Category Archives: IT Compliance

Calculate the cost and probability of a DDoS attack

DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly larger, more complex, and perpetrated by cyber extortionist instead of hacktivists and vandals, according to a recent survey from Arbor Networks. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the DDoS mitigation market earned revenues … Continue reading

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Top 12 cloud computing threats in 2016

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Top Threats Working Group released at RSA Conference an important new research report about cloud computing threats, developed to serve as an up-to-date guide to help cloud users and providers make informed decisions about risk … Continue reading

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Think Deleted Text Messages Are Gone Forever? Think Again

CIO – Last month, National Football League special investigator Ted Wells delivered a shocking report about Miami Dolphins player   Richie Incognito’s bullying tactics aimed at teammate Jonathan Martin. At the heart of the report: More than 1,000 text messages,   many … Continue reading

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9 must-do’s if you must stick with Windows XP

Network World – Without updates after April 8 Windows XP is expected to fall prey to any number of zero-day attacks for which Microsoft will   provide no defense, but there are some things die-hard XP users can do to make … Continue reading

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Target hack strips banks and credit unions of $200M

Not only were as many as 110 million Target customers affected by the massive hack on the retailer in December, but banks have also had to deal with the security breach. The hack is said to have cost banks and … Continue reading

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Data breach at University of Maryland exposes 300K records

The sensitive personal information for more than 300,000 faculty, staff, and students at the University of Maryland were stolen in a “sophisticated” cyberattack on the school’s recently bolstered security defenses, the school’s president revealed late Wednesday. The names, Social Security … Continue reading

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Crowd-Funding Site Kickstarter Hacked

The crowd-funding site Kickstarter has been Hacked! The company suggested to its users to change their password. The popular crowd funding website Kickstarter is the lastest victim of a data breach. All users are invited to change their passwords to avoid further problems. The news has … Continue reading

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Do you have an old D-Link routers with coded backdoor?

A vulnerability appeared in old d-link routers which allows the attacker to gain admin privileges in the router. The following models are affected: DIR-100 DI-524 DI-524UP DI-604S DI-604UP DI-604+ TM-G5240 DIR-615 If your user agent is set to xmlset_roodkcableoj28840ybtide, you … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer exploit release could trigger a surge in attacks

Attack code that exploits an unpatched vulnerability found in all supported versions of Internet Explorer has been released into the wild. This means that cyber attacks could now surge and affect Internet Explorer users. Known as CVE-2013-3893, the exploit was … Continue reading

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Virginia Tech breach exposes data on 145K job applicants

A Virginia Tech official Tuesday blamed human error for a data breach that may have exposed sensitive data on about 145,000 people who applied online for jobs at the school over the past 10 years. The compromised data includes names, … Continue reading

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