Be a nosy parent and help protect your kids from cyberbullying

As school starts, it is a good time to start talking to your kids about cyberbulling and teaching them rules to prevent them from becoming victims.

Here’s what they need to know:

▪ Never give out personal information online, whether in instant message profiles, chat rooms, blogs or personal websites.

▪ Never tell anyone but your parents your password — not even friends.

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Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article167547382.html

Employees Pose Bigger Threat to Cyber Security than Criminal …

As the world becomes increasingly dependent on technology, the potential for data theft or system shutdown from a breach in cyber security looms large. IT professionals and law enforcement are scrambling to keep up with cyber criminals who are utilizing the latest sophisticated methodologies in their techniques. Over the past year, 32% of businesses have been victims of a major cyber attack. Each year, the corporate world loses $388 billion dealing with and recovering from breaches in cyber security. The amount spent on remediating computer viruses alone has reached about $55 billion per year. While cyber criminals receive a lot of attention and generate splashy headlines, the threat coming from within an organization – whether malicious or not – may be greater.

In a Harvey Nash/KPMG survey, 4,500 CIOs and technology leaders from around the world indicate that the insider threat is the fastest-growing security risk of all. Employees

Read more at: https://www.hrtechnologist.com/articles/core-hr-functions/employees-pose-bigger-threat-to-cyber-security-than-criminal-hackers/

Employees Pose Bigger Threat to Cyber Security than Criminal Hackers

As the world becomes increasingly dependent on technology, the potential for data theft or system shutdown from a breach in cyber security looms large. IT professionals and law enforcement are scrambling to keep up with cyber criminals who are utilizing the latest sophisticated methodologies in their techniques. Over the past year, 32% of businesses have been victims of a major cyber attack. Each year, the corporate world loses $388 billion dealing with and recovering from breaches in cyber security. The amount spent on remediating computer viruses alone has reached about $55 billion per year. While cyber criminals receive a lot of attention and generate splashy headlines, the threat coming from within an organization – whether malicious or not – may be greater.

In a Harvey Nash/KPMG survey, 4,500 CIOs and technology leaders from around the world indicate that the insider threat is the fastest-growing security risk of all. Employees

Read more at: https://www.hrtechnologist.com/articles/core-hr-functions/employees-pose-bigger-threat-to-cyber-security-than-criminal-hackers/

JU student alleges cyber stalking

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Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/ju-student-alleges-cyber-stalking/articleshow/60090289.cms

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Imagine you’re in a coffee shop, idly scrolling down your news feed. The endless stream of baby pictures and #firstworldproblems offers a little light relief from the daily grind.

Out of the blue, some stranger walks up behind you and starts reading every status update. This same person then spends the whole day walking along behind you, making notes on every website you visit. Most of us would

Read more at: https://9to5mac.com/2017/08/16/vpn-service-deal/

Drew Peterson case back on TV ahead of 10th anniversary of wife’s disappearance

Convicted murderer Drew Peterson will be the subject of at least two TV specials this month that are timed to the upcoming 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, the fourth wife of the former Bolingbrook police sergeant.

Oxygen Media announced this week that “Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson,” an “eye-opening” two-hour special, will premiere 8 p.m. Aug. 25. Investigation Discovery, meanwhile, promises its Aug. 27 special, “Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery,” will unravel the “twisted web of lies, corruption and violence behind one of the most fascinating missing persons’ cases in recent history.”

Drew Peterson, now 63, was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, whose death was re-examined after Stacy Peterson disappeared in October 2007. Authorities said Drew Peterson is a suspect in that case.

Last year, he was sentenced to an additional 40 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill

Read more at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chicagoinc/ct-drew-peterson-tv-specials-20170816-story.html

Exploit Packages Lead to Five Million Attacks in Q2

Exploit leaks from the likes of the Shadow Brokers dominated the threat landscape in the second quarter, according to new stats from Kaspersky Lab.

The Russian AV firm detected over 342 million attacks in 191 countries in the period April-June this year, a fairly significant reduction from the 479m attacks seen in Q1.

However, over five million such threats spotted by the vendor came from leaked exploits; that is, malware designed to utilize software vulnerabilities to infect victim machines.

Such attacks are particularly dangerous as they typically don’t require user interaction to deliver malicious code.

The Kremlin-linked Shadow Brokers leak was particularly damaging, making public exploits thought to have been developed by the NSA.

These led to the notable WannaCry and NotPetya outbreaks which caused chaos and destruction across the globe, even at big-name organizations including international law firm DLA Piper, Danish shipper Maersk, German drug company Merck, and

Read more at: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/exploit-packages-five-million/

Shadow Broker exploit dumps five million cyber attacks

More than five million cyber attacks originated from a series of exploit archives dumped onto the internet between April and June this year, according to Kaspersky Lab.

Its software blocked more than five million attacks based on hacking group Shadow Brokers’ exploit dumps, but the rate of attacks using these tools is growing; more than 80% were detected during the last 30 days of the quarter.


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Petya ransomware: Cyber attack costs could hit $300m for shipping giant Maersk

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Maersk shut down a number of its operations due to the Petya cyber attack.


Image: Moller-Maersk Group

Falling victim to the global Petya cyber attack is set to cost Maersk, the world’s largest container ship and supply vessel operator, up to $300m in lost revenues.

The Danish transport and logistics conglomerate

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/petya-ransomware-cyber-attack-costs-could-hit-300m-for-shipping-giant-maersk/

Manhunt begins for ‘Nigerian’ cyber criminal attacking organisations globally

An unnamed Nigerian has allegedly orchestrated numerous malware infection campaigns targeting more than 4,000 organisations globally over the past four months.

This has stirred a global manhunt to apprehend the attacker, NAN reports.

Quoting Check Point, the report said the attacks targeted various companies in industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, banking, and construction, in an attempt to steal data and commit fraud.

It was learnt that some of the companies who confirmed that they have been infected during the campaign, including a marine and energy solutions company in Croatia, a transportation company in Abu Dhabi, a mining company in Egypt, a construction company in Dubai, an oil and gas firm in Kuwait, and a construction organization in Germany.

The attacks which resulted in a total of 14 successful infections has earned thousands of dollars in the process to the Nigerian attacker, the report said.

it further says that despite showing a low level

Read more at: https://www.thecable.ng/manhunt-begins-nigerian-cyber-criminal-attacking-organisations-globally