Massive spambot hoards over 711 million email address

A researcher uncovered a spamming operation that uses a list of some 711.5 million email addresses.

What we know and still don’t know about the Equifax data breach

Equifax, the company with the sole responsibility of storing and maintaining sensitive data of U.S. users for the purpose of credit and background checks, announced that it has compromised the identity information of some 143 million people.

Symantec to host cybersecurity competition for education credit

As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, Symantec is hosting a challenge for IT and security employees.

Google removes 300 malicious botnet apps from Play Store

Botnets disguised as unassuming phone apps, ready to go off at a moment’s notice sounds like a plot taken from a movie script. Except it was real, and involved Google and some 300 malicious apps.

Nigerian hacker behind over 4,000 scam attempts

Who still falls for the Saudi oil representative and Nigerian prince scam? Turns out, at least 14 people around the world.

Media ‘machine’ and White House fail simple security measures against phishing

No matter the company, humans are fallible. Never has this been more apparent than with the recent email “pranks” pulled in the past month, directed at the White House administration and officials.

3 ways to reduce insider attacks and user error

It feels like no matter how well you prep your systems, the biggest threat to security IT faces is always the same: people.

13-year study reveals best method for training users

Did you know a lot of your IT peers are training their users on security all wrong?

HBO hacked, ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes leaked

On July 31, HBO joined the list of network providers who have been hacked this year when a hacker, or hackers, released the fourth episode of “Game of Thrones” early online, with the added threat that they had more.

University loses $1.9M in single phishing email scam

Are phishing scams one of the things that keep you up at night? Might it be because you know how easy it is to lose almost $2 million, or how easy it would be for a user to compromise all the security measures you have in place?