Twitter announced recently that it has fallen victim to hackers

On February 1, 2013, the micro-blogging service revealed that approximately 250,000 users’ account information – including usernames, email addresses, and passwords – was potentially compromised.  If you use Twitter and your account was among those the hackers could...

FEMA: Government, businesses vulnerable to cyber attacks

The nation is woefully unprepared for a major cyber attack, according to a new report released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Among 31 core capabilities identified as key for disaster responsiveness, cyber security came in dead last, with a...

CISPA: Turning Facebook and Google into government spies?

In what’s being called “Cyber Week” by some, Congress is focusing its attention on the highly complex problem of cyber security this week.  Lawmakers are considering numerous measures to combat cyber terrorism and cyber theft. The bill getting the most attention is...

“Vishing” You a Merry Christmas and a “Smishing” New Year

Imagine yourself elbow to elbow with a crowd of pre-Christmas shoppers at your favorite department store or retail outlet. Your cell phone rings. It’s an automated call from your bank. The bank’s security department is calling to warn you that an identity thief may...