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Nearly everyone in UK has been hacked, ‘lottery’ determines investigation , police lead says

If you live in the UK, you’ve probably been hacked, and your personal data has already been sold on the dark web, according to UK Chief Constable Peter Goodman.

Goodman, who is the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for cybercrime, spoke at a media briefing on the government’s response to hacks and data breaches. He said that cybercrime is the “fastest-growing, most complex, difficult form of volume crime we’ve ever seen.”

The remarks came as Goodman urged companies that had experienced a breach to be transparent in disclosing the nature of the hack. Goodman also said that he, personally, had been hacked three separate times, leading to his name, date

Read more at: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/nearly-everyone-in-uk-has-been-hacked-lottery-determines-investigation-police-lead-says/

Nearly everyone in UK has been hacked, ‘lottery’ determines investigation, police lead says

If you live in the UK, you’ve probably been hacked, and your personal data has already been sold on the dark web, according to UK Chief Constable Peter Goodman.

Goodman, who is the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for cybercrime, spoke at a media briefing on the government’s response to hacks and data breaches. He said that cybercrime is the “fastest-growing, most complex, difficult form of volume crime we’ve ever seen.”

The remarks came as Goodman urged companies that had experienced a breach to be transparent in disclosing the nature of the hack. Goodman also said that he, personally, had been hacked three separate times, leading to his name, date

Read more at: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/nearly-everyone-in-uk-has-been-hacked-lottery-determines-investigation-police-lead-says/

Everyone has been hacked, say police | News | The Times & The …

Virtually everyone in the country is likely to have had their personal data hacked and placed for sale on the dark web, police have said.

Peter Goodman, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for cybercrime, said that his own personal information had been stolen three times.

He also warned that the UK was under daily attack from Russian cybercriminals and in some cases hacking was state-sponsored.

Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, revealed this week that hackers acting on behalf of Russia had targeted the UK’s telecommunications, media and energy sectors.

Mr Goodman, who is also the chief constable of Derbyshire, said that the scale of hacking had increased so greatly that almost the entire population had private details available for…

Read more at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/everyone-has-been-hacked-say-police-vdkndz3s0

New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)—an organization founded by law enforcement and research organizations to help reduce cyber-crime—has partnered with IBM and Packet Clearing House to launch a free public Domain Name Service system. That system is intended to block domains associated with botnets, phishing attacks, and other malicious Internet hosts—primarily targeted at organizations that don’t run their own DNS blacklisting and whitelisting services. Called Quad9 (after the 9.9.9.9 Internet Protocol address the service has obtained), the service works like any other public DNS server (such as Google’s), except that it won’t return name resolutions for sites that are identified via threat feeds the service aggregates daily.

“Anyone anywhere can

Read more at: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/11/new-quad9-dns-service-blocks-malicious-domains-for-everyone/

New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone …

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)—an organization founded by law enforcement and research organizations to help reduce cyber-crime—has partnered with IBM and Packet Clearing House to launch a free public Domain Name Service system. That system is intended to block domains associated with botnets, phishing attacks, and other malicious Internet hosts—primarily targeted at organizations that don’t run their own DNS blacklisting and whitelisting services. Called Quad9 (after the 9.9.9.9 Internet Protocol address the service has obtained), the service works like any other public DNS server (such as Google’s), except that it won’t return name resolutions for sites that are identified via threat feeds the service aggregates daily.

“Anyone anywhere can

Read more at: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/11/new-quad9-dns-service-blocks-malicious-domains-for-everyone/

Ransomware for everyone?

We all know that Software as a Service (SaaS) makes managing software easier, but there’s a dark side to every technology, and the dispiriting truth about SaaS is that it makes the deployment of ransomware easier too.

Ransomware, for those who aren’t familiar with the term, allows hackers to illegally access – and encrypt – a third party’s sensitive data. The ransom-requestor then notifies the victim of the attack, demanding ransom, usually in the form of hard-to-trace bitcoin, if they want the data decrypted. If the attacker’s initial “request” does not yield the desired revenue, the next step is for the ransom-requestors to threaten to make the compromised information public.

Here’s where SaaS often comes in: Ransom as a service (RaaS) providers offer a malware kit that’s free to any cyber-criminal who wants to use it to inflict malware on a third party. A percentage of the ransom (between 20 and 30

Read more at: https://www.itbusiness.ca/blog/ransomware-for-everyone/96211

Everyone at Risk for CyberCrime

Photo: Rudranath Fraser
Senior Advisor in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, Trevor Forrest, addresses a Think Tank at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) head office in Kingston recently. At left is Head of the Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT), Dr. Moniphia Hewling.

Story Highlights

  • Senior Advisor in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, Trevor Forrest, is urging increased vigilance against cybercrime, as everyone is at risk.
  • Mr. Forrest said persons who use automated teller machines (ATMs), pay bills or shop online, use WhatsApp or Twitter on their

    Read more at: http://jis.gov.jm/everyone-risk-cybercrime/

Everyone Can Prevent Cyber Crime With Awareness

The impact of fraud and victimization through technology as a target and technology used as a tool now totals in the billions of dollars annually in Canada. The destruction is only expected to expand through the ‘Internet of Things‘ — devices connected via the Internet that collect and exchange information with one another and with us.

During October, police services and subject matter experts from across the country want to safeguard all Canadians from becoming victims of online and digital crimes. The OPP 2017 Cyber Security Awareness Month public, media and social media campaign will focus on four broader themes, including:

  • Identity theft
  • Two-factor Authentication and digital citizenship (Online Child Safety)
  • Online shopping and Safe Trade Zones
  • OPP Cyber Crime Investigations Team

The OPP is spreading the word among its own 9,200 employees to de-mystify threats, enhance education and awareness, and to ensure OPP information systems remain

Read more at: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/everyone-can-prevent-cyber-crime-with-awareness-648501813.html

Cyber hackers and digital defences: Gone phishing… So, everyone …

Monday blues started early for IT engineer K.S. Tan when he had to pull an all-nighter last Sunday to run codes on 720 servers and computers in Singapore.

News that hundreds of thousands of computers in about 150 countries were infected by a new malware, dubbed WannaCry, had broken on the Friday of that weekend.

The 35-year-old and three other IT colleagues were racing against time to keep the infection at bay as experts had warned that there could be more fallout on Monday, when people turned on their computers at work. Mr Tan’s company maintains the IT systems of hundreds of organisations in Singapore.

The scramble continued the next day, as they found several systems susceptible to WannaCry. “We hardly had time for meals and rest- room breaks,” says Mr Tan.

News of hospitals, government agencies and railway operations around the world being disrupted by WannaCry sends a chilling message – cyberspace has

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/gone-phishing-so-everyone-on-guard

Cyber hackers and digital defences: Gone phishing… So, everyone, on guard

Monday blues started early for IT engineer K.S. Tan when he had to pull an all-nighter last Sunday to run codes on 720 servers and computers in Singapore.

News that hundreds of thousands of computers in about 150 countries were infected by a new malware, dubbed WannaCry, had broken on the Friday of that weekend.

The 35-year-old and three other IT colleagues were racing against time to keep the infection at bay as experts had warned that there could be more fallout on Monday, when people turned on their computers at work. Mr Tan’s company maintains the IT systems of hundreds of organisations in Singapore.

The scramble continued the next day, as they found several systems susceptible to WannaCry. “We hardly had time for meals and rest- room breaks,” says Mr Tan.

News of hospitals, government agencies and railway operations around the world being disrupted by WannaCry sends a chilling message – cyberspace has

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/gone-phishing-so-everyone-on-guard