Once upon a time, the only outbreaks that hit cities were of physical viruses. An attack of the measles in New York, the spread of a new flu in Philadelphia. But in an age of rampant cyber incursions, there's a new kind of disease that can hone in on specific cities. Chicago is feeling the heat.
Recently, a form of identity theft known as spear phishing has been making headlines. While the method isn’t new, thieves are using it more and more to break into networks and steal data. Spear-phishing is a highly targeted, fraudulent attempt to enter into a network by gaining unauthorized access to secure information. The purpose of a spear-phishing attack is typically