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Cyberattack Shows Vulnerability of Gas Pipeline Network

HOUSTON — A cyberattack on a shared data network forced four of the nation’s natural-gas pipeline operators to temporarily shut down computer communications with their customers over the last week.

September 26, 2023

A One-Minute Attack Let Hackers Spoof Hotel Master Keys

With a $300 Proxmark RFID card reading and writing tool, any expired keycard pulled from the trash of a target hotel, and a set of cryptographic tricks developed over close to 15 years of on-and-off analysis of the codes Vingcard electronically writes to its keycards, they found a method to vastly narrow down a hotel’s possible master key code.

In Plain Sight: Why Military Veterans Are a Great Fit for Cybersecurity Careers

A 2017 report from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) proposed a “new collar” approach to recruiting. This strategy means recruiting professionals who lack traditional college degrees but possess the technical skills and aptitudes of explorers, problem solvers, students, guardians and consultants. One sector where these attributes can be found in abundance is the military.

Busan in the morning

Busan in the Morning

Special Interview: “Darkside and Cybersecurity Issues” – Interviewee: Dr. Chris Bronk (Associate Professor in MS-Cybersecurity Program in the University of Houston)

May 18, 2021

Ransomware Attackers

U.S. Pipeline Ransomware Attackers Go Dark After Servers and Bitcoin Are Seized

Just as Colonial Pipeline restored all of its systems to operational status in the wake of a crippling ransomware incident a week ago, DarkSide, the cybercrime syndicate behind the attack, claimed it lost control of its infrastructure, citing a law enforcement seizure.

May 17, 2021


Ransomware Gangs Are Now Leaking Stolen Data More Often

Researchers say ransomware gangs are now frequently leaking stolen data of their victims. Since 2019, more than 2,100 companies had their data leaked across various data leak sites. One obvious reason for this trend is that many ransomware gangs are increasingly picking up the double extortion tactic to pressurize their victim organizations.

May 14, 2021


Ransomware Task Force releases long-awaited recommendations Report

C-level staff working across a range of industries were lured to phishing sites via redirect links purportedly from the popular Indeed job-search site.

May 13, 2021

Don't blame the nerds

Don’t Blame The Nerds: Explaining The Colonial Pipeline Hack And What To Do Next

When I was seven years old, I watched my parents struggle to keep two cars gassed up through even-odd plate rationing and long lines at the pump. Since 1979, mighty have been the changes in the U.S. economy, in many ways for the better.

May 12, 2021


Phishing, ransomware, web app attacks dominate data breaches in 2021, says Verizon Business DBIR

Web applications represented 39% of all data breaches in the last year with phishing attacks jumping 11% and ransomware up 6% from a year ago, according to the Verizon Business Data Breach Investigations Report.


Update Your iPhones And Androids Now If You Don’t Want Your Bluetooth Hacked

There’s a potentially serious vulnerability affecting Bluetooth that could lead to leaks of private data from Apple, Google and Intel-based smartphones and PCs.

July 24, 2018


The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far

There haven’t been as many hacks and attacks compared to this time last year, but that’s where the good news ends.

July 9, 2018


What is GDPR And Why Should You Care?

Yes, they mainly affect those who live inside the EU. But non-Europeans should pay attention too.

May 24, 2018


A One-Minute Attack Let Hackers Spoof Hotel Master Keys

Researchers found—and helped fix—a flaw in Vingcard RFID locks that would let hackers break into any room in hotels around the world.

April 25, 2018


Beware ad slingers thinly disguised as security apps

ESET researchers have analyzed a newly discovered set of apps on Google Play, Google’s official Android app store, that pose as security applications. Instead of security, all they provide is unwanted ads and ineffective pseudo-security.

April 5, 2018


In Plain Sight: Why Military Veterans Are a Great Fit for Cybersecurity Careers

Cybersecurity is a major concern for businesses worldwide. Just look at the results from “The Third Annual Study on the Cyber Resilient Organization” by IBM and the Ponemon Institute: The 2018 study found 65 percent of security professionals believe the severity of cyberattacks has increased, and only 29 percent have sufficient staffing to achieve cyber resilience.


Equifax breach a nightmare that should serve as wake-up call for feds

The American public has had several days to allow news to sink in regarding the massive data breach at credit monitoring agency Equifax.

September 12, 2017


DarkHotel hackers are going after political targets instead of CEOs with new Inexsmar malware

The hacker group has been around for decades and is known for using hotel Wi-Fi to hack and spy on victims.ncy Equifax.

July 21, 2017


New bill would push for cybersecurity improvements at 911 call centers

Old threats transition to new threats as 911 prepares to enter the 21st century.

March 6, 2017