Email Compromise Costs $131,902 Per Person

The Internet Crime Complaint Center says email compromise cost people and companies over $5.3 billion over the last three years.   If every person in Arlington, TX, lost $13,501, the total would come close to equivalent.   Arlington is a town of 392,772 people according to the latest census data. … Read More

Ransomware Attacks on SMBs Targeting IoT Devices

Ransomware attacks targeting IoT devices are expected to increase dramatically in the coming years, from around 10% of attacks to 30%. IoT devices are rapidly becoming a popular target due to their relative lack in security features. IoT devices currently usually only run a simple firewall or antivirus software. These … Read More

What the Media Hasn’t Told You About the Equifax Hack

If you’ve taken a look at the news in the last few weeks, you’ve likely heard about the disastrous hack of Equifax and the subsequent loss of personal and financial information of 143 million people.  As horrible as this is, there are other facts about this incident that aren’t receiving … Read More

Encrypted Messaging App Linked to Failed Turkish Coup

In July 2016 a portion of the Turkish military attempted a coup to destroy the government and remove President Erdogan from power. After the coup was countered, the Turkish government labeled Muhammed Fethullah Gülen as the leader of the attempted coup. The Turkish intelligence agency investigated the origins of the … Read More

Your Identity’s Value on the Darknet Will Surprise You

You probably consider your personal data to be worth an extreme amount; either very high or very low. But how much does an identity thief think you’re worth? About $10. Verified high-limit credit cards from the U.S., Japan, and South Korea are being sold on the Darknet from $10 to … Read More

Hackers’ Identities Vulnerable with Tor Flaw

Zerodium, a company that specializes in buying and reselling zero-day exploits announced it will pay up to $1,000,000 for any current zero-day exploits for Tor. Zero-day exploits are any weakness in a program that the manufacturer does not know about out. In essence, Zerodium is offering to buy knowledge of … Read More

Nearly Half a Million Pacemakers Vulnerable to Hacking

Nearly half a million people are vulnerable to their pacemakers being remotely hacked. The Food and Drug Administration has recalled 465,000 pacemakers after discovering flaws in their programming that allow hackers to remotely reprogram the devices to deplete batteries or modify the patient’s heartbeat. The particular variety of impaired pacemaker … Read More

Be on the Lookout for Massive Email Ransomware Attack

It seems like every week there’s a new virus or email scam to look out for. This week’s ransomware is brought to you by Locky under the guise of needing the recipient to view or print important documents. The files come in a ZIP attachment, and when you click on … Read More

Your Smartphone is No Longer Safe

Mobile verification has become standard in online security. After entering login credentials, many sites now send a verification code to the phone number associated with the profile, to better ensure the person logging in isn’t a hacker. Sites that use this feature include Google, Twitter, and Facebook. Hackers have now … Read More

Beware of Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger

If you are sent a video link by anyone on Facebook messenger, even a friend, do not click on it. There is a virus spreading through Facebook messenger that sends people fake video links. When clicked on, it redirects the user to a fake website which attempts to install malware. … Read More