Just when consumers were starting to regain some company trust and safe-shopping stability after last year’s massive Target breach, a string of new large-scale company breaches quickly reminded us consumers just how insecure our personal data can be. Needless to say, it’s been a rough year for some major companies and an even rougher year for thousands of unlucky customers. Let’s look at three of the major breaches of the last couple of months. Home Depot (Source: Krebs On Security) Early last month, reports started coming in that the home improvement giant was investigating “some unusual activity with regards to its customer data.” Security […]
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There is a bit of irony in this blog post, if you will. Over my time at Webroot, I have become a major advocate and vocal evangelist of digital security, from talking about major level breaches to sharing my experiences with dating-website scams. My work has focused around the education of those who will listen and read my work on the value of keeping one’s self safe at home, work, and while traveling. Like many others, I never thought (often quite ignorantly) that my information could get out there in a breach. And if it did, I was sure I […]
In this episode of ThreatVlog, Grayson Milbourne covers the information behind the Syrian Electronic Army’s hacking of New York Times, Twitter, and Huffington Post. Grayson includes a breakdown of the hack as well as information on how to keep your own websites protected form this malicious behavior.
By the Webroot Threat Team Two of NASA’s satellites were hacked during 2007 and 2008, according to a draft report to be officially released later this month. According to the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the ‘birds’, which focused on Earth observation for tasks such as climate monitoring, were reportedly pwned by the attackers, to the extent that they could have taken total control of the systems, had they wished. The Landsat-7 earth observation satellite was hacked into for twelve minutes, during October 2007 and July 2008. The Terra AM-1 earth observation satellite was disrupted for two minutes […]