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True Crime Online: Shocking Stories of Scamming, Stalking, Murder, and Mayhem

This new book by a top cybercrime expert and victim’s advocate explores horrific real-life crimes with roots in cyberspace. Author J. A. Hitchcock (Net Crimes & Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering Web Spammers, Stalkers, and Con Artists) is celebrated for her work to pass tough cybercrime legislation, train law enforcement, and help victims fight back. In True Crime Online: Shocking Stories of Scamming, Stalking, Murder, and Mayhem, she journeys into the darkest recesses of the internet to document the most depraved criminals imaginable, from bullies and stalkers to scam artists, sexual predators, and serial killers.

Revealing many of the most extreme and horrifying examples of modern cyber crime, she seeks to educate the millions of YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook users about the various hazards posed by new media. Covering the identity theft and subsequent murder of Amy Boyer in 1999, avoiding sexual predators, defending bank accounts against fraudulent phishing scams, and the rise of online bullying, Hitchcock provides a compelling, broad-ranging collection of case studies from which consumers can learn to defend themselves and their families against online criminals.

This collection of real-life horror stories is a must-read for true crime aficionados and fans of such television fare as 48 Hours Mystery, Forensic Files, and the Investigation Discovery channel. Guaranteed to shock and surprise, this book will forever change the way users experience the internet.

Global cyber-defense ‘very leaky,’ Israel expert says

If one were to compare the world’s cybersecurity defenses to a house, Gil Shwed, CEO of Check Point Software, said Monday, it would be a house with a “very leaky roof, with rain coming through every day,” because the security systems installed at businesses and in critical infrastructures are not comprehensive enough and not focused on prevention.

“Every cyber-criminal today has access to the most sophisticated tools… and that is scary,” Shwed said Monday at the Cyber Week conference in Tel Aviv. Single attackers today can access superpower tools once generally only in possession by nations, and as the world becomes increasingly connected, so the risks of cyber-attacks grow.

Computer networks, cellphones and cloud computing centers will all be major targets for future attacks, he said, and businesses worldwide are painfully unprepared.

A recent survey by Check Point among businesses revealed that only 4-7 percent of

Read more at: http://www.timesofisrael.com/global-cyber-defense-very-leaky-israel-expert-says/

Cyber crime specialists from Cleveland Police are offering online advice on how to tackle ‘Trojan horse’ attacks

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Regional areas struggle with cyber bullying problem

Cyber bullying is a growing problem in regional areas.

Jamie Marshall

Local Business

New statistics have revealed cyber bullying is a lot more prolific in regional areas than it is in the cities.

A Sensis report states 23 per cent of regional citizens have witnessed online harassment and bullying, compared to just 15 per cent in metro areas. Nine per cent have experienced online bullying – more than double their city counterparts at four per cent.

Sensis Digital spokesman Rob Tolliday said “more than eight in 10 people in regional areas are now using social media, driven by people’s obsessions with their smartphones”.

Windows XP danger lurking

James Bynoe (FILE)

AS A BAJAN and international cyber/information security consultant I urge my fellow countrymen and women to take the global Windows XP cyber weakness seriously and upgrade to a supported platform immediately, whether at home, work, or play.

If you are using a Windows XP computer at home or work it is important for you to understand that you are using a computer that is literally a hacker’s/cyber criminal’s favourute target and they are looking for you.

Since about 2012, the Windows XP operating system has been considered an end of life operating system with tonnes of security weaknesses and vulnerabilities that will not be fixed, making it extremely easy to exploit for criminal, misuse, or malicious purposes. Beyond losing official support from Microsoft, the 13-year-old Windows XP operating system was developed in a time when the internet was in a much safer place.

As a result, and often being penny

Read more at: http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/97877/windows-xp-danger-lurking

Virtual detectives prowl the web’s ‘dark forest’ for criminal tracks

Forty-year-old Costin Raiu calls himself a detective, or even better, a cyber-paleontologist. He heads a team of researchers at the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab and together they trawl the web, studying viruses and cyber-attacks in an effort to prevent the next one.

Researcher Costin Raiu likes to call himself a detective, but the term he really prefers is “cyber-paleontologist.” Raiu heads a team at the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab and together they trawl the web, studying viruses and cyber-attacks in an effort to prevent the next one.

“Every day is different from the previous one – every day you find something new,” Raiu, 40, said earlier this month in an interview with The Times of Israel at his firm’s new RD center in Jerusalem.

