Rising USB-Borne Cyberattacks Raise Concerns

Portable USB storage drives give users a convenient way to move data between work and home, as well as among computers within an organization. This has been especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, when stay-at-home protocols forced organizations to shift … Continue Reading

Leak Exposes Mercedes-Benz USA Data

Data breaches come in all forms. Many of them are malicious and are undertaken to reap some financial gain, harvest sensitive details about the organization or people with some association to it, or simply to cause harm to the victim. … Continue Reading

Fujitsu Hack Leaks Tokyo Olympics Data

Japan is a nation that embraces its rich culture and extensive history while also proudly being a world leader in cutting-edge technology and making a high-tech future its present. The island nation has a global reach, mighty economy, and unparalleled … Continue Reading

Data Breaches Hit Transportation Sector

A growing number of sectors have experienced cyberattacks in 2021. The companies and organizations that suffered them have been diverse, including recent attacks on a meat producer and an oil pipeline. What is alarming here is these represent the nation’s … Continue Reading

Cybercriminals Target Mental Health Data

When patients seek care from a mental or behavioral health provider, they put their utmost trust and confidence in their health professional. Frequently, what a patient reveals in the comfort of a psychiatric care specialist’s office he or she may … Continue Reading

When Data Breaches Turn Deadly

Unfortunately, in today’s digital world data breaches, ransomware attacks, cyberattacks, hacks, and insider threats among other technological perils are a fact of life. It is common knowledge that these breaches can be extraordinarily damaging with effects on the organization or … Continue Reading

Hackers Prey on the Dead in ‘Ghosting’ Attacks

From time to time, many of us have likely had an uncanny feeling that a ghost might be lurking nearby. It might be a chill up the spine, or an unusual noise in an otherwise empty house, or movement seen … Continue Reading

Learning from the Capcom Ransomware Attack

One of the earliest and original gaming developers—and among the most successful—is Japan-based Capcom. Youths of the 80s and 90s are sure to remember Capcom for its wildly popular and long-lived game series, including Mega Man, Street Fighter, and Resident … Continue Reading

Gamers: A New Target for Cybercriminals

In the 1970s, a novelty appeared that would evolve into one of the world’s most popular forms of entertainment: video games. There were coin-operated arcade machines and limited consoles, such as the Magnavox Odyssey and Atari. Yet in this decade … Continue Reading

Failing to Backup Is a Fool’s Bargain

Today’s World Backup Day has its roots in a campaign started by hard drive company Maxtor (later acquired by Seagate) in 2005. Back then, it was called World Backup Month. Ismail Jadun, a technology consultant, has been credited with initiating … Continue Reading