Latest OPM Audit Finds it Vulnerable to More Attacks

“We are very concerned that the agency’s systems will not be protected against another attack.” So  concludes the latest audit of the Office of Personnel Management by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Audits. There is little good news for OPM in this report. They appear to be … Continue reading Latest OPM Audit Finds it Vulnerable to More Attacks

Don’t Get Hooked by These Holiday Phishing Scams

Knowing that more shoppers will be using the internet during the holiday season, cyber criminals are beginning to mount their seasonal campaigns to get their hands on your wallet or personal information. I reported on some of these scams last year (Holiday Gift Card Scams Use Facebook to Lure You into Disclosing Personal Information) and you … Continue reading Don’t Get Hooked by These Holiday Phishing Scams

Somebody Just Paid Millions to Take Total Control of Your iPhone: Jailbreaking iOS 9.2b

On September 21, Zerodium, a firm specializing in the sale of zero-day exploits, announced that it would pay the biggest bug bounty ever offered, $ 1 million, to anyone who could remotely jailbreak the most recent version of the iPhone (iOS 9.1 and 9.2b). In other words, the company would pay this sum to anyone who … Continue reading Somebody Just Paid Millions to Take Total Control of Your iPhone: Jailbreaking iOS 9.2b

Are the Recent Attacks on FireEye Justified?

Security firm, FireEye, has been getting pummeled from all directions. In layman’s terms, the stock has tanked. The graph below from CNN says it all.    Some analysts claim that the stock was always overvalued and that this was a simple correction phase. Others thought it must have been caught up in a security industry … Continue reading Are the Recent Attacks on FireEye Justified?

New Cyber Evidence Further Implicates Russia in the Downing of Flight MH17

Initially, Russian separatists were proud of shooting down flight MH17 over Ukraine. Russian separatist leader, Igor Girkin, bragged about it on Russian social media site, Vkontakte, saying, “In the vicinity of Torez, we just downed a plane, an AN-26. It is lying somewhere in the Progress Mine. We have issued warnings not to fly in … Continue reading New Cyber Evidence Further Implicates Russia in the Downing of Flight MH17

The New Science of Forecasting Cyber Attacks

In 1933, Poland’s leader, General Pilsudski, wanted to launch a preemptive attack on Hitler’s Germany. Pilsudski, an almost obsessive student of history and politics, had analyzed all the actions of the German government and determined that they were positioning themselves for an eventual attack on Poland and other European countries. Unfortunately for Pilsudski, and Europe, … Continue reading The New Science of Forecasting Cyber Attacks