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Malvertising: Still A Potent Cyber Threat

Malvertising: Still A Potent Cyber Threat by Mark Gregory – Maverick Cyber Operations SME Malvertising is the name given to criminally-controlled advertisements designed to intentionally infect victims (both individuals and businesses). The infected ads can be…

Scams are a natural next step to data leaks

The recent compromise of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has lead to the inevitable scams that follow. The latest are direct phone calls to individuals at home. In these calls, the caller states that – as a result of the leak of personal data from the OPM hack – OPM owes that pe…

Beware Social Media As “News”

According to recent research, one in 10 Americans are getting their news from Twitter, while four in 10 are getting it from Facebook. In a study of more than 2,000 Americans conducted by the Pew Research Center, 63% of users surveyed said they were getting there news from Twitter and Faceboo…