Computer virus infects humans. Pic from Know Your meme.
Cyber criminals have targeted gaming companies Sony’s PlayStation Network, Microsoft’s Xbox, Riot Games’ the League of Legends and a few others in one of the largest attempts to disrupt online gaming services in recent history.
ISACA, a nonprofit, independent association that advocates for professionals involved in information security, assurance, risk management and governance has released a global study that shows that one in five organizations (21%) have experienced an advanced persistent threat (APT) attack, and that 66% believe it’s only a matter of time before their enterprise is hit by an APT.
Technology is constantly changing and people are bringing their own devices to work changing the way organizations work. The demand for BYOD or Bring Your Own Device is surging, but that poses challenges for how security is managed. IBm recently defined the crux of the problem: “These mobile devices seem to be the antithesis of everything security professionals have been trying to do to keep things secure: they are mobile, rich in data, easy to lose and connected to all kinds of systems with insufficient security measures embedded.”
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After Ponte de Lima, a computer attack in Guarda, Portugal, allowed adult movies to be shown at a public information panel. The panel, which broadcasts tourist information was taken by hackers or as they say the Portuguese say computer pirates.
A group of Brazilian protesters, warned that those who buy the World Cup sticker albums can be awarded with hacked stickers.
European law enforcement agencies coordinated raids in 16 countries last week that led to arrests of people suspected of developing, distributing or using criminal software known as BlackShades. Computer hacker forums and popular websites where cybercriminals buy and sell software kits were alerted as FBI agents and police began knocking on doors, seizing computers and making arrests.