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Eutnahized dog leads to cyber-bullying attack | Marion County …

Choice made after attempts to find owner of aggressive animal failed

Staff writer

A canine picked up near the highway by Florence police left a local business taking the brunt of a cyber-bullying attack over the weekend after the dog was euthanized.

The dog was taken to Animal Health Center in Marion, owned by veterinarian Jessica Laurin.

According to a post on the center’s social media page, the dog was acting aggressively toward high school students who tried to walk it, suggesting the possibility it may have been abused. Center personnel determined the dog was not a candidate for adoption.

The dog reportedly had no tags or a microchip when it was brought in.

After a week of unsuccessfully trying to track down the dog’s owner or finding someone who could work with the aggressive dog, the dog was deemed harmful to public safety and

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Euthanized dog leads to cyber-bullying attack

Choice made after attempts to find owner of aggressive animal failed

Staff writer

A canine picked up near the highway by Florence police left a local business taking the brunt of a cyber-bullying attack over the weekend after the dog was euthanized.

The dog was taken to Animal Health Center in Marion, owned by veterinarian Jessica Laurin.

According to a post on the center’s social media page, the dog was acting aggressively toward high school students who tried to walk it, suggesting the possibility it may have been abused. Center personnel determined the dog was not a candidate for adoption.

The dog reportedly had no tags or a microchip when it was brought in.

After a week of unsuccessfully trying to track down the dog’s owner or finding someone who could work with the aggressive dog, the dog was deemed harmful to public safety and

Read more at: http://marionrecord.com/direct/euthanized_dog_leads_to_cyber_bullying_attack+4910dog+45757468616e697a656420646f67206c6561647320746f2063796265722d62756c6c79696e672061747461636b

Euthanized dog leads to cyber-bullying attack | Marion County …

Choice made after attempts to find owner of aggressive animal failed

Staff writer

A canine picked up near the highway by Florence police left a local business taking the brunt of a cyber-bullying attack over the weekend after the dog was euthanized.

The dog was taken to Animal Health Center in Marion, owned by veterinarian Jessica Laurin.

According to a post on the center’s social media page, the dog was acting aggressively toward high school students who tried to walk it, suggesting the possibility it may have been abused. Center personnel determined the dog was not a candidate for adoption.

The dog reportedly had no tags or a microchip when it was brought in.

After a week of unsuccessfully trying to track down the dog’s owner or finding someone who could work with the aggressive dog, the dog was deemed harmful to public safety and

Read more at: http://marionrecord.com/direct/euthanized_dog_leads_to_cyber_bullying_attack+4910dog+45757468616e697a656420646f67206c6561647320746f2063796265722d62756c6c79696e672061747461636b

No company is immune: How to protect your small business from a cyber attack

Business is booming for cyber criminals. In the past year, large scale cyber attacks made frequent headlines. What you likely didn’t read or hear about, though, were all the small businesses affected. Their stories don’t often make it into the news – but it’s not because they’re immune to this disruption. In fact, it’s quite the opposite – small businesses are usually more vulnerable as they often don’t have the budget for next-generation IT security defences and often consider themselves to be flying under the radar.  

However, just like their larger counterparts, these businesses collect and store vital, often sensitive, information and increasingly have an online footprint, putting them in a vulnerable position that cyber criminals are quick to take advantage of. For instance, a single user tricked into clicking a link in a phishing email can lead to an entire network outage, leaving a small business owner with only

Read more at: http://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/no-company-is-immune-how-to-protect-your-small-business-from-a-cyber-attack

Companies suffer an average of 8 DDoS attack attempts per day, says report

Organizations experienced an average of 237 DDoS attack attempts per month during Q3 2017 – equivalent to 8 DDoS attack attempts every day – as hackers strive to take their organisations offline or steal sensitive data, according to the latest DDoS Trends and Analysis report from Corero Network Security.

The data, which is based on DDoS attack attempts against Corero customers, represents a 35% increase in monthly attack attempts compared to the previous quarter (Q2 2017), and a 91% increase in monthly attack attempts compared to Q1 2017.

