A Black Hole in the Internet?

BGP global security threat

If you’ve read any tech blogs lately, chances are you’ve encountered numerous stories concerning the recent discovery of massive data interceptions utilizing Border Gateway Protocol. Also variously referred to as the “Internet’s biggest security hole, the “Black hole” exploit, or “BGP syphoning,” we’re going to take a pragmatic look at this new security problem and [...] Read more »

Data Protection During the holidays

Key with christmas tree

The Holiday season is upon us, and most people will spend significantly more time traveling over the next month than they did for the rest of the year. The hours spent in airports on the way to visit family, friends, and loved ones, as well as massive increases in online shopping, both ramp up the [...] Read more »

The Great LinkedIn Lawsuit

Linkedin data security lawsuit

A previously dismissed lawsuit against LinkedIn has once again emerged in the news, as Khalilah Wright – the sole remaining plaintiff in what was once a class action complaint – has pivoted her litigation around a new claim that the social media giant used outdated and obsolete data security measures. The story so far: a [...] Read more »

A Sign of the Times

new york times hacked

The NY Times website came down last week, marking the second time in a month that the venerated news agency suffered a prolonged service interruption. While the first outage has been identified as an internal error likely caused by an overworked, underpaid, and thoroughly remorseful IT technician, the cause of this latest outage was far [...] Read more »

Taking Responsibility for your Data

An Australian survey conducted by Newspoll in Q2 of this year uncovered an interesting trend in the views of the public regarding mobile device data protection – views that are all too often mirrored on this side of the Pacific. Of the 1,200 Australian and New Zealand residents queried, 80% of respondents felt that service [...] Read more »

First Generation Android Virus Discovered

An interesting development in the mobile device world is developing, thanks to research performed by global anti-virus and software security company Symantec. It appears that the first of what will undoubtedly be many fake antivirus programs targeted at Android devices has been captured. The app – listed under the moniker “Android Defender” – is a [...] Read more »

Anonymous Attack Stymied

Something interesting happened last month. The infamous international hacking syndicate known as “Anonymous” threatened to attack a wide variety of websites belonging to the government, financial institutions, and critical infrastructure within the United States. Those who’ve heard of Anonymous in the past surely aren’t surprised at the brazen nature of the threat, nor would they [...] Read more »

The Cyber Arms Race

American Cyber Security Firm Mandiant released a report last month that is still being digested by the tech industry and officials in Washington DC. The findings, while not surprising in their subject matter, were quite alarming in scope. The Mandiant report meticulously outlined the activities of a known hacking organization in Shanghai, China over the [...] Read more »

Sony Fined for PlayStation Network Hack

The ruling was finally handed down this week regarding the hacker attack that debilitated electronics giant Sony Corp’s European Network back in April of 2011. Those with long memories will recall the shutdown of the PlayStation Network operated by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, leaving millions of gamers logged out, frustrated, and worried for several months [...] Read more »

France Joins the Global Cyber War

In recent editions of this publication, we’ve discussed the increasing sophistication, incidence, organization, and funding of hacking groups across the world, and how the crimes being perpetuated online are becoming more and more brazen. Hackers are no longer content to simply peek at emails or upload prank photos; they are now encrypting critical documents and [...] Read more »

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