Lax ALM security ‘contributed’ to Ashley Madison data breach

Avid Life Media (ALM), recently rebranded as Ruby Corp, has been heavily criticized for its lax cybersecurity measures, which contributed to the Ashley Madison data breach. According to a joint investigation by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, ALM had “inadequate security safeguards and policies”… More Lax ALM security ‘contributed’ to Ashley Madison data breach

21st century cybercriminals: The threat landscape has evolved

There are more connected devices, connected people and connected things than at any time in history and, as the 21st century progresses, this trend is set to continue. For many people, all this innovation is going to make the world a smarter, sharper and more captivating place to be, with new technologies offering us plenty… More 21st century cybercriminals: The threat landscape has evolved

First Twitter-controlled Android botnet discovered

Android/Twitoor is a backdoor capable of downloading other malware onto an infected device. It has been active for around one month. This malicious app can’t be found on any official Android app store – it probably spreads by SMS or via malicious URLs. It impersonates a porn player app or MMS application but without having… More First Twitter-controlled Android botnet discovered

Do your kids know good password hygiene? Here are some rules

Even though the Irish tend to use safer passwords than the global average, here are some safety tips just in case. Growing up before the age of the internet and social networks has left many older users unprepared for risks looming in the virtual world. From that perspective, today’s kids are lucky, as the best… More Do your kids know good password hygiene? Here are some rules

Epic Games forums hacked again – over 800,000 gamers put at risk

More than 800,000 usernames, email addresses, and birth dates are thought to have been stolen by hackers from online forums run by Epic Games. Epic, famed for developing popular games such as Unreal Tournament, Gears of War and Infinity Blade, are thought to have had members of their message boards exposed by hackers exploiting a… More Epic Games forums hacked again – over 800,000 gamers put at risk