Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hacktivism: A Real Threat

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Cyber attacks have become more dangerous than ever before. Our systems have never looked this vulnerable. Sony, Nintendo, HTC, even the CIA's personal data has been allegedly compromised.

Sony came under fire for taking as long as a week to communicate the attack on its Playstation Network. During this time, Sony was carrying out Digital Forensic Investigations, in an attempt to locate and isolate the hack.

This is when they found that hackers gained the personal details of 77 million users. The Guardian reported: "usernames, passwords, credit card details, security answers, purchase history and addresses are believed to have been stolen."

Even the founder and CEO of Kaspersky has admitted that he fears his own IT safety as hacking increases. Watch his video here.

In a time where cyber criminals are getting cleverer and creating more sophisticated techniques to hack into your personal and business data, be one step ahead.

The newest version of EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH v7) includes an entire module on countermeasures, with detailed explanation of how to implement them in real life. There is also a complete section dedicated to penetration testing - the method of evaluating the security of a system or network by simulating an attack from a malicious source.

Firebrand Training has won the EC-Council Accredited Training Centre of the Year Award 2011.