Hackers are switching up their targets and are mounting increasingly sophisticated attacks. Their recent targets include text messaging malware, smart grid attacks, social media account spoofing, and intercepting wireless technology for cars. 1) Text Message Malware Attacks on text messaging are fairly new, as are viruses and malware targeting smartphones. The attacks are not only focused on consumers, but on business users because stealing company data and selling it on the black market is a [...]
As Sony deals with their most recent data breach of one million passwords, Flowing Data took a look at the the largest data loss incidents on record, according to DataLossDB.
Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn In The News: New Banking Trojan The SonicWALL UTM Research team has received reports of a new banking Trojan named Tatanga in the wild. Spain, Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom are the top countries affected by this Trojan. This Trojan has many sophisticated features resembling functions found in the popular crime-ware toolkits Zeus and SpyEye which includes: Encrypted configuration files Encrypted communication between the bot and the [...]
6 Sure-fire Ways to Increase Mobile Security Mobile threats have risen by more than eight times over the past five years, with a sharp increase in 2010. After some 200,000 users downloaded infected mobile apps from the official app store Android Market, Google pulled more than 50 infected programs from the Market. In an effort to protect information on mobile devices, IT managers are increasingly becoming aware of the need to not only apply security [...]
If your home has ever been burglarized, you know the unnerving feeling of being violated and how the experience can haunt you for a long time. Obviously, locks and bolts are only as strong as the door and the frame they’re fitted to. This is also true of the security posture of financial institutions. Outdated software applications, misconfigured devices, and ineffective security policies are much like the weak or rotten woodwork framing the door of your home ...