A record may have been set in the annals of cyber crime recently when over 45 million dollars was stolen from ATM machines around the world. Cyber criminals hacked credit card processing facilities and obtained credit card information. In a well planned and coordinated attack they then withdrew over $45 million from 27 countries worldwide in a matter of 3 hours.According to the report “The case demonstrates the...
According to the New York Times “The Obama administration on Monday explicity accused China’s military of mounting attacks on American government computer systems and defense contractors, saying one motive could be to map military capabilities that could be exploited during a crisis”. Evidence has been mounting that China is the source of the many cyber attacks that have launched on US systems in recent years,...
A recent AP story noted that “The U.S. service academies are ramping up efforts to groom a new breed of cyberspace warriors to confront increasing threats to the nation’s military and civilian computer networks that control everything from electrical power grids to the banking system.” and Richard Clarke, a counterterrorism expert, is quoted as saying that “really high-level computer skills...
Unless you have been living in a cave, you have probably been hearing a lot about cyber security recently…and some of it is not good news. Criminals are hacking into bank accounts and stealing information about you from the Internet…hackers are trying to gain access to your computer…criminals are invading the security systems of major businesses…and increasingly foreign nations have been probing our national...
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From the Desk of Jane LeClairIf you have a smartphone, you carry a fully functional computer in your pocket or purse. That’s a tremendous amount of information at your fingertips! Therefore, it is paramount that you safeguard the device.Common Risks for Smartphones:• Loss of device and information theft. Smartphones are small and can easily be lost or stolen. Unauthorized users could access your accounts,...