Spooks, ghouls and creepy things are set to ascend into the world of the living as Halloween is celebrated the world over. Never mind that the original meaning of the celebration was intended to honour the Christian faithful who had left this world of dense matter, it’s much more fun to dress up and pretend to be an incarnation of evil, while bagging some sticky, sickly sweets at the same time.
Dropbox is an extremely popular online file sharing service with something like 175 million users. And it’s now being targeted by cyber criminals who are using well-known malware to try and steal financial details.
There must be something in the stars. Just recently, the FBI nabbed Ross Ulbricht the founder of the dark web ‘drugs ‘n’ guns’ Silk Road web site when he was hunched over a computer in a San Francisco library.
The port of Antwerp is one of Europe’s largest docks and also one of the biggest in the world. It stretches miles, from the inland flats of Belgium to the cold waters of the North Sea and last year alone over 14,500 ships docked there, unloading 184 million tons of cargo. With about 4 million containers shipped through the port every year and potential threats from organised crime and terrorism security is pretty tight.
Phishing is a word that is thrown around a lot, and while you may have been able to glean what it means, do you really? Phishing is sometimes referred to as spoofing, hoaxing or social engineering – all are correct.