One of the latest massive hack attacks has hit not one, but three major companies in recent weeks. The attack is believed to have come from an Eastern European hacker gang, and was apparently launched to target software vulnerabilities with the goal of stealing company secrets and users’ personal information which could be sold on the black market. The software vulnerabilities were in fact due to a well-known security hole in Oracle’s Java software.
If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know that cybercriminals always find a way to get into anything and everything to cause a security threat. And internet advertising is something they’re really into. This is a tricky one, because we’re all so used to seeing ads online, popping up out of nowhere, telling us about things we didn’t know we needed.
Can you remember what the internet was like in 2005? And what about those massive phones and laptops we used to lug around with us? It is truly amazing how far technology has come in the last 8 years, which is why here at BullGuard we are so concerned about the safety of electronic health records. Take the U.S. Government for example, the last time they issued guidelines for electronic health records was in 2005, back when phones were huge and Facebook was only a year old. Medical data protection is way behind the times.
This is one major internet security issue that you need to know about. At the end of January, forty-five different organizations asked Skype to come clean about the real deal with Skype privacy. Is it private or not? Is it possible that governments and organizations could be monitoring your Skype conversations?