Some of the largest ever distributed denial of service attacks have just been discovered – launched from botnets consisting of compromised Internet of Things devices such as cameras and digital video recorders. It’s the shape of things to come.
An exploit in smart thermostats reveals just how flawed many IoT devices are when it comes to security with researchers revealing just how easy it is to take control of heating systems and demand a payment to hand them back to their owners. Thankfully BullGuard customers can be reassured that they are in safe hands when it comes to protecting the smart home.
In the past few months there has been a significant uptick in the amount of ransomware that has been detected. It’s time to take this dastardly ransomware threat seriously, if you’re not already doing so.
The latest news from the world of cyber skulduggery from LinkedIn passwords for sale, the re-emergence of ATM malware, fears in the US about banking and shopping online and even real live pirates swinging from the rigging to descend on precious cargo identified by hacking a shipping company’s systems. You can also learn how to simply set a password that takes hundreds of years to crack. There’s a bit more too.
As the number of cyber-crimes seems to rise steadily year-on-year, the methods hackers use remain surprisingly consistent. Sometime there is a spike in a particular type of malware favoured by cyber-thieves but ‘tried-and-tested’ techniques such as phishing and exploiting web site vulnerabilities are still popular. It’s just that hackers are getting better at using them, which of course doesn’t bode well for the unprotected.
The sale of exploit kits on the dark web is surging as organised crime entrenches itself in the digital underground. Interpol’s hands are tied as government responses are hampered over concerns about citizen’s digital freedoms.
With many people using online banking as a preferred means of managing finances it’s absolutely vital that you know how to protect yourself from hackers, scammers and fraudsters keen to exploit vulnerabilities and a lack of awareness. Read on for protection tips.
Everything on the Bitcoin mining malware front has been quiet for a while – until now. A trojan has been discovered which targets Windows users. If you’ve got Bitcoins, read all about it here and find out what you need to do to stay safe.
With identity theft and online fraud growing rapidly you need some protection. Here are some tips and advice on how to safeguard yourself against these cyber-crimes.
Straddling the divide between autumn and winter Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. Its origins lie in the period of time when the Celtic nations dominated Europe and people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. The idea of divide still holds today and perhaps nowhere more prominent than the surface and light world of the everyday internet and the dark, mysterious and sometime malevolent world of the deep web where hackers and cyber criminals have their being and surface to wreak havoc.