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Zimbabwe: Mandiwanzira Illegally Altered Cyber Crime Bill?

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Technology and Courier Services minister, Supa Mandiwanzira, has clandestinely twisted Computer and Cyber Crime Bill and smuggled it to the Attorney General’s office for perfection, a senior government official has suggested.

Loveness Ngwanga, a legal adviser within Mandiwanzira’s portfolio, told a media workers workshop in the capital last week that the ministry has changed the bill from Computer and Cyber Crime Bill to Cyber Crime and Cyber Security.

“This bill which we are talking about is now before the Attorney General where it is being drafted; so as it is I am not comfortable

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Cyber crime report awaited in Goddard case

State advocate Frank Van Heerden on Monday asked for a 6 month adjournment to compile a report on the 3.2 million images under examination.
On August 1, the State was granted an adjournment by the Pietermaritzburg High Court for the report to be made available on August 14. This meant that Cyber Crime Unit officers would have had to view and examine at least 200 000 images every day of the week to compile a report for Monday’s court appearance. They have to date only gone through 1.5million images. No evidence was led on Monday.

Also read: Goddard’s fourth bail appeal succeeds
Judge Nomusa Khuzwayo granted the adjournment, and extended Goddard’s R10 000 bail that had been granted by Judge Sidwell Mngadi in March. He had previously been in custody for nearly eleven months after his arrest in March last year.
The case has been postponed to next year and set

Read more at: http://maritzburgsun.co.za/41612/cyber-crime-report-awaited-goddard-case/

Mandiwanzira illegally altered cyber crime bill?

TECHNOLOGY and Courier Services minister, Supa Mandiwanzira, has clandestinely twisted Computer and Cyber Crime Bill and smuggled it to the Attorney General’s office for perfection, a senior government official has suggested.

Loveness Ngwanga, a legal adviser within Mandiwanzira’s portfolio, told a media workers workshop in the capital last week that the ministry has changed the bill from Computer and Cyber Crime Bill to Cyber Crime and Cyber Security.

“This bill which we are talking about  is  now before the Attorney General  where it is being drafted; so as it is I am not comfortable  to discuss it with you  something which is now  before the drafters and even if we discuss I cannot take your views  because its already with the drafters,” she said.

“As it is, it is no longer a Computer Crimes and Cyber Crimes bill,

Read more at: http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-38737-Supa+illegally+altered+cyber+crime+bill/news.aspx

IndiGo, SpiceJet take battle to cyber crime unit

GURGAON: The cyber crime unit of the Gurgaon police is close to completing a year-long investigation into a complaint filed by InterGlobe Aviation, which runs IndiGo, against a former employee that she allegedly conspired to steal proprietary and confidential information, and use the data at competitor SpiceJet.

InterGlobe has accused Pahuna Lal, former assistant manager, financial planning and analysis at IndiGo, of stealing financial and price-sensitive information to deploy and use it in her position with SpiceJet. Lal quit IndiGo and directly joined SpiceJet as deputy general manager, corporate strategy and projects, in September 2015.

Gurgaon-based InterGlobe complained in a First Information Report (FIR) that Lal “dishonestly copied” information on total departures, fleet purchase plans, aircraft and balance sheet specifications, including ten-year financial projections, among other data. The alleged theft, it said, caused it “wrongful loss” and “wrongful gain to

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/indigo-spicejet-take-battle-to-cyber-crime-unit/articleshow/60110139.cms

CYBER CRIME: If it looks too good to be true, it probably is

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of people looking to rent quality accommodation at a decent price. AASMA DAY finds out how fraudsters are targeting students in particular with accommodation scams.

If something looks like it’s too good to be true, chances are it probably is.

Fraudsters are using the Internet to dupe people into thinking they can rent a flat or house for a cut-price deal and entice them with attractive photographs of the property and its rooms.

But in reality, the rental room or property doesn’t actually exist – or if it does, it isn’t owned by the scammer whose only aim is to trick victims from parting with their cash.

Dr Richard Clayton, director of Cambridge Cybercrime Centre who gave a talk at a cybercrime conference held at the University of Central Lancashire, says there are many variations of accommodation scams.

More articles in the series:

CYBER CRIME: Cyber

Read more at: http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/cyber-crime-if-it-looks-too-good-to-be-true-it-probably-is-1-8707275

Los Angeles launches a lab to fight cyber crime

Los Angeles wants to join forces with businesses to fight cyber crime.

It announced the first collective regional cybersecurity defense effort in the United States on Tuesday, called the Los Angeles Cyber Lab. 

The goal is to disseminate knowledge gained from analyzing “one billion security-related events and over four million attempted intrusions into city networks per day” to businesses across the city, according to a press release put out by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. 

“The lab will alert small and medium-sized business partners to attacks as they occur, and larger businesses can receive automated updates to their own cyber defense systems,” wrote the authors of the press release. “Over time, the platform will evolve into a mutual exchange of threat information with private sector partners, further fortifying L.A.’s capacity to thwart cyber criminals.”

Joining the

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2017/08/15/los-angeles-cybersecurity-lab/

Los Angeles wants businesses to team up to fight cyber crime

Los Angeles wants to join forces with businesses to fight cyber crime.

It announced the first collective regional cybersecurity defense effort in the United States on Tuesday, called the Los Angeles Cyber Lab. 

The goal is to disseminate knowledge gained from analyzing “one billion security-related events and over four million attempted intrusions into city networks per day” to businesses across the city, according to a press release put out by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. 

“The lab will alert small and medium-sized business partners to attacks as they occur, and larger businesses can receive automated updates to their own cyber defense systems,” wrote the authors of the press release. “Over time, the platform will evolve into a mutual exchange of threat information with private sector partners, further fortifying L.A.’s capacity to thwart cyber criminals.”

Joining the

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2017/08/15/los-angeles-cybersecurity-lab/

ThreatMetrix Q2 ’17 cyber crime report: highest-levels of attacks ever, targeting streaming and ride-sharing

Digital identity, security, anti-fraud, risk-based authentication and intelligence company ThreatMetrix has released its new Q2 2017 cyber crime report, revealing that “cyber crime has gone up nearly 100% since 2015”, with a key driver being “the rise of new account origination fraud, which has increased 30% since last quarter”.

The report is impressively detailed at 45 pages, and is available for free download after free registration.

We’re told that “stolen data off the back of global breaches is being used to not only apply for new loans and open eCommerce or banking accounts but also to perform attacks on less traditional industries”.




Vanita Pandey, vice-president of product marketing and strategy at ThreatMetrix, said: “As new business models take the digital

Read more at: https://www.itwire.com/security/79478-threatmetrix-q2-%E2%80%9917-cybercrime-report-highest-levels-of-attacks-ever,-targeting-streaming-and-ridesharing.html

Wine business relief for health care, cyber crime costs

As health care costs continue to climb and risks of losing customer information to cyber attacks grow, there is some relief coming to wine-related businesses that want to be indemnified against these headaches.

In health insurance, at a time when average increases for plans coming up for 2018 renewal are 11 percent nationally, Woodruff Sawyer Co. in early August worked out underwriting with Anthem Blue Cross of California that won’t bring any increases for the eight plans in the brokerage’s 5-year-old Wine Industry Employee Benefits Collective program, according to Jim Settles, Woodruff Sawyer’s North Bay employee benefits practice leader.

“There is a lot of turmoil in the health care business,” Settles said. “We do not expect Congress to get a lot done. Many carriers are concerned with the risks they’re taking in the state exchanges and whether

Read more at: http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/sonomacounty/7283870-181/wine-health-cyber-insurance