When you are 30,000 feet in the air and your flight offers Wi-Fi, are you really thinking about hacker Jon who is sitting in seat 44C? Probably not. Most people do not even consider that in-flight Wi-Fi is just like public Wi-Fi at a coffee shop. When you purchase time on an in-flight wireless network, […]
I’ve spent a copiousness amount of time on the Darknet this year in a quest to gain more understanding on how cybercriminals think. I’ve been studying their communities, how they operate in the Darknetmarkets, perusing their forums, analyzing their marketing techniques, and contemplating how they justify their criminal activities.It’s been fascinating, and at the same […]
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In 2014, the ITRC (Identity Theft Resource Center) tracked 783 data security breaches with 85,611,528 confirmed records exposed. This year appears even more dismal. The ITRC Data Breach Reports 3 for July 7, 2015 captured 411 data incidents with 117,678,050 confirmed records at risk. Since data breaches are a common occurrence in today’s information security threat landscape, it’s going to […]
I’ve been back down the rabbithole, into the Darknet again and it’s been a hell of a hostile and discordant excursion this time. For those of us who are merely researching the cybercriminal ecosystem, it can become an extremely precarious place to visit sometimes. I’ve had noxious miscreants jabbering me, insisting that I hack something […]
I work a few jobs: mental health, blogging, and Deepweb research. Lately, I’ve felt the need to disconnect — (if only for a day or two), and the time to disconnect is now. I know my physical and mental limitations, and sometimes I take on too much. When I reach these preconceived limits I either shut down or […]
Some breaches require notification such as those involving patient data or customer information, but sharing is optional. Of course, notification is just one form of information sharing. For example, February’s executive order encourages private sector companies to share information on cybersecuritythreats. There are advantages and disadvantages of sharing information with others, and here to talk about […]