Several months ago, users of a wireless carrier in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were sent an SMS message to their Blackberry devices instructing them to install a software patch that would resolve recent network trouble they’ve been experiencing. The patch turned out to be spyware (Etisalat.A[MA]) and would intercept the user’s email, sending the [...]
Category: Data Breach
Does your mobile device policy cover bear attack? Kris Rowley would tell you it should. Over the summer, the CISO for the state of Vermont was hiking through the woods when she was approached by a young bear, walking out from behind an evergreen.
As widely reported, the major motion picture opening today, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, was leaked on March 31st to major BitTorrent trackers and within twenty four hours had been downloaded some 75,000 times and to date more then 1mm. If the average movie ticket price is $7.18, then that’s potentially $7mm or more in lost revenue [...]