Card skimming

Card skimming is a type of fraud that occurs when an unauthorized person copies the information from the magnetic stripe on the back of a credit or debit card. This information can then be used to create a counterfeit card that can be used to make unauthorized purchases. Card skimming is a serious problem because … Read more

Boot sector virus

A boot sector virus is a virus that infects the boot sector of a computer’s hard drive. The boot sector is the area of the hard drive that contains the bootstrap program, which is responsible for loading the operating system when the computer is turned on. A boot sector virus replaces the bootstrap program with … Read more

Synthetic identity theft

Synthetic identity theft is a type of fraud in which a criminal uses a combination of real and fictitious information to create a new identity. This new identity is then used to apply for credit products such as credit cards or loans. Synthetic identity theft is difficult to detect because the information used to create … Read more

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is a federal agency that oversees the civil service of the United States federal government. The OPM is responsible for ensuring that federal civil servants are hired and promoted based on merit, and that they are treated fairly and equitably. The OPM also provides benefits and support services to … Read more


Shamoon is a devastating computer virus that was first discovered in 2012. The virus attacks the Master Boot Record (MBR) of infected computers, rendering them unusable. Shamoon is believed to be responsible for the destruction of tens of thousands of computers belonging to Saudi Aramco, one of the world’s largest oil companies. The virus is … Read more

Doxware (extortionware)

Doxware is a type of ransomware that threatens to release sensitive information if a ransom is not paid. It is a relatively new type of threat that has been increasing in popularity in recent years. Doxware is often used by cyber criminals to target high-profile individuals or organizations. Doxware attacks usually begin with a phishing … Read more

Cognitive hacking

Cognitive hacking is a type of attack that exploits the way humans process information. attackers use techniques such as social engineering and phishing to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or taking actions that will benefit the attacker. Cognitive hacking can be used to gain access to sensitive information, such as passwords or financial data. … Read more

SEO poisoning (search poisoning)

SEO poisoning (search poisoning) is a type of cyber attack that is carried out by manipulating the search engine results pages (SERPs) in order to direct users to malicious websites. The main goal of SEO poisoning is to infect the user’s computer with malware or to trick the user into providing personal information (such as … Read more

Weaponized information

Weaponized information is information that has been used to harm or manipulate someone. This can include false or misleading information, as well as information that is true but being used in a malicious way. Weaponized information can be used to damage someone’s reputation, interfere with their work or personal life, or even put their safety … Read more


Likejacking is a type of malicious activity that occurs when an attacker tricks a user into clicking a like button or link on a social networking site like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. When the user clicks the button or link, they unwittingly share the attacker’s content with all of their friends or followers. This can … Read more