Hacker arrested for wave of fake bomb and shooting threats against schools

A 20-year-old man alleged to have been part of a hacking gang which not only launched distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, but also launched a wave of bomb and shooting threats against thousands ...

Using Gmail "Dot Addresses" to Commit Fraud

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In Gmail addresses, the dots don't matter. The account "bruceschneier@gmail.com" maps to the exact same address as "bruce.schneier@gmail.com" and "b.r.u.c.e.schneier@gmail.com" -- and so on. (Note: I own none of those addresses, if ...
Using Secure Communications to Safeguard Against Phishing

Using Secure Communications to Safeguard Against Phishing

Over 90% of all cyberattacks begin with email phishing. It’s a startling statistic, but it’s not a surprise: businesses send over 281 billion emails every day. Phishing attacks, which typically ask targets ...
Using Secure Communications to Safeguard Against Phishing

Using Secure Communications to Safeguard Against Phishing

Over 90% of all cyberattacks begin with email phishing. It’s a startling statistic, but it’s not a surprise: businesses send over 281 billion emails every day. Phishing attacks, which typically ask targets ...
Cybersecurity Challenges We Can Stop

2 Cybersecurity Challenges We Can Stop Talking About, and 2 We Can’t

Cybersecurity is a perpetually hot topic. At certain points, however, it becomes evident it’s time to stimulate new conversations about subjects that require more focus and cease discussing others. Here are two ...
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Nearly 800 Million Email Addresses Exposed in “Collection #1” Data Breach

Nearly 800 Million Email Addresses Exposed in “Collection #1” Data Breach

A data breach known as “Collection #1” exposed approximately 800 million email addresses as well as tens of millions of passwords. In the beginning of January, multiple people reached out to Australian ...
Del Rio City Hall Disables Internet Connection for All Departments after Ransomware Attack

Del Rio City Hall Disables Internet Connection for All Departments after Ransomware Attack

Officials in the City of Del Rio have disabled the internet connection for all departments at City Hall following a ransomware attack. The City of Del Rio, which is located 152 miles ...
Cyber Smart: Five Habits to Protect Your Family, Money, and Identity from Cyber Criminals (Book Summary)

Cyber Smart: Five Habits to Protect Your Family, Money, and Identity from Cyber Criminals (Book Summary)

Step-by-step personal cybersecurity guidance from the book "Cyber Smart: Five Habits to Protect Your Family, Money, and Identity from Cyber Criminals" by Bart R. McDonough ...
A Forged “From” Address

A Forged “From” Address

To the left we see part of a malicious email. The author brags about how the From address is the same as the To address. This is supposed to mean that the ...
Phishing: An Ever-Evolving Threat

Phishing: An Ever-Evolving Threat

Whether it is was scammers duping World Cup fans with enticing emails touting a free trip to Moscow or the test against the DNC, phishing attacks were clearly the headline-grabbing darlings of ...
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