Excerpted from Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves by Adam Levin
The hacker collective took down a Ku Klux Klan site on Saturday.
The holiday shopping season is just around the corner, but businesses aren't the only ones that will be profiting from the uptick in consumer spending - cybercriminals will be making plenty of money too.
There are things in this world that are far less enjoyable than having your website knocked offline to be certain. That being said, it can have a massive impact to your day or that of a company trying to make a living by selling their wares online.
I'm stuck in a metal box 10,000 feet in the sky and there might be a bomb under my seat. I'm somewhat surprised I'm not freaking out. I'm not sweating. There's pride in that. I would've pegged myself for more of a pants-wetter in crisis situations.
Per Shacknews.com, Sony Online Entertainment's servers and Blizzard's Battle.net servers were also hit. As of the publication
Cyber-ransom is a relatively new crime on America's digital shores and it is spreading fast. While ransomware has actually been around for almost 10 years, it's mostly been limited to Russia and parts of Europe -- until now.
As the conversations surrounding the Heartbleed bug continue to multiply, and as is the case with any widespread security breach, individually, we are often left with a lingering question: Who caused this and who is responsible for fixing the problem?
This is a developing story and will be updated. Pierre Omidyar, the founder of PayPal's parent company eBay, called for leniency
The attack took place in 2011, when the Koch brothers were under fire for supporting union cutbacks in Wisconsin. Organizing
I bought, sold, and traded every game, application, movie, and album I could find. In doing so, I saw the evolution of digital privacy.
Others claimed the hack was the work of the “Rustle League," another hacker group: UPDATE 10 p.m.: The Associated Press reports
He is accused of attacking the anti-spam watchdog group Spamhaus, whose main task is to halt ads for counterfeit Viagra and
On Friday, Reddit was hit with a DDoS attack, or distributed denial of service attack. A DDoS attack interrupts a website's
An Internet watchdog group responsible for keeping ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills out of inboxes around the world has been hit by a huge cyberattack, a crushing electronic onslaught that one expert said had already had ripple effects across the Web.
Hanna said his site had so far managed to stay online, but warned that being knocked off the Internet could give spammers
DDoS, or distributed denial of service, is the practice by which a website's servers are flooded with requests until they
If a disruption of service for less than eight hours will make this big of a splash on the internet, as is the intent of recent cybersecurity legislation, imagine what a complete shutdown of the internet will do.
This incident sheds light on the inner workings of Anonymous, the loose-knit collection of hackers that has claimed responsibility