Category Infosec

The Deep Web: Darknets Evo Marketplace

I recently took a nice little swoop into the rabbit hole of the deep web to explore Darknets. Though I’ve been down there numerous times over the years; I have to admit that each new excursion always feels like a redux of a childhood Christmas eve . Spinning back in time —  I was that curious (and very naughty little girl) who waited for the entire family to fall asleep on Christmas eve, then I would tiptoe down to the living room and sneak one package at a time back to my bedroom...

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A breach is found. Now whom do I tell?

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In 2014, the ITRC (Identity Theft Resource Center) tracked 783 data security breaches with 85,611,528 confirmed records exposed. This year appears even more dismal. The ITRC Data Breach Reports 3 for July 7, 2015 captured 411 data incidents with 117,678,050 confirmed records at risk. Since data breaches are a common occurrence in today’s information security threat landscape,  it’s going to become de rigueur for companies to pump up security preparedness within their incident response plan...

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Breach response and information sharing

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Some breaches require notification such as those involving patient data or customer information, but sharing is optional. Of course, notification is just one form of information sharing. For example, February’s executive order encourages private sector companies to share information on cybersecuritythreats.

There are advantages and disadvantages of sharing information with others, and here to talk about it are two information security influencers and Dell Insight Partners, Eric Vanderburg an...

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Hacked! How safe is your data on Adult Sites?

During one of my excursions to the Deepweb (on the Darknet), I discovered a treasure trove of hacked data that appears to be from an adult social networking site. This particular adult site is one of the most heavily-trafficked websites in the world, boasting an Alexa U.S. page rank slightly above 747.

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Was this adult site hacked and extorted?

During a fit of rage, a pissed off hacker (going by the handle ROR[RG]) posted 15 downloadable spreadsheets (in zipped file format with credit card data...

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