The New York Times was hacked last August by the Syrian Electronic Army. They had also claimed hacking the Financial Times, Washington Post and attempted to hack CNN. The New York Times, as did the other news media fixed their issues.
Why do hackers enter into sites as much as they do when sophisticated antivirus software has been applied? Computer users rely on antivirus software but of the 45 pieces of malware that remained on the New York Times computer systems for a third of the year, only one was spotted by its antivirus software, reports Steve Johnson of the San Jose Mercury News, October 2, 2013.
The big problem is that antivirus products spot known, now new forms. There are websites to find antivirus software help, such as, www. Top10 Antivirus Software of 2013.com. There you can view the 10 top antivirus software firms and the key areas of protection: Spyware, Phishing, Firewall and Updates.
Chase sent out a notice that Sapphire card holders are on their own protection reported September 26, 2013 by David Lazarus of the New York Times. Why the significant reversal when 12.6 million U.S. consumers were affected causing $21 billion in losses, listed by Javelin Strategy & Research? Chase spokesman, stated that not one of the Sapphire cardholders has submitted a claim due to hacking for at least 12 months.
To protect yourself and your business, here are some basic, simple steps to use: Do not click onto the antivirus promotions that pop up on your computer screen. This is a popular tool used by hackers to infect computers. Do regularly develop a check system to monitor your computer for attempts to access your information.
Here are some websites that can help you be technology armed and ready to protect your data.
Checkmarx offers security code analysis, which you can utilize, a trial run. They have a website to view their features. www.checkmarx.com/
Carbonite offers continued, secure automatic backup that offers encrypted protection at www.carbonite.com/
You can contact Kroll directly for their cyber security programs at 866 419 2052 and view their website at: www.krollcybersecurity.com/
On September 3, 2013, Kroll Security and Alert Logic formed a strategic partnership to deliver quick responses to identify and recover data breaches for businesses.