Intel Security, which now owns McAffee, released a report this week entitled “The Hidden Data Economy.” It should be worrisome for, well, every adult with a credit card of any sort.
You hear about these breaches here at Hacked.com and other websites, places like Target letting millions of credit card details get stolen, offering credit protection and such as a result. But where do all these details end up? According to the report, the same place as everything else that can’t legally be sold on eBay: the dark web.
But let’s be clear: nothing about this is new, and the dark web is just a more modern analog to black hat BBS and IRC groups that existed many [...]
Following celebrities online? Be careful. Cybercriminals take advantage of our interest in celebrities by threading celebrity search results with links to sites hosting malware and software that can steal personal data, according to a report on McAfee Blogs.
Intel Security recently conducted a study using McAfee WebAdvisor to determine the number of risky sites that would be generated in search results including a celebrity name and commonly-searched terms. The study refers to these stars as the Most Dangerous Celebrities™, and lists them as likely Internet search subjects.Most Dangerous: Armin van [...]
John McAfee, one of the most influential cyber-security personalities in the world, writes for the IBTimes UK that Ashley Madison was not hacked.
“…The data was stolen by a woman operating on her own who worked for Avid Life Media,” the famed Antivirus security entrepreneur penned. McAfee had not yet commented on the release of the personal information. McAfee’s analysis comes on the heels of Ashley Madison’s announcement that it would reward individuals who help bring its hackers to justice with $500,000.
In the article, McAfee distinguishes a hacker from what happened behind the scenes at Ashley Madison. “A hacker is someone who uses a combination of high-tech [...]