Phishing with Naked Women and Romantic Lures

“To see naked pictures of Carla Bruni click here”. Don’t feel bad if you were tempted to follow the link. At the G20 conference in Paris in 2011, almost all those attending clicked on an attachment included with the above email. “Almost everybody who received the email took the bait,” said a government source. They … Continue reading Phishing with Naked Women and Romantic Lures

[SOLVED] Help! How do I Stop Employee Internet Use from Putting Our Company Data at Risk?

Such questions are becoming more and more common as we see company after company suffering security breaches. In 2012 at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, a panel of five top security experts addressed this issue. The first question they were asked was, “can we stop data breaches, really?” The answer from all 5 panel … Continue reading [SOLVED] Help! How do I Stop Employee Internet Use from Putting Our Company Data at Risk?

Russia’s central bank says hackers attack its website

Well, I told you so. In my March 4th blog post, I predicted that an attack on Russian banks may be launched and it appears that is what is happening today (March 14th). The Russian central bank's website has been brought down and the Kremlin website has been experiencing unexplained problems. You can expect the … Continue reading Russia’s central bank says hackers attack its website

It’s Tax Season Again. Time for Hackers to File Your Return

It’s bad enough that you have to do so much work to get your taxes done and, if you’re lucky, file for a refund. But if, after you try to file your return, you get a message that says "The dependent's Social Security number cannot be used more than once in a tax return. It … Continue reading It’s Tax Season Again. Time for Hackers to File Your Return

Will the Ukraine be the Stage for the First True Cyberwar?

Let’a face it. Putin has the West backed into a corner. What can they really do? They have no rationale to take military action. Besides, the US has no desire to get involved in any wars at the moment. Sure, the US can threaten trade sanctions, but Europe won’t go for it. They have more to … Continue reading Will the Ukraine be the Stage for the First True Cyberwar?

How Facebook is Used to Spear Your Employees: The Secret World of Data Mining

About six months ago, I met one of my former students. He told me how he was now working in data mining. I figured I knew what that entailed. The company he worked for probably analyzed customer data or gathered data from potential customers through information it acquired from the internet and, then, sold this … Continue reading How Facebook is Used to Spear Your Employees: The Secret World of Data Mining