Why gamers are attractive targets for cybercriminals

The growing number of gaming enthusiasts, wide variety of methods to monetize attacks, and large sums of money that circulate in this industry are only some of the reasons that gamers are attractive targets for online hackers Nowadays, people of all ages play video games. Of the approximately 7.5 billion people who live in the … More Why gamers are attractive targets for cybercriminals

Inmates hack prison tablets for free credits

The nature of the vulnerability hasn’t been disclosed, but is said to have already been identified and fixed. Several hundred inmates at five prisons in the northwestern US state of Idaho have exploited a software vulnerability in their “prison-specific” tablets to transfer $225,000 worth of digital credits to their virtual accounts, according to a BBC report. … More Inmates hack prison tablets for free credits

Anti-cybercrime successes in the first quarter of 2018, part 2

The long arm of the law caught up with a number of cybercriminals in the first three months of this year. Picking up where we left off in Part 1, we continue to comb through headlines in order to bring another instalment in our rundown of some of the recent law enforcement actions in its struggle … More Anti-cybercrime successes in the first quarter of 2018, part 2

Anti-cybercrime successes in the first quarter of 2018

In our roundup of some of the most notable law enforcement actions against computer crime in the first quarter of 2018 will focus on arrests and charges involving suspected cyber-crooks. Compared to combating conventional crime, efforts to bring computer criminals to justice involves a host of specific challenges for law enforcement. The difficulties reside on … More Anti-cybercrime successes in the first quarter of 2018

Trends 2017: Fewer vulnerabilities are being reported, but are we any safer?

The rapid global spread of technology, and the increasingly numerous types of interconnected devices routinely used, have greatly increased the number of attack vectors available to cybercriminals. This is why the exploitation of vulnerabilities is still one of our major concerns when it comes to corporate security incidents around the globe. For more detail, check out … More Trends 2017: Fewer vulnerabilities are being reported, but are we any safer?

Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts

Pause for a minute. 2017 has arrived before we even realized it was coming. And it’s brought with it an army of new buzzwords, fresh security threats and an even more switched-on world than 2016. Before we entangle ourselves in everything digital that this year has to offer, it’s important to heed expert advice. Take … More Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts