An SEO Cyber Mule or SEO Hack is when unauthorized links are embedded into your website without your knowledge for the sole purpose of increasing Google rankings. For Google to increase a site rankings they look for the number of one-way backlinks. That’s why the hackers do it. In most cases these links are to pornographic movies, material and services that have nothing to do with your business. These links are positioned so they don’t actually appear on the webpage, but Google can still see them when they send in the spiders. So why is this problem?
Other than the obvious reason that someone has injected code into your site without your permission, the bigger issue is that if Google discovers these links and deems them inappropriate, your site will be blacklisted. Blacklisting is when Google and other search engines no longer index your site. When someone is searching using your keywords, your site will never come up. Google often never informs web owners that they have been blacklisted, and the effort to get off the list can be very time consuming. Read More→
Cyber Crime Protection – Evaluate and Segment Data
It only seemed like yesterday that when business owners were asked about network security their focus was on identity theft protection and/or compliance with the different state and federal privacy laws. Those concerns are now elevating to the more destructive and finacially devistating risks of cyber crimes. At the beginning of this year I wrote a blog about how I was advancing my security skills from identity theft protecter to cyber warrior. I even posted a chapter-by-chapter review of the book “Cyber Warfare”, by Jason Andress and Steve Winterfeld. It doesn’t mater what industry your in, the size of your company , or the complexity of your computer network because if you can be found on Google, Bing, Yahoo, LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter, etc.then your business is at risk. All you can do now is limit your exposure and midigate the damages.
Here is a recent article on how cyber crime is targeting companies.
A Risk-Based Approach to Combating Cyber Crime
—by Rich Baich, principal, and Peter Makohon, senior manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP and leaders of the Deloitte Center for Security & Privacy Solutions. Read More→
Cyber Warfare: Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners by J. Andress and S. Winterfeld
Cyber warfare is real. That’s why each Friday I will post a review on this book: Cyber Warfare: Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners, and today I am sharing what I am reading in…
Chapter 5: Logical Weapons.
This chapter is chocked full of valuable information. Instead of going through the details of all the tools discussed, I think that startling insight into the defense of these attack tools is more important. I do, however, strongly suggest your read this chapter to get a better perspective on the types and capabilities of the available logical access weapons.
The weapons or tools available to cyber warriors are vast and many are free and open sourced. The non-government and non-military attackers are using common or customized tools. At times the same tools used to investigate an attack are also the same tools used to attack. While many may believe that the government and military warriors have highly specialized tools, the authors suggest that they are using some of the same commercially available tools.