Online Safety


Hack of New York Times Holds a Lesson for All Businesses

The New York Times, Twitter, and other major sites were knocked offline in an attack by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). While there is certainly a political motivation to the hacks, there is an underlying lesson that all businesses should learn.



Computerworld Tech Update: 28 - 31 Oct, 2013

In this roundup of tech news for the week 28 - 31 October, 2013 we talk about Infosys, Dell, cyber crime and enterprise cloud.



Forgotten Subdomains Boost Risk of Account Hijacking, Other Attacks

Some sites have subdomains pointed at old domains that have long expired and can be registered by attackers.

Over 23,000 Web Servers Infected with CryptoPHP Backdoor

The backdoor script is distributed through pirated plug-ins and themes for WorPress, Joomla, and Drupal.

Syrian Electronic Army Posts Hacking Message on Several News Sites

The group reportedly hijacked the DNS settings for Gigya, a customer management platform.



10 Mistakes Companies Make After a Data Breach

In a recent presentation for The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Academy, Michael Bruemmer of Experian Data Breach Resolution outlined some the common mistakes his firm has seen as organizations deal with the aftermath of a breach.