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Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining BitcoinCyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

A Benton County Arkansas Cyber crimes police unit said they intend to catch child pornographers and sex criminals by mining bitcoin. The county’s sheriff, Shawn Holloway, said that technology is evolving rapidly. In this sense, law enforcers must remain a step ahead to keep up with nascent trends in criminality. This is especially true when it comes to “cyber crime” and dark web activity. 

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Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin …

Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining BitcoinCyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

A Benton County Arkansas Cyber crimes police unit said they intend to catch child pornographers and sex criminals by mining bitcoin. The county’s sheriff, Shawn Holloway, said that technology is evolving rapidly. In this sense, law enforcers must remain a step ahead to keep up with nascent trends in criminality. This is especially true when it comes to “cyber crime” and dark web activity. 

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Law Enforcement to Buy Child Pornography with Bitcoin to Catch Offenders

Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining BitcoinCyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

A Benton County Arkansas Cyber crimes police unit said they intend to catch child pornographers and sex criminals by mining bitcoin. The county’s sheriff, Shawn Holloway, said that technology is evolving rapidly. In this sense, law enforcers must remain a step ahead to keep up with nascent trends in criminality. This is especially true when it comes to “cyber crime” and dark web activity. 

Also read:Read more at: https://news.bitcoin.com/cyber-crimes-unit-to-criminals-by-mining-bitcoin/

Millions caught in South Africa’s ‘worst data breach’

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South Africa has been hit by what is described as the worst data breach in history

Authorities in South Africa are investigating a data breach which has seen the personal details of more than 30 million citizens leaked on the internet – placing them

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41696703

Millions caught in South Africa’s ‘worst data breach’ – BBC News

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South Africa has been hit by what is described as the worst data breach in history

Authorities in South Africa are investigating a data breach which has seen the personal details of more than 30 million citizens leaked on the internet – placing them

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41696703

Europol calls for cooperation on Darkweb and IOT use by criminals

Europol calls for cooperation on Darkweb and IOT use by criminals

In recent conferences Europol has been teaming up with other organisations to ensure a joint law enforcement approach with Interpol to the darkweb and ransomware especially, and with ENISA to the challenge of the internet of things.

This month’s joint Europol-ENISA conference, its first on the Internet of Things, gathered 250 industry practitioners from the private sector, security community, law enforcement, the European Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT) community and academia.  A specific focus was on the role of law enforcement in responding to criminal abuse of the IoT.

The conference noted how the risk of criminals ‘weaponising’ insecure IoT devices was already identified in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Europol’s Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessments and in ENISA’s 2016 Threat Landscape Report, becoming a reality with the Mirai botnet. So it is assumed that

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South Korea’s Largest Travel Agency Breached, Hacker Demands Bitcoin Payment

Last month, Hanatour, South Korea’s largest travel agency suffered a major security breach, as hackers stole the personal information of over one million users. According to local news publications, hackers have demanded that Hanatour pay a one-time ransom payment in Bitcoin but the amount remains undisclosed.

According to South Korean travel associations and independent research firms, Hanatour has consistently been considered South Korea’s largest and most reputable travel agency when measured on revenue, client base and reviews. Since 2007, the company has aggressively moved into new international markets, establishing offices in popular tourist destinations including Japan and China.

According to recent reports, more than one million users have been affected. The company has notified its clients and the public that employee’s computers were targeted by hackers using sophisticated phishing attacks and malware, which allowed an unknown group of hackers to access

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You think your company can’t be hacked? Here’s what you don’t know

When his phoned pinged, Gaurav Kumar thought it was just another one of the many hundreds of emails he got everyday. Kumar (name changed) was the chief executive of an outsourcing firm in Pune, with clients all over the world, and that meant his phone never stopped pinging.

A quick glance at the glowing screen revealed that this might be a different kind of a mail. It was from one of the company’s largest clients from the United States and was marked urgent.

His heart sank as he started reading the mail. It was the kind of news that no chief executive likes to hear. This client had ordered immediate suspension of all work. There had been a breach of the private data of their customers, and hackers had put it up on dark-web marketplaces.

The US-based client suspected

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Banks Need Next-Generation KYC to Confront Today’s Digital Identity Crisis

Cybercrime has evolved to exploit gaps in enterprise data security and disrupted identity theft in the process. It has spawned a parallel black market on the Dark Web, where criminals transact in bitcoin to anonymously trade stolen data, minting hundreds of billions in annual and often untraceable proceeds for sellers[1].

Javelin Strategy Research’s 2017 Identity Fraud Study said ID theft hit a record high in 2016, victimizing 15.4 million people, or roughly two-million more victims than the previous year[2]. ID theft is generally a precursor to credit card fraud, which attributed to worldwide losses of $21.84 billion in 2016[3].

Card issuers incurred 72%, of those losses last year, with card fraud expected to syphon a grand total of $88.87 billion out of the global financial system over the next four years.

Beyond standard ID theft, synthetic

Read more at: https://dealbreaker.com/2017/10/banks-need-next-generation-kyc-to-confront-todays-digital-identity-crisis/

Hacking the mind of a hacker: ET decodes the psychology of a cyber criminal

Alok (name changed on request) is in his early teens, not the age when he should be making thousands of dollars. Alok is a hacker who lives on the dangerous by-lanes of the internet—the dark web. Accessible only through browsers designed to promote anonymity and confuse law enforcement, the dark web is where the nefarious elements of the internet hang out.

The baby-faced Alok has been working with a hacker collective on the dark web for nearly three years now. In those three years, he has been party to several instances of theft and trading, particularly of credit card information, on the dark web and its marketplaces. He was never a leader, but one of the foot soldiers, yet he managed to earn bitcoins that are now worth thousands of dollars. Alok hides his wealth from his parents.

These days, Alok is

Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/hacking-the-mind-of-a-hacker-et-decodes-the-psychology-of-a-cyber-criminal/articleshow/61101532.cms