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What Can a Hacker Do With Your Email Address?

Email might seem trivial to some people, but if you are active in using the internet to bank, shop, conduct research, ship items, sell items at auction, and a myriad of other activities your life revolves around email. If a hacker were able to take over your email account they could reset passwords to all […]

The Terminology of Malware – What You Need to Know

Computer Virus A computer virus is a malicious software program loaded onto a user’s computer without the user’s knowledge and performs malicious actions. In more technical terms, a computer virus is a type of malicious code or program written to alter the way a computer operates. A virus operates by inserting or attaching itself to a […]

What Can a Hacker Do With Your Computer?

I often hear people say that they don’t understand why a hacker would be interested in their computer and subsequent life. When you consider how much you do on your computer, it becomes clear that the value of your computer lies in the life you have built over your lifetime. This image shows you what […]

Equifax Data Breach Exposes 145.5 Million Records

What is Equifax? It’s a consumer credit reporting agency. Recently, on September 18, 2017, Equifax noticed it was a victim to what turned out to be one of the largest security breaches in history, and in early March it had begun “notifying a small number of outsiders and banking customers” about this attack. Equifax was warned months before the breach […]

Briggs Stratton Healthcare Information Breach 2017

Briggs and Stratton, a maker of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, were breached and client information was stolen. NATURE OF THE BREACH Briggs and Stratton experienced a malware attack(software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems) on Briggs’ computer systems at its Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Munnsville, New York locations that potentially compromised information […]