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Cyber cops fighting a new breed of ‘highly intelligent’ criminal as crime goes online

Detectives have revealed how they are battling a new breed of super smart crook as crime continues to move online.

Northumbria Police’s head of crime, Det Chief Supt Lisa Orchard, has admitted that cyber criminals are continually creeping one step ahead of officers as some of the biggest brains in Britain discover crime can pay if they use their intelligence to make more money on the wrong-side of the law.

But the force is now fighting back. And after investing heavily in its digital forensics base and staff, police are warning cyber criminals that the technology they use to commit their crimes could be the devices detectives use to snare them.

Lisa Orchard, Head of Crime at Northumbria Police

Lisa Orchard, Head of Crime at Northumbria Police

Det Chief Supt Orchard said: “Whatever type of crime we have it just seems the criminals evolve to overcome the barriers

Read more at: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/cyber-cops-fighting-new-breed-13782221

Cyber cops fighting a new breed of ‘highly intelligent’ criminal as …

Detectives have revealed how they are battling a new breed of super smart crook as crime continues to move online.

Northumbria Police’s head of crime, Det Chief Supt Lisa Orchard, has admitted that cyber criminals are continually creeping one step ahead of officers as some of the biggest brains in Britain discover crime can pay if they use their intelligence to make more money on the wrong-side of the law.

But the force is now fighting back. And after investing heavily in its digital forensics base and staff, police are warning cyber criminals that the technology they use to commit their crimes could be the devices detectives use to snare them.

Lisa Orchard, Head of Crime at Northumbria Police

Lisa Orchard, Head of Crime at Northumbria Police

Det Chief Supt Orchard said: “Whatever type of crime we have it just seems the criminals evolve to overcome the barriers

Read more at: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/cyber-cops-fighting-new-breed-13782221

Hacking the mind of a hacker: ET decodes the psychology of a cyber criminal

Alok (name changed on request) is in his early teens, not the age when he should be making thousands of dollars. Alok is a hacker who lives on the dangerous by-lanes of the internet—the dark web. Accessible only through browsers designed to promote anonymity and confuse law enforcement, the dark web is where the nefarious elements of the internet hang out.

The baby-faced Alok has been working with a hacker collective on the dark web for nearly three years now. In those three years, he has been party to several instances of theft and trading, particularly of credit card information, on the dark web and its marketplaces. He was never a leader, but one of the foot soldiers, yet he managed to earn bitcoins that are now worth thousands of dollars. Alok hides his wealth from his parents.

These days, Alok is

Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/hacking-the-mind-of-a-hacker-et-decodes-the-psychology-of-a-cyber-criminal/articleshow/61101532.cms

Sexual extortion will be considered a criminal act in California

Sexual extortion will be considered a criminal act in California under legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. 

SB 500, by Sen. Connie Levya (D-Chino), will add coercion involving sexual acts and sexually explicit images — known as “sextortion” — to the state’s extortion laws. 

“The Governor’s signature of SB 500 tells sextortion victims that they matter and that they absolutely deserve to be able to receive justice in a court of law,” Leyva said in a statement. 

Perpetrators of sextortion obtain private images by hacking into victims’ computers or smartphones to demand sex or more images, she said. 

About 78% of sextortion victims are girls with an average age of 15, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

The bill will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. 

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-sexual-extortion-will-be-considered-a-1507243574-htmlstory.html

Slow Wi-fi? Hackers may have turned your gadgets into ‘zombie’ botnets that conduct criminal activities without you …

Even using this checklist can’t guarantee stopping every attack or preventing every breach. But following these steps will make it significantly harder for hackers to succeed. 

1) Enable two-factor authentication (2FA). Most major online services, from Amazon to Apple, today support 2FA.

When it’s set up, the system asks for a login and password just like usual – but then sends a unique numeric code to another device, using text message, email or a specialized app.

Without access to that other device, the login is refused. That makes it much harder to hack into someone’s account – but users have to enable it themselves.

2) Encrypt your internet traffic. A virtual private network (VPN) service encrypts digital communications, making it hard for hackers to intercept them.

Everyone should subscribe to a VPN service, some of which are free, and use it whenever connecting a device to a

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4925468/Hackers-turn-Wi-fi-gadgets-zombie-botnets.html

This pup is a cyber criminal’s worst nightmare

She has baleful brown eyes and big, floppy ears — but it’s that wet, pink nose that should make cyber criminals quake with terror.

