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Cyber crooks may hack Britain’s CCTV network, surveillance chief warns

“The nature of its capabilities to intrude on privacy by building patterns of travel and the provision of imagery should not be underestimated,” he said, adding that it is also widely used by agencies other than the police. 

Edmund King, AA president, said: “Whilst most law abiding citizens will accept the police use of ANPR to target criminals and potential terrorists, many will question the use by local authorities or private parking companies. 

“Parking companies and some local authorities seem to use ANPR as if car number plates were bar codes on groceries, used to harvest fines on an industrial scale without proper targeting or efforts to improve signage or layout.”

Mr Porter also called for number plates to be produced by just a handful of official suppliers like passports, to avoid illegal registrations on British roads. 

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/09/cyber-crooks-may-hack-britains-cctv-network-surveillance-chief/

UK: Cyber-Crime Crooks: Don’t Let The Fraudsters Ruin Your Christmas

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    Crown Prosecution Service is coming for crooks’ cryptocurrency

    “If criminals believe they can hide their ill-gotten assets online they are very much mistaken.”

    That was the warning from Nick Price, head of Crown Prosecution Service Proceeds of Crime, who told The Register it has “already secured” a confiscation order for digital currency assets and “would expect more to follow”.

    Yep, crooked cryptocurrency can now be seized by the fuzz.

    A CPS spokesperson told The Reg it defines digital currencies as intangible virtual currencies whose ownership can be transferred instantaneously, including old-school E-gold or Liberty Reserve and the modern Bitcoin, Ethereum and Monero.

    The Evening Standard reported in 2016 that the CPS was calling for new legislation specifically for seizing digital currencies.

    Now it turns out that the CPS has in total gleaned five restraint orders for assets including digital currency. In those cases, it has received permission from the Crown Court to require suspects to disclose the digital currency particulars

    Read more at: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/30/cps_cryptocurrency_confiscation/

    Are you sure about that link? Crooks are using this trick to fool you into visiting bad websites

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    ‘Combosquatting’ sees attackers taking advantage of the trust users have in legitimate brands.


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    Internet users are at increasingly at risk of credential theft, malware infection and more as cyber criminals have come up with a new way of creating fake versions of real websites.

    Rather than the tried-and-tested method

    Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/are-you-sure-about-that-link-crooks-are-using-this-trick-to-fool-you-into-visiting-bad-websites/

    Are you sure about that link? Crooks are using this trick to fool you …

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    ‘Combosquatting’ sees attackers taking advantage of the trust users have in legitimate brands.


    Image: iStock

    Internet users are at increasingly at risk of credential theft, malware infection and more as cyber criminals have come up with a new way of creating fake versions of real websites.

    Rather than the tried-and-tested method

    Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/are-you-sure-about-that-link-crooks-are-using-this-trick-to-fool-you-into-visiting-bad-websites/

    IRS: Equifax breach includes much data crooks already had stolen

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    While IRS reports progress on cracking down on tax-related ID fraud, consumers and businesses warned to watch out for con artists who want more of your data.
    Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press

    So among other cybersecurity worries, now we’re all wondering how the stolen Equifax data — which includes Social Security numbers — might drive up tax refund fraud. 

    But IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday that he’s doubtful that the Equifax breach will make a noticeable difference in tax-related ID scams. That’s because a significant amount of that data was stolen through earlier breaches in recent years at major employers, cyber attacks on the healthcare

    Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/tompor/2017/10/23/irs-tax-refund-fraudsters-already-had-much-equifax-stolen-data/790732001/

    IRS: Equifax breach includes much data crooks already had stolen

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    While IRS reports progress on cracking down on tax-related ID fraud, consumers and businesses warned to watch out for con artists who want more of your data.
    Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press

    So among other cybersecurity worries, now we’re all wondering how the stolen Equifax data — which includes Social Security numbers — might drive up tax refund fraud. 

    But IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday that he’s doubtful that the Equifax breach will make a noticeable difference in tax-related ID scams. That’s because a significant amount of that data was stolen through earlier breaches in recent years at major employers, cyber attacks on the healthcare

    Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/tompor/2017/10/23/irs-tax-refund-fraudsters-already-had-much-equifax-stolen-data/790732001/

    IRS: Equifax breach includes much data crooks already had stolen

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    While IRS reports progress on cracking down on tax-related ID fraud, consumers and businesses warned to watch out for con artists who want more of your data.
    Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press

    So among other cyber security worries, now we’re all wondering how the stolen Equifax data — which includes Social Security numbers — might drive up tax refund fraud. 

    But IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday that he’s doubtful that the Equifax breach will make a noticeable difference in tax-related ID scams. That’s because a significant amount of that data was stolen through earlier breaches in recent years at major employers, cyber attacks on the

    Read more at: http://www.freep.com/story/money/personal-finance/susan-tompor/2017/10/18/koskinen-tax-scams-insurance-schemes/767460001/

    Serb cyber crooks tried to hack into shoppers’ details


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    Centra is among the retail chains owed by the Musgrave Group

    A Serbian-based crime syndicate are the chief suspects in an attempted cyber attack on Irish retail giant the Musgrave Group, which owns SuperValu and Centra.

    Hackers tried to access the details of tens of thousands of customers and suppliers – including debit and credit card numbers and expiry dates – stored in Musgrave’s data banks.

    However, there is no indication that any data was successfully exported by the raiders.

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    Gardai are liaising with Interpol and Europol over the attack, which involved networks in several

    Read more at: http://www.herald.ie/news/serb-cyber-crooks-tried-to-hack-into-shoppers-details-36214812.html