It’s time once again to update my Value of a Hacked Email Account graphic: According to a recent alert from the FBI, cyber thieves stole nearly $215 million from businesses in the last 14 months using a scam that starts when business executives or employees have their email accounts hijacked.
The news the past few weeks has been overrun with articles regarding DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks targeted at Sony, Microsoft, banks and other entities on the Internet. These types of attacks although evolving in complexity have been around since the Internet started. How are they being done? What can be done about them?