Author: Alexandra Driscoll

DDoS attacks can be extremely harmful in more ways than one - also known as a "distributed denial of service" attack, they make the host of a network completely unattainable to the connected users. This results in stalled work flow, security red flags, the list...

Ransomware-Locky may experience a slight decline, but it's not because someone has finally found a way to banish it once and for all. A new type of ransomware, "Zepto", is hitting the cyber world in a big way and locking all of the files in its path....

Bank fraud is continuing to be a major source of unease for many in the international community. Not only are more banks reporting that instances of fraud have continued, but they have increased and become even more unique and pervasive. SWIFT, the nonprofit cooperative that...

Another day, another data breach - this time Dropbox, popular cloud storage behemoth, announced that over 68 Million user email addresses and passwords were dumped on the Internet. What's interesting is that the information is from a previous attack in 2012 at which time Dropbox...

A group of Russian cyber attackers seem keen on disrupting various facets of the American government. The most recent victims? State-level voter database systems being used in the upcoming November election and more pressing primaries that are taking place today and in the coming months. What's...

When it comes to spyware on mobile devices, Apple products aren't first on the list by any means - if anything, they're known for being practically impenetrable in comparison to their competing counterparts. In this most recent incidence of malicious cyber attacks, the NSO Group has...

The National Security Agency is a little less secure these days - it was recently announced that they were victim to a significant hack attack from "Shadow Brokers". However, they themselves are also connected to one of the most extensive hacks in recent history according to Kaspersky...

Most organizations will face the question of whether or not to consider investing in IT consulting, keep operations in-house, or simply outsource their entire IT environment. The truth is, not all organizations know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to IT and it can greatly slow...

The hospitality industry was dealt another blow: according to Reuters, hotels managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts experienced a significant credit card data breach. The attack infiltrated the POI systems dealing with food and drink payment information, as well as other transactions throughout various parts of the hotels...

Another day, another data breach. Hackers targeted a developers' forum that focuses on the creation of open-standard APIs. The non-profit, Khronos Group, manages OpenGraphics Library - it's a program used by developers regardless of whether they're working on a video game, or any other design project. With...