Category: Cyber Security

The Yahoo hack – a numbers game

The theft of the email addresses and other account details of 500 million Yahoo users is a golden opportunity for cyber-criminals working with bad-bots.

Those who use Yahoo to provide their principal email account should have been concerned by news of the leak. Many others, with an old Yahoo account that they do not use much, may not have been that bothered. Is such complacency justified? That depends, to gauge the risk you need to understand the cyber-crime opportunity represented by 500 million accounts.

Adopting A Cooperative Global Cyber Security Framework To Mitigate Cyber Threats (Before It Is Too Late)

SecurityFeatureThe recent OPM cyber breach at the U.S. Government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provided a wakeup call to the seriousness and sophistication of the cyber security threat aimed at both the public and private sectors. The fact is that over 43% of companies had breaches last year (including mega companies such as Home Depot, JPMorgan, and Target. Moreover, the intrusion threats are not diminishing. For example, British Petroleum (BP) faces 50,000 attempts at cyber intrusion every day.