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Law firm cyber breaches could result in huge thefts and insider trading


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  • Law firms are at risk of data
    breaches and often have inadequate cyber
    security.
  • Confidential documents sent in unencrypted emails are
    at risk of being stolen.

  • An estimated £85 million was stolen from firms
    over 18 months.


LONDON – Confidential information is at risk of being stolen from
law firms and being used for insider trading or sold to third
parties, according to legal experts.

Information held by law

Read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/cyber-crime-law-firms-vulnerable-2017-10

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/

Your smart TV, fridge could be hacked a lot more easily than you may think

Akash came home from work to find his home had been ransacked. There was no sign of a break-in or any other struggle. It looked as if the thieves had just walked in through the front door. On closer investigation, Akash learnt that he wasn’t robbed by run-of-the-mill crooks.

These were intelligent hackers, who got access to his Smart TV and used that to access his home security system and completely disable it.

Even though Akash knew about the risks smart gadgets pose, he never thought he would be a victim, or that his TV could be used for such a crime.

Every day there is a new connected home gadget claiming to make your life easier and better. From our phones being able to play our favorite tunes on demand, to the lights and air-conditioners automatically turning on when we

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/your-smart-tv-fridge-could-be-hacked-a-lot-more-easily-than-you-may-think/articleshow/61037784.cms

Cyber Security: Your smart TV, fridge could be hacked a lot more …

Akash came home from work to find his home had been ransacked. There was no sign of a break-in or any other struggle. It looked as if the thieves had just walked in through the front door. On closer investigation, Akash learnt that he wasn’t robbed by run-of-the-mill crooks.

These were intelligent hackers, who got access to his Smart TV and used that to access his home security system and completely disable it.

Even though Akash knew about the risks smart gadgets pose, he never thought he would be a victim, or that his TV could be used for such a crime.

Every day there is a new connected home gadget claiming to make your life easier and better. From our phones being able to play our favorite tunes on demand, to the lights and air-conditioners automatically turning on when we

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/your-smart-tv-fridge-could-be-hacked-a-lot-more-easily-than-you-may-think/articleshow/61037784.cms

Over 170000 Irish businesses could be vulnerable to crippling cyber attacks

More than 171,000 businesses in the State could be vulnerable to crippling ransomware attacks, according to a nationwide cyber security awareness survey.

48% of all businesses have no cyber security policy in place, with a further 27% acknowledging that either their security needs tightening or they are completely unsecure, according to the survey carried out by Magnet Networks.

The Magnet Networks National Cyber Security Awareness Survey was carried out among 205 companies spread across all sectors and regions, giving an up-to-date sample of the business attitudes to a threat which could potentially ruin many of those who are attacked.

The survey found that 26% of businesses have suffered from cyber attacks in the past two years, with a further 18% unsure if they have been affected.

“We found that only 13% of respondents think that their business is very secure – and in the absolute world of cyber attacks you are either totally secure

Read more at: http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/over-170000-irish-businesses-could-11314495

Armed robbers are ‘stupid’ because they could commit cyber crime without risk of being shot, Security Minister claims

Speaking at a fringe event at Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Mr Wallace said: “Cyber crime is growing, it is the new crime in that sense and we must learn to change with it.

“You would be pretty stupid nowadays to be an armed robber. You are likely, if you are an armed robber, to be caught.

“You are likely to be shot. You are likely to be caught fencing the money should you actually make it out of the bank and you are likely to probably be shot by the local gangster who doesn’t like you doing it in his patch.

“Whereas you can sit at home, go on the dark web, buy an off the shelf malware kit for £10, a mailing list on the internet for another £10 and you can sit in your bedroom and happily try and defraud hundreds of thousands of people.

“That is a real,

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/03/armed-robbers-stupid-could-commit-cyber-crime-without-risk-shot/

Not sure which ransomware has infected your PC? This free tool could help you find the right decryption package

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Bitdefender have released a free tool to identify ransomware.


Image: Getty

The success of ransomware means the number cyber criminals are looking to cash in on the file-encrypting malware appears to be ever increasing, whether they build it themselves or buy it from distributors in underground online marketplaces.

With new

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/not-sure-which-ransomware-has-infected-your-pc-this-free-tool-could-help-you-find-the-right/

People who use Kodi boxes could have gadgets hijacked | Daily …

  • The findings come from a report that looked at how cyber criminals make money
  • The majority of criminals behind digital piracy make their money from adverts
  • Others pay other criminals to put malware on sites and hijack users’ computers  

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