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Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining BitcoinCyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

A Benton County Arkansas Cyber crimes police unit said they intend to catch child pornographers and sex criminals by mining bitcoin. The county’s sheriff, Shawn Holloway, said that technology is evolving rapidly. In this sense, law enforcers must remain a step ahead to keep up with nascent trends in criminality. This is especially true when it comes to “cyber crime” and dark web activity. 

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Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin …

Cyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining BitcoinCyber Crimes Unit to Catch Sexual Predators By Mining Bitcoin

A Benton County Arkansas Cyber crimes police unit said they intend to catch child pornographers and sex criminals by mining bitcoin. The county’s sheriff, Shawn Holloway, said that technology is evolving rapidly. In this sense, law enforcers must remain a step ahead to keep up with nascent trends in criminality. This is especially true when it comes to “cyber crime” and dark web activity. 

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Roles and Responsibilities for Defending the Nation from Cyber Attack

Chairman McCain, Ranking Member Reed, and members of the committee, thank you for the invitation to provide remarks on the FBI’s role in defending the nation against cyber threats.

As the committee is well aware, the frequency and impact of cyber attacks on our nation’s private sector and government networks have increased dramatically in the past decade and are expected to continue to grow. We continue to see an increase in the scale and scope of reporting on malicious cyber activity that can be measured by the amount of corporate data stolen or deleted, personally identifiable information compromised, or remediation costs incurred by U.S. victims. Within the FBI, we are focused on the most dangerous malicious cyber activity: high-level intrusions by state-sponsored hackers and global organized crime syndicates, as well as other technically sophisticated attacks.

Cyber threats are not only increasing in scope and scale, they are also becoming increasingly difficult to

Read more at: https://www.fbi.gov/news/testimony/cyber-roles-and-responsibilities

5 Things You Need to Know About the New (and Scary) Wave of ‘File-less’ Cyber Attacks

In the wake of the Equifax breach and the global WannaCry ransomware outbreak earlier this year, tensions around cybersecurity are at an all-time high. Companies are feeling more pressure to invest in new policies and products that can keep their sensitive data safe.

Yet even as they increase their security budgets, many organizations harbor real concerns as to whether any existing technology can help them keep up with the rapidly evolving nature of today’s threats.

Related: Got Effective Cybersecurity Practices? Be Aware: The FTC Is Watching You.

In particular, they’re worried about the steadily growing number of attacks designed to gain access to their systems and silently infect them silently, without ever downloading malicious programs or leaving behind any obvious trace.

These attacks can go by several names. “Fileless attacks” is a common one, but “non-malware attacks and” “living-off-the-land attacks” are also

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How mobile phones have become the fingerprints of the future for cyber cops

They are the everyday essential most of us will not leave the house without.

But mobile phones can also provide police with all the evidence they need to snare even the craftiest of crooks .

As thieves, paedophiles and fraudsters move from the streets to the web to commit their crimes, police are also harnessing high-tech crime fighting methods in a bid to keep up with a new breed of cyber criminal.

Today in part three of our Cyber Crime series the Chronicle goes behind the scenes at Northumbria Police’s Digital Forensics Unit as staff and officers reveal how offenders’ phones, computers and tablets are providing the clues they need to bring them to book.

And the former cop who runs the facility, in Byker, Newcastle, said there was little criminals could hide from his tech-savvy team.

Jerry Hewitt, Digital Forensic Unit Manager at Northumbria Police

Read more at: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/how-mobile-phones-become-fingerprints-13791561

New Study Reveals Just How Bad Cyber Bullying Has Got

Phoebe Parke
| Social Media Editor | 2 hours ago

More Than Half Of Teens Are Victims Of Cyber Bullying, And Self Harm Among Teen Girls Is Up 68%

The Debrief: It’s not good…

A new report has revealed the true extent of online bullying as well as the impact it is having on young women. It shows that 53% of teenagers have had their photograph posted online to embarrass them, and nearly one in five teens have been threatened online. 

The research by the University of Buckingham and

Read more at: http://www.thedebrief.co.uk/news/real-life/manchester-study-cyber-bullying-teens-self-harm-20171068539

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month | 91.5 KIOS-FM – 91.5 KIOS

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which the Department of Homeland Security (dhs.gov) says is “a yearly campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security.”

Dr. Matthew Hale, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at UNO, says long before the huge Equifax breach there was plenty of reason to be concerned about identity theft.  He describes identity theft and credit card fraud  as “active areas of cyber crime” and “a massive industry” 

“It’s surprising how cheap you can actually get people’s information on the black market.  It turns out there’s roughly about 16 billion dollars in identify theft and fraud; this was just last year. And it typically affects about 15.4 million Americans – I think that was the

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month – 91.5 KIOS

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which the Department of Homeland Security (dhs.gov) says is “a yearly campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security.”

Dr. Matthew Hale, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at UNO, says long before the huge Equifax breach there was plenty of reason to be concerned about identity theft.  He describes identity theft and credit card fraud  as “active areas of cyber crime” and “a massive industry” 

“It’s surprising how cheap you can actually get people’s information on the black market.  It turns out there’s roughly about 16 billion dollars in identify theft and fraud; this was just last year. And it typically affects about 15.4 million Americans – I think that was the

Read more at: http://kios.org/post/october-cyber-security-awareness-month

Top 10 ways to prevent cyber crime at work and at home


Cyberattacks today are unfortunately a common occurrence and on the increase. In fact, an average of 200,000 new malware samples are discovered daily, presenting an ominous threat to consumers at work and at home.

To help you teach employees and members how to avoid fraud on both fronts, our experts at CO-OP have compiled the following “top 10” list of cyber security tips. Sharing these guidelines throughout your community can help prevent cyber-breaches and all the devastation they leave in their wake.

  1. Don’t click on e-mailed links. Instead, type the website URL directly into the web browser’s address bar, or search for the site using a search engine like Google.
  2. Avoid opening any attachments you were not expecting. However, if you must, scan the attachment first for viruses.
  3. Keep computers patched and up to date. This includes operating systems like Windows

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Ransomware most likely form of cyber attack on industry in near future

In a speech on 20 October at the annual Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association conference, Bell reflected that a move against a third-party administrator (TPA) was the most viable way to get money from schemes.

Usually a ransomware attack involves an individual or group sending an email to a targeted organisation or company.

This email is then opened by a member of that organisation which paralyses key functions of that firm’s internal systems.

Once a ransom has been paid to the criminals they might restore the paralysed system.

Bell explained how an attack on a TPA might work in practice.

“I think the first type of attack could be a ransomware used on an administrator to block services. These criminals are clever and set ransoms at a level which the organisation can pay and also be recovered from the insurers,” he said.  

Bell’s favourite example of a

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