Hackers are switching up their targets and are mounting increasingly sophisticated attacks. Their recent targets include text messaging malware, smart grid attacks, social media account spoofing, and intercepting wireless technology for cars. 1) Text Message Malware Attacks on text messaging are fairly new, as are viruses and malware targeting smartphones. The attacks are not only focused on consumers, but on business users because stealing company data and selling it on the black market is a [...]
As Sony deals with their most recent data breach of one million passwords, Flowing Data took a look at the the largest data loss incidents on record, according to DataLossDB.
Consumer Alerts E-mail Claiming to Be From the FDIC - June 3, 2011 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports of a fraudulent e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from the FDIC. The e-mail appears to be sent from "firstname.lastname@example.org" and includes a subject line that states: "FDIC: Your business account." The e-mail is addressed to "Dear Business Customer" and states "We have important information about your financial institution. Please [...]