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Cybersecurity Laws – A Complete Overview

Technology has grown exponentially over the past two decades. As time goes by we continuously benefit from and increase our dependence on technology. Web applications, drones, mobile applications, industrial automation, and machine learning applications, and other technologies have changed our lives. But there are immense dangers that these technologies bring us. Therefore, our governments have … Read more

Why is Cybersecurity Important in 2019?

“Why is Cybersecurity Important?” is a question many business owners and organizations attempt to answer today. Not long ago, cybersecurity was considered a job for IT staff alone.  Today cybersecurity is everyone’s job. In 2019 cybersecurity is among the top priorities for any company. Organizational executives know that cybersecurity is critical for business operations and … Read more

IoT Cybersecurity Issues

The Internet of things encompasses all components that are interconnected by a worldwide computer network and communicate with each other. The components transmit data through shared resources like servers and storage devices. Security becomes paramount to all these components because these devices can be used by hackers. Hackers may gain access to confidential information. The … Read more

Work from Home Cyber Risks

Many organizations allow employees to carry some work home as the strategy increases productivity and provides more flexible schedules among other advantages. However, working remotely introduces some cyber risks that threaten the organization’s cybersecurity posture. It is therefore necessary for every organization to be familiar with the different types of risks associated with remote working … Read more

What we need to learn from Facebook Cyber security breaches

Just recent, we have witnessed major Facebook cyber security breach. It has affected over fifty million user accounts. A British analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica was involved in this scandal in which they accessed data for this user accounts. Facebook it is still facing scrutiny over how private information of its users is being handled. Many … Read more

Countering Cybersecurity Attacks

It is a cry of every person, organization and even countries that a long lasting solution for cybersecurity is found.  Every day, reports of growing number of cases concerning breach in cybersecurity are reported and the risk increases daily due to growing number of interconnected devices being added to the internet.  Your information and data … Read more

AI Weaponization

Artificial intelligence technologies are currently being leveraged to execute intelligent cyberattacks. AI tech already developed in open source is posed to be combined with malware-based attacks, a trend that has the potential of creating new types of advanced and sophisticated threats. One key area where AI technologies are weaponized is in concealing the criminal intents … Read more

Cybersecurity Threats in the Banking Sector

Over the last half a decade, Cyber-attacks has been considered as one of the biggest threat to the financial institution. Cyber criminal’s skill and techniques have evolved with technology; they have become more organized forming groups like Lazurus making it difficult for financial services to have the upper hand in the war on cybercrime.   The … Read more

Cybersecurity Threats on Forex Trading and Cryptocurrencies

Cyber Crime in Forex Trading While cyber-attacks have become a regular occurrence in the world today, catastrophic results have been recorded. The question is, is forex trading impenetrable to hackers? Or is forex trading immune from attackers, how secure is it? In a nutshell, forex trading just as any other online platform is prone to … Read more

Murder by Hacking

When Hackers Kill Hackers have already – perhaps many times- have contributed to death by hacking into secure systems and releasing information.  This information has lead to loss of life in many different ways, including suicide and murder. But hacking has now evolved to the point that cybercriminals can use computers to negatively affect and … Read more

What is Persian Stalker?

Persian Stalker is targeting Iranian social media accounts. The “group” has been around since 2017, and they have been observed targeting social media accounts.  Specifically, this group focuses on gaining access and control of Instagram and Telegram accounts. Telegram is a popular service with about 40 million users.  Telegram is a communication app that has … Read more

City of Westhaven Connecticut Pays $2K in Ransomware Extortion

Another successful ransomware attack…. The City of West Haven, Connecticut made the tough decision to pay hackers $2,000 in ransom money after a ransomware attack halted all their operations. The city contacted the Department of Homeland Security who discovered the attack originated outside of the U.S. West Haven mayor Nancy Rossi said the attack disabled … Read more

The Most Frequent Kinds of Malware

Malware is short for “Malicious Software” and has been around for a very long time.  Way back in the 1980s trojans and other types of malware were distributed on floppy disk to unsuspecting users. Malware can be used to destroy data, destroy hardware, steal information, create zombies (computers that hackers can control remotely), and other … Read more

What is Coinhive Malware?

A cryptocurrency mining code called Coinhive is creeping onto unsuspecting websites around the net. Coinhive uses javascript to harness computer users CPU capacity when they visit a website. So, when you visit a website with Coinhive code your computer is working to mine cryptocurrency for someone. Coinhive itself is not Malware. Coinhive is not malware … Read more