Article Query: Internet Threats
October 6, 2011

As we read and discuss the subject of computer hacking and related nefarious uses of the Internet, we focus for the most part on the Information Technology and Information Security side of the topic.  There is another side, however, one dealing with the moral and ethical aspects of hacking, approached from a religious viewpoint to [...]

September 23, 2011

We are just a week away from the month of October, and October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).  The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, conducted every October since 2004 and sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), is to improve cyber security posture and preparedness, and to encourage everyone to [...]

September 10, 2011

As reported across several media outlets, a group of so-called hackers, calling themselves the “Script Kiddies”, successfully hacked the Twitter account of NBC News.  In a public display of pure ignorance, the hackers began posting news updates of a new terrorist attack involving aircraft hijackings, and planes hitting the Ground Zero site in New York [...]

September 5, 2011

It is no secret that cyber attacks are growing in complexity and severity.  In August of this year, a malware-powered cyber-reconnaissance attack, dubbed Operation Shady RAT, was reported by McAfee.  The cyber attack had been ongoing since 2006, and claimed victims across a wide spectrum of Internet connected organizations, including government agencies in the United [...]

August 23, 2011

As more incidents of hacking, theft, and data loss make the headlines this week, the question remains as to who is responsible for the lapses in Internet security that make it seemingly easy to commit these types of cyber crime.  Whether it be the public or private sector organization that was targeted, a government body, [...]

August 15, 2011

As hacking groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec continue to make headlines, many of us in the Information Security field can only sit back and shake our heads.  The large number of successful system breaches, web site defacements, and the publication of confidential data is not at all surprising, and for the most part was [...]

June 17, 2011

For many of us in the technology field the preventative measures we take to keep ourselves and our systems safe online can become second nature.  We become comfortable with the drill, so comfortable, in fact, we sometimes forget that not everyone may have the resources and technical information that we have at our disposal.  Keeping this in [...]

January 24, 2009

If current predictions are correct, 2009 will be a tougher year than 2008 in terms of the economy. In tough economic times such as these it becomes increasingly important for us to follow recommended safety practices when going online. As the numbers of Internet-related fraud and financial scams continue to increase we should expect the [...]