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RMA Talk: National security, cyber crimes and the dark web

Are you concerned at the extent to which national security is undermined by cyber crime? Do you wonder about the dark web and what nefarious schemes, particularly those involving opiate distribution, are being hatched there? Are you upset about criminal organizations that use computer intrusions as a means of defrauding companies of their money or information?

If so, you will want to attend a presentation exploring these difficult questions by Vanessa Richards and Jeremy Tendler on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam.

Richards is an assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Connecticut where she serves as the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In that capacity she prosecutes a variety of national security crimes, including cybercrime involving computer intrusions, botnets and the theft and misuse of bitcoins. She also oversees the activities of both the Federal Cyber

Read more at: https://www.greenwich-post.com/60926/rma-talk-national-security-cyber-crimes-and-the-dark-web/

Increase in cyber crime, crimes against women in Vijayawada- The …

Vijayawada (AP), Dec 29 (PTI) The number of registered
cases of cyber crime and crimes against women increased in
Vijayawada city in 2017.

City police commissioner Goutam Sawang today released
crime statistics for the year.

As many as 185 cyber crimes were reported this year in
the city against 87 in 2016.

Of the cyber crimes reported this year, 120 were
related to online bank frauds, involving Rs 63,09,985.

It was a sharp increase compared to 2016, when 52
cases of online bank frauds involving Rs 25,77,743 had been
reported.

In 2017, 992 cases of crimes against women, including
dowry deaths, abetment of suicide, rape and murder, were
reported, against 902 in 2016.

The commissioner said that formation of Mahila
Mitra, Vruddha Mitra and Bal Mitra committees to help women,
senior citizens and orphans was yielding good results. PTI COR
KRK
.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

Read more at: http://www.newindianexpress.com/pti-news/2017/dec/29/increase-in-cyber-crime-crimes-against-women-in-vijayawada-1739805.html

Increase in cyber crime, crimes against women in Vijayawada

Vijayawada (AP), Dec 29 (PTI) The number of registered
cases of cyber crime and crimes against women increased in
Vijayawada city in 2017.

City police commissioner Goutam Sawang today released
crime statistics for the year.

As many as 185 cyber crimes were reported this year in
the city against 87 in 2016.

Of the cyber crimes reported this year, 120 were
related to online bank frauds, involving Rs 63,09,985.

It was a sharp increase compared to 2016, when 52
cases of online bank frauds involving Rs 25,77,743 had been
reported.

In 2017, 992 cases of crimes against women, including
dowry deaths, abetment of suicide, rape and murder, were
reported, against 902 in 2016.

The commissioner said that formation of Mahila
Mitra, Vruddha Mitra and Bal Mitra committees to help women,
senior citizens and orphans was yielding good results. PTI COR
KRK
.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

Read more at: http://www.newindianexpress.com/pti-news/2017/dec/29/increase-in-cyber-crime-crimes-against-women-in-vijayawada-1739805.html

Illinois Gets Tougher On Hate Crimes

While across the country hate crime rates rose after the presidential election, Illinois has passed some laws addressing the issue. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center and FBI statistics – the last quarter of 2016 saw hate crimes go up more than 25% in the U.S.

Some blame now-President Donald Trump. He even faces lawsuits over his rhetoric, and experts say Muslims and Jewish people have especially been targeted. Lonnie Nasatir is the Greater Chicago/Upper Midwest Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League, which lobbies against hate and Antisemitism. “Hate crimes demand priority attention because of their special impact- they intimidate victims and members of the victim’s community, leaving them feeling fearful, isolated, and vulnerable,” says Nasatir.

In Illinois – the legislature passed two laws this year meant to prevent and further prosecute such crimes. One updates the list of crimes considered to be hateful –

Read more at: http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-gets-tougher-hate-crimes

Illinois Gets Tougher On Hate Crimes | Peoria Public Radio

While across the country hate crime rates rose after the presidential election, Illinois has passed some laws addressing the issue. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center and FBI statistics – the last quarter of 2016 saw hate crimes go up more than 25% in the U.S.

Some blame now-President Donald Trump. He even faces lawsuits over his rhetoric, and experts say Muslims and Jewish people have especially been targeted. Lonnie Nasatir is the Greater Chicago/Upper Midwest Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League, which lobbies against hate and Antisemitism. “Hate crimes demand priority attention because of their special impact- they intimidate victims and members of the victim’s community, leaving them feeling fearful, isolated, and vulnerable,” says Nasatir.

In Illinois – the legislature passed two laws this year meant to prevent and further prosecute such crimes. One updates the list of crimes considered to be hateful –

Read more at: http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-gets-tougher-hate-crimes

Minister Nhleko warns of cyber crimes on social media

JOHANNESBURG – The Minister of Public Works Nathi Nhleko has warned against criminal syndicate operating on social networks with the aim of extorting money from unsuspecting patrons.

It says recently a fake account bearing the name of a Cabinet Minister was created as a platform to solicit money through a purported contract deal to the amount of R25-million.

“This ‘deal’ was said to be a business venture between that Cabinet Minister and Minisiter Nhleko, in terms of which a member of the public is being asked for private personal information to qualify for a share of 50% in the purported deal,” the ministry said in a statement.

READ: Cyber crimes on the rise

The Minister has since warned members of the public to be vigilant against such cyber-criminal activities.

“The Department of Public Works uses legitimate and approved procedures in conducting its business and is not involved in any deal of the nature

Read more at: https://www.enca.com/technology/minister-warns-of-cyber-crimes-on-social-media

Jump in crimes committed via online channels, Singapore News …

The amorphous cyberspace is sprouting more crimes these days, with police recording a jump in the number of crimes committed via online channels here.

The number of computer misuse and cyber security cases has shot up from 280 reports in 2015 to 758 last year, the police told The Straits Times.

In the first six months of this year, police received 366 reports, a 46.4 per cent rise from the 250 reported for the same period last year.

Syndicates and individuals operating online have been resorting to everything from unauthorised access to company servers to the hacking of Internet banking accounts.

One particular ruse, known as the DHL scam, was so rampant at one point that the real courier firm said it received 200 calls a day about it.

In the scam, syndicate members fooled victims into believing that they were involved in sending parcels containing illegal items.

In another type of scam, victims were directed

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/jump-in-crimes-committed-via-online-channels

Jump in crimes committed via online channels

The amorphous cyberspace is sprouting more crimes these days, with police recording a jump in the number of crimes committed via online channels here.

The number of computer misuse and cyber security cases has shot up from 280 reports in 2015 to 758 last year, the police told The Straits Times.

In the first six months of this year, police received 366 reports, a 46.4 per cent rise from the 250 reported for the same period last year.

Syndicates and individuals operating online have been resorting to everything from unauthorised access to company servers to the hacking of Internet banking accounts.

One particular ruse, known as the DHL scam, was so rampant at one point that the real courier firm said it received 200 calls a day about it.

In the scam, syndicate members fooled victims into believing that they were involved in sending parcels containing illegal items.

In another type of scam, victims were directed

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/jump-in-crimes-committed-via-online-channels