Author: Alexandra Driscoll

Want to make a quick buck and don't mind breaking a few laws in the process? You're in luck - find the right people on the Dark Web and get ready to have botnet DDoS attack source code that can take down servers with a click of...

There have been so many hacks over the past year that, to be honest, it's no wonder even the most high-profile have been forgotten with time and a never-ending news cycle. Remember Target? Or even FourSquare? Well, LeakedSource has made it their mission to document every...

While much of the data security conversation falls into for-profit industries, more discussions should include non-profits and associations as well. The number of associations has nearly doubled in the last few decades, and in an era of “big data” and constant data collection it’s imperative...

Ransomware is a great tool for hackers who want to generate quick cash - by creating an infected link, file, or website, an attacker can hold a user's computer hostage until a ransom is paid. Obviously this tactic fails if your data is properly backed up, but...

According to the SEC, 82% of organizations believe their financial and customer data isn't significant enough to warrant a hack. However, at least 50% of these businesses have experienced a breach in the past 12 months - many of which fail to recover. The goal...

In one of the largest international busts of its kind, a cyber criminal infrastructure responsible for a debilitating attack called "Avalanche" is finally no more. With international support, the take-down was the result of a four-year effort with a victim count spread throughout 180 countries worldwide. Avalanche has been in...

A new type of malware is taking aim at tens of thousands of Android devices. According to various reports, hackers are targeting Google accounts linked to Android devices at an average daily rate of 13,000 smartphones. Considered to be the largest Google account breach to date,...

Just in time for the height of the holiday season - another phishing scam set to lure unsuspecting shoppers using one of the world's largest online retailers. With a 336% increase in malicious phishing links around Thanksgiving and the holidays, hackers are hard at work to...

Healthcare fraud is a booming business, especially considering over 80% of healthcare providers have been the unlucky victims of a cyber attack within the last year. KPMG's "Healthcare and Cyber Security: Increasing Threats Require Increased Capabilities" sheds some light on the healthcare industry's current cyber security actions, or...

The government is continuing an initiative aimed at learning more about cyber security strengths and weaknesses through an invitation-only "Hack the Army" event aimed at strengthening its online presence. As it originally began with the Pentagon hosting its own competition, government personnel have realized the value of white-hat hackers shining a light...