Monthly Archives: November 2017

Cyber Crime Cost $450 Billion In 2016 [INFOGRAPHIC]

It might seem counter-intuitive, but cyber crime might end up making the Internet better. When something is broken you fix it or you throw it away, and no one is rushing to throw away the Internet right now. So people are instead looking for creative solutions to securing the Internet over and above the failed password protection and firewall ideas. Hackers are going to get in and it’s just a matter of when. The name of the game now is preventing them from doing much damage.

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Blockchain technology is one of the forerunners for the tech that is going to save the Internet. Blockchain technology can be used to decentralize the web so that your data is in your

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Colorado lawmakers consider statewide bullying prevention …

DENVER — The Cherry Creek School District is still reeling from the suicide of a 10-year-old girl. Bullying led to the girl’s death, according to her parents.

Cyberbullying is reaching epidemic proportions and action is needed before more children take their lives, according to experts.

In Colorado, there is nothing statewide that directly requires courses on bullying prevention even as suicide rates continue to climb.

“Instead of it leveling off or lessening — it still seems to be growing,” Republican State Sen. Kevin Priola said.

Priola is responsible for legislation that awards grant money to school districts to create bullying prevention programs.

Part of the comprehensive education is aimed at teaching kids to speak up when someone is being bullied.

Just more than a dozen school districts in the state receive the grant money, including the Cherry Creek School District.

“All school districts are required to have a safe school plan,” said Adam Collins

Read more at: http://kdvr.com/2017/11/30/colorado-lawmakers-consider-statewide-bullying-prevention-education/

Colorado lawmakers consider statewide bullying prevention education

DENVER – The Cherry Creek School District is still reeling from the suicide of a 10-year-old girl. Bullying led to the girl’s death, according to her parents. In wake of the tragedy, the FOX31 Problem Solvers have asked Colorado lawmakers what more should be done to make bullying prevention a priority.

Cyber bullying is reaching epidemic proportions and action is needed before more children take their lives, according to experts. In Colorado, there is nothing statewide that directly requires courses on bullying prevention even as suicide rates continue to climb.

“Instead of it leveling off or lessening — it still seems to be growing,” said Republican state Senator Kevin Priola.

Priola is responsible for legislation that awards grant money to school districts to create bullying prevention programs. Part of the comprehensive education is aimed at teaching kids to speak up when someone is being bullied.

Just more than a dozen school

Read more at: http://kdvr.com/2017/11/30/colorado-lawmakers-consider-statewide-bullying-prevention-education/

Cyber Criminal Gets 14 Years For $50 Million Fraud

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – A Russian cyber-criminal was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison for his role in a $50 million cyber fraud ring and for defrauding banks of $9 million through a hacking scheme.

Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre of the District of Nevada, U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak of the Northern District of Georgia, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Michael Harris of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI), Special Agent in Charge Brian Spellacy of the U.S. Secret Service in Las Vegas, and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. LeValley in Atlanta made the announcement.

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, aka Track2, Bulba and Neux, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones of the Northern District of Georgia to serve 168

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Dorothy House recovers £42,000 after cyber crime theft | Wiltshire …

DOROTHY House Hospice Care has managed to recover almost a third of the £130,000 that it lost in a cyber crime theft in May, the charity disclosed today.

The Winsley-based hospice was the victim of a criminal financial fraud by an external party in May which resulted in £130,000 being stolen from its bank account.

Following an independent investigation by a team of forensic accountancy experts, Dorothy House today confirmed there was no internal staff collusion in the fraud.

The hospice said it has now successfully recovered £42,000 of the stolen money and the remaining sum of around £87,000 is being pursued by a police force in the Midlands area.

John Davies, Chief Executive of Dorothy House Hospice Care, said: “I am delighted that £42,000 has been rightfully returned to the hospice but we will not rest until we’ve explored every avenue to recover

Read more at: http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/15695504.Dorothy_House_recovers___42_000_after_cyber_crime_theft/

Dorothy House recovers £42000 after cyber crime theft

DOROTHY House Hospice Care has managed to recover almost a third of the £130,000 that it lost in a cyber crime theft in May, the charity disclosed today.

The Winsley-based hospice was the victim of a criminal financial fraud by an external party in May which resulted in £130,000 being stolen from its bank account.

Following an independent investigation by a team of forensic accountancy experts, Dorothy House today confirmed there was no internal staff collusion in the fraud.

The hospice said it has now successfully recovered £42,000 of the stolen money and the remaining sum of around £87,000 is being pursued by a police force in the Midlands area.

John Davies, Chief Executive of Dorothy House Hospice Care, said: “I am delighted that £42,000 has been rightfully returned to the hospice but we will not rest until we’ve explored every avenue to recover

Read more at: http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/15695504.Dorothy_House_recovers___42_000_after_cyber_crime_theft/

Overnight Cybersecurity: Trump planning State, CIA shakeup? | Group sues feds over tattoo recognition machines …

Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We’re here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies ahead for Congress, the administration and the latest company under siege? Whether you’re a consumer, a techie or a D.C. lifer, we’re here to give you …

 

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Russian cyber criminal given additional jail time for role in $50M …

A Russian cyber criminal already serving a 27-year sentence in federal prison has been given an additional 14 years for his role in a $50 million scheme that involved trafficking stolen credit card numbers.

The Justice Department on Thursday sentenced Roman Seleznev, the son of a member of Russian parliament, to additional jail time for his role in the organized cybercrime ring and for defrauding banks of $9 million through a computer hacking scheme.

Seleznev has also been ordered to pay more than $50 million in restitution, according to federal officials. 

Seleznev pleaded guilty in both criminal cases, which were investigated in Nevada and Georgia, in early September.

The 33-year-old Russian was previously convicted in federal court in Washington on 38 counts related to his role in a wire fraud and computer hacking scheme targeting U.S. businesses.

Federal officials say that Seleznev netted more than $169 million in profits from hacking into point-of-sale computers, stealing

Read more at: http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/362663-russian-cyber-criminal-given-additional-jail-time-for-role-in-50-million