There’s a good chance you’re aware of how terrifyingly clever cybercriminals have become in the last few years. Unfortunately, they’re great at their jobs, meaning it’s possible for them to conduct a successful data breach of your business without you even realizing.
When you think about the number of hacking cases we’ve seen over the years, it begs the question: how secure is my password? For most people, the answer is not as secure as you think. In fact, “123456” and “password” were the most commonly used of 2015. To make sure your greatest line of defense against cybersecurity disasters is as strong as possible, familiarize yourself with these best practices.
Online holiday shopping has become as much a tradition as caroling and tree decorating. In fact, consumers spent about $53 billion online during the 2014 holiday season. With all the money being spent, hackers and fraudsters have seized the opportunity to fatten their own wallets during the holidays. We’ve seen some serious hacking cases in 2015, and cybercriminals have shown no signs of slowing down. That’s why it’s important to have an understanding of cyber safety while you shop online.
In 2015, as in past years, we’ve seen plenty of hacking cases that drew tons of attention from the media. From the celebrity iCloud hack to the scandalous data compromise of the Ashley Madison database, it’s been a busy year for hackers and security teams alike. So, without further ado, here are the most controversial hacking cases of 2015.
The last few grains of sand in Windows XP’s hourglass are beginning to run out, and one group in particular sits eagerly awaiting the discontinuation of the old operating system. Eventually, the OS will stop receiving security updates; updates that keep you and your system safe from cybercriminals and hackers. On April 8th, those defenses will be gone and 500 million PCs that run everything from ATMs to your business will be exposed.
There has been a recent surge in hacker activity; it seems like every week we get news of another security breach into the customer database of big-name companies. On Saturday, the crowd-funding site Kickstarter sent out an email to all registered users, and posted a blog on their website, notifying users of a security breach that occurred Wednesday night. Kickstarter was notified by law enforcement officials that their data had been compromised, and the immediately closed the breach and strengthened their security measures.