Vengeful IT worker gets jail time for deleting company’s Microsoft user accounts

The company was left to deal with three months’ worth of IT problems. An IT contractor has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $567,000 in restitution to cover the damage he caused by deleting the majority of a company’s Microsoft Office 365 user accounts in an act of revenge, according … More Vengeful IT worker gets jail time for deleting company’s Microsoft user accounts

5 reasons why (not only) financial companies struggle with cybersecurity

Why do many organizations have a hard time keeping up with the evolving threat landscape and effectively managing their cyber-risks? Financial services companies have been a popular target for cybercriminals for a long time. Not without good reason, since beyond working with money, financial companies handle a slew of sensitive client data that criminals utilize … More 5 reasons why (not only) financial companies struggle with cybersecurity

Sex in the digital era: How secure are smart sex toys?

ESET researchers investigate what could possibly go wrong when you connect your bedroom to the internet of things. As internet of things (IoT) devices continue to seep into our homes and offer an increasingly wide range of features, new concerns are beginning to arise about the security of the data processed by these devices. Although … More Sex in the digital era: How secure are smart sex toys?

Online health security – when ‘opt out’ isn’t an option

What happens when you try to opt out of e-health to avoid issues in the event of a breach? Healthcare hacks are particularly insidious. When hackers get the data, they hack you – or at least the closest facsimile there is of you. And unless you lie on your health records (and even then, there … More Online health security – when ‘opt out’ isn’t an option