Category Archives: NICE

#CyberHeadlines: 2016 The Year of Ransomware

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2016 The Year of Ransomware Kaspersky Lab 2016 Ransomware Report Kaspersky Lab has deemed 2016 “The year of ransomware”. In a recent report they published, ransomware attacks went up eleven fold from January 2016 to September 2016 with 62 new ransom families detected, one in five businesses worldwide suffered from a… Read more »

Hacks, Leaks and Breaches: Our Top 6 Stories of 2016

Hacks, Leaks and Breaches: Our Top 6 Stories of 2016 2016 brought more hacks, leaks and breaches to light than any previous year. Many of these issues will persist into 2017, especially with all the claims around the Russians hacking the DNC, a rise of DDoS-for-Sale services and ransomware continuing… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Russian Cyber Pros and Trump’s Hacker Army

#CyberHeadlines: Russian Cyber Pros and Trump’s Hacker Army Russia claims to have stopped a cyber attack from a foreign spy service Russia’s Federal Security Service made a public statement on Friday that they had halted an attack meant to be carried out on Dec. 5th against a number of major… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Santa gets Hacked

#CyberHeadlines: Santa gets Hacked   Father Frost Himself In Russia, thousands of kids have already been submitting letters online to Father Frost (the Russian Santa Clause) via a multitude of websites. Last week, it was found that 55 of these websites had been compromised and were publishing the first and… Read more »

Cyber Threats: Ransomware

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Cyber Threats: Ransomware In October 2016, I attended a SecureWorld conference in Bellevue, WA. The hot topic of the event? Ransomware. I realized that I had left ransomware out of my cyber threats series, hence this post. This one is going to be a bit different, however. I’ll be giving… 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 »