Website defacing can shut down businesses that have moved online during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Vulnerable websites are popping up as organizations move online during the coronavirus pandemic – and hackers have more time at home alone. The result is more websites falling victim to defacement.
Real-time cyberattacks on a display at the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard.
U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.
In the murky world of cyber espionage and cyber warfare, effective deterrence has long been considered out of reach. A government report argues it’s time to change that.
Instead of going after large corporate networks, which often have multiple defenses, cybercriminals can now simply target people’s home networks.
Two CubeSats, part of a constellation built and operated by Planet Labs Inc. to take images of Earth, were launched from the International Space Station on May 17, 2016.
SpaceX and other companies are rushing to put thousands of small, inexpensive satellites in orbit, but pressure to keep costs low and a lack of regulation leave those satellites vulnerable to hackers.
Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly complex, as hackers find creative ways to beat ordinary systems of defence.
A recent leakware attack targeting Johannesburg was the second of its kind ever recorded. Hackers demanded A$52,663 worth of bitcoins, in return for not releasing senstivie civilian information.
Unlike purpose-built data storage systems, a data lake can be used to dump data in its original form. This data usually remains unsupervised.
A major cyber attack on a data lake could have immense consequences for any of us. And the damage could be felt anywhere from banking to the healthcare sector.
It’s been reported that names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, personal email addresses and emergency contact details, tax file numbers, payroll information, bank account details, passport details and student academic records were accessed.
The worst-case scenario is that hackers still have access to the university systems via a backdoor and are siphoning off critical data as it emerges.
Biometrics like retinal scans is a new frontier in the privacy wars.
States like California have been at the forefront of privacy innovation in recent decades. A possible federal law could bring their experimentation to a halt, harming consumers.
Society needs cybersecurity professionals who can protect systems and mitigate damage.
A sign marks the location of a Chicago Marriott. In November 2018 the hotel chain said their guest reservation database was hacked, compromising the security of up to 500 million customers.
The November 30, 2018, Marriott International announced a data breach concerning 500 million clients, the second biggest ever. With new data breaches announced nearly every day, how , everyone is now wondering how this was possible.
Cybersecurity is an increasingly relevant concern in our society, but pop culture tells us virtually nothing useful about it.
IAFEI and partners Duke University and Grenoble EM regularly survey CFOs across the world. For the second quarter 2018, the poll ran from May 13 to June 7, 2018.
“If you think that hackers are just a bunch of anarchists ready to put everything on fire because it amuses them, you are wrong at all: we are much worse than that”. (No One Is Innocent)
Numerous cyber attacks in recent years have targeted common household devices, such as routers.
A vigilant public is a necessary component in our collective security strategy against cyber attacks.
Hackers can interfere with everyday efforts to keep the lights on.
It’s easier to see how customers benefit from increased grid security than it is to justify making them pay for it.
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We want your data.
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The rate at which valuable identity information is flying out of the control of firms is alarming – more than 3,500 records per minute.
Bad news on the doorstep. How to stay safe?
Like the recent WannaCry, viruses and other hacker software are now part of our digital lives. How big are the threats? How can we protect ourselves?
The public disclosures Uber has made so far make it very difficult to identify Australians caught up in the data breach.
Uber has admitted that the 2016 data breach puts at risk the personal information of 57 million users.
Some Peace Corps volunteers already provide computer assistance and instruction.
The US could help solve a global security problem and boost its image abroad by helping willing experts share their cybersecurity knowledge around the country and the globe.