Corero attributes this increase in frequency to the growing availability of DDoS-for-hire services, and the proliferation of unsecured Internet of Things (IoT) devices. For example, the ‘Reaper’ botnet is known to have already infected thousands of devices, and is believed to be particularly dangerous due to its ability to utilize known security flaws in the

Read more at: https://www.networksasia.net/article/companies-suffer-average-8-ddos-attack-attempts-day-says-report.1511695265

A cyber attack puts everything at risk, explains Samir Kapuria, VP & GM of Symantec’s Cyber Security Services

The year 2017 witnessed a huge number of cyber attacks, which includes incidents of phishing, website intrusions and defacements as well as ransomware attacks. Samir Kapuria, Vice President and General Manager of Symantec’s Cyber Security Services, in conversation with Business Today’s Nidhi Singal talks about what is making these cyber attacks a common occurrence and what businesses can do to keep themselves safe.  

Q. How many cyber attacks have happened in 2017 so far and how many of them affected Indian computers? What is the number of PCs attacked by popular cyber attacks in India this year?  

A. As an increasing number of consumers, enterprises, and governments alike embraced digital in 2017, it opened equal number of avenues for cyber criminals. Globally, this year has seen an inordinate number of cyber security meltdowns across industries: from ransomware, to leaks of spy tools from US intelligence agencies, exposed voter records, several

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This phishing attack pretends to come from someone you trust

Video: Google is the most-spoofed site for phishing campaigns

A wave of cyberattacks is targeting organisations’ financial departments with a social engineering and phishing campaign designed to trick victims into downloading credential-stealing malware and other threats.

Detailed by researchers at Barracuda Networks, the invoice

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/this-phishing-attack-pretends-to-come-from-someone-you-trust/

A Third of the Internet is Under Attack

Newswise — For the first time, researchers have carried out a large-scale analysis of victims of internet denial-of-service (DoS) attacks worldwide. And what they found is, in a phrase from their study, “an eye-opening statistic”.

Spanning two years, from March 2015 to February 2017, the researchers found that about one-third of the IPv4 address space was subject to some kind of DoS attacks, where a perpetrator maliciously disrupts services of a host connected to the internet. IPv4 is the fourth version of an Internet Protocol (IP) address, a numerical label assigned to each device participating in a computer network.

“We’re talking about millions of attacks,” said Alberto Dainotti, a research scientist at CAIDA (Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis), based at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego and the report’s principal investigator. “The results of this study are gigantic compared to what the big companies

Read more at: http://www.newswise.com/articles/a-third-of-the-internet-is-under-attack

Who was behind the NHS cyber attack, was North Korea involved and which trusts and foreign companies were affected?

NORTH Korea has lashed out after Britain’s Security Minister claimed Kim Jong-un’s dictatorship was behind a hacking attack on the NHS earlier this year.

Staff were forced to cancel or postpone operations and appointments as a fifth of NHS trusts were targeted while hackers demanded a ransom.

 Users logging onto their computers were met with this message demanding bitcoin ransom
Users logging onto their computers were met with this message demanding bitcoin ransom

What happened during the NHS cyber attack?

The indiscriminate attack struck banks, hospitals and government agencies in more than 150 countries, exploiting known vulnerabilities in old Microsoft computer operating systems.

The NHS is thought to be one of the first victims of the attack in May 2017, which started in the UK and Spain before spreading around the world.

The programme used in the global cyber attack is known as

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3562688/nhs-cyber-attack-2017-wannacry-north-korea/

North Korea threatens UK for claiming Kim Jong-un was behind NHS cyber attack

NORTH Korea has reportedly threatened the UK after claiming Kim Jong-un was behind the NHS cyber attack.

Britain’s Security Minister Ben Wallace yesterday said the Government believed “quite strongly” that Pyongyang was responsible for the “WannaCry” ransomware attack.

 Kim Jong-un has responded to claims by Britain's security minister that North Korea was behind the NHS cyber attack
Kim Jong-un has responded to claims by Britain’s security minister that North Korea was behind the NHS cyber attack

But today North Korea has responded to the claims, blasting it as an “attempt to incriminate the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [DPRK]”.

A statement posted on Twitter by Wall Street Journal reporter Jonathan Cheng, citing the Korean Central News Agency, read: “The UK has made another attempt to incriminate the DPRK as a cyber-criminal. This is an act beyond the limit of our

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4804811/north-korea-uk-threat-kim-jong-un-nhs-cyber-attack/