Hacked corporate servers selling for as little as $6 a pop

Reminder: Check your security settings on your server now before it’s too late.

Clinton hack went deeper than first reported

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has already acknowledged it was hit by cyberespionage earlier this year. Now comes reports that other groups with close ties were hit by the same attack – and the way it was carried out could have wide-reaching effects. 

Apparently, one thing can stop the U.S. Air Force: A system crash

Here’s a reminder that multiple redundant backups are absolutely essential. 

5 soft skills every tech must master

IT has never been strictly about technology. At least half the job is communicating effectively with users, higher-ups and others. But as most IT pros know, this is generally one of the areas that techs struggle with the most. 

The 3 biggest problems with password policies

Companies’ employees do a lot that puts sensitive information at risk. One of the biggest problems: They choose weak passwords that offer little protection. And despite IT’s best efforts, organizations’ password policies haven’t done much to solve the problem. 

FBI: Extortion cases are on the rise

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently put out a warning to the public: Hackers are taking advantage of data breaches in an attempt to frighten users into paying them hush money.

Even Mark Zuckerberg can be a victim of password theft

Celebrities from Jack Black to Mark Zuckerberg recently had their Twitter accounts hijacked. And while the fallout so far seems to be mostly childish pranks, the security lessons from this incident can’t be overstated.

Windows zero-day being auctioned off to the highest bidder

Even though they don’t represent the majority of cyberattacks, there’s something particularly menacing about zero-days.

Believe it or not, the MySpace hack could be bad for business

It’s probably been several years since you’ve thought about MySpace, if you ever really have. But now the almost-defunct social network is back in the news for all the wrong reasons.

2 cases perfectly illustrate the problems with ransomware

Two separate pieces of ransomware news have trickled in recently. One is good news, and the other provides a big wake-up call for companies.