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cybercrime: Palo Alto Networks, IGCI sign pact to tackle cyber crime

MUMBAI: Security company Palo Alto Networks today announced that it is formalising its cooperation with the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI).

This agreement aims to combat criminal trends in cyberspace, cyberthreats and cybercrime globally through sharing threat information generated by Palo Alto Networks and Unit 42, its threat intelligence team, the company said in a statement.

Palo Alto Networks will be involved in the operational briefings at IGCI and vice versa.

“Cybercrime represents a significant amount of risk for businesses and organisations today. This collaboration marks a mutual commitment to information sharing, which is necessary in preventing successful cyberattacks,” said Sean Duca, vice president and regional chief security officer for Asia-Pacific, Palo Alto Networks.

A threat intelligence expert from Unit 42 will be assigned to collaborate with the IGCI, helping provide a clearer understanding of

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/palo-alto-networks-igci-sign-pact-to-tackle-cyber-crime/articleshow/59953389.cms

US vs hackers: America’s crusade against cybercrime

The US government is pulling no punches when it comes to prosecuting cyber criminals, often seeking extradition orders and, in most cases, dedicating countless man hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars relentlessly pursuing some of the world’s most notorious hackers.

Its latest catch, though, is a reputed white hat hacker — that is, a ‘good’ security expert whose hacking bears no ill intent. He helped stop a global cyberattack in its tracks, potentially saving the global economy millions of dollars in the process – and is now charged in a separate malware-related case.

Read more about him and others in RT’s list of some of the most notable hackers the US has pursued and attempted to extradite since 2000, with varying degrees of success.

Marcus Hutchins aka ‘MalwareTech’ (2017)

Marcus Hutchins, 23, the young British cybersecurity expert who discovered the kill switch that stopped the global WannaCry ransomware attack,

Read more at: https://www.rt.com/usa/398763-us-hackers-extradition-cyber-crime/

Wanted in the Netherlands: judges who understand cybercrime

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The Dutch legal system needs separate courts to deal with cyber crime because of the complexity of such cases and level of expertise judges have to have, the president and senior judge of The Hague’s appeal court say in Thursday’s Volkskrant.

The expertise among today’s court officials and judges is lagging behind that of the cyber criminals themselves, Christiaan Baardman and Leendert Verheij say. Malware, ransomware and botnets are all particularly complex issues and in constant development.

Baardman, who coordinates a special cyber crime expertise centre in The Hague, says extra training for judges does not go far enough. ‘A murder is still a murder but cyber crime is continually innovating,’ the paper quotes Baardman as saying in legal magazine Mr.

The Netherlands has a major role in cyber crime and its prevention due to its good internet

Read more at: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/08/wanted-in-the-netherlands-judges-who-understand-cybercrime/

Wanted in the Netherlands: judges who understand cybercrime …

Photo: Depositphotos.com

The Dutch legal system needs separate courts to deal with cyber crime because of the complexity of such cases and level of expertise judges have to have, the president and senior judge of The Hague’s appeal court say in Thursday’s Volkskrant.

The expertise among today’s court officials and judges is lagging behind that of the cyber criminals themselves, Christiaan Baardman and Leendert Verheij say. Malware, ransomware and botnets are all particularly complex issues and in constant development.

Baardman, who coordinates a special cyber crime expertise centre in The Hague, says extra training for judges does not go far enough. ‘A murder is still a murder but cyber crime is continually innovating,’ the paper quotes Baardman as saying in legal magazine Mr.

The Netherlands has a major role in cyber crime and its prevention due to its good internet

Read more at: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/08/wanted-in-the-netherlands-judges-who-understand-cybercrime/

The rise of cybercrime continues to accelerate

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Wannacry, Petya and ZCryptor have all caused financial and reputational damage to organisations across the globe in recent months, highlighting the unprecedented rise of cybercrime.

As cyber criminals get more advanced organisations are going to be exposed to more and more cyber security threats.

What is cyber crime?

Cybercrime comes in many forms and advances are being made all the time, criminals are either looking to cause disruption to organisations by bringing down IT systems, or for financial gain.

See also: Cyber crime and the banking sector

The common forms of cybercrime are considered as:

Phishing: bogus emails that may look like they come from a trusted source asking for security information and personal details.

