Some people believe taking a computer offline makes it impossible to hack. These offline PC attacks show it’s not as safe as you imagine.
Data breaches are rapidly becoming a part of everyday online life. Even a cursory glance at the news highlights the latest leak of confidential or personal information onto the internet. While many people are increasingly concerned by these developments, it can often seem as though you are powerless against them.
Many, if not most, organisations will tell you that they have processes and procedures that they follow when employees leave.
In particular, most companies have a slick and quick procedure for removing ex-staff from the payroll.
Firstly, it doesn’t make economic sense to pay someone who is no longer entitled to the money; secondly, many countries require employers to withhold payroll taxes automatically, to pay those taxes in promptly, and to account for them accurately.
Why get into trouble with the tax office over former employees when you can have a simple “staff leaving” checklist that will help to keep you compliant and solvent at the same time?
Unfortunately, we’re not always quite so switched on (or, to be more precise, not quite so good at switching things off) when it comes to ex-staff and cybersecurity.
I find it hilarious that AmeriKKa doesn’t recognize China is their biggest threat and enemy… who they owe money AND outsourced our middle class to in the 90s & 00s…..
The U.S. Justice Department this week indicted seven Chinese nationals for a decade-long hacking spree that targeted more than 100 high-tech and online gaming companies. The government alleges the men used malware-laced phishing emails and “supply chain” attacks to steal data from companies and their customers. One of the alleged hackers was first profiled here in 2012 as the owner of a Chinese antivirus firm.
So much for security lol This is what happens when u don’t hire qualified techs, and hire your buddies…. smmfh
17-year-old Florida teenager is accused of perpetrating one of the year’s biggest and most high-profile hacks: Twitter.
A federal 30-count indictment filed in Tampa said Graham Ivan Clark used a phone spearphishing attack to pivot through multiple layers of Twitter’s security and bypassed its two-factor authentication to gain access to an internal “admin” tool that let the hacker take over any account. With two accomplices named in a separate federal indictment, Clark — who went by the online handle “Kirk” — allegedly used the tool to hijack the accounts of dozens of celebrities and public figures, including Bill Gates, Elon Musk and former president Barack Obama, to post a cryptocurrency scam netting over $100,000 in bitcoin in just a few hours.
It was, by all accounts, a sophisticated attack that required technical skills and an ability to trick and deceive to pull off the scam. Some security professionals were impressed, comparing the attack to one that had the finesse and professionalism of a well-resourced nation-state attacker.
But a profile in The New York Times describes Clark was an “adept scammer with an explosive temper.”
In the teenager’s defense, the attack could have been much worse. Instead of pushing a scam that promised to “double your money,” Clark and his compatriots could have wreaked havoc. In 2013, hackers hijacked the Associated Press’ Twitter account and tweeted a fake bomb attack on the White House, sending the markets plummeting — only to quickly recover after the all-clear was given.
But with control of some of the world’s most popular Twitter accounts, Clark was for a few hours in July one of the most powerful people in the world. If found guilty, the teenager could spend his better years behind bars.
Due to the current pandemic situation around the globe, the cyberattackers have taken advantage of the lockdown and breaching data of big companies and selling them. Researchers have now discovered a new vulnerability in the Bluetooth wireless protocol which is used to interconnect devices and share data. Hackers have multiple ways to attack your systems and steal the data present but have you ever thought of hackers using Bluetooth attacks to breach into your system and steal data? Continue reading →
This shit is so easy now even the script kiddies are selling them to anyone…. stay on ya shit techies! Be sure to turn on subtitles because this is in Dutch….
While you’re reading this, a worldwide and active market is working on remotely gaining access to computers. Most people consider themselves safe from hackers by using antivirus software. However, it turns out to be child’s play to hack into your computer. Someone might be watching you through your webcam in your living room at this very moment. Continue reading →
You probably know that your smartphone’s operating system needs to be regularly updated to protect against security vulnerabilities. But your SIM card can be a source of security vulnerabilities too. Here we’ll show you some ways hackers can use SIM cards to gain access to devices, and advice on how you can keep your SIM card safe. Continue reading →