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Entertainment

The Entertainment sector received a “B+” grade for the month of February, indicating a significant decrease in risk compared to the sector’s six-month average.Key Findings: Jamie Oliver (47.1%) and Taylor Swift (31.4%) were the top two most discussed industry targets in the m...

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Consumer Goods

I know someone who tried to make a hotel reservation over the phone. She goes by the name “Kelcie,” but her birth name is Frances. She hates her birth name. When making the reservation she used the name Kelcie, which is what’s on her credit card and checks, but her driver’s licens...

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Every month HackSurfer shares the various cybercrime and cybersecurity infographics we come across. Did we miss yours? Email us at jeff@hacksurfer.com and we'll include it next month. 
Data Breach Infographics Hard Facts: Data Breaches 
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Telecom

Most Notable InfoA new vulnerability was discovered with quite an intimidating name: ‘Freak Attack’. WRAL Techwire reported on this vulnerability that affects both Android and Apple devices, more specifically the browsers these devices use. Apparently this attack has yet to be exp...

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Social media demonstrates the best and worst of human nature. I am happily writing about a positive development concerning social media. Last week, Facebook rolled out a new tool that is aimed at helping mitigate and prevent suicide. 
Facebook account holders can now re...

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The Other Organizations sector received a “C-” grade for the month of February, indicating a slight increase of risk compared to the sector’s six-month average.Key Findings: The Syrian Opposition (24.7%) followed closely by The University of Maine (21.3%) were the top two mos...

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Financials

Who needs guns, threatening notes to rob a bank when you can do it with just your fingertips inside your home?A hacking ring in the eastern portion of Europe may be the most successful team of bank robbers to date, having purportedly robbed $1 billion from multiple banks. This can...

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Hacking is not a new concept. Everyday a hacker breaks through a sytem they have no business poking around in. These can be innocuous attacks that may be exploratory or they can be massive attacks seeking to steal data and cause damage. The real problem i...

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Government

The Government Sector received a “C” grade for the month of February, indicating a normal level of risk compared to the sector’s six-month averageKey Findings: ISIS (19.8%) was the most discussed industry target in the month of February for the Government sector. Website...

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Last week, a New York teen hacked into his school’s database in an effort to change his grades. The teen apparently learned how to carry out this type of hack through his time studying advanced computer programming at a well established computer camp. This isn’t the firs...

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What is catphishing? It certainly isn’t Garfield lazily sitting in a canoe holding a fishing rod. Catphishing is when a fraudster fabricates an identity and tricks someone via cyber communication into a phony emotional or romantic relationship—usually for financial gain to t...

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I've heard a lot about Dropbox until now. They were not so interesting but a little controversial. But now, I have discovered something quite striking. Dropbox syncs not only its own folder but also everything in local drive (C:) without any user consent or permission. I caught...

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