Author Archive | Robert Siciliano

webcam spying

Feeling watched? How hackers can use your webcam to spy on you

Do you often feel like somebody’s watching? You might want to trust that instinct, especially if you have a computer at home or work. Malware and virus technology allows a hacker to view you right through the camera on your computer. This is called a RAT, standing for “Remote Access Trojans.” Malware on infected devices […]

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fake-profiles

Fake followers? Why this company might be selling your stolen online profile

Having a large following on Twitter can mean big business. And as anyone who is active on social media probably knows, it’s all-too-easy to buy fake followers in an effort to appear more influential. What you might not realize, however, is that these fake followers are often impersonating real people with stolen personal information—even, potentially, […]

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cryptocurrency-hacking

$400 million worth of cryptocurrency stolen by hackers

Cryptocurrency is hot right now, and whenever something is hot, hackers pay attention. Research by Ernst & Young has shown that more than 10 percent of all the funds that were raised through initial coin offerings (ICOs), worth around $400 million, simply disappeared—and experts are pointing to hackers as the likely culprits. (more…)

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