The energy sector has become a major focus for targeted attacks and is now among the top five most targeted sectors worldwide. The energy sector has become a major focus for targeted attacks and is now among the top five most targeted sectors worldwide. Companies in the sector are facing a growing risk of having their services interrupted or losing data.… (More)
Malicious applications that steal financial account information have increased dramatically over the last year, potentially resulting in a direct loss of hard currency to affected victims. While the primary target continues to be online financial systems, the methods used to gather the sensitive information vary. Attacks spread from simply spamming e-mails… (More)
This paper analyzes trends seen in phishing attacks throughout 2006 based on real-world data obtained through Syman-tec's phishing data collection fabric. We examine both the prevalence and breakdown of phishing web sites as well as the frequency and breakdown of phishing emails. Beyond just the extent of data collected, our study differs from previously… (More)
Fueled by technological advances and social factors, the quantified self movement has experienced rapid growth.
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, as the name implies, attempt to deny a service to legitimate users by overwhelming the target with activity. The most common method is a network traffic flood DDoS attack against Web servers, where distributed means that multiple sources attack the same target at the same time. These attacks are often conducted… (More)
All of the potential weaknesses that could afflict IoT systems, such as authentication and traffic encryption, are already well known to the security industry... The Internet of Things (IoT) market has begun to take off. Consumers can buy connected versions of nearly every household appliance available. However, despite its increasing acceptance by… (More)