Invasion of privacy and security has taken on a new and deadly turn with the increase of a prank referred to as “Swating”. In this situation, a caller that may be many miles away, calls into the 911 emergency services to make a false report. The police respond, often storming a residence, and in the case of an unarmed Kansas man and father of two, he was shot and killed.
Everyone pays a price for media piracy and it has become one of the major problems in South Africa. Downloading and illegal access to movies and television has been consistently increasing over the last number of years. While television is the highest in consumer spending, the net comes in second. A report done by Price Waterhouse Cooper’s Entertainment & Media Outlook (2015-2019) indicates that over the next five years we
Television piracy has increased over the last number of years to the point where many consumers are so accustomed to it that they are unaware of the fact that it is not only theft, but one that is being cracked down on with severe consequences. The cost of entertainment and media piracy is in the millions and there are now organizations as well as high level authorities that have been
The number of DDoS (denial-of-service) attacks are increasing around the globe. While the average person or company doesn’t have any control over the DDoS attacks that can occur on a public network, there are a few tricks that companies can do to try to outwit the cybercriminals. DDoS attacks are designed for a specific purpose. They flood an enterprise with such a high volume of requests that it causes the
Cybercriminals have made quite a profession on DDoS (denial-of-service) attacks and in the modified Mirai botnet, they have found a specific weakness in certain routers that could five million around the world in a vulnerable position. When a DDoS attack occurs, it can take entire networks and systems to the brink of inaccessibility, and it doesn’t matter how large or small the network is. The original version of Mirai botnet