Posts Tagged: hacking


Cybercrimes, Data Breaches Rise Against Big Firms

Cyber crimes and data breaches have become far too widespread in the recent times. Technological progress has taken the risk to new levels, with newer techniques to …
By John Mason
5 months ago 0

Cybercrime frequency and complexity will continue into 2017

Cybercrime seemed to be in the news daily in 2016. From the hack of the Democratic National Committee email accounts to the massive data breaches suffered by large …
By Hanley Chew
8 months ago 0

LinkedIn files suit to stop bots from data scraping its site

LinkedIn recently filed suit in the Northern District of California against Doe Defendants for allegedly “scraping” data about its users from its website through fake profiles and …
By John M. Rogitz
10 months ago 1

Not Getting the Truth about the FBI, Apple, the San Bernardino Terrorists, and Hacking an iPhone

The FBI is not asking for a backdoor to the Apple iOS. Apple says that the FBI wants Apple to create a new version of the iOS …
By Bob Zeidman
2 years ago 30

Oracle Settles FTC Charges of Deception About Java Updates

Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Oracle has agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers about the security provided by updates to its Java …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

In the face of growing e-commerce fraud, many merchants not prepared for holidays

As card-present transactions become less susceptible to fraud because of the shift to EMV chip card technologies, it’s expected that more fraud will shift to online …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Cyber Security: How to Protect Your Data Over Wi-Fi

The same technology that makes it easy for you to stay in touch with the office also makes it easy for nefarious individuals to hack your communications …

Businesses must switch to EMV card readers to avoid shift in fraud liability

By the end of 2015, about 40% of all credit and debit card transactions will use EMV cards. To process payments on EMV cards, businesses must upgrade to new …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

A lax attitude towards data security could leave law firms in the lurch

Law firms are coming under growing scrutiny for a lack of effort in addressing hacking concerns or even coming clean with the threats which they have faced. …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Trade Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage

The titans of the 19th Century made fortunes because they controlled access to the raw materials and infrastructure of commerce: steel, oil, lumber, railroads, canals, shipping. In …
By James Pooley
2 years ago 0

Banks struggle to keep up as cybersecurity risks increase

Regulations will likely start rolling out in the coming year starting at the state level. In May of last year, for example, the New York State Department …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Data Security Systems and the Prevention of Identy Theft

Home Depot may be the latest and largest breach to become news, but it’s certainly not the only one and hacking activity seems to be ramping …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Fujitsu Seeks Patent on Method of Detecting Illegal Network Connections

This patent application was filed by Fujitsu with the USPTO in July 2013, and claims the benefit of priority of a prior Japanese Patent Application filed on Oct. 26, 2012. …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

How to Respond to Cyber Attacks on Your Business

Identity theft, and the various cyber attacks undertaken to accomplish this crime, are somewhat related to infringements of intellectual properties that we cover here at IPWatchdog. The …

Aaron’s Rent-To-Own Settles FTC Computer Spying Charges

How is it possible that no one is going to jail for this? How is it possible that there were no fines levied by the FTC? According …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3