File hijacker: where criminals hijack files and hold them to ransom also known as Ransomware.
Keylogging: where criminals

Read more at: http://www.information-age.com/rise-cyber-crime-continues-accelerate-123467629/

Tanzania: TZ-China Plan to Curb Cybercrime

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania and China are considering cooperating in internet and new media to control cybercrime.

Tanzania said yesterday that it was struggling to protect citizens and businesses against malicious hackers and cyber-criminals.

It hopes that its cooperation with China will curb the vice, the deputy minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Mr Edwin Ngonyani, told a Sino-Tanzanian new media roundtable here.

“The 2015 Cyber Crime Act and Electronic Transactions Act are not that enough to deal with cybercriminals from abroad due to cultural differences,” said Mr Ngonyani. “To us, something could be an insult but to them it might be not.”

He said Tanzania was in the process of enacting the Personal Data Protection Act to make our cyberspace more secure and protect users.

He said the government had done quite a lot in making sure that the country and its people

Read more at: http://allafrica.com/stories/201707260173.html

Around 27482 cybercrime cases in 2017: Will Windows 10 OS upgrade prevent cyberattacks in India?


Cyber crime incidents in India are seeing a rise, as at least one such incident was reported in the country every 10 minutes in the last six months of 2017. This is a drastic increase in the frequency of cyber attacks compared to last year (2016), when one such crime was reported every 12 minutes.

ransomware cyberattack

Cyber experts have warned corporate offices and business organisations to ensure basic security against cyber threats while

Read more at: http://www.ibtimes.co.in/around-27482-cybercrime-cases-2017-will-windows-10-os-upgrade-prevent-cyberattacks-india-735589

cyber crime: One cybercrime in India every 10 minutes

BENGALURU: From the global ransomware attacks that hit hundreds of systems to phishing and scanning rackets, at least one cybercrime was reported every 10 minutes in India in the first six months of 2017. That’s higher than a crime every 12 minutes in 2016.

According to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), 27,482 cases of cybercrime were reported from January to June.

These include phishing, scanning or probing, site intrusions, defacements, virus or malicious code, ransomware and denial-of-service attacks.

With more Indians going online, cyber experts said putting in place critical infrastructure to predict and prevent cybercrimes was crucial.

India has seen a total of 1.71 lakh cybercrimes in the past three-and-a-half years and the number of crimes so far this year (27,482) indicate that the total number is likely to cross 50,000 by December, just as

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/one-cybercrime-in-india-every-10-minutes/articleshow/59709601.cms

One cybercrime in India every 10 minutes

BENGALURU: From the global ransomware attacks that hit hundreds of systems to phishing and scanning rackets, at least one cybercrime was reported every 10 minutes in India in the first six months of 2017. That’s higher than a crime every 12 minutes in 2016.

According to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), 27,482 cases of cybercrime were reported from January to June.

These include phishing, scanning or probing, site intrusions, defacements, virus or malicious code, ransomware and denial-of-service attacks.

With more Indians going online, cyber experts said putting in place critical infrastructure to predict and prevent cybercrimes was crucial.

India has seen a total of 1.71 lakh cybercrimes in the past three-and-a-half years and the number of crimes so far this year (27,482) indicate that the total number is likely to cross 50,000 by December, just as

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/one-cybercrime-in-india-every-10-minutes/articleshow/59709601.cms

One cybercrime in India every 10 minutes

BENGALURU: From the global ransomware attacks that hit hundreds of systems to phishing and scanning rackets, at least one cybercrime was reported every 10 minutes in India in the first six months of 2017. That’s higher than a crime every 12 minutes in 2016.

According to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), 27,482 cases of cybercrime were reported from January to June.

These include phishing, scanning or probing, site intrusions, defacements, virus or malicious code, ransomware and denial-of-service attacks.

With more Indians going online, cyber experts said putting in place critical infrastructure to predict and prevent cybercrimes was crucial.

India has seen a total of 1.71 lakh cybercrimes in the past three-and-a-half years and the number of crimes so far this year (27,482) indicate that the total number is likely to cross 50,000 by December,

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/one-cybercrime-in-india-every-10-minutes/articleshow/59707605.cms