Malware Growth for Apple iOS Outnumbers Android’s

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Android devices across the world far outsell Apple devices; despite so hackers seek to attack iOS devices. Indeed, with Cisco Systems and IBM partnering with Apple for providing business associated services intended for corporate users, it’s expected that iOS devices will more-and-more become targets of malicious software. As a proof,…


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Man wanted to help ISIS and spread terror in Bay Area, indictment alleges

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He spoke of giving backpacks full of explosives to homeless people, federal authorities said. He talked about lacing cocaine with rat poison to distribute at nightclubs and setting fires to hills near Berkeley. For months, undercover federal agents interacted with Amer Sinan Alhaggagi — swapping text messages, emails and phone…


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Trump doubts Russia would have left evidence of hacking, but US spies say Moscow left it on purpose

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President Donald Trump’s new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, told CNN host Jake Tapper Sunday that Trump is not convinced that the Russians hacked into the Democratic National Committee last year because if they did, they wouldn’t have gotten caught. “Somebody said to me yesterday that if the Russians actually hacked…


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6 things you can start doing to protect yourself from fraud

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Technology is making life more convenient for consumers. Unfortunately, it’s also making it easier for cybercriminals to access information. t’s no secret that technology is making life more convenient for consumers. Unfortunately, there’s a flip side to that coin: Advances in technology also are making it easier for cybercriminals to…


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Man arrested on theft, fraud charges

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The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office charged a 21-year-old man with five counts of attempted obtaining property by false pretense and six counts of identity theft, larceny and obtaining property by false pretense after he allegedly stole a wallet containing $35 in cash and credit cards. The wallet was stolen from…


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UK gov wants teens to practice cybersecurity in their spare time

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Teenagers are being encouraged to apply for the scheme where they’ll learn through ‘games, challenges, and projects’ The UK has a shortage of cybersecurity professionals and the gulf could get wider as an increasing number of cyberattacks take place. To counter this, the government is set to plough millions of…


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CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONALS IN HIGH DEMAND DUE TO GROWING THREAT OF CYBER CRIME

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Cyber security professionals are increasingly in demand in China as businesses continue to battle the growing threat of cybercrime, according to international recruitment firm Hays. “The implications of being attacked are far reaching and the after effects can be devastating to a business, as well as its customers,” Simon Lance,…


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Cybersecurity search engine from CrowdStrike looks to find threats fast

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Targeted as being the fastest and largest of its kind, CrowdStrike has announced a cybersecurity search engine to add to the Falcon platform. This offering will be form a database of threats for the cybersecurity industry that will draw upon information on 51 billion security events every day. Constantly consuming…


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Students tackle makeshift cybersecurity attack

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In our world today, just about everything is online, which makes it potentially vulnerable to a cyberattack. Students from across the country are in Vermont this week learning the ins and outs of cybersecurity and defense. Imagine a cybersecurity attack. It’s a scenario 21 high school students had to face…


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Public bodies are vulnerable to hacking – government needs to step up to protect them

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Barely a month passes in 2017 without some kind of IT failure hitting the headlines, but the hacks, leaks and breaches that make the news may represent just the tip of the iceberg. An investigation by the i newspaper has revealed that public bodies such as hospitals, councils and museums…


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Second Major Ethereum Hack In a Week Leads to $34 Million Theft

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While cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have enjoyed meteoric popularity over the past several months, there are still many potential investors who remain skeptical. And one of the reasons for this skepticism is the ongoing concern about cryptocurrency security. Now that a second major hack of Ethereum has taken place…


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Police warn of hacking threat via our online fridges and kettles as fears are raised over the ‘internet of things’

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Household appliances which connect to the internet will increasingly be hacked by criminals seeking to steal your identity, rob your home or bank accounts, a police chief has warned. Durham chief constable Mike Barton warned about the danger of the ‘internet of things’ as more ordinary household items such as…


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FBI AGENTS SEIZE SMASHED HARD DRIVES IN MUSLIM IT HACKING CASE

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It wasn’t that long ago that Debbie Wasserman Schultz was trying to browbeat the Capitol Police over a laptop in the Muslim IT hacking case. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment that she says belongs to her in order…


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Apple issues cyber warning for iPhone users, issues security patch

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Apple issued a new warning after a new hacking threat. The tech giant says there is a new cyber threat, but has taken steps to thwart the attack. FOX Business Network’s Tracee Carrasco reports, “Apple has now issued a critical security patch for all iOS devices and for Mac computers…


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Botnet Hackers: About To Be Exposed?

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Sunlight is the best disinfectant, as the saying goes — but will light shine on the ways, whys and wherefores in botnet hacking? The Wall Street Journal reports an alleged hacker will soon be in a Brooklyn court, the center of a trial the publication says will offer “a rare…


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With Hacking and Phishing, All is Not Well; We Can Lose More Than We Can Imagine!

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When Adam Draper of Boost VC talked about how he lost $50,000 on January 14th, 2015, he could not take rage out of those who took his cash. Reason? He did not know who did it. Of course, that was a lot of Money, and that was his lesson! The…


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DATA BREACHES IN U.S. ALLEGEDLY INCREASING AT RECORD PACE

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There are some things in the world that seem to be on a perpetually-increasing track such as price of rent in big cities. Now, this list may include the number of data breaches in the U.S., according to a recent report. According to non-profit organization Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)…


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BBB: Protect your child’s identity

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Henry County Schools students are heading back to the classroom on July 31, but first parents must register their new students. To do so, they’ll need several documents, many of which can contain their children’s sensitive identity information like a Social Security number. According to the Better Business Bureau, a…


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Everyone gets breached, so you’ll need an response plan when it happens

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Your organization has just discovered a serious data breach. Does it have a well-oiled plan to respond without ruining forensic evidence, creating a public relations nightmare, or frightening customers? The last thing an organization needs is hysteria when coordinating a response to a major data breach. There may be unwanted…


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Fighting Back: U.S. Options for Cyberattacks

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In the wake of the recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks, cyber warfare has once again made mainstream news headlines. With cyberattacks becoming increasingly common, it becomes important to understand the options the United States has in dealing with these kinds of attacks. Petya, though in many ways similar to…


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