5 Old-School Hack Techniques That Still Work (& How to Protect Your Data)

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5 Old-School Hack Techniques That Still Work

Hacking, in the loosest sense of the term, was born in the 1950s when “phone phreakers” first figured out how to exploit the dial tone sounds produced by phones to make free long-distance calls. This form of hacking peaked in the 1960s and 1970s and has since fallen by the wayside. The 1980s brought us the term “cyberspace,” and saw … Read More

The 8 Most Expensive Cyberattacks of 2019

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8 Most Expensive Cyberattacks in 2019

In 2019, governments and companies in the United States faced a barrage of ransomware attacks. In all, 103 federal, state, and municipal governments and agencies, 759 healthcare providers, and 86 universities, colleges, and school districts were impacted by ransomware attacks. The potential cost could be more than $7.5 billion, and that’s only for US-based organizations.  That figure doesn’t even take … Read More

Why Your Company Could be the Next Equifax or CapitalOne

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Why Your Company Could be the Next Equifax or CapitalOner

Though many of us may only hear about big cybersecurity incidents like the Equifax breach of 2017 and the CapitalOne hack of 2019, cybersecurity incidents are becoming increasingly common in the modern world. Many C-suite executives and other decision-makers likely shook their heads as they read about these and other serious cybersecurity incidents, thankful that that sort of thing could … Read More

The Capital One Hack: The Latest in a Series of High-Profile Breaches

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The Capital One Hack

It seems like almost every day brings news of another large, high-profile hack affecting millions of Americans and other users around the world. Though wide-reaching hacks affecting large companies and millions of users are more likely to make the news, the reality is that cybercriminals are increasingly targeting small and medium-sized organizations as well. Cybercriminals are constantly evolving and changing … Read More