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Bloomington Ransomware Fighter Earns FBI Award

The FBI is honoring a Bloomington man for helping curb cyber-crime. The Community Leadership award for the Springfield division of the FBI goes to Michael Gillespie of the web site Ransom-Ware Malware Hunter.

That site helps victims of ransom ware to submit ransom notes from their computers and encrypted file samples to help determine which kind of software infects their computers.

Ransom-ware infects computers, often encrypts data, and then tries to extort money to return control of the device to its owner.

The FBI said ID Ransom-ware sometimes receives thousands of requests for help per day and can ID more than 500 types of malicious software. Sometimes decryption of  hard drives is possible.

Gillespie develops custom applications which he offers free of charge to victims to help them recover from ransom-ware attacks.  Examples of these tools are RansomNoteCleaner, which removes ransom notes left behind after a ransom-ware infection, and CryptoSearch, a tool used

Read more at: http://wglt.org/post/bloomington-ransomware-fighter-earns-fbi-award

Hacker codenamed ‘Alf’ from Home and Away stole secret data on Joint Strike Fighter jets and surveillance planes

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October 12, 2017 13:23:49

Alastair MacGibbon speaks about defence subcontractor hacking (Image: Reuters/US Marine Corps)Video: Alastair MacGibbon speaks about defence subcontractor hacking (Image: Reuters/US Marine Corps)

(ABC News)

A mystery hacker who was given the alias of an Australian soap opera character has stolen sensitive information about Australia’s warplanes and navy ships from a Defence subcontractor.

About 30 gigabytes of data was stolen, including information on Australia’s $17 billion Joint Strike Fighter program, and $4 billion P-8 surveillance plane project.

As first reported by ZDNet, the hacker infiltrated the system July 2016 and authorities were only alerted

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-11/hacker-stole-data-from-defence-subcontractor/9040906

Cyber-Bullying Fighter Melania Trump Fully Supports Donald Tweeting About Mika Brzezinski’s ‘Low IQ’ & ‘Bleeding …

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Y’all need any more evidence Melania Trump is 100% in Donald Trump‘s corner??

People sometimes paint the President’s third wife as some kind of princess being held prisoner by an ogre, but it’s situations like this where her true dark colors shine through.

VOTE: Do You Hate Melania As Much As Dan Savage Does??

When asked about Trump’s disgusting tweets about Morning Joe pundit Mika Brzezinski, the FLOTUS took a break from her hard work fighting cyber-bullying to release a statement in support of her hubby.

Melania’s spokeswoman responded:

“When her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder.”

Right. What presidents call a “proportional response…”

Punching back “10 times harder” is one of those things meant to sound badass — unless you take 5 seconds to think about it.

We mean, if your frenemy mentions you falling

Read more at: http://perezhilton.com/2017-06-29-donald-trump-mika-brzezinski-tweets-melania-trump-defense-statement

‘International cyber criminals’ high on crime fighter’s 2017 hit list

International cyber criminals based in Eastern Europe and overseas crime gangs operating from the Americas, Asia and beyond will be a major focus for Australia’s top crime fighting agency – the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission – next year.

International cyber criminals based in Eastern Europe and overseas crime gangs operating from the Americas, Asia and beyond will be a major focus for Australia’s top crime fighting agency – the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission – next year.

ACIC chief executive Chris Dawson said cyber criminals based out of countries like Ukraine, and “transnational” drug gangs were high on his 2017 hit list.

Mr Dawson said he believed ACIC was making progress on organised crime gangs impacting on Australia, but he said their work would never end.

“The pervasive nature of serious and organised crime means we will always have a job to do,” he said.

“I’m not going to hold out that we have stemmed

Read more at: http://www.busseltonmail.com.au/story/4372359/international-cyber-criminals-high-on-crime-fighters-2017-hit-list/?cs=4071

‘International cyber criminals’ high on crime fighter’s 2017 hit list

International cyber criminals based in Eastern Europe and overseas crime gangs operating from the Americas, Asia and beyond will be a major focus for Australia’s top crime fighting agency – the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission – next year.

  • Chris Dawson, chief of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

International cyber criminals based in Eastern Europe and overseas crime gangs operating from the Americas, Asia and beyond will be a major focus for Australia’s top crime fighting agency – the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission – next year.

ACIC chief executive Chris Dawson said cyber criminals based out of countries like Ukraine, and “transnational” drug gangs were high on his 2017 hit list.

‘International cyber criminals’ high on crime fighter’s 2017 hit list

International cyber criminals based in Eastern Europe and overseas crime gangs operating from the Americas, Asia and beyond will be a major focus for Australia’s top crime fighting agency – the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission – next year.

ACIC chief executive Chris Dawson said cyber criminals based out of countries like Ukraine, and “transnational” drug gangs were high on his 2017 hit list.

Mr Dawson said he believed ACIC was making progress on organised crime gangs impacting on Australia, but he said their work would never end.

“The pervasive nature of serious and organised crime means we will always have a job to do,” he said.

“I’m not going to hold out that we have stemmed the flow of serious and organised crime, we haven’t, that would be naive to say so.”

In an interview with WAtoday in Perth on Wednesday, Mr Dawson, a former WA Police deputy commissioner, said Ukraine and Romania were “over-represented”

Read more at: http://www.theage.com.au/wa-news/international-cyber-criminals-high-on-crime-fighters-2017-hit-list-20161221-gtg0to

‘International cyber criminals’ high on crime fighter’s 2017 hit list

International cyber criminals based in Eastern Europe and overseas crime gangs operating from the Americas, Asia and beyond will be a major focus for Australia’s top crime fighting agency – the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission – next year.

ACIC chief executive Chris Dawson said cyber criminals based out of countries like Ukraine, and “transnational” drug gangs were high on his 2017 hit list.

Mr Dawson said he believed ACIC was making progress on organised crime gangs impacting on Australia, but he said their work would never end.

“The pervasive nature of serious and organised crime means we will always have a job to do,” he said.

“I’m not going to hold out that we have stemmed the flow of serious and organised crime, we haven’t, that would be naive to say so.”

In an interview with WAtoday in Perth on Wednesday, Mr Dawson, a former WA Police deputy commissioner, said Ukraine and Romania were “over-represented”

Read more at: http://www.smh.com.au/wa-news/international-cyber-criminals-high-on-crime-fighters-2017-hit-list-20161221-gtg0to.html

‘International cyber criminals’ high on crime fighter’s 2017 hit list

International cyber criminals based in Eastern Europe and overseas crime gangs operating from the Americas, Asia and beyond will be a major focus for Australia’s top crime fighting agency – the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission – next year.

ACIC chief executive Chris Dawson said cyber criminals based out of countries like Ukraine, and “transnational” drug gangs were high on his 2017 hit list.