Monthly Archives: March 2017

What you don’t know about cyber crime

While phishing emails purportedly from banks are still common, “because they are so successful”, he says, there are other more sinister ways of phishing for data.

“We’re seeing attacks that are a combination of threat and extortion. You’ll get a message supposedly from a law enforcement agency, regulatory agency, or Interpol, and it will say, ‘We’ve detected unusual or illegal activity coming from your computer’. They may say they’ve detected someone viewing child pornography, or making threats against another person, or using your computer to steal information or to hack into others.

“They use claims like these to get you nervous and anxious. Then they’ll say, ‘In order to prevent your assets from being seized or frozen by the government, click here and fill out this affidavit’, which will ask you for your personal information. Or they may ask you to install software to allow them to do

Read more at: http://www.iol.co.za/personal-finance/what-you-dont-know-about-cyber-crime-8441303

Say NO to Cyber Stalking

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By: Zara Maqbool

Harassment is not a novel concept to any woman in the world. Most of us have faced it in one way or another and moved on or maybe not. Sometimes we think we have moved on but at times that unresolved trauma stays with us and keeps haunting us in ways that we are not aware of.

I am one of those who like to speak out if someone tries to harass me, even slap now and then if it really crosses my boundary. Stalking someone is one of the most unbearable forms of harassment. Someone following you around, calling you all the time and invading your personal space is dangerous to say the least. And now in the day and age of so many modes of communication, Cyber Stalking has become the newfound way of stalking.

Is it any less painful

Read more at: https://www.samaa.tv/blogs/2017/04/say-no-to-cyber-stalking/

Your Ship has Probably Been Cyber Attacked Already


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You have been either hacked… or just didn’t know you have been hacked!

By George Ward

(ECDIS Ltd.) – I predict that the first catastrophic maritime cyber incident will not be the result of a direct attack on a safety critical specific piece of equipment. It will be the result of an infection on a random PC, perhaps an unassuming email to a crew member, whose PC is either connected to the vessels internal ‘super highway’ or he transmits the infection internally whilst it lies dormant. Crypto locker, or Ransomware software (used by thousands of hackers) are easily available to download on the dark web, neither of which may necessarily attack the equipment they infect, they can lie dormant and infect

Read more at: https://gcaptain.com/your-ship-has-probably-been-cyber-attacked-already/

Indiana authorities investigating ‘worst case of ‘sextortion’ they have seen’ – WGN

LA PORTE, Ind. – Authorities in Indiana are investigating after a video reportedly showing sexual abuse is posted throughout social media.

Investigators in La Porte are calling this the worst case of “sextortion” they’ve seen in the area.

The video, which is said to show a La Porte High School student being sexually abused, was discovered Thursday.

Investigators say the video shows a particularly heinous crime, but won’t go into detail.

A female student and her family, they say, have been victimized.

School officials sent out a robo call to notify parents.

Investigators are now trying find out who posted the video and stop it from being shared. The internet crimes against children unit and the FBI is investigating.

La Porte County sheriff’s office warns people they could be guilty of felony child pornography charges if they have it or share it.

 

Read more at: http://wgntv.com/2017/03/31/indiana-authorities-investigating-worst-case-of-sextortion-they-have-seen/

CyberOhio Summit Aims To Help Small Businesses Prevent Cyber Crime

Many large businesses have departments that deal with cybersecurity and data breaches on the internet, but smaller businesses often don’t have those resources. And those small operations are taking advantage of a program offered by the state. 

Craig Rapp is the director what’s known as Cyber Ohio. That’s part of the Attorney General’s office that deals with internet related crime. Rapp says small businesses were invited to be part of a day-long event where experts in cyber security were able to provide information on how to prevent internet crime.

“Small are used as an access point to get to larger businesses. So Target’s a great example of that. Home Depot is a great example of that where those businesses were not targeted directly but the vendors they use who are smaller businesses were targeted and then used to enter into the larger networks of those systems.”

Rapp says the AG’s office has ongoing

Read more at: http://statenews.org/post/cyberohio-summit-aims-help-small-businesses-prevent-cyber-crime

Your Ship has Probably Been Cyber Attacked Already – gCaptain

Ship Radar ECDIS Console
Photo credit: Shutterstock/High Voltage

You have been either hacked… or just didn’t know you have been hacked!

By George Ward

(ECDIS Ltd.) – I predict that the first catastrophic maritime cyber incident will not be the result of a direct attack on a safety critical specific piece of equipment. It will be the result of an infection on a random PC, perhaps an unassuming email to a crew member, whose PC is either connected to the vessels internal ‘super highway’ or he transmits the infection internally whilst it lies dormant. Crypto locker, or Ransomware software (used by thousands of hackers) are easily available to download on the dark web, neither of which may necessarily attack the equipment they infect, they can lie dormant and infect connected equipment when nobody expects. You

Read more at: http://gcaptain.com/your-ship-has-probably-been-cyber-attacked-already/

VLCC Rates to Stabilize Around Current Levels on owners …

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Photo credit: Shutterstock/High Voltage

You have been either hacked… or just didn’t know you have been hacked!

By George Ward

(ECDIS Ltd.) – I predict that the first catastrophic maritime cyber incident will not be the result of a direct attack on a safety critical specific piece of equipment. It will be the result of an infection on a random PC, perhaps an unassuming email to a crew member, whose PC is either connected to the vessels internal ‘super highway’ or he transmits the infection internally whilst it lies dormant. Crypto locker, or Ransomware software (used by thousands of hackers) are easily available to download on the dark web, neither of which may necessarily attack the equipment they infect, they can lie dormant and infect connected equipment when nobody expects. You

Read more at: http://gcaptain.com/vlcc-rates-to-stabilize-around-current-levels-on-owners-resistance/

VLCC Rates to Stabilize Around Current Levels on owners’ resistance

Ship Radar ECDIS Console
Photo credit: Shutterstock/High Voltage

You have been either hacked… or just didn’t know you have been hacked!

By George Ward

(ECDIS Ltd.) – I predict that the first catastrophic maritime cyber incident will not be the result of a direct attack on a safety critical specific piece of equipment. It will be the result of an infection on a random PC, perhaps an unassuming email to a crew member, whose PC is either connected to the vessels internal ‘super highway’ or he transmits the infection internally whilst it lies dormant. Crypto locker, or Ransomware software (used by thousands of hackers) are easily available to download on the dark web, neither of which may necessarily attack the equipment they infect, they can lie dormant and infect connected equipment when nobody expects. You

Read more at: http://gcaptain.com/vlcc-rates-to-stabilize-around-current-levels-on-owners-resistance/

Search the world’s largest cybercrime library

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Cybercrime is a global problem because hacking is low-cost and threat vectors are copious. Because threats originate from rogue actors, professional groups, and state-sponsored organizations, cyberdefense for multinational companies—including startups and SMBs—can be a legal morass.

The UN Cybercrime Repository was developed to promote technical assistance and strengthen international cooperation in the fight against cybercrime. The repository is the only tool in the world that archives cybercrime laws, cases, and key takeaways in a searchable database. The rapidly growing index cross-references global cybercrime incidents by topic, including global cyber investigations, requests for ISP stored traffic data, incidents of real-time traffic collection, and key takeaways.

SEE: Cybersecurity in 2017: A roundup of predictions (Tech Pro Research)

“The repository enables lawmakers to draw upon the database of legislation when drafting laws on cybercrime or electronic evidence,” said Loide Lungameni,

Read more at: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/search-the-worlds-largest-cybercrime-library/