And the Winner for the Most Hacked Sector for 2014 is … Health and Medical?

And it’s not even close. Healthcare and medical breaches make up 42.6% of all breaches. The next closest contender is business at 32.7%, according to the most recent ITRC (Identity Theft Resource Center) report. The good news for this sector, if that is what you would call it, is that this figure represents the number … Continue reading And the Winner for the Most Hacked Sector for 2014 is … Health and Medical?

Sony Bows to Blackmail Demands and Opens the Door to a New Era of Cyber Terrorism

Maybe Sony Pictures should watch some of its own movies. If they did, they would learn something that the rest of us already know. If you give into blackmailers, they will come back for more. Okay, so Sony agreed not to release “The Interview” because they were threatened with evil consequences from some irate hackers. … Continue reading Sony Bows to Blackmail Demands and Opens the Door to a New Era of Cyber Terrorism

Holiday Gift Card Scams Use Facebook to Lure You into Disclosing Personal Information

A while back, I reported on how I was attacked through Facebook photo tagging and the offer of a free Walmart gift card. (Beware! A New Twist on the Facebook/Free Walmart Gift Card Scam is Making the Rounds ) Recently, I’ve noticed a significant upsurge in people reading this post, leading me to suspect that … Continue reading Holiday Gift Card Scams Use Facebook to Lure You into Disclosing Personal Information

Amazon: The World’s Best Online Company?

That’s quite a claim to make. After all, what factors actually go into making a company ‘The Best’? Are they the best from an investment standpoint? Do they make big profits? Are they the best from a customer’s standpoint? Are most customers satisfied with the service they get and the range of products that the … Continue reading Amazon: The World’s Best Online Company?

T’is the Season to be Wary: Malware is Already Waiting for You on Retailers’ Networks

First of all, millions of usernames, passwords, and credit card details have already been stolen this year. The data may not have been used and, therefore, may not have triggered any counter actions by banks, retailers, or card owners. However, such data could be used, perhaps more effectively, during this busy time of the year. … Continue reading T’is the Season to be Wary: Malware is Already Waiting for You on Retailers’ Networks