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Australian Government Discloses Breach of Defense Supplier’s Computer

 

According to the Australian government, hackers infiltrated certain defense contractor’s PC in 2016. Before launching the yearly threat report of the Australian Cyber Security Center scheduled for October 10, Dan Tehan Assistant Minister for Cyber Security couldn’t confirm the individual’s name behind the hack.

 

Managing to reach the Information Technology network, the intruders remained there for long as they stole vast volumes of data belonging to the defense supplier. When in November 2016, the Australian Cyber Security Center of the federal government became aware of the incident it assisted in halting the attack.

 

Tehan explained that the hacker could be a state-sponsored online thief or a normal cyber-criminal, either way the individual’s behavior prompted serious action. The minister said nothing could be fully confirmed, a usual hazard in this field of cyber-crime. He couldn’t also state the length of time the intruders stayed on the computer. However, according to him, the IT

Read more at: http://www.spamfighter.com/News-21173-Australian-Government-Discloses-Breach-of-Defense-Suppliers-Computer.htm

On October 17, 2015, Gamble tried to access the computer of Ms Haines.

  • Kane Gamble, 18, has pleaded guilty to ten charges at Leicester Crown Court 
  • Targets were ex-CIA boss John Brennan and FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano
  • Obama’s security adviser Avril Haines and science adviser John Holdren targets
  • Gamble admitted making attempts to divert James Clapper’s incoming calls

Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter For Mailonline

Ransomware is the top threat facing computer users as Interpol reveals massive 2017 cybercrime ‘epidemic’

  • Ransomware was the top cyber threat in 2017, Europol revealed in a new report
  • Experts cited high-profile attacks such as ‘WannaCry,’ which reached millions
  • Also named data breaches, the darknet, extortion of youth for child pornography

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Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail.com

We need to talk about Ransomware – Computer Business Review

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Like bandits lurking in the shadows of the internet, cyber criminals are holding us to ransom. Are we equipped to pay the price, or take a gamble on the forfeit for non-compliance? Taking the latest Cerber Ransomware threat as an example, Charl van der Walt, Chief Security Strategy Officer at SecureData, explores how cybercriminals are turning their hands to new techniques to get their mitts on our data – and now money –

Read more at: http://www.cbronline.com/news/cybersecurity/business/need-talk-ransomware/

Most UK councils hit by cyber attacks – Computer Weekly

An iGov survey of 38 local government departments has revealed that 76% have experienced a cyber attack and 50% have been hit by a ransomware attack in the past year.

‘Self-confessed computer geek’ becomes police’s first officer dedicated to protecting people from cyber crime

Nottinghamshire Police has appointed a ‘self-confessed computer geek’ as its first officer dedicated to fighting cyber crime and fraud.

Paul Johnson, who has degree in philosophy and linguistics from the Nottingham Trent University, joined the force last week.

His job will be to raise awareness of cyber crime and to safeguard vulnerable potential victims from fraud.

The 24-year-old will work with a range of organisations across Nottinghamshire in a bid to prevent people from falling victim to cyber crime.

Paul, whose official job title is cyber protect officer, is happy to fulfil “such an important role”.

Paul Johnson is Nottinghamshire Police’s first cyber protect officer
(Image: Nottinghamshire Police)

He said: “I am a self-confessed computer geek and find the online world fascinating.

“It can be such a positive method

Read more at: http://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/self-confessed-computer-geek-becomes-457649

‘Self-confessed computer geek’ becomes police’s first officer …

Nottinghamshire Police has appointed a ‘self-confessed computer geek’ as its first officer dedicated to fighting cyber crime and fraud.

Paul Johnson, who has degree in philosophy and linguistics from the Nottingham Trent University, joined the force last week.

His job will be to raise awareness of cyber crime and to safeguard vulnerable potential victims from fraud.

The 24-year-old will work with a range of organisations across Nottinghamshire in a bid to prevent people from falling victim to cyber crime.

Paul, whose official job title is cyber protect officer, is happy to fulfil “such an important role”.

Paul Johnson is Nottinghamshire Police’s first cyber protect officer
(Image: Nottinghamshire Police)

He said: “I am a self-confessed computer geek and find the online world fascinating.

“It can be such a positive method

Read more at: http://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/self-confessed-computer-geek-becomes-457649

Why HAS the FBI arrested the computer genius who saved the NHS? He is accused of cyber crime and is facing jail in …

With its elegant decor and soft lighting, the ambience in The Club lounge, at Las Vegas International Airport, is usually serene. On August 2, however, passengers waiting to board Virgin Atlantic’s afternoon flight to London Gatwick were disturbed by an extraordinary scene.

Emerging stealthily into the room, plainclothes FBI officers approached a young, scruffily dressed British man, who had been sampling the complimentary refreshments and amusing himself by posting sardonic messages on Twitter.

They were from the agency’s Cyber Crime Unit, and told him he was suspected of various serious offences, arrested him, snapped his wrists in handcuffs, and marched him off to be interrogated.

Marcus Hutchins had been hailed a hero after thwarting a devastating virus that had spread to 150 countries and some 300,000 computers

Marcus Hutchins had been hailed a hero after thwarting a devastating

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4824778/Why-FBI-arrested-computer-genius-saved-NHS.html

Future trends for cyber security – Computer Business Review

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Cyber security strategy is now a key issue for any enterprise. Ransomware attacks continue to evolve more sophisticated ways to get onto corporate networks. Crypto currencies have enabled cyber crime to become a profitable way to make money directly from malware.

Attackers no longer need any technical knowledge – ransomware attacks

Read more at: http://www.cbronline.com/digital-transformation/future-trends-cyber-security/