Scam Alert #23 — Hacking the military & a security bra

It turns out that hacking the military is easy when a captain doesn’t update his router password. Plus, an inventor says his smart security bra will save lives. These stories…

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Latest Ukraine cyber blackout shows attackers are progressing

  It seemed clear from the beginning, she said. The newest big blackout in Ukraine in December 2016 was no accident. “That was not like a failure. Failure happens in…

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Watch out for ugly image graffiti on your Google listing

  You search up a business online—a restaurant, a tax accountant, a marriage counselor. Google may show you a box on your screen with the company address and hours—plus images from the…

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A second wave of “bomb” malware hits Saudi Arabia

  And how this kind of malware could impact you.   You might call it The Return of The Return of Shamoon. Shamoon is a file-killing malware attack that reportedly wiped out…

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Hackers struck again in Ukraine, researchers say

Investigation shows cyber attackers shut down power for second time, according to cybersecurity researchers.   When the power went out in part of Kiev on December 17, 2016, energy officials there…

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Vermont utility likely not the only one to find “Russian hacking” clues

But these “indicators of compromise” may have nothing to do with Russian hacking at all.   All-points bulletin: look for a man in a blue hoodie, 5’10”.  That kind of…

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