Why website hacking won’t be slowing slow down anytime soon.

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It seems like every week we hear about another major data breach in the news. Over and over we hear of a hacker that has broken into a company’s network and grabbed a database of our personal information. Then they sell the information on the black market, which then creates a high risk of fraud and identity theft for you and I.

Money Magazine/CNN reported in November 2014 that almost half of Americans were hacked in 2013.The information stolen is enough ...

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Chinese Hack USPS Network. Why We Care.

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The Washington Post is reported in early November that the United States Postal Service’s computer networks were hacked, the USPS announced. The breach was discovered back in September — it’s not clear when the actual attack(s) took place — and the Washington Post is reporting that the Chinese government is responsible. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading investigations into the breach; FBI officials aren’t saying who they believe is responsible.

The entire USPS staff ...

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What the heck is Malicious Code? Let’s chat!

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You have probably have heard of viruses, Trojan horse and worms.  These are all related to different classes of malicious code.  But understanding the difference can be a bit confusing.

They all share the primary objective of replication. However, they are distinctly different with respect to the techniques and ways they use their host system requirements to wreak havoc. This difference is defined by the ways they attack the host systems (servers & computers).Viruses have been usually been ...

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Anthem Hacked. Largest Healthcare Industry Breach Ever.

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As many as 80 million customers in fourteen states may have their account information stolen. AnthemInc, the nation’s second largest health insurance company. CEO Joseph Swedish stated that they were “a target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack”.

The hackers breached into Anthem’s computer system and obtained information that includes names, birthdays, medical IDs, Social Security numbers, e-mail addresses, street addresses and employment information, as well as some income data.

The affected database had records for is estimated ...

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Why are Websites Hacked? It’s as easy as ABC!

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A security breach (also called “hacking”) is a security attack by someone who only objective is to be malicious to an organization’s network. Websites are hacked many ways, one example would be by creating and injecting into a network a malicious application (Virus, Trojan, Malware, etc.). Security breaches happen when the security policy, procedures and/or system are altered or violated without it being a network administrator’s plan or with their knowledge. Depending on the nature of the ...

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