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Spear Phishing

The Real JPMorgan Data Breach Danger Is Still on Its Way

Adam Levin | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Given the length of the infiltration and the fact that not one of the 83 million accounts affected got drained, it seems unlikely that theft of funds was the immediate goal of the breach. The more likely scenario is that we are watching a multi-layered crime unfold in real time.

Gerry Smith

New Details Emerge In Target Hack | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business

Hackers gained access to Target's computer system and stole financial and personal data of 110 million shoppers by tricking an employee at an outside ...

The Real 'Ish' With the Target and Neiman Marcus Hackings Isn't What You Think

Adam Levin | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

With a little extra work and some programming ingenuity, identity thieves can use your information to engage in what I like to call the pantheon of "-ishing" -- phishing, spear-phishing, vishing and smishing -- and still turn a tidy profit off of their crimes with your inadvertent help.

Gerry Smith

White House Hacked In Spear-Phishing Attack On Unclassified Network | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.01.2012 | Technology

Hackers breached an unclassified computer network used by the White House, but did not appear to have stolen any data, a White House official said Mon...

Eventbrite Warns Customers After iPad Theft

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.30.2011 | Technology

The online ticketing company Eventbrite warned customers Thursday to monitor their email accounts for suspicious messages after two company iPads stor...

Cybercriminals Know Everything About You

Posted 11.01.2011 | Technology

By Ben Rooney, the Wall Street Journal If you want to know just how sophisticated and targeted cyber attacks can be, consider one so-called spear p...

Gmail Hijackers Targeting Government Officials' Accounts--Again

Computerworld | Posted 10.14.2011 | Technology

Months after Google said that Chinese hackers were targeting the Gmail accounts of senior U.S. government officials, attempts to hijack Gmail inboxes ...

Credit Card Issuers Can Increase Security With Simple Steps: Study

EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit card companies could make customers' accounts and identities more secure with a few simple steps. That's what consulting f...

Yahoo, Hotmail Also Targets Of Attacks: Report

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.03.2011 | Technology

Gmail's not the only email service to suffer from targeted hack attempts: Yahoo and Hotmail have reportedly been hit by similar attacks as well, Compu...

Massive Epsilon Data Breach Puts Millions At Risk For Phishing Attacks

Posted 06.05.2011 | Technology

By Ross Kerber and Diane Bartz (BOSTON/WASHINGTON) Tens of millions of customers and employees of major banks, hotels and retailers are now at risk...