Archives: January, 2022

Doug Bedell — January 13, 2022, 12:23 pm

What a Cyber Attack in a Prison Can be Like

Charlie Osborne on ZDNet writes about what a cyber attack in a prison can be like. “Inmates (in a New Mexico prison) were made to stay in their cells as the ransomware outbreak reportedly not only knocked out the establishment’s internet but also locked staff out of data management servers and security camera networks. “The […]

Doug Bedell — January 11, 2022, 10:20 am

Parking Meters Could Have Bogus Codes Stuck to Them

Graham Cluley advises don’t be in a hurry to use parking meters – they could have bogus QR codes stuck to them. “In a hurry to park your car?,” Cluley writes, “Don’t want to fumble around in your pocket to find cash for the parking meter, and don’t have the correct payment app installed on […]

Doug Bedell — January 6, 2022, 12:23 pm

Risks of Cyberattacks Are Growing – Heed Them

Danny Palmer on ZDNet advises that “the threat of cyberattacs is growing and much more needs to be done to educate busineses and users about risks in order to prevent widespread damage and disruption as a result of cyber incidents. “Events like ransomware attacks against utilities and infrastructure providers, production facilities and hospitals have demonstrated […]

Doug Bedell — January 3, 2022, 11:18 am

Examples of Insider Security Threats

Examples of insider cybersecurity threats – organizations hampered by their own people – are displayed by the Digital Guardian site. “Insider threats,” the post explains, “are generally more dangerous than outsider threats because these people know the organization pretty well. Plus, they have access to the computers, databases, networks, and other company resources where sensitive […]