There are “cool things to research” all the time, he said. “It is a bit of a combination of

Read more at: http://www.timesofisrael.com/virtual-detectives-prowl-the-webs-dark-forest-for-criminal-tracks/

Worldwide Digital Forensics Market: Demand is Stoked as Threat of …

Continuous innovation and research and development to enhance product portfolio is the focus of top companies in this market to curb sophisticated cyber attacks. For example, in April 2017, AccessData released a new version of AD eDiscovery 6.2, a software platform that provides customers with a support system to mitigate risk of cyber attacks.

TMR estimates that the global digital forensics market was valued at US$2.87 bn in 2016 and is anticipated to be worth US$6.65 bn by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 9.7% between 2017 and 2025.

North America and Europe Contribute Substantially to Global Market 

Computer forensics stood as the leading type segment in 2016; however, mobile device forensics is expected to overtake in terms of growth due to the increasing demand for mobile device applications.

The regional segments into which the global market for digital forensics is segmented are North America, Europe, Asia

Read more at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/worldwide-digital-forensics-market-demand-is-stoked-as-threat-of-cyber-crime-spikes-says-tmr-630812093.html

Worldwide Digital Forensics Market: Demand is Stoked as Threat of Cyber Crime Spikes, Says TMR

Continuous innovation and research and development to enhance product portfolio is the focus of top companies in this market to curb sophisticated cyber attacks. For example, in April 2017, AccessData released a new version of AD eDiscovery 6.2, a software platform that provides customers with a support system to mitigate risk of cyber attacks.

TMR estimates that the global digital forensics market was valued at US$2.87 bn in 2016 and is anticipated to be worth US$6.65 bn by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 9.7% between 2017 and 2025.

North America and Europe Contribute Substantially to Global Market 

Computer forensics stood as the leading type segment in 2016; however, mobile device forensics is expected to overtake in terms of growth due to the increasing demand for mobile device applications.

The regional segments into which the global market for digital forensics is segmented are North America, Europe, Asia

Read more at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/worldwide-digital-forensics-market-demand-is-stoked-as-threat-of-cyber-crime-spikes-says-tmr-630812093.html

Industry Reaction: UK Parliament Cyber Attack ‘Was A Matter Of Time’

The British Parliament has spent the weekend battling and recovering from a “sustained and determined” cyber attack that targeted MP’s email accounts in an apparent attempt to access confidential information.

The House of Commons has been working with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to investigate the attack, which is yet another example of the power hackers now wield and highlights how no-one, not even governments, are safe from cyber criminal activities.

In response to the news, several industry professionals have been speaking to Silicon to offer their thoughts and reactions.

Parliament

A matter of time

Spencer Young, RVP EMEA at Imperva believes that, due to the inherent vulnerability of passwords, an attack such as this was an inevitability. “Passwords continue to be an Achilles Heel in the fight against cybercrime as improper user behaviour – such as weak passwords or Read more at: http://www.silicon.co.uk/security/reaction-parliament-cyber-attack-215713

No Summer Break for NH Cyber Bullies

Cyber bullies don't take a summer break, and parents can help kids reduce their risks by limiting screen time. (Home of Fixers/Flckr)June 26, 2017

MANCHESTER, N.H. – It once happened mostly in schoolyards, but now bullies also launch their attacks on the Web – and those attacks can intensify during the summer break.

Traci Belanger is a licensed mental health clinician in New England. She says with one click, information can go to hundreds of thousands of people.

She says bullying on the Web is just as harmful as the aggression that used to be witnessed by only a handful of people during adolescent years.

“We used to think of bullying, it would happen at school, perhaps on the way to school,” she says. “But this can be 24-7 for them, if they don’t even have to be on the computer anymore; they can just be

Read more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-26/mental-health/no-summer-break-for-nh-cyber-bullies/a58263-1

Ransomware hits Victorian speed cameras

The fallout from WannaCry continues, with the latest victims being major organisations in Australia and Japan.

WannaCry isn’t over. Fifty-five speed and red light cameras across Victoria have been infected with the ransomware, according to iTnews. As a result, Victoria Police has decided to cancel almost 600 speeding and red light fines issued over the past two and a half weeks.

In this case, the spread of WannaCry appeared to be human error, after it was revealed a contractor working for the government connected an infected device to the camera network. A patch is being rolled out to stop the infection.

Victoria Police isn’t the only organisation to still be reeling from WannaCry. Honda was forced to shut a car manufacturing plant in Japan after being struck by the ransomware.

Honda shut its Sayama plant last week after being hit by the ransomware over the weekend, which then

Read more at: https://www.bit.com.au/news/ransomware-hits-victorian-speed-cameras-462038