Why is the FBI warning about smart TV cybersecurity? Because a smart TV is a computer -- it is just built into a really large monitor -- and it should be secured like a computer because hackers can hack it just like any other computer. (See FBI Warning) Smart TVs have an advanced processor, RAM, … Continue reading Why is the FBI Warning About Smart TVs?
The 2015 Anthem data breach affected 79 million people and was the largest health-care data breach in U.S. history. The affected consumers sued Anthem in a case that settled for a record $115 million. Now the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights has reached a settlement with Anthem for a record … Continue reading Key Lesson All Business Leaders Can Learn From the Anthem Data Breach Case
https://youtu.be/BdaXgPawspo Cybercriminals are using yet another new twist on the old email phishing attack: they email people claiming to have infected porn sites with malware that allowed them to take over the recipient's webcam and record them sitting at their computer watching porn and if they don't pay up, the video is going public. I discuss … Continue reading Did hackers record you watching porn? New scam using key elements of phishing and shame hacking
There has been a data breach emanating from the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve that impacted 21,426 individuals. The breach exposed their sensitive personal information such as truncated social security numbers, bank electronic funds transfer and bank routing numbers, truncated credit card information, mailing address, residential address and emergency contact information. Calm down and press the … Continue reading Marine corp data breach lesson: human error is often the cause and is preventable
The following testimony excerpts are very similar to what the #CyberAvengers have been preaching, and for good reason, it is the truth. Checkout the #CyberAvengers Tools for where to begin. Richard Driggers, DHS deputy assistant secretary for the cybersecurity and communications, said that basic computer hygiene, such as regular software updates, could keep small businesses … Continue reading House panel to DHS, FBI: help small biz with cybersecurity – start with good cyber hygiene