OnePlus Reveals Second Data Breach in Two Years

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

OnePlus

Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has been the victim of a data breach in which an unauthorized party gained access to customer’s order information. One Plus has released a statement revealing that customer names, contact numbers, emails, and shipping addresses might have been susceptible to theft. However, they have revealed that customer’s payment information, passwords, and accounts … Read more

What is a Honeypot?

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

honeypot sitting on a brown paper on a table. Spoon in honey. Honey jar.

In 1986, systems administrator Clifford Stoll noticed nine seconds of unpaid computer time at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Upon being asked to resolve this, Stoll eventually came to the conclusion that a hacker had illegally gained access to their network by exploiting a vulnerability. Stoll decided he would set up a trap for the hacker. He … Read more

Malicious Software- What About It?

Author(s):

Lauren Engelbrecht, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Frustrated Man massages his head in frustration as his laptop is taken over by Malware. Floating files surround him with skull and bones symbols.

Malware, or malicious software, is purposely designed to cause damage and infect your computer, and give access of your computers contents to cyber criminals. Whereas the development of malware previously was limited to amateurs…

Cloud Computing

Author(s):

Lauren Engelbrecht, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

A cloud is raining information onto a hand holding a cell phone as a metaphor for Cloud Computing

The Cloud, what and where IS this cloud? This may be a question you have asked yourself. Simply, “cloud computing” is accessing and storing applications, data and information over the Internet, as opposed to…