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FBI Investigates University of Virginia Data Breach

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: January 29, 2016 in Industry News
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently notified the University of Virginia (UVA) of a data exposure following an extensive law enforcement investigation. The University confirmed that, as a result of a phishing email scam, unauthorized individuals were able to access the human resources system, thus exposing...

Malware Campaign Targets Facebook

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: January 29, 2016 in Industry News
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A fresh malware attack targeted specifically at businesses and consumers who use Facebook has been devised, making use of social engineering and phishing. The Comodo Threat Research Lab team has found that the Facebook malware tries to represent itself as an email from Facebook which states...

The ins and outs of deception for cyber security

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: January 29, 2016 in Industry News
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It is no longer debated that a prevention only security strategy is enough. Security teams must go on the offense and create an environment that provides continuous real-time detection against an ever-changing landscape of cyber threats, and deception tools can play a critical role....

Experts predict more cyber attacks on universities

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: January 26, 2016 in Industry News
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Attacks on major state universities will continue in 2016, according to a non-profit cybersecurity readiness organization that specializes in the public sector. And the problem is exacerbated because some state or small governments don’t have ‘mature’ cybersecurity plans in place, so they can’t mitigate it....

How Hackers Took Down a Power Grid

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: January 26, 2016 in Industry News
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It was an unseasonably warm afternoon in Ukraine on Dec. 23 when the power suddenly went out for thousands of people in the capital, Kiev, and western parts of the country. While technicians struggled for several hours to turn the lights back on, frustrated customers...

The 3 biggest security threats of 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: January 26, 2016 in Industry News
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You can hardly look at tech news without seeing reports of viruses, Trojans, data breaches, ransomware, remote hacking, ATM skimmers and plenty of other threats to your money and information. According to security company Kaspersky, 34.2% of computer users experienced at least one Web attack...

Top security stories of 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: December 28, 2015 in Industry News
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As many as 11 million customers may have been affected by a data breach at U.S. health insurance provider Premera Blue Cross, in the second large attack against the health care industry disclosed in the last two months. The breach, discovered on Jan. 29, may have...