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Researchers Say Office of Personnel Management Hack Leads to Ransomware

Monday, March 27th, 2017

In June, 2015, it was revealed by an anonymous source that the Office of Personnel Management was hacked. This office, which administers civil service, is believed to have been the […]

How to Make $5 Million a Day in Cybercrime

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

This post isn’t exactly a “how to” but if your current employment isn’t bringing in the bacon, I’m sure your criminal mind can figure it out. In the biggest digital […]

10 ways to beef up Digital Security

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

#1. Keep everything up to date. You know those annoying popups telling you updates are available? Do you ever click out of them? Don’t. Always update at the time these […]

How to digitally detox on Vacation

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Many years ago when you were on vacation, before Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were invented (assuming you were an adult then), you had a great time, right? You weren’t “connected,” […]

Be aware of all these Confidence Crimes

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Criminals often rely on tricking their victims to gain access to their passwords and other account information. This act of tricking is called social engineering, also known as a confidence […]

Your Ransomware Response: Prepare for the Worst

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

A ransomware attack is when your computer gets locked down or your files become inaccessible, and you are informed that in order to regain use of your computer or to […]

Viruses as Cyberweapons for sale

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

It’s all about code—the building blocks of the Internet. Software code is full of unintentional defects. Governments are paying heavy prices to skilled hackers who can unearth these vulnerabilities, says […]

Hackers hacking Banks big time

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

“Anonymous” is an activist hacking group that has recently boasted that it will engage in 30 days of cyber assaults against “all central banks,” reports an article on cnbc.com. And […]

Child Predator screws up, gets caught

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

If you’re a pedophile, you’d be wise not to keep any prescription containers in view of a webcam with your lewd pictures. The information on such a bottle is what […]

Don’t pick up that USB Drive!

Friday, May 20th, 2016

What a very interesting experiment: Researches randomly deposited 297 USB drives (aka USB stick, flash drive, thumb drive) around the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. They wanted to see just […]

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