Meet Haley the cyber dog — New York law enforcement’s newest tool for sniffing out the hidden electronic devices that can put fraudsters, embezzlers, terrorists and pedophiles securely in jail.

K-9s have been trained to sniff out drugs and explosives for some time. But dogs like Haley can detect hidden computers, cellphones and thumb drives — and take a bite out of financial crime, child porn and terrorism.

Harley, a 2-year-old, female yellow Labrador retriever, will be deployed by the Westchester County Police Department and the FBI.

“Cyber crime is no match for Harley’s nose,” said Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who will appear at Harley’s coming-out demonstration party at the Westchester Police Academy in Valhalla on Monday.

“This is old-fashioned policing catching 21st-century criminals,” Astorino added.

“She is going to crack

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/09/17/this-pup-is-a-cyber-criminals-worst-nightmare/

Cop baited by cyber criminal

SEREMBAN: Even police officers are not spared by cyber criminals, as Negri Sembilan police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin can testify.

He said a woman, who claimed to be from Aceh, Indonesia, wrote him an e-mail claiming she moved to England many years ago after marrying a Briton.

“She told me her husband died recently and she inherited £1.6mil (RM8.9mil).

“The woman said she wanted to bring the money to Malaysia to help students from poor families and since I was a Malaysian, I could help by giving her my bank account number,” he said, adding that she wanted him to become a partner with the money to be deposited in his account.

DCP Noor Azam said this went on for three months and one day he got an e-mail from the woman alleging that the money had already reached Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

“She said I had to fork out some money

Read more at: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/09/13/cop-baited-by-cyber-criminal-woman-unwittingly-emails-negri-police-chief-in-scam-bid/

Is the state the biggest cyber criminal of all?

The internet is the first thing humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand

Cyber crime is one of the fastest growing areas of criminal activity in the world and policing it is no longer considered exclusive to law enforcement. INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock in January 2016 stated “[…] cyber space, is no longer the exclusive preserve of law enforcement. The private sector, academia, and citizens themselves all need to be involved.”

Acts of cybercrime penetrate our lives in many different ways: cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, cyber fraud, cyber laundering and the list goes on. Cyber space, to the law, is a new unregulated world which we as human beings are still adjusting to and as a result of this it is exploited at the inconvenience and often harm of others.

The legal implications of cyber crime present a non-exhaustive list

Read more at: https://www.legalcheek.com/lc-journal-posts/is-the-state-the-biggest-cyber-criminal-of-all/

Cyber criminal arrested by Rajasthan police

A team of Rajasthan police with the help of Hazaribagh police arrested one cyber criminal from local Jabra Muhallah of the town, while the second accused succeeded in escaping. The team from Rajasthan had arrived in Hazaribagh in search of two cyber criminals, both accused of illegally transferring money from the account of a citizen of Rajasthan.

The Rajasthan police said that two cyber criminals had transferred Rs 81,000 from the account of a businessman of Rajasthan in an account at Axis bank of Hazaribagh. The businessman had lodged an FIR in his local police station that someone had transferred amount from his account.

When the Rajasthan police started investigation, it was found that the amount hadbeen transferred in an account which is linked with Axis bank main branch of Hazaribagh. The names of account holders were taken from the bank branch and then with the help of Hazaribagh police, raided suspected

Read more at: http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/ranchi/cyber-criminal-arrested-by-rajasthan-police.html

Breakdown of Russian cyber criminal arrests in the US reveals a record high

US action against suspected Russian cyber criminals has surged to a record high this year despite efforts by President Donald Trump to improve ties with Moscow.

The United States has arrested or indicted seven Russians on US cyber crime charges in 2017. On average, just two Russian cyber criminals were extradited to the United States each year between 2010 and the start of this year.

Below is a breakdown of the arrests and indictments so far this year:

Stanislav Lisov

Arrested in Spain on Jan. 13, aged 32.

Lisov, also known by hacker names “Black” and “Blackf”, according to court documents, is accused of creating the “NeverQuest” banking trojan which targeted customers of

Read more at: https://in.news.yahoo.com/breakdown-russian-cyber-criminal-arrests-114642383.html