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Social Engineering: Hacking Brains…It’s Easier than Hacking Computers

The audience in the room is weirdly quiet. The contestant is in a small plexiglass booth with nothing but a phone, a laptop computer and some notes. On a set of speakers outside, the booth broadcasts the sounds of a dial tone as a woman on the stage begins to dial a number. It is apparent she is not phoning a friend. The dial tone changes to a ring tone, and
Publish At:2020-07-30 15:36 | Read:94 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Security Awareness cyberattack cybersecuri

Using “Update.exe” as a Case Study for Robust OT Cybersecurity

In 2020, car manufacturer Honda fell victim to a ransomware attack. Using a payload called “update.exe,” the attack crippled Honda’s international customer service and Financial Services wing for days. Although it affected two customer facing branches of this global corporation, the ransomware was designed to target and breach Honda’s critical ICS/SCADA envi
Publish At:2020-07-07 00:04 | Read:129 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles ICS Security cyberattack ICS security malw

5G Technology: How to Make Sure the Benefits Outweigh the Security Risks

It’s hard not to say that 5G technology brings a lot of benefits. 5G entails faster download speeds, and yes, if you have a 5G-enabled handset, you could hear and appreciate the speed increases for videos, gaming, etc. However, 5G provides added benefits that go way above those for the everyday user.Let’s take a look at the high speed and low latency of 5G.
Publish At:2020-04-19 23:42 | Read:491 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vulnerability Management cyberattack Network Security Techno

A cyberattack paralyzes coronavirus testing center

Right now, many countries are in a state of alarm, and people and organizations around the world are coming together to face the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Companies are also making efforts to streamline the adoption of new methodologies such as telecommuting in order to protect their employees’ health. However, it also also the case that t
Publish At:2020-03-27 11:51 | Read:615 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business News b2b coronavirus cyberattack hospital Virus

Four Important Steps to Secure the United States 2020 Election

It’s an unfortunate reality that cyber attacks on the U.S. 2020 election are likely to happen. However, while this is a potent threat to democracy, an even greater threat is to not take the necessary actions to prevent these attacks until it is too late.There are many different types of cyberattacks that the U.S. 2020 election could face.Attacks on electroni
Publish At:2020-03-10 02:17 | Read:691 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government IT Security and Data Protection cyberattack elect

A Guide to Easy and Effective Threat Modeling

Threat modeling is a process by which potential threats can be identified, enumerated and prioritized, all from a hypothetical attacker’s point of view. The purpose of threat modeling is to provide defenders with a systematic analysis of the probable attacker’s profile, the most likely attack vectors and the assets most desired by an attacker. Ef
Publish At:2020-02-27 09:41 | Read:991 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security Security Intelligence & Analytics Appli

National Veterinary Associates catches dose of ransomware

byDanny BradburyRansomware attacks don’t discriminate. They are just as happy targeting those with four legs as those with two.Anonymous sources told cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs this week that National Veterinary Associates (NVA) has fallen victim to a ransomware attack that has affected hundreds of hospitals.NVA describes itself as one of the l
Publish At:2019-11-26 12:35 | Read:1219 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Malware Ransomware Security threats cyberattack ma

7 Questions to Ask Your Child’s School About Cybersecurity Protocols

Just a few weeks into the new school year and, already, reports of malicious cyberattacks in schools have hit the headlines. While you’ve made digital security strides in your home, what concerns if any should you have about your child’s data being compromised at school? There’s a long and short answer to that question. The short answer is don’t
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:1782 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety BYOD cyberattack cybercrime cybersafety cybers

Bad Rabbit Ransomware Attacks Highlight Risk of Propagating Malware Outbreaks

On Tuesday morning, Oct. 24, 2017, organizations in Russia and Ukraine reported being hit with a ransomware outbreak that paralyzed their operations. Sporadic cases were also recorded in Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria and Japan, according to reports from different sources. The malware, self-titled Bad Rabbit, is a ransomware code designed to encrypt and lock file
Publish At:2017-10-26 01:10 | Read:4926 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Malware Threat Intelligence Cyberattack Cyb

HBO hacked: Not even Daenerys dragons can protect Game of Thrones from leak

As you have probably heard already, hackers might be holding 1.5 terabytes of HBO proprietary information. No one knows what kind of information they have managed to steal, but one is for sure, the Game of Thrones script for season 7 has been reported as leaked. On Sunday afternoon reporters received an anonymous email saying: “Hi to all mankind. The greates
Publish At:2017-08-02 04:55 | Read:3355 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News cyberattack Game of thrones hack HBO

Information Security in the Age of Disinformation

Depending on their specific goals and motivations, malicious external actors seek to blackmail individuals, organizations or security vendors to disrupt breach defenses or otherwise wreak havoc on IT operations. For security leaders tasked with defending against these threats, it’s hard to know who or what to believe. That challenge has only gotten wor
Publish At:2017-06-03 00:15 | Read:5046 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Data Protection Chief Information Security Officer (CIS

When a Cyber Crisis Hits, Know Your OODA Loops

In the months since we began simulating full-scale cyberattacks for customers at our IBM X-Force Command Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I’ve watched a steady stream of corporate security teams confront the hair-raising experience of a simulated cyberattack. The Command Center recreates the whole crisis from start to finish, featuring a controlled,
Publish At:2017-05-30 22:30 | Read:5019 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Incident Response X-Force Research Chief Information Se

“Eye Pyramid”, the Cyber-Espionage Malware that has Italy Reeling

This Tuesday, the Italian state police dismantled a cyber-espionage ring spearheaded by a brother and sister that sought to exert control over public institutions and administrations, professional studios, employers, and politicians. The network was able to access confidential information by installing a virus on victims’ computers, stealing information sens
Publish At:2017-01-12 01:25 | Read:3393 | Comments:0 | Tags:News Cyber-espionage cyberattack eye pyramid highlighted

The website of the Hungarian Government temporarily shut by cyberattack

Officials confirmed that the Hungarian government website came under attack from outside the country. The access to many websites was blocked. The Hungarian Government announced that its computer network was targeted by a major cyber attack that temporarily blocked the access to several websites. The attacks hit the main Hungarian government website and many
Publish At:2016-04-03 10:05 | Read:4957 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking cyberattack Hungarian Government Pierl

Blurred Lines: Researching the Ashley Madison Data

Put your imagination caps on folks, it’s scenario-imagining time. What if someone were to break into your home, steal your belongings and leave them somewhere with a sign in front stating “Stolen Goods”? Someone else walks by, sees the stuff and takes it all despite the Stolen Goods warning. No blurred lines here — clearly the second Mr. or
Publish At:2015-08-26 14:45 | Read:4595 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Ashley Madison Cyberattack Data Breach Infor

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