11 November, 2014 | Brian Keith Winstead

Backoff Malware: "Unsophisticated" But Effective

Look, I’m not trying to scare you, although I don’t think it’s a bad idea to be a little scared about the current threat level from data breaches. The Backoff malware that’s suspected to be behind most of the big headline breaches over the past year is generally described as not very...
4 August, 2014 | Brian Keith Winstead

Data Breaches Come in All Shapes and Sizes

We’re most likely to hear about the largest data breaches, the ones that affect big companies and lots of consumers, or the ones that involve nefarious hacking exploits to invade IT systems and exploit vulnerabilities. Those are the breaches that make headlines, that can be used to generate...