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North Korea MUST be held accountable for MASSIVE cyber attack says White House official

In October, the British Government said it “strongly” believed North Korea was responsible for the ransomware attack.

Following the allegation from Theresa May’s security minister Ben Wallace, North Korea opposed the accusation and said it was “despicable” and “an act beyond the limit of our tolerance”.

A statement from the state’s propaganda news agency KCNA slammed the allegation and warned Britain to “seriously reflect” on what was being claimed. 

The statement said: “The UK has made another attempt to incriminate the DPRK as a cyber-criminal. The DPRK has clarified our principled stand, on every opportune occasion, to oppose terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.”

Read more at: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/894414/Donald-Trump-latest-news-President-North-Korea-Kim-Jong-un-WannaCry

Massive increase in ‘sextortion’ crimes in Cornwall – Cornwall Live

Police in Devon and Cornwall have seen a big increase in sextortion crimes over the past five years.

In 2016/17 the force recorded 13 sextortion crimes, where criminals persuade a victim to perform sexual acts in front of webcam or share explicit material before threatening to send the pictures or video to friends and family or post it online if money is not paid.

This was up from none recorded in 2012/13.

The number of reports rose 44% in just a year, from nine in 2015/16.

In most cases the victim has been persuaded to engage in sexual activity either on social media, chatrooms or while talking via a webcam before the offender threatens to release the video, usually either to friends, family or work or by posting it online, unless money is paid.

In three cases in 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17, offenders took video of victims and

Read more at: http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/massive-increase-sextortion-crimes-cornwall-831861

Massive increase in ‘sextortion’ crimes in Cornwall

Police in Devon and Cornwall have seen a big increase in sextortion crimes over the past five years.

In 2016/17 the force recorded 13 sextortion crimes, where criminals persuade a victim to perform sexual acts in front of webcam or share explicit material before threatening to send the pictures or video to friends and family or post it online if money is not paid.

This was up from none recorded in 2012/13.

The number of reports rose 44% in just a year, from nine in 2015/16.

In most cases the victim has been persuaded to engage in sexual activity either on social media, chatrooms or while talking via a webcam before the offender threatens to release the video, usually either to friends, family or work or by posting it online, unless money is paid.

In three cases in 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17, offenders took video of victims and

Read more at: http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/massive-increase-sextortion-crimes-cornwall-831861

Massive increase in sextortion crimes is Devon – but no one has been charged

There has been a massive increase in sextortion crimes over the past five years in Devon and Cornwall.

In 2016/17, Devon and Cornwall Police recorded 13 sextortion crimes, where criminals persuade a victim to perform sexual acts in front of webcam or share explicit material before threatening to send the pictures or video to friends and family or post it online if money is not paid.

This was up from none recorded in 2012/13.

The number of reports rose 44% in just a year, from nine in 2015/16, the figures from the Trinity Mirror Data Unit reveal.

Devon and Cornwall Police

In most cases the victim has been persuaded to engage in sexual activity either on social media, chatrooms or while talking via a webcam before the offender threatens to release the video, usually

Read more at: http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/massive-increase-sextortion-crimes-devon-829738

Massive increase in sextortion crimes is Devon – but no one has …

There has been a massive increase in sextortion crimes over the past five years in Devon and Cornwall.

In 2016/17, Devon and Cornwall Police recorded 13 sextortion crimes, where criminals persuade a victim to perform sexual acts in front of webcam or share explicit material before threatening to send the pictures or video to friends and family or post it online if money is not paid.

This was up from none recorded in 2012/13.

The number of reports rose 44% in just a year, from nine in 2015/16, the figures from the Trinity Mirror Data Unit reveal.

Devon and Cornwall Police

In most cases the victim has been persuaded to engage in sexual activity either on social media, chatrooms or while talking via a webcam before the offender threatens to release the video, usually

Read more at: http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/massive-increase-sextortion-crimes-devon-829738

Uber hack: The UK’s top cyber crime and data authorities are investigating the massive data breach

UK authorities have launched an investigation into the massive hack of Uber which left the data of 50m customers vulnerable.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a probe of the incident which it said raises “huge concerns” when it comes to ethics and data privacy.

And GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will be looking at

Read more at: http://www.cityam.com/276233/uber-hack-uk-authority-information-commissioners-office

Equifax CEO steps down in wake of massive hack

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Equifax chief executive and chairman Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday in the wake of a massive hack of the consumer credit rating service.

The company tapped longtime Equifax executive Paulino do Rego Barros as interim chief executive

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4922244/Equifax-CEO-steps-wake-massive-hack.html

Equifax CEO Richard Smith retires following massive cyber attack

NEW YORK (AFP) – Equifax chief executive and chairman Richard Smith stepped down on Tuesday (Sept 26) in the wake of a massive hack of the consumer credit rating service.

The company tapped longtime Equifax executive Paulino do Rego Barros as interim chief executive while it undertakes a search for a new leader following the massive data breach from mid-May through July that was disclosed earlier this month.

The hack resulted in the theft of personal information from 143 million US customers.

The origins of the attack are not known, but analysts say it could have been directed by any number of cyber-criminal groups or nation-states, for financial gain or for espionage purposes.

Smith will “retire” from both roles effective immediately, the company said.

“At this critical juncture, I believe it is in the best interests of the company to have new leadership to move the company forward,” Smith said.

Mark Feidler, a board member who was

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/equifax-ceo-richard-smith-retires-following-massive-cyber-attack

Massive Wave of Ransom DDoS Threats Sweeps Globe

A cyber-criminal group calling themselves the Phantom Squad has mounted a global extortion campaign, threatening thousands of companies with DDoS if they don’t pay a ransom demand.

A widespread wave of spam targeting companies throughout the US, Europe and Asia was spotted by security researcher Derrick Farmer on September 19, with the messages demanding a payment of around $750 (i.e., 0.2 Bitcoin). The extortionists promise to launch attacks on September 30 unless the demands are met.

Radware researchers, in an alert on the campaign, noted that ransom was the No. 1 motivation last year behind cyber-attacks; in the company’s 2016-2017 Global Application Network Security Report, half of respondent organizations were subject to this type of extortion threat. And, in parallel to the ransomware plague, Radware said that it has witnessed an emerging trend of hackers (and copycats) who extort organizations by posing an imminent threat of DDoS attacks.

However,

Read more at: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/massive-wave-of-ransom-ddos-threats/

Massive Wave of Ransom DDoS Threats Sweeps Globe …

A cyber-criminal group calling themselves the Phantom Squad has mounted a global extortion campaign, threatening thousands of companies with DDoS if they don’t pay a ransom demand.

A widespread wave of spam targeting companies throughout the US, Europe and Asia was spotted by security researcher Derrick Farmer on September 19, with the messages demanding a payment of around $750 (i.e., 0.2 Bitcoin). The extortionists promise to launch attacks on September 30 unless the demands are met.

Radware researchers, in an alert on the campaign, noted that ransom was the No. 1 motivation last year behind cyber-attacks; in the company’s 2016-2017 Global Application Network Security Report, half of respondent organizations were subject to this type of extortion threat. And, in parallel to the ransomware plague, Radware said that it has witnessed an emerging trend of hackers (and copycats) who extort organizations by posing an imminent threat of DDoS attacks.

However,

Read more at: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/massive-wave-of-ransom-ddos-threats/