IRS Cyberattack Is Serious Business

According to an article posted on the Reuters website, the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted that a recent cyberattack was more extensive than originally thought. At least 33% more tax payers were hit with data theft than originally assumed. All things considered, this is a vast number of hacking victims; something that the IRS should have been protected against. Towards …

Phone Hacking: Not a Tough Job

According to a recent article posted on The Hacker News, most Smart Phone users are suffering from a serious invasion of privacy. Phone hacking is becoming more and more of a problem; particularly when hackers are able to track a person’s location and intercept phone calls without too much effort at all. While most people are aware of the fact that …

Are Windows 7 and 8 Spying on You?

A large number of disgruntled PC users are refusing to install Windows 10 due to Microsoft’s invasion of privacy and data mining policy. In an article posted on The Hacker News, Windows version 7 and 8 users will find that the newest updates to the software introduce similar tracking features. The question to ask is, “Are Windows 7 and 8 …

PayPal Vulnerability Making you Worry?

The Hacker News recently posted an article alluding to the fact that a “critical security vulnerability” has been discovered in PayPal, the world’s largest online global payment portal. This newly discovered PayPal vulnerability enables malicious hackers to steal a person’s login credentials and credit card details. According to the article, an Egypt-based digital security researcher discovered a “Stored Cross Site Scripting …

Email Scam Hackers Steal $1.2 Billion

A recent article  published on the CNN Money website, sheds light on an email scam technique that has spread not only through all 50 states, but in 79 countries around the globe as well. Through cleverly planned phishing scams, hackers have managed to siphon $1.2 billion out of companies’ accounts in the last 2 years. The so called “business email compromise” …

This Year’s Craziest Password Leak

A recent article posted on The Hacker News website, shocks the online community with the knowledge that a security researcher released 10 million sets of usernames and passwords collected over the last ten years or so. While most of these passwords had already been leaked online, the researcher chose to release them as a full set for the sole purpose of …