“Weaponization” of Social Media How are we able to confidently say that the Social media is weaponized? From stalking, petty crimes, going up to wars and even elections. Social Media alone is a giant tactical weapon of the new cyber tacticians that seek out advantage from the digital information era. According to New York Times...Continue Reading
Most users nowadays are still not aware that Social Engineering is dangerous and rampant as ever. It is a technique still being utilized by cyber criminals and intelligence agents. Yes, that’s right Intelligence Officers are trained to be good at it in order to phish for information. In this digital age, the medium of communication...Continue Reading
TORRENTING: You could be helping hackers – and you don’t know it Every time you use your torrent client, you take a gamble. It doesn’t matter if it’s the usual chance of running in with some copyright organization; the web traffic using your torrent client is rarely 100% legal. But with technological advancements and research...Continue Reading
“The Dark Web is no longer a hiding place for criminals!” Tweet from Europol, the pan-European law enforcement organization, after a meeting in May establishing a task force against the dark web. This is a very good sign. Europe is ready to get serious about fighting crime schemes hatched on the dark web, the infamous...Continue Reading
AI and Phishing: Best Offense or Great Defense The term AI is most often misinterpreted. There are people thinking of the T-1000 or those terminator robots that were trying to hunt down John Connor and eventually leads to the creation of SkyNet and towards the end of the world as we know it. These clichéd...Continue Reading
Russian antivirus software Kaspersky Lab has now been officially banned by the US Government. The recent hacking of classified National Security Agency (NSA) materials was attributed to the Kaspersky Lab Antivirus system, leading to the ban. The software has been associated with the Russian Secret Service and claimed to be spyware. The ban will be...Continue Reading
Web cache is data front liners that are automatically downloaded for faster bootup times during your next same-site visit. It’s a typical web practice that normally wouldn’t warrant any suspicions, but recent research now finds it vulnerable to cyber criminals abuse – and attack website’s visitors. The Research Team from PortSwigger Web Security, under the...Continue Reading
Technology progressed as the needs of the people advanced. It can also be said that the needs were created, because technology advanced. With the advancement of technology we think about automating processes and doing things remotely, which is why Remote Access has been a popular software tool on computers to operate another computer from afar....Continue Reading
Mining for a stranger? How about a no? Trick and Cyber threats on the cyber world never seems to end, because it just keeps on evolving. Another thing to watch out for on the list of unseen threats through the eyes of our unsuspecting users is what we call “Cryptojacking”. Due to the rise and...Continue Reading
What happened? Recently a known Bitcoin exchange which is BTC-E has been shut down and seized by 6 US law enforcement agencies, due to the exchange’s involvement in the theft of 2.21 billion USD from two well-known Bitcoin exchanges Bitcoinica and Mt. Gox. The founder of BTC-E who is named Alexander Vinnick was arrested in...Continue Reading
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