Category Archives: Botnets

Live Map of Cyber Attacks Shows How Big the Problem Has Become

Right now, there are dozens of cyberattacks raging across the globe — digital warheads being flung across state lines and international borders at corporations, people, and government computers. The military’s Defense Intelligence Agency monitors dozens, if not hundreds of cyber-attacks every day, many of which it fully acknowledges come from the massive insecure network of internet-capable devices, aka the “internet of things.”

“As the world becomes more interconnected, the same technologies that enrich our daily lives — like digital thermostats and smart refrigerators and virtual assistants — also present serious cyber vulnerabilities, and that is why we cannot be satisfied to simply be prepared for, monitor and defend from these threats,” said Janice Glover-Jones, the Chief Information Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, said in her opening remarks at the Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Worldwide Conference,

Read more at: https://www.inverse.com/article/35494-dod-reuben-paul-dodiis-conference-internet-of-things

Cyber Plus: Australia’s ‘first’ small-biz bundle for tackling cyber crime

Everyone knows that a cyber attack on your business, infrastructure and customers is always a giant minus, so the pitch to add some Cyber Plus protection and insurance sounds like an “Australian first” that has been a long time coming.

Clearly, you may well have your own IT people to help protect your business, or you may not, but it never hurts to have a force multiplier on hand, with Cyber Plus wanting to be that positive force you turn to when calculating how to have the best proactive and reactive defences.

After all, with Australian small businesses now rating cyber-crime as one of their five biggest threats, it should come as no surprise to see an overwhelming 95% being reported as wanting tools to help protect them.



iTWire – Cyber Plus: Australia’s ‘first’ small-biz bundle for tackling …

Everyone knows that a cyber attack on your business, infrastructure and customers is always a giant minus, so the pitch to add some Cyber Plus protection and insurance sounds like an “Australian first” that has been a long time coming.

Clearly, you may well have your own IT people to help protect your business, or you may not, but it never hurts to have a force multiplier on hand, with Cyber Plus wanting to be that positive force you turn to when calculating how to have the best proactive and reactive defences.

After all, with Australian small businesses now rating cyber-crime as one of their five biggest threats, it should come as no surprise to see an overwhelming 95% being reported as wanting tools to help protect them.



Vulnerable modems need security cover

Hyderabad: Promotion of BSNL staff has became an impediment in rectifying modems that were attacked by botnets late last month.

BSNL had promoted 300 mechanics as JTOs in TS and AP circles, nearly 150 of them to Hyderabad telecom district. These new JTOs did not attend to customer complaints.

Ultimately, BSNL requested customers to take their affected modems to the customer service centers for a quick resolution of the problem.

Mr Sandeep Mudalkar, cyber crime consultant to the TS and AP police, said the botnet attack was a lesson on how hackers destroy networks by targeting modems.

“Botnet is a group of devices connected to the internet to inject the malware by autogenerating bots or zombies through specific codes,” Mr Mudalkar said. It targets user details and obtains admin privileges of devices like PCs, smartphones, tablets, routers, modems or even smart toys and turns them into zombies and takes control, he said. 

Read more at: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/110817/vulnerable-modems-need-security-cover.html

Italian man extradited to Brooklyn acquitted of felony cyber crime …

The first ever “click fraud” trial results in a single-count misdemeanor conviction

Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

A federal jury of the Eastern District of New York has acquitted Fabio Gasperini of all the cybercrime felony charges against him. Official sources confirmed that this was the first ever “click fraud” case to proceed to trial in the United States.

According to court documents, Gasperini, a 34-year old resident of Rome, Italy, was arrested in the Netherlands last June 18, 2016, and later extradited to the United States. The indictment charged Gasperini with two counts of aggravated Computer Intrusion, Wire Fraud Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, and Money Laundering. If convicted of all counts of the indictment, Gasperini faced up to 70 years in prison.

Gasperini was represented by Simone Bertollini, an Italian American attorney. Court filings show that, at the arraignment, held on April 24, 2017, Bertollini had requested a speedy

Read more at: https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/17/08/p9906491/italian-man-extradited-to-brooklyn-acquitted-of-felony-cyber-crime-char

UK mulls hefty fines for CNI providers with poor cyber security

Providers of essential services who fail to implement effective cyber security measures could be fined as much as £17m or 4% of global turnover under measures being considered by government.

Germany needs tougher laws against cyber crime, top policeman tells paper

Reuters

BERLIN, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Germany’s top police official has called for tougher laws to fight cyber crime on the illegal internet – the Darknet – and other organised criminal structures, in an interview

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4763348/Germany-needs-tougher-laws-against-cyber-crime-policeman-tells-paper.html

Wanted in the Netherlands: judges who understand cybercrime

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The Dutch legal system needs separate courts to deal with cyber crime because of the complexity of such cases and level of expertise judges have to have, the president and senior judge of The Hague’s appeal court say in Thursday’s Volkskrant.

The expertise among today’s court officials and judges is lagging behind that of the cyber criminals themselves, Christiaan Baardman and Leendert Verheij say. Malware, ransomware and botnets are all particularly complex issues and in constant development.

Baardman, who coordinates a special cyber crime expertise centre in The Hague, says extra training for judges does not go far enough. ‘A murder is still a murder but cyber crime is continually innovating,’ the paper quotes Baardman as saying in legal magazine Mr.

The Netherlands has a major role in cyber crime and its prevention due to its good internet

Read more at: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/08/wanted-in-the-netherlands-judges-who-understand-cybercrime/

Wanted in the Netherlands: judges who understand cybercrime …

Photo: Depositphotos.com

The Dutch legal system needs separate courts to deal with cyber crime because of the complexity of such cases and level of expertise judges have to have, the president and senior judge of The Hague’s appeal court say in Thursday’s Volkskrant.

The expertise among today’s court officials and judges is lagging behind that of the cyber criminals themselves, Christiaan Baardman and Leendert Verheij say. Malware, ransomware and botnets are all particularly complex issues and in constant development.

Baardman, who coordinates a special cyber crime expertise centre in The Hague, says extra training for judges does not go far enough. ‘A murder is still a murder but cyber crime is continually innovating,’ the paper quotes Baardman as saying in legal magazine Mr.

The Netherlands has a major role in cyber crime and its prevention due to its good internet

Read more at: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/08/wanted-in-the-netherlands-judges-who-understand-cybercrime/

5 Cybersecurity Trends to Be Aware of in 2017

Haven’t you heard enough about cybersecurity? With Black Hat finishing up and cyber attacks making headline news, you’re probably more familiar with the latest ransomware attack than you are with your grandmother’s surprise birthday party coming up. However, hackers are learning faster than you ever could, which means keeping up with cybersecurity trends is more important than ever.

Fortunately, NordVPN wants to keep you safe, which is why they’ve identified a few trends that will help you stay ahead of the curve. And with cyber crime costs projected to hit $2 trillion by 2019 and privacy becoming harder and harder to come by, this should be classified as a must-read.

“With the new level of the Internet surveillance arising, privacy becomes a luxury that is not so easy to obtain,” said Marty P. Kamden, CMO of NordVPN in a press release. “There is more than one example

Read more at: https://tech.co/5-cybersecurity-trends-aware-2017-2017-08