The San Bernardino iPhone has been unlocked by an unlikely team of hackers from the FBI, a Japanese manufacturing company, and an Israeli cybersecurity software firm.
“Google dorking.” It sounds goofy, but it could be just the ticket for a hacker looking to stir mayhem. The search technique is one of several methods that bad guys can use to find vulnerable computer systems and trace them to a specific place on the Internet. All they have to do is type in the right search terms, and they’re well on their way.
According to this Facebook post, you can get the names of people who have viewed your Facebook Profile by installing an app called ‘Profile Spy’. The post exhorts you to hurry before the tool is patched and suggests that you won’t believe the people you catch looking at your profile.
Cybercriminals are redoubling efforts to steal payment card details from retailers before new defenses are put in place, according to FireEye. More than a dozen types of malware were found last year that target point-of-sale systems, the electronic cash registers the process payments at many retailers.
In today’s Business climate there are many ways businesses face risks. Some businesses are in industries where they take risks just by being open for business. Take a roofing company for example. They have employees who climb on top of a house on a daily basis. That is a pretty big risk. Other businesses face risks in other ways like hiring and firing employees, generating enough revenue and becoming victim to a data breach. Data breaches are one of the most dangerous risks that many businesses fail to protect themselves from. It does not matter the size nor the scope of your business, hackers are targeting you.
You’ve probably seen ads offering “identity protection” services. In fact, nobody can guarantee you won’t experience identity theft. Those services offer identity monitoring and repair — things you can do yourself, for free.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions, a B2B unit of the telecommunications giant that gets called in to help Fortune 500’s respond to some of the world’s largest data breaches, is reeling from its own data breach involving the theft and resale of customer data.
It’s been a rough few years for retailers of every size as they continue the struggle against hacking events and data breaches. The estimate for 2015 breaches was that every compromised customer or employee record cost the business an average of $154 US. In one study of over 350 companies who’d suffered a data breach in that year, researchers found the average total cost per company to be $3.9 million.