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Sextortion scam targeting men: OPP | North Bay Nugget

Ontario Provincial Police are warning the public about a scam that seems to be targeting men on social media such as Facebook, dating sites or pornographic websites. 

Sextortion is when people are lured into an online relationship through social media, dating sites or pornographic websites. As the relationship builds, victims are encouraged to use the computer’s camera and the scammer will coerce the victim to perform a sexual act on webcam. The victim is later advised that the event was recorded and to pay a fee or the video will be released publicly or sent to a list of friends.

How to protect yourself:

Deny any requests to perform an illicit act over the internet.

Disable your webcam or any other camera connected to the internet when you are not using it. Hackers are able to obtain remote access and record without your knowledge.

Carefully consider who you are sharing explicit videos and photographs with.

If you think you

Read more at: http://www.nugget.ca/2018/01/10/sextortion-scam-targeting-men-opp

North Korea’s army of cyber hackers could be an even greater threat than their nuclear ambitions, experts warn

  • Stalinist state has an army of 6,000 hackers that target banks and infrastructure
  • They have also been blamed for hacks on secret South Korean military plans 
  • Now experts have warned state’s cyber army could be more lethal than its nukes
  • There are also fears it could hack the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year 

Iain Burns For Mailonline

Update 2: UK & US blame North Korea for WannaCry – ‘directly responsible’

Update 2: UK US blame North Korea for WannaCry – ‘directly responsible’

North Korea was behind the WannaCry ransomware that blazed a destructive path around the world last spring, wreaking havoc on hospitals, the financial sector, FedEx, and companies of all stripes, a high-ranking adviser in the US Trump administration said Monday.

Then today (19/12/2018) the UK Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon backed up the assertions, also attributing the WannaCry ransomware incident to North Korean actors the Lazarus Group. “The decision to publicly attribute this incident sends a clear message that the UK and its allies will not tolerate malicious cyber activity,” said the government release.

After the UK National Health service was severely impacted by Wannacry, the UK led the international investigation, and within weeks, in May 2017, the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) attributed the attack to North Korea.

The WannaCry ransomware incident impacted

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/news/update-2-uk-us-blame-north-korea-for-wannacry--directly-responsible/article/719499/

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

Foreign Office says North Korean Lazarus Group behind NHS cyber attack

In the latest statement, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign Office Minister, said: “The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre assesses it is highly likely that North Korean actors known as the Lazarus Group were behind the WannaCry ransomware campaign; one of the most significant to hit the UK in terms of scale and disruption.

“We condemn these actions and commit ourselves to working with all responsible states to combat destructive criminal use of cyber space.

“The indiscriminate use of the WannaCry ransomware demonstrates North Korean actors using their cyber programme to circumvent sanctions.”

Computer systems in around 150 countries around the the world – including dozens of NHS trusts in the UK – were caught up in the attack, which saw screens frozen with a warning that they would not be unlocked unless a ransom was paid.

The latest intervention comes as the US

Read more at: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15782069.Foreign_Office_says_North_Korea_group_behind_NHS_cyber_attack/

UK names North Korean cyber crime group as WannaCry attack culprits

Britain has publicly named the shadowy North Korea cyber crime group it believes was responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack which crippled parts of the NHS.

The Foreign Office said the National Cyber Security Centre had assessed that it was “highly likely” the attack in May was the work of cyber criminals known as the Lazarus Group.

[Read more: Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyber attack]

Security minister Ben Wallace has previously said the Government believed “quite strongly” that a foreign state was behind the attack, naming North Korea as the

Read more at: http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/tech-news/wannacry-north-korea-us-cyberattack-nhs-11364238021418

UK names North Korean cyber crime group as WannaCry attack culprits

Press Association

Britain has publicly named the shadowy North Korea cyber crime group it believes was responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