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Register Now! 2019 Cyber Symposium Sept 19-20

The 2018 NCC Cyber Symposium was an amazing success, with attendees coming from all across the US and abroad. Our team of ace speakers included Gen Michael Hayden, NIST guru Ron Ross, former FBI agent Don Freese and many others. So many of you have already been asking about the 2019 symposium and we’re excited to […]

Blockchain to the Rescue?

Remember those pictures of hundreds of pallets of unused water sitting on a runway in Puerto Rico? It’s a tough picture of waste that’s repeated all too often when it comes to disaster relief. Well, there’s hope that new blockchain technology could help reduce waste, improve communications and enhance overall effectiveness of relief efforts. We think […]

Talk About Getting Shanghai-ed

Where’s Jackie Chan when you need him? Last week, a vulnerability on a high performance database known as MongoDB exposed the records of more than 202 million Chinese job-seekers. The records – accessible without authentication to anyone on the Internet – were discovered by one of the wonks at Hacken.io and HackenProof, a bug bounty platform. Though financial information apparently wasn’t at […]

Google Takes Down 80+ Fake Apps

A few months ago, we reported on a series of iPhone apps that had been created as fronts for advertising malware. Well, it happened again, only this time to Google. Last week, Google removed 85 apps from Google Play after discovering that they were pushing aggressive, full-screen ads to Android users. While ads during apps […]

Looking Ahead: Energy Infrastructure

As the New Year kicks in, the cyber experts around the world are offering their predictions for 2019. Over the next few weeks, we’ll cover some of these as well as serve up a few of our own. For years, hackers have focused on stealing data that they could sell; things like personal information and intellectual […]

Town of Salem Under Attack! (sort of)

No, the witches haven’t taken over. And we’re not talking about bullets here. In fact, we’re not even talking about the actual town of Salem. We’re talking about the massive online game “Town of Salem” that’s played by nearly 8 million people worldwide. Last week the popular browser-based online version of the classic party game “Mafia,” […]

20 Year-old Busted in Biggest Ever German Breach

A few days ago, German media announced that it experienced its largest and most dangerous hack on German officials; including politicians, journalists and other public figures. Including German Chancellor Merkel. The government and the press immediately suspected several known cyber terrorist groups and went on the hunt. It turns out that the hacker was a local […]

Major Newspapers Hacked

Remember newspapers? Yeah well, believe it or not there are actually people that still read them. And apparently, there are other people that don’t like them. Like, at all. Over the weekend, a cyber-attacker took aim on the printing and delivery systems of a slew of news rags, including the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune […]

Netflix, Birdbox & Email Scams

Unless you’re living on another planet, you’ve probably heard about the new Netflix thriller Birdbox, featuring Sandra Bullock (and a scary monster you never actually see). Don’t tell us what happens — we haven’t seen it yet. But apparently, over 45 million people have. Unfortunately, the massive win for Netflix has been the perfect setup […]

The FBI Saves Christmas

In 1988, Ernest saved Christmas (just ask anyone born before 1975). Well, in 2018, the FBI did the job. Last week, the U.S. Justice Department announced that they had seized the domains of more than a dozen DDoS-for-hirewebsites. Basically, these sites rent out access to infected devices or networks, allowing them to be exposed to denial-of-service […]