If your Twitter account is sending tweets and/or direct messages that you haven't actually sent, your Twitter account has been hacked. Some of the messages may look like this: Hey someone is spreading nasty rumors about you: <link added> LOL! I’m laughing so hard at this pic of you: <link added> Did you see this funny tweet about you? <link added> Watches on Sale! $99 <link added> Lose weight fast! <link added> If your Twitter [...]
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 [...]
Internet-based attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and specialized as profit-driven criminals continue to hone their approach to stealing data from businesses, employees and consumers. Security threats are propagating more rapidly, becoming increasingly difficult to detect, and are exploiting technological and human vulnerabilities. Learn about the top security threats for 2009.