BE VIGILANT! Nothing is safe in today’s internetworked digital world. This afternoon, the Times Union website reported that New York State Police are looking into a spam email created to resemble official email from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The email subject line may contain the title "UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET."
Troopers said the hoax email asks the recipient to open an attached zip file that contains an as yet unidentified virus.
Microsoft recently warned that one out of every fourteen pieces of software we are told to download to watch videos or Web pages contains “malware.”
John Mariotti blogs on American Express Open Forum ::: "Cyber-threats are growing exponentially, and no one really knows how to stop them... This week it is the bold invasion of Lockheed Martin... Then we learned that PBS had also been hacked. The hackers altered a website for the PBS show NewsHour placing a bogus article telling readers that rapper Tupac Shakur, murdered 15 years ago was still alive.