Category Archives: Cyber security

What The Latest Mueller Indictment Tells Us About Election Hacking

By Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight While the Mueller investigation is primarily focused on whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, it has also tackled issues of Russian interference in our democracy at large. Russian tampering with election systems is … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber security, Donald Trump, Elections, Hacking, Robert Mueller, Russia

Big gulp: Coca-Cola data breach caused by disgruntled ex-employee

By Derek Kortepeter of TechGenix No matter how strong a company’s InfoSec policies are, and how strong their IT security team is, there will always be breaches of security. One key factor in this reality is the human element as … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber security, Technology

New internet accounts are Russian ops designed to sway U.S. voters, experts say

By Tim Johnson of the McClatchy Washington Bureau A new Russian influence operation has surfaced that mirrors some of the activity of an internet firm that the FBI says was deeply involved in efforts to sway the 2016 U.S. elections, … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber security, Donald Trump, Fake news, Hacking, Russia

What We Know and Don’t Know About Election Hacking – plus What We Don’t Know We Don’t Know.

by Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight When talk of Russian interference in U.S. elections comes up, much of the focus has been on state-sponsored trolls on Facebook and Twitter. Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently indicted a number of these actors, and … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Botnets, Cyber security, Democracy, Democrats, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Hacking, Political parties, Politics, Republicans, Robots, Russia, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis, Trolls, United States

Bitcoin Out! Why Google Finally Banned Bitcoin Advertisements

Why Google Finally Banned Bitcoin Advertisements – From Fake Bitcoin Robots to ICO scams, a ban was necessary. The crackdown on cryptocurrencies has begun. From Facebook and Twitter to Google – advertising Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been banned! Just days … Continue reading

Posted in Bitcoin, Crypto, Cyber security, Hacking, Ransomware, Robots