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. 

What goes into a successful phishing attack? Study has the answers

Phishing is the primary choice for hackers looking to steal sensitive information or infect users systems’ with malware. But how is it that they’re so good at these attacks? 

Multiple banks slammed by hackers: Key lessons learned

When Kaspersky unveiled a major cyberattack that hit several banks for almost a billion dollars, there were several parts of the announcement that intrigued cybersecurity experts and businesses in general. 

Sony’s security nightmare appears to be a case of ransom

For two straight days, IT experts have scrambled to undo a massive cyberattack that has locked employees of Sony Pictures out of their work computers. It appears the machines are being held ransom – though little is known about how or who’s doing it. 

Most hackers don’t do it for financial gain

Which is more frightening: The idea of a cyberattack designed to cripple your business and pull in big bucks or the idea that hackers are just launching these attacks for the hell of it? 

IoT update: Hackers can come in through the light bulb

For anyone who doubted the Internet of Things (IoT) poses security headaches, a recent report should be a wake-up call. 

Cyberattack puts provider out of business: 3 lessons learned

The news came recently that hackers had successfully taken down an entire company with a well-crafted cyberattack. And while the prospect of losing your business to hackers is frightening enough for IT pros, that’s only one of the many serious consequences this incident has for IT.

Poor password policies are killing companies: 10 ways to fix it

A recent survey shows that when it comes to password policies and revoking credentials, many companies are getting a failing grade – and some of the worst offenders out there are in the IT department.

Warning to iPhone users: Change your Apple password NOW

Many iPhone and iPad users were shocked to wake up and find that their devices had been locked out remotely – and they’d have to pay up if they wanted them unlocked. 

4 keys to protecting against foreign hackers

Small businesses face the threat of security attacks from all over the world. In this guest post, Myrtle Gray lists some of the basic steps all businesses should be taking to protect themselves.