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2014-09-18 23:01:02

The Many Dangers of The Internet, A Walkthrough Guide by NoBullying Released Today http://nobullying.com/dangers-of-the-internet/ London, UK (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The internet has rapidly evolved in less than a decade, exploring a variety of social platforms and communication facets for individuals from around the world. However, with the increase in communication and connectivity, the internet has also become a breeding ground for online scammers, thieves, and even dangerous...

2014-09-16 23:07:04

New Social Engineering Scenarios from Kevin Mitnick Allows IT Managers to Curb Automated Vishing Attacks Tampa Bay, Florida (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 KnowBe4 has announced the release of its automated Voicemail Phishing Security Test module, the first of its kind, giving IT Managers the ability to test users on social engineering via the phone. As criminals have expanded their repertoire, moving into new territory with automated voicemail phishing (vishing) attacks, KnowBe4 has countered...

2014-08-26 23:08:38

Malvertizing on YouTube is the latest threat vector being used to spread CryptoLocker and variant CryptoWall Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 VirusBulletin reported that cyber criminals are now spreading Cryptolocker / CryptoWall around via YouTube. Malware researchers Vadim Kotov and Rahul Kashyap discovered cyber-criminals were purchasing advertising space on YouTube and then then using exploit kits to infect workstations .YouTube Ad space turns out to be a cheap and efficient way...

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2014-08-25 05:28:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sony’s PlayStation Network was back online Monday following a weekend cyberattack that affected its servers, as well as those of fellow video game companies Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games and Grinding Gear Games. According to Brett Molina of USA Today, Sony Online Entertainment chief John Smedley originally confirmed the outage on Sunday, stating that both the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network online...

2014-08-23 23:02:12

The diplomatic tension with China over cyber attacks may have just gotten another infusion of fire to deal with after it was reported earlier this week that one of the biggest hospital groups in the US was the victim of a data breach which yielded 4.5 million records containing Personally Identifiable Information. The founder of Global Digital Forensics discusses why healthcare organizations are prime targets for hackers, and why regularly testing for vulnerabilities and advanced malware...

2014-08-21 23:03:12

Tripwire survey examines views of information security professionals at annual IT security conference Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, today announced the results of a survey of 215 attendees at the Black Hat USA 2014 security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Survey respondents were asked which security event had a greater impact on their budget and executive security awareness of...

2014-08-12 08:37:36

Heartbleed, Windows XP and Adobe Flash expose systemic shortcomings OTTAWA, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Cyber threats, data breaches and high-risk vulnerabilities have continued to dominate the first half of 2014 as seen in Trend Micro Incorporated's (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) second quarter security roundup report, "Turning the Tables on Cybercrime: Responding to Evolving Cybercrime Tactics." The severity of these attacks intensified against financial and banking institutions as well as retail...

2014-08-05 08:43:28

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PhishMe(®) Inc., the leading provider of threat management for organizations concerned about human susceptibility to advanced targeted attacks, today announced record growth for the first half of 2014, with strong bookings growth of over 95 percent for the same period a year ago, in 2013. PhishMe has also experienced healthy demand from enterprises with one-third of the Fortune 100 now adopting PhishMe's solutions. "The demand for our innovative...

2014-08-02 23:01:50

Black Hat has become the go-to convention where black hats and white hats collide, with hackers showing off their ingenuity and prowess by openly defeating popular security measures, and security professionals demonstrating all of their latest tools and methods in their never-ending battle to keep up. The founder of Global Digital Forensics discusses how covering cybersecurity basics and getting the right emergency incident response plans in place can keep organizations on point for...

2014-07-30 23:06:02

Agari Accelerates Company Growth; Triples Year Over Year Revenue San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Agari, the leading provider of data-driven security solutions that detect and prevent advanced email cyberthreats, today announced the company has been recognized as anAlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Company winner. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s continued growth, seeing its client base double in the past year and revenue triple in the first half of 2014 compared to...


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