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Think Before You Post Avoid Sextortion – OPP

Criminals engaged in Cybercrime look to end their year with a bounty of your holiday cheer.

Criminals engaged in Cybercrime look to end their year with a bounty of your holiday cheer.

BLIND RIVER – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment want to warn the public about a scam that seems to be targeting men on social media like Facebook, dating sites or pornographic websites.

Sextortion is where people are lured into an online relationship through social media, dating sites or pornographic websites. As the relationship builds, victims are encouraged to use the computer’s camera and the scammer will coerce the victim to perform a sexual act on webcam. The victim is later advised that the event was recorded and to pay a fee or the video will be released publicly or sent

Read more at: http://www.netnewsledger.com/2018/01/11/think-post-avoid-sextortion-opp/

NetNewsLedger – Think Before You Post Avoid Sextortion – OPP

Criminals engaged in Cybercrime look to end their year with a bounty of your holiday cheer.

Criminals engaged in Cybercrime look to end their year with a bounty of your holiday cheer.

BLIND RIVER – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment want to warn the public about a scam that seems to be targeting men on social media like Facebook, dating sites or pornographic websites.

Sextortion is where people are lured into an online relationship through social media, dating sites or pornographic websites. As the relationship builds, victims are encouraged to use the computer’s camera and the scammer will coerce the victim to perform a sexual act on webcam. The victim is later advised that the event was recorded and to pay a fee or the video will be released publicly or sent

Read more at: http://www.netnewsledger.com/2018/01/11/think-post-avoid-sextortion-opp/

How to avoid a data breach

Don’t overlook the vulnerability of executives

Lance Spitzner, director, SANS Security Awareness

The vulnerability of senior executives to cyber-attacks is often overlooked. Chief executives are privy to information that’s not widely known within their organisation, making them attractive targets to criminals. Consequently, they can often be imbued with trust, authority and power within the organisation, which can potentially make them a significant liability to the company.

Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are when a cyber criminal adopts the identity of a senior executive and sends emails to staff members in an attempt to trick them into doing something that they shouldn’t.

With information about businesses and their employees publicly available on company websites, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and more, these attacks can be very effective.

Trying to avoid this involves enforcing security policies and procedures, authenticating all fund transfers with the finance department (or all data shares with the legal department),
and making

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connect/better-business/cyber-security/how-to-avoid-a-data-breach/

How online scams happen and how to avoid them

Earlier this week, reports emerged that a 72-year old Mumbai man had been duped of nearly Rs 2 crore by online scammers.

A person claiming to be a US Army official posted in Afghanistan had sent the victim a friend request on Facebook and lured him into putting his money in a “lucrative investment scheme “which turned out to be a bogus one. The cyber crime police suspect a Nigerian gang of online scammers behind this fraud and are investigating the case.


(Also read:
Mumbai man loses Rs 2 crore online, cops find 108 fake bank accounts
)

Going Phishing

Phishing scams have been steadily rising. Between October 2015 and March 2016 there was a whopping 250 per cent rise in phishing attacks, according to The Anti-Phishing Working

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/how-online-scams-happen-and-how-to-avoid-them/articleshow/60131790.cms

The mindset you need to avoid cyber-crime

In 2013, police in South Cambridgeshire in England took to the streets with an unexpected crime-fighting tool.

The officers wandered past houses, looking for open windows or unlocked doors, then placed balloons in people’s front rooms and kitchens. By attaching advice about home security, the police hoped to encourage people to protect their property with greater care.

Home-owners who received these inflatable prompts were in the minority in their local area – most people in towns and cities lock their doors without thinking twice. But millions of computer users around the world don’t have the same mentality about their digital devices.

Why don’t we have a door-locking mindset when it comes to computers?

In fact, many frequently expose themselves to security threats online, or fall for scams in which they mistakenly give up access to their personal information or even their bank account. Fraud is very much on the rise

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170724-the-mindset-you-need-to-avoid-cyber-crime

Sask. teens react to campaign that uses humour to help youth avoid sextortion

Talking to teenagers about sending explicit photos may be awkward, but it’s not stopping the Canadian Centre for Child Protection from starting the conversation.

The organization is using humour to address the serious situation with their new ‘Don’t get sextorted’ campaign.

READ MORE: Edmonton teen facing charges connected to online ‘sextortion’

“What’s sextortion? It’s when someone you meet online tricks you into sending naked pictures or videos of yourself and threatens to send them to your friends or family unless you pay or send more nudes,” a tutorial video explains.

“I didn’t know they use it [the photo] against you and threaten to give it to your family… That is pretty serious stuff,” teenager Adam Hendrickson said.

Rather than sending a naked picture of yourself, the centre recommends sending a photo of a naked mole rat instead.

 “I feel like as a guy, it’s more humorous that they brought out [the campaign] with a

Read more at: http://globalnews.ca/news/3553852/sask-teens-react-to-campaign-that-uses-humour-to-help-youth-avoid-sextortion/

How to avoid online frauds and scams: Pro tips

Earlier this month, UP (Uttar Pradesh) Police’s Special Task Force (STF) busted a pan-India online fraud racket which had allegedly duped thousands of people within the country as well as overseas by using their credit and debit card details to shop online. Last year, reportedly 3.2 million debit cards in India were compromised by hackers.

Mumbai Police, in a bid to raise awareness on cyber security released a video starring actor Ajay Devgn on micro-blogging site Twitter last week, urging people not to reveal any sensitive bank information.

The Mumbai Police’s move is

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/how-to-avoid-online-frauds-and-scams-pro-tips/articleshow/59267428.cms