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Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Yet Another Mega Breach At Yahoo

This week Yahoo announced yet another breach. This time there were a billion users' accounts that were compromised back in 2013; LinkedIn began resetting passwords for Lynda.com users after a reported breach; and there is a new ransomware...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Ransomware Sends SF'ers on a Free Ride

This week, San Francisco's Transport System suffered from a ransomware attack that allowed riders to ride free on Saturday; Madison Square Garden Company began an investigation on a PoS malware that first infiltrated their merchandise/food...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Cyber Monday Brings Security Concerns

As we near the holidays with Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching, retailers should be prepared for an increase of malicious infiltrations; also with an increase of cyber attacks with IoT's devices, cybersecurity guru, Bruce Schneier...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Cozy Bear & Fancy Bear Draw on Elections

This week, hacking groups were using post-U.S. presidential themes in their spear-phishing attacks; the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 858 data breaches recorded this year; another ransomware attack on a...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Election Day Brings in Cyber Fears

This week all is being focused on the U.S. presidential elections with "unprecedented efforts" being made to protect any potential attacks on the voting system; Google disclosed a Windows exploit that highlighted the importance of...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: ICO Reprimands the BBC

This week we've heard that the BBC has been involved in 169(!) reported data breaches; Habitat for Humanity has their appplicants' background checks exposed and researchers discovered an exploitable functionality dubbed "AtomBombing" that...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: The Strike of IoT

This week we saw the impact of a huge DDos cyber attack that hit the Internet on Friday;  CVE-2016-5195 or "Dirty COW" a vulnerability that has lasted in Linux devices since 2007 was brought to the light;  LeakedSource exposes breaches for...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: PoS Malware Strikes Again

This week has seen at least one reported breach caused by a PoS malware for shoppers of Vera Bradley;  according to a SANS report, the financial sector’s #1 attack threat is reported to be ransomware, causing losses up to half-million...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Yahoo Breach Affects 500M

This week made breach history with at least 500 million Yahoo users being compromised 2 years ago; Cisco follow-up with the Shadow Broker exploit, only to discover yet another exploit affecting at least 840,000;  and ransomware, dubbed...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Targeted Ransomware

In this week’s news, we recognize that funding stemming from malware is allowing threat actors to fine-tune malware, and be more targeted.  In this case, ransomware distributors are increasing monetary demands that are a reflection of the...