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Guest Opinion: January is Stalking Awareness Month: be aware

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Guest Opinion: January is Stalking Awareness Month: be aware …

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A giant botnet behind one million malware attacks a month just got shut down

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A major botnet operation incorporating millions of PCs and associated with over 80 different malware families has been taken down in an international cyber operation.

Authorities including the FBI, Europol’s European Cybercrime centre (EC3), the Joint Cybercrime Action Task Force, the Luneburg Central Criminal Investigation Inspectorate in

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/a-giant-botnet-behind-one-million-malware-infections-a-month-just-got-shut-down/

Revealed: Londoners fall victim to 3500 cyber fraud attacks a month

Londoners are falling victim to at least 3,500 cyber fraud attacks a month, police revealed today.

Scotland Yard warned that the scale of the problem could be far greater because such offences were “vastly under-reported”.

The Met now says it wants to encourage stronger links with private sector volunteers to combat cyber crime.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Miles, head of the Falcon cyber fraud unit, said one of the most prolific scams was online advertising fraud offering non-existent properties for sale or rent.

Others include romance frauds — tricking people into meeting their “perfect partner” through dating websites — and identity frauds, where criminals use victims’ details from social media.  Individuals and businesses also face phishing emails, ransomware attacks and more complex hacking raids.

Mr Miles said his detectives were investigating about 1,000 “volume

Read more at: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/revealed-londoners-fall-victim-to-3500-cyber-fraud-attacks-a-month-a3706566.html

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

14-month jail for harassment thru’ Facebook

LAHORE: A man who blackmailed and harassed a girl through social networking website “facebook” has been jailed for 14 months.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had arrested Azhar Safdar, the convict, following a complaint lodged by the girl under the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act 2016.

The agency told the trial court that the mobile phone recovered from the custody of the convict at the time of his arrest contained objectionable material related to the complainant.

However, the defence counsel refuted the allegations and said the mobile phone allegedly recovered by the agency did not belong to the suspect rather it was planted at the place of arrest.

In his verdict, Judicial Magistrate Farooq Azam Sohal observed that the defence had failed to shatter the reality of phenomenon of cyber stalking as established by the prosecution evidence.

Expressing his concern over increasing incidents of cyber

Read more at: https://www.dawn.com/news/1349105

Facebook assess 54000 revenge porn and ‘sextortion’ complaints in just one month

Facebook allows pornography and gambling sites to reach vulnerable teenagers, an investigation has found.

Offensive content appears in the news feeds of children as young as 13 after they reveal their worries on the net.

Facebook allows pornography and gambling sites to reach vulnerable teenagers, an investigation has found

Facebook allows pornography and gambling sites to reach vulnerable teenagers, an investigation has found

Youngsters are also shown links to sites where they can buy diet pills and weight loss plans.Many of the dangerous dieting sites promote ‘purging’ and ‘laxitives’ to lose unwanted fat.

A Daily Mail investigation also found that kids could access sites that sold cannabis seeds via their Facebook news feeds.

The site is also so flooded with revenge porn and “sextortion” that it assessed 54,000 possible cases in one month.

The social media site had to disable more than 14,000 accounts linked to

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3624059/facebook-assess-54000-revenge-porn-and-sextortion-complaints-in-just-one-month/

3-4 cyber crime cases a month in IT hub, women most vulnerable

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016

Data breaches resulting in the compromise of personally identifiable information of thousands of Americans. Intrusions into financial, corporate, and government networks. Complex financial schemes committed by sophisticated cyber criminals against businesses and the public in general.

These are just a few examples of crimes perpetrated online over the past year or so, and part of the reason why Director James Comey, testifying before Congress last week, said that “the pervasiveness of the cyber threat is such that the FBI and other intelligence, military, homeland security, and law enforcement agencies across the government view cyber security and cyber attacks as a top priority.” The FBI, according to Comey, targets the most dangerous malicious cyber activity—high-level intrusions by state-sponsored hackers and global cyber syndicates, and the most prolific botnets. And in doing so, we work collaboratively with our domestic and international partners and the private sector.

But it’s important for individuals, businesses, and others

Read more at: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/national-cyber-security-awareness-month-2016