With the Christmas season officially upon us and budget not far away, people have become a lot more wary on how much they spend and can budget for the Christmas holidays. Unfortunately, there are many out there that realise the shoppers of today are conscious of spending too much and are always in search of a good deal or offer. Hackers and scammers have utilised this need for a good bargain and have exploited it for their own gain. There are various types of scam marketing out there ranging from the non tech use of flyers and junk mail post to invading your inbox with emails promoting great offers if you act now. It can be hard sometimes to distinguish the scam from the genuine offer and lately it has become all the more harder to do when scammers have learned to pose themselves as reputable companies. Read the rest of this entry
With the numerous reports and hacker activity that has been happening lately it is not hard to see that governments are concerned with these acts of cyber terrorism. Hacker groups like Anonymous and the recently disbanded LulzSec have caused havoc in the cyber community and remain a constant headache to many government and corporate websites. These hacker groups pride themselves in exposing the faults of various corporations and they have even launched cyber attacks against military and government by acquiring various data and hacking into countless numbers of official websites. Read the rest of this entry
Check out this article from HuffPost Tech which describes the fears of the government that as a result of these various cyber attacks countries are now more susceptible than ever to Cyber Terrorism:
I will be going into more detail about this issue after i have done some research but just putting the information out now to see what people think of it? what’s your opinion? Are we truly sitting ducks in the limitless universe of the world wide web?
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It has surfaced recently that the hacker group Anonymous were behind the PSN outage of last April. It has been stated that the Spanish police have apprehended members of the group in which they have found servers and other various equipment which suggest these individuals were part of the hack which cost Sony $173 Million in damages.
Blogs and websites alike have provided these same details but not much else is known at this time but more shall be revealed as the week progresses. It is believed that the individuals apprehended were also involved in various hacks on government and business websites also. No names have been released at present and no charges have been made public.
Also in other hacker related news, other gaming and governmental sites have suffered security breaches with hacker groups like LulzSec accepting responsibility for the recent Nintendo and even NHS cyber attacks. The news comes as no surprise and investigations are underway with both gaming companies and various other companies looking at stepping up their online security and pursuing these hackers to try to put a stop to these endless amount of cyber onslaughts