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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SecureMySocial Goes Live

April 21, 2014 - As of today, SecureMySocial for Business is live, available, and in production. Businesses wishing to protect themselves against the risks of social media – such as data leaks and damaging posts – should take advantage of the system that notifies employees in real time if they are making potentially problematic tweets or posts. For more information please contact SecureMySocial at info@securemysocial.comor by phone at +1 (646) 546-5621.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Nearly Half Of 'Game of Thrones' Upcoming Season Leaks Online -- Was HBO Hacked?

Yesterday, one day before season five of the popular HBO show, Game of Thrones, was scheduled to premier on television, someone released copies of four upcoming episodes, making them available to the public via the Torrent system frequently used for disseminating illegal copies of videos. By early this morning, the video files had been downloaded at least 800,000 times.

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ISIS Blacks Out French Television Station Broadcasts -- CyberTerrorism Has Arrived

On Wednesday night, parties claiming to belong to the Islamic State (ISIS) blacked out broadcasts on 11 channels of French television station, TV5Monde, as well as breached and defaced the network’s social media accounts.

The massive hack-attack – which took the station off the air for hours and disrupted normal operations for nearly a day – was certainly not the first assault directed by Islamic extremists at media outlets, but, the technological sophistication of this week’s broad takedown of a network does seem to represent a significant escalation of capabilities; if this action was truly carried out by ISIS, it is evidence that the group may have far more advanced cyberwar capabilities than was conventionally believed to be the case.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

The White House Was Hacked -- Could It Happen Again?

On Tuesday it was reported that foreign spies likely breached sensitive computer systems in the White House and State Department. The attack is believed to have begun with a targeted phishing email; foreign agents tricked at least one American worker into taking unsafe actions that opened the door for hackers who ultimately expanded their attack into a major breach.

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