Nearly All Data Breaches Happen in Minutes, Report Finds

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Nearly All Data Breaches Happen in Minutes, Report Finds

Nearly All Data Breaches Happen in Minutes, Report Finds

Most data breaches happen fast — in a matter of minutes, according to a new Verizon report — but the impact on you and your credit report could make for a very long lasting financial headache. Cybercriminals institute data breaches to steal your Social Security number, credit card number, bank account information and many other forms of... Read More

The Demon Spawn Malware Targeting Your Bank Account

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The Demon Spawn Malware Targeting Your Bank Account

The Demon Spawn Malware Targeting Your Bank Account

The internet is a strange and dangerous place, especially when it comes to your personal information. With all the hackers and scammers out there, protecting your information in cyberspace is much more of a challenge these days than simply demonstrating common sense. And you can’t just rely on your bank’s internet security measures anymore. Cyber-thieves... Read More

The Typo That Can Get You Hacked

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The Typo That Can Get You Hacked

The Typo That Can Get You Hacked

Here’s another reason to be extra careful about what you type into your web browser. Cybersecurity firm Endgame has unearthed a new spin on the good old “typosquatting” scam — the practice of purchasing domain names similar to legitimate websites (Think Gooogle.com) in hopes that a small keyboard snafu nets hackers access to your computer. The... Read More

Facebook Acknowledges It Was Hacked

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Facebook Acknowledges It Was Hacked

Facebook Acknowledges It Was Hacked

Hackers have long targeted all sorts of companies, government agencies and other organizations for cyber attacks that could expose consumers to identity theft, and now the world’s most popular social network has acknowledged that it, too, was recently hacked. Facebook was targeted in an attack in January that potentially exposed a large amount of data, after... Read More

5 Ways to Prepare for the Coming Cyber War

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5 Ways to Prepare for the Coming Cyber War

5 Ways to Prepare for the Coming Cyber War

This spring, the term “cyber war” turns 20. In his seminal 1993 paper “Cyberwar is Coming!” master military strategist John Arquilla envisioned an entirely new kind of battle. That vision was articulated again, but as reality, in President Obama’s State of the Union Address last week. The president’s call for a more serious approach to... Read More

Banks, Military Respond to Wave of Cyber Attacks

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Banks, Military Respond to Wave of Cyber Attacks

Banks, Military Respond to Wave of Cyber Attacks

If you have a checking account or a credit card with a major bank, chances are good that you’ve experienced some trouble accessing your online accounts in the past month. A host of major banks, including the three largest in America, have been the victims of cyber attacks that fully or partially shut down sites... Read More

Top U.S. Banks Hit With Massive Hacking Attacks

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Top U.S. Banks Hit With Massive Hacking Attacks

Top U.S. Banks Hit With Massive Hacking Attacks

Some of the largest and best-known banks in the country were recently targeted by hacking attacks that crippled their websites, and experts say these could be the biggest attacks ever. In the days since Sept. 19, the websites for Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank and PNC Bank have all been hit... Read More

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