Monthly Archives: November 2016

#CyberHeadlines: Mirai Botnet takes down Liberia

#CyberHeadlines: Mirai Botnet takes down Liberia Liberia experiences internet outage due to Mirai botnet DDoS attacks The notorious Miria Botnet was utilized again in an attempt to take down telecommunication companies across Liberia. A DDoS (distributed denial of services) attack was launched of more than 500 gbps targeting an undersea… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Adups Secret Feature

#CyberHeadlines: Adups Secret Feature Sending Sensitive Data to Shanghai Server, Unwittingly to Users An elusive story was released by the NY Times on Tuesday, November 15, about a Chinese software which collects data from phones, unwittingly from the owner. The Shanghai Adups Technology Company, who wrote the software, claims their… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Madison County Ransomware

#CyberHeadlines: Madison County Ransomware Madison County pays up on their ransomware November 5th 2016, Madison County, Indiana, was forced to revert back to a time of pre-internet, paper-and-pen functioning when their systems were hacked with ransomware. Luckily, their phone network was not compromised leaving 911 available for emergencies. They were… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines – Driverless Cars Security Standards

#CyberHeadlines – Driverless Cars Security Standards Driverless Cars and IoT Cybersecurity Self-driving cars are getting closer and closer to a common reality. It’s estimated that 3/4 of new cars released by 2020 will have self-driving capabilities. Uber has already begun utilizing driverless cars in Pittsburgh, PA and, especially with this… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: POS Hack

#CyberHeadlines: POS Hack Biggest financial breach ever in India As India’s tech industry booms, cybersecurity has been left to the wayside leading to the largest debit card breach India has ever seen. 3.2 million customer accounts were compromised, making their financial information vulnerable. This POS hack, The Economic Times reported, originated… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Mirai DDoS Attack

#CyberHeadlines: Mirai DDoS Attack On October 21st, dozens of websites were down due to a DDoS attack on the DSN service provider Dyn. Dyn is responsible for translating web addresses for companies such as Twitter, Netflix, Etsy, Github, BBC, The New York Times, Reddit, AWS and many more. The culprit has been… Read more »

The ABC’s of Cybersecurity U-Z

The ABC’s of Cybersecurity: U-Z Cybersecurity can seem an intimidating undertaking; requiring in-depth knowledge of computers and coding, along with a whole new vocabulary to-boot. In this blog series, The ABC’s of Cyber Security, we’ll give you the base-knowledge you need to feel confident in approaching the subject of cyber… Read more »