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A Global Day of Celebration for All Things Internet Safety

Happy Safer Internet Day! Beginning in Europe in 2004, Safer Internet Day now includes 100 countries on every continent in the world. From cyberbullying to social networking, Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues. The theme for 2016 is “Play your part for a better internet!” This means we all have […]

Would you like Malware with that burger?

During an investigation into a possible data breach, officials with Wendy’s announced that malware was found in systems at some restaurants. The chain has been investigating since January after a possible credit card data breach. The fast food chain isn’t saying how many restaurants were affected. Columbus Business Journal Reports Tuesday it provided a brief […]

President Obama Releases Cybersecurity Plan

President Obama just released a new cybersecurity plan. Among other things, the plan calls for an increase in cybersecurity spending, for a total budget of more than $19 billion. The plan in it’s entirety is posted on the Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal Posted the Plan Source: Secure World

First DHS, Now FBI Directory Published by Hackers

Hackers published contact information for 20,000 FBI employees, just a day after posting similar information on around 10,000 Department of Homeland Security Employees. The hackers also claim to have breached a Department of Justice database, and are threatening to release information soon. CNN Reports Source: Secure World

Since Mid-2015 Twitter Suspended 125,000 Accounts to Help Curb Terrorism

Warning to terrorists: You are not welcome on Twitter. Since mid-2015, in an effort to help curb terrorism, the social media platform said it has suspended 125,000 accounts that threatened or promoted terrorist acts. Furthermore, the company has increased the number of people it has assigned to reviewing reports of suspicious accounts and they said […]

The Internet of Unsecure Things and Why It's Here to Stay

By Stormi O’Donnell SecureWorld Media Source: Secure World

Need a Monday Distraction? Check Out the Malware Museum

Sometimes you just need a good Monday distraction, especially the day after the Super Bowl. Luckily, if you feel like getting nerdy, you can find the perfect Monday distraction at Internet Archive. Source: Secure World

Oracle Patches Java Vulnerability That May Affect Windows Systems

Are you running the latest version of Java Standard Edition (SE)? If not, you should be. Oracle has issued a security patch to close a Java vulnerability, which if left unchecked could lead to ‘complete compromise’ of Microsoft Windows systems. The security loophole is named CVE-2016-0603. The bug fix addresses a vulnerability which can be […]

Hackers leak DHS staff directory, Claim FBI is Next

A hacker went after the Department of Homeland Security, leaking a staff directory with more than 9,000 names on Twitter. The leaked information includes names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers. The hacker claims that more leaks are coming, and that they will be publishing the information of around 20,000 FBI employees. The information leak […]

North Korea State Websites Hit By Anonymous Hackers

North Korea has been raising eyebrows with it’s usual antics, after launching a “satellite” into space. Many believe that the launch was actually a cover for another long range missle test, and some hackers had seemingly seen enough. Hackers associated with Anonymous reportedly attacked North Korean state websites in repsonse to the launce. The “New World Hacker” […]