Three shades of hackers: The differences among the white, grey, and black hats

The infographic below provides good, entertaining definitions of the terms white hat, grey hat and black hat hackers courtesy of Exigent Networks. As the infographic explains, there are some, well, grey areas between categories—for example, there is sometimes a fine line between grey hats and black hats. Read/see the infographic explaining the three shades of […]

Cyber attack: Latest evidence indicates ‘phishing’ emails not to blame for global hack

Latest evidence suggests “phishing” emails are unlikely to have caused the global cyber attack that wreaked havoc at dozens of NHS trusts and hit hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries. Read about the latest news which reveals that phishing emails were not to blame for the global hack on Telegraph.

What is hacking?

The cyber attack saw a harmful computer programme spread to about 150 countries, including the UK, Spain, Russia, the US and China. The program – which is called WannaCry – has caused chaos for many organisations. Read about what is hacking on BBC News.

Major cyber attack hits companies, hospitals, schools worldwide

A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries, disrupting Britain’s health system and global shipper FedEx. Read about the latest ransomware attack that hit major companies, hospitals, schools worldwide on Reuters.

What we can learn from the Google Docs hack

Read Rick McElroy’s article about the new phishing attack using Google Docs on CSO Online : An interesting new phishing attack emerged last week, on Google Docs. “The vulnerability was exposed for only about one hour, and a spokesperson told NBC News that it affected ‘fewer than 0.1 percent of Gmail users’ — which would still […]

Hacking Insurance ‘Surges’ Amid Cyber Crime Fears

Company fears over cybercrime stokes rise in cyber insurance policies, as European hack reporting rules loom. Fears about hacking and data breaches are contributing to the growing market for cyber insurance policies. Read how growing cyber crime fears is making businesses take cyber insurance on Silicon.

60% of Hacked Small Businesses Fail. How Reliable Is That Stat?

Read Eric Chabrow’s article about small and medium business cyber security on Bank Info Security : The figure sounds alarming, 60 percent of small companies went out of business within six months of a breach. And, that stat was repeated several times by lawmakers as a House panel debated – and approved – legislation aimed at […]

Tips to Prevent Hacking: Phishing Still A Serious Threat

Practice smart surfing and emailing. Phishing campaigns still exist, but hackers have become much cleverer than that Nigerian prince who needs your money. Hover over links to see the actual email address from which the email was sent. Is it really from the person or company claiming to send them? Read about how to prevent phishing attacks […]

A Hacker’s POV of Internet of Things Security

Today, internet of things devices outnumber humans. Internet-enabled children’s toys, household appliances, automobiles, industrial control systems and medical devices—new IoT devices are being designed and released every day but many of these devices are built with little-to-no security in place. Read a hacker point of view about Internet of Things security on Next Gov.

What To Do If One Of Your Accounts Has Been Hacked

Hacking is on the rise across the globe. Cybercriminals compromised 1.1 billion accounts in 2016, according to a new report. What do you do if you’re hacked? Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Suku Nair, a professor of computer science and engineering at Southern Methodist University. Read the interview with Suku Nair who explains what […]