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Cyber criminal Goncalo Esteves found guilty of helping hackers test their products

A CYBER criminal has admitted running a product-testing service for hackers.

Goncalo Esteves, of Cape Close in Colchester, ran the website reFUD.me, which allowed offenders to test, for a fee, whether their malicious cyber tools could beat anti-virus scanners.

Under the pseudonym KillaMuvz, he also sold custom-made malware-disguising products and offered technical support to users.

He pleaded guilty to two computer misuse offences and a count of money laundering at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Esteves called his encryption tools Cryptex Reborn and Cryptex Lite. Part of a family of cyber tools known as crypters, they could be used by hackers to improve their chances of dodging anti-virus.

He sold them for use in packages which varied in price according to the length of the licence.

A month of Cryptex Lite cost $7.99 ( about £5 at the time of offending) while a lifetime licence

Read more at: http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/15832973.Cyber_criminal_made___32k_helping_hackers_test_their_products/

Monitor ‘deep web’ to tackle cyber crimes: MHA to states

To tackle the “border-less” world of cyber crimes, the Centre has asked states to set up systems to monitor “deep web” which is often used for planning and execution of nefarious activities by criminals.

It also wants the states to set up or strengthen its existing social media monitoring facilities with special emphasis on vernacular content, as a lot of such information are being passed through WhatsApp, Twitter and other social media tools to incite trouble.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has now sent an ‘advisory on cyber crime prevention and control’ to all states insisting on the need for gearing up institutional mechanism to tackle cyber crimes, which pose “technical, administrative as well as legal challenges” in investigations.

It wants the states to have domain experts in information technology, mobile telephony, digital forensics and cyber law “hired from the market” in the cyber crime coordination cell at state

Read more at: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/654048/monitor-deep-web-tackle-cyber.html

Colchester cyber criminal who ran testing service for hackers to be …

PUBLISHED: 07:51 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 07:51 16 January 2018

Goncalo Esteves, from Colchester, pleaded guilty to three charges at Blackfriars Crown Court. Picture: NCA

Goncalo Esteves, from Colchester, pleaded guilty to three charges at Blackfriars Crown Court. Picture: NCA

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Colchester cyber criminal who ran testing service for hackers to be sentenced next month

PUBLISHED: 07:51 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 07:51 16 January 2018

Goncalo Esteves, from Colchester, pleaded guilty to three charges at Blackfriars Crown Court. Picture: NCA

Goncalo Esteves, from Colchester, pleaded guilty to three charges at Blackfriars Crown Court. Picture: NCA

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Read more at: http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/colchester-cyber-criminal-who-ran-testing-service-for-hackers-to-be-sentenced-next-month-1-5356326

Ontario man charged over huge cyber crime selling stolen identities

TORONTO (NEWS 1130) – Police believe they’ve nabbed a Toronto area-man responsible for one of the largest cyber crimes in recent memory.

Jordan Bloom, 27, of Thornhill, is accused of selling stolen personal identities through the website LeakedSource.com, a huge online database which apparently made three billion pieces of stolen data available for purchase.

RCMP Staff Sergeant Maurizio Rosa says a lot of the information was obtained through previous well-publicized breaches.

“He was able to then purchase or access those username and credentials that had been stolen, basically, illicitly from those legitimate websites.”

Rosa says people may still be at risk.

“That password if it has been compromised in the past due to illegal or criminal activity may still be used to compromise sites and services that they are still accessing by re-using the same password and/or username.”

Online security expert Dominic Vogel with Cyber SC says one way to protect yourself is to avoid using

Read more at: http://www.news1130.com/2018/01/15/ontario-man-charged-cyber-crime-selling-billions-stolen-identities/

TEEN TALK: How to fight cyber bullying

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)–Teens are often using social media, but they need to make sure they are doing so in safe way. Family therapist Jane Marks tells us how to avoid cyber bullying. 

1. Educate yourself. 

2. Make sure you and your children protect your accounts and passwords. 

3. Parents, make sure your children keep their pictures as PG as possible. 

4. Parents, make sure you set up privacy controls. 

5. We can stop some forms of cyber bullying, particularly on Facebook. 

6. Parents, Google yourself and your child on a regular basis. 

7. Whenever you see a message from someone that you don’t know, never, ever open it.

8. When using public computers make sure you log out of the accounts.

9. Now, for teens, first understand that cyber bullying is not your fault. 

10. Teens, do not be afraid to reach out for help. 

11. While the ultimate goal is to get your good name

Read more at: http://www.wtxl.com/news/teen-talk-how-to-fight-cyber-bullying/article_f841a54e-fa34-11e7-a861-6312ad1582b5.html

Security flaw in Intel’s AMT lets attackers hack laptops in seconds: Cyber security firm


An attacker can reboot the target’s machine and enter the boot menu. (File Photo)

Finnish cyber security company F-Secure has claimed

Read more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/security-flaw-in-intels-amt-lets-attackers-hack-laptops-in-seconds-cyber-security-firm-5025341/

Cyber security is not an option: Five industries most vulnerable to …

The many and varied cyber attacks that have thrown the global online universe into a tizzy bring light to the fact that advanced cyber security is now a necessity rather than a consideration. These attacks moved the discussion for the need of cyber security in a company from the offices of the IT department to the board room.

The number of security incidents in India have also been increasing gradually year-on-year. According to data from CERT-In, there were 50,362 cyber security incidents in 2016. In comparison, there were 27,482 incidents in 2017 until June 2017. We have seen several cyber security incidents in 2017 like the Mirai botnet Malware, Petya, data breaches and WannaCry.

Like most things, not all cyber attacks are equal. There are a few industries that are the more vulnerable than others.

Hackers look to gain two things from cyber attacks – political advantage (threats towards a country) and financial

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/tech/business/cyber-security-is-not-an-option-five-industries-most-vulnerable-to-attacks-online-4302797.html