Tag Archives | Cyber Security

The Many Faces of Ransomware

Ransomware has been around for awhile now, but only in 2016 did it start becoming a “household” name and featured in the news. With its big debut also comes evolution – ransomware comes in many different shapes, sizes and families. As the season of evil witches, ghosts, goblins, and ghouls approaches, it’s time to be […]

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DDoS and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay, but are we fully prepared for the privacy and security implications that come with it? As it turns out, IoT played a part in last month’s DDoS attacks against Spotify, Netflix, Airbnb and Twitter, to name a few. The recent DDoS attacks demonstrated that the real […]

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Global Cost of Cyber Crime to Hit $6 Trillion in 2016

The global cost of cyber crime, according to a recent study by Cybersecurity Ventures and the Ponemon Institute, could reach $6 trillion before the end of 2016. While $6 trillion may seem a little high, more than a trillion isn’t unlikely either. A report out by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts global annual cybercrime costs will grow […]

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A chronology of data breaches since 2005

Only a true data breach geek would be excited for this resource – a chronology of data breaches since 2005.  The overall number they’re reporting as being the total number of records containing sensitive material being compromised in a data breach since January 2005 is 223,685,799.  That’s right: over two hundred twenty million records. The […]

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Data Breach Alert – Okemo Mountain Resort

Company – Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont Assessment – data of 28,168 credit card transactions could have been accessed by hackers in February Type of Information Breached – credit card numbers, expiration names & names More info can be found here.

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