Entries by Lauren Lopez

Why you should close down your Yahoo account immediately

Close down any Yahoo accounts you have NOWand check if your email can be spoofed… Yahoo just announced another hack where a whopping billion accounts were hacked. What a Massive Epic Fail. At this point, Yahoo has fallen down on security in so many ways I have to recommend that if you have an active […]

Cyber Security Part 3: Protecting Yourself

So far in this series we’ve covered important cyber terms and definitions along with common forms of attack. In the final part of our Cyber Security series, we’ll be sharing tips on how to protect yourself from a cyber attack. Some may seem obvious but it’s astounding that so many ignore the small things and […]

Cyber Security Part 2: Forms of Attack

Now that you’ve had a chance to familiarize yourself with essential terms and definitions in Part 1, we’re going to jump right into the most common forms of attack that you need to be aware of. Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Attack: A DDoS attack is when a cyber criminal uses a network of zombie computers to sabotage […]

Cyber Security Part 1: Terms & Definitions

Many of us are familiar with common cyber security terms such as “hacking” or “malware” but there is so much more out there that we don’t know. In the first of our 3-part cyber security series, we’ll take you through some common cyber security terms and their definitions to help build the foundation for the […]

Oracle’s Data Breach May Explain Spate of Retail Hacks

via Fortune.com Oracle has suffered a data breach within its retail unit. The cloud giant discovered malicious software on systems running its network of MICROS payment terminals, the company confirmed in an email to Fortune. In addition to affecting hundreds o the company’s computers, the breach affects an online support portal that allows Oracle to […]

Hackers Breach Democratic National Committee Due to Ignored Warnings

The recent leak of emails on the eve of the Democratic National Convention has left the party reeling and scrambling to control the damage. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the DNC, will be resigning at the end of this week’s convention. The leaked emails showed that party officials, who are expected to remain neutral during […]

Tips for Protecting Yourself and Your Company From a Cyber Breach

An IT professional, especially a Cyber Security professional, knows the importance of creating a system that is free from vulnerability and able to function well without a Cyber Threat looming over it. This means that your system must be prepared against just about everything. One of the first steps to protecting your system is to […]

‘Major Cyber Breach of 44,000 FDIC Customers Triggered by Former Employee’s Mistake

via Federal News Radio A leading technology official in the House says a former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation employee inadvertently triggered a major cyber breach that compromised 44,000 customers’ data. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee says a former FDIC employee breached the information of 44,000 FDIC customers more […]