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5 Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

“Over the past 2 years, multiple mega-businesses like Target and T-Mobile experienced cyber attacks, throwing users into a frenzy when it comes to protecting sensitive data. Though many large enterprises are hit by data breaches, smaller companies are experiencing more cyber attacks now than ever before. In fact, 62% of all data breach victims were … Read more

Massive cyberattack turned ordinary devices into weapons

A cyberattack that took down large swaths of the internet around the world on Friday was carried out, in part, by unsuspecting devices connected to the internet. Security firm Flashpoint said it believes that digital video recorders and webcams in people’s homes were taken over by malware and then, without owners’ knowledge, used to help … Read more

Security analyst says Yahoo!, Dropbox, LinkedIn, Tumblr all popped by same gang

Five hackers are said to be behind breaches totalling up to a staggering three billion credentials from some of the world’s biggest tech companies including the Yahoo! breach that led to the loss of 500 million credentials. The claims, made to The Reg by recognised threat intelligence boffin Andrew Komarov, pin the world’s largest hacks … Read more

Cyberattacks on personal health records growing ‘exponentially’

“This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA. Since it took effect, doctors’ offices, hospitals and other health-care providers have been very careful about releasing information. Sometimes frustratingly so. I’ve had providers refuse to send my information to me by email, because that form of … Read more