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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/

You’ve got mail and why you should think twice before leaping to help

NEW DELHI: When the senior manager of a firm based in Nehru Place received an SOS mail from the “CEO” asking for an urgent transfer of around Rs 5 lakh to finalise a deal, the employee had no reasons to suspect foul play.

However, just before he was to process the RTGS transfer, he informed his office so that they could take it up from there. This last-minute decision revealed that it was a con job by crooks posing as the CEO and other officials of random firms.

The racket was busted with the arrest of two men, including a Nigerian national who can speak fluent Hindi. The accused have been identified as Amit Gupta (31) and Bill Uzowuru Izuchukwu (31).

The two men have allegedly duped scores of people and collected more than Rs 1 crore in the last four

Read more at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/youve-got-mail-and-why-you-should-think-twice-before-leaping-to-help/articleshow/62386492.cms

A crash course on Australia’s cyber security landscape before mandatory data breach notification begins

Cyber crime is becoming more sophisticated, as are the measures to defend against it. But the most prominent attacks are the most basic and can be prevented by proactively addressing known cyber security vulnerabilities.

Mandatory data breach notification obligations commence on 23 February 2018, which means that businesses may no longer have the option to conceal cyber security breaches that have compromised their networks. Cyber security awareness should thus be a priority to reduce the risk of both legal and reputational damage.

In this respect, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) 2017 Threat Report is a useful resource that details current trends in Australia’s cyber landscape and the means to counter these threats. The ACSC’s core observation is that cyber attacks are increasing in sophistication, particularly against government networks, but so are the defence measures against it.

Developments ‒ cyber criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated

Read more at: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=344c0164-bb17-466a-a284-527ebf08c888

How to identify bullying impact before it’s too late

DENVER — As suicide rates continue to climb, experts say now is the time for parents to take a good look at how they are communicate with their children.

Recognizing the warning signs of bullying is key to prevent depression and suicide.

It’s a problem that only seems to be getting worse for countless children throughout Colorado and across the country. Middle school students in Denver told FOX31 on Wednesday of the relentless attacks that start as early as elementary school.

RELATED: 10-year-old girl takes her own life after suspected bullying incident recorded on video

“Suicide rates have doubled in the past decade,” Dr. Sheryl Ziegler said. “We have a very serious problem.”

Ziegler, a Denver child psychologist, is an expert on bullying.

She said every day an estimated 160,000 children in the U.S. stay home from school out of fear.

RELATED: Bullying prevention resources

To identify bullying warning signs, Ziegler provided a some tips

Read more at: http://kdvr.com/2017/11/29/how-to-identify-bullying-impact-before-its-too-late/

Security Summit 2017: You must understand the threats you’re facing before spending money to counter them

Cyber security is just as important for SMEs as it is for multinational firms, but many small businesses think that they lack the budget for defences – making them low-hanging fruit for attackers. Strong protection doesn’t have to cost, though; it’s all about understanding the avenues of threat.

Nick Ioannou is the head of IT at Ratcliffe Groves Partnership: a small firm employing around 40 people, with 50 endpoints, but clients including Sainsbury’s, BAE Systems and Aldi. He told attendees of Computing’s Enterprise Security and Risk Management Summit that the first step in protection is to take a step back and ask: how do the criminals make money?

The most dangerous form of criminal activity is unauthorised use of company assets such as PCs; they can then be used in a botnet, or for cryptocurrency mining. Importantly, access to company assets allows attackers to move laterally

Read more at: https://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/3022058/security-summit-2017-you-must-understand-the-threats-youre-facing-before-spending-money-to-counter-them

Online shoppers could have to wait for a TEXT before being allowed …

ONLINE shoppers may have to wait for a text before they can check out in a bid to tackle an explosion in fraud.

The Home Office is examining the scheme to prevent criminals stealing card details.

 The 'Motion Code' system generates a new security code on the back of a credit card every hour
The ‘Motion Code’ system generates a new security code on the back of a credit card every hour

Brits could also be given hi-tech credit cards with security numbers that change EVERY HOUR to tackle the £10 billion explosion in online fraud.

And they may also be forced to separately enter an “authentication” code sent by their bank by text message to be able to shop on the web.

A senior Home Office official yesterday said the days of ‘chip and pin’ were over and “new” technology

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/4707318/plans-to-fight-cyber-crime-credit-card-fraud-with-security-technology/

Online shoppers could have to wait for a TEXT before being allowed to check out online in bid to tackle online fraud

ONLINE shoppers may have to wait for a text before they can check out in a bid to tackle an explosion in fraud.

The Home Office is examining the scheme to prevent criminals stealing card details.

 The 'Motion Code' system generates a new security code on the back of a credit card every hour
The ‘Motion Code’ system generates a new security code on the back of a credit card every hour

Brits could also be given hi-tech credit cards with security numbers that change EVERY HOUR to tackle the £10 billion explosion in online fraud.

And they may also be forced to separately enter an “authentication” code sent by their bank by text message to be able to shop on the web.

A senior Home Office official yesterday said the days of ‘chip and pin’ were over and “new” technology

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/4707318/plans-to-fight-cyber-crime-credit-card-fraud-with-security-technology/