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How Cybercriminals Target Victims: Report Cites Top Information Resources

Posted on September 19th, 2016.

Cybercriminals, whose attacks cost organizations millions of dollars a year, do extensive research on their targets. They gather organizational and personal information before deciding which vulnerabilities to exploit. SurfWatch Labs, a security consultancy, has released a report on research resources cybercriminals use. The purpose of...

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Iranian Hacking Of New York Dam Signals Wider Cyber Threat

Posted on December 22nd, 2015.

A classified incident where Iranian hackers infiltrated a dam less than 20 miles from New York City two years ago underscores a major threat to the U.S. power grid, factories, pipelines, bridges and dams, according to a front-page story in today’s Wall Street Journal. The story notes the incident occurred amidst concerns that the...

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University of Michigan and Google Are Mapping the Entire Known Web with Censys

Posted on December 17th, 2015.

Logging onto a terminal in 2015, it’s easy to forget what the Internet actually is: a massive, massive macro version of your home network. If you’ve got a phone and a computer connected to the web, that’s technically three devices, counting the router. Now multiply that by many billions of times, and you’ve got...