The Mass Hacking of Teens Through Social Media

Hacking isn’t just about computers. It’s a skill. It requires keen observation, resourcefulness, and creativity. And as a teen, I see hacking all the time on social media. They’re called teen influencers ...

The Tax Paying Hacker: A Modern Phenomenon

In a dark room lit only by the light from four computer monitors sits a hacker named Hector (not his real name). You can hear the faint pulse of an EDM track ...
Three Romanians plead guilty in multi-million dollar “vishing and smishing” scheme

Three Romanians plead guilty in multi-million dollar “vishing and smishing” scheme

A hacking trio based in Romania has pleaded guilty to charges brought by U.S. authorities after being caught siphoning cash from unwary Americans. The three now await sentencing. Between 2011 and 2014, ...
No One is Safe: the Five Most Popular Social Engineering Attacks Against Your Company’s Wi-Fi Network

No One is Safe: the Five Most Popular Social Engineering Attacks Against Your Company’s Wi-Fi Network

Your Wi-Fi routers and access points all have strong WPA2 passwords, unique SSIDs, the latest firmware updates, and even MAC address filtering. Good job, networking and cybersecurity teams! However, is your network ...

What Keeps You Up At Night?

Maybe you have nightmares about accidentally posting AWS console credentials on Github. Some CISOs undoubtedly have dreams where they must explain to the board that the company has just set the record ...
Hacker History I: Getting Started as a Hacker

Hacker History I: Getting Started as a Hacker

Curiosity is a wonderful thing; and the key ingredient to making a hacker. All the best hackers I know are not only deeply curious creatures but have a driving desire to share ...
Criminals Holding Hijacked Instagram Influencers’ Accounts for Ransom

Criminals Holding Hijacked Instagram Influencers’ Accounts for Ransom

Criminals are hijacking Instagram influencers’ accounts and demanding that victims pay a ransom in bitcoin to regain access. Kevin Kreider, a Los Angeles-based Instagrammer who’s known for his following around fitness-related topics, ...

A week in security (August 27 – September 2)

A round-up of the security news from August 27 – September 2, including ransomware, interesting talks during BlackHat, botnets, and the evils of JavaScript. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: emaileu ...

Selecting a Security Leader: Don’t Get Caught in No Man’s Land

In World War I, the space between the most-forward trenches in a battle was called No Man’s Land – a place you didn’t want to be. I learned it as a tennis ...

Criminal Claims They Stole 20K British Pharmacy Chain Customers’ Data

A computer criminal claims to have stolen the personal data and account information of 20,000 British pharmacy chain customers. On 21 August, certain customers of UK health and beauty retailer Superdrug received ...
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