Hiscox research also revealed that 90% don’t have a cyber crime insurance policy in place to protect …

World’s third largest botnet receives mortal blow

Grum, a botnet responsible for 17.4 percent of the world’s spam emails, finally seems to be dead. In the last few days, Dutch authorities have shut down two of the …

Guy steals $80,000 worth of Nike items via website loophole

A former college baseball player from Virginia managed to get his hands on Nike merchandise worth over $80,000 for free after having found and exploited a loophole in one of …

Nearly half a million Yahoo passwords leaked following hack

Some 450,000 email addresses and associated unencrypted passwords have been dumped online by the hacking collective “D33Ds Company” following the compromise of a …

Targeted attacks focus on small businesses

36 percent of all targeted attacks (58 per day) during the last six months were directed at businesses with 250 or fewer employees, according to Symantec. During the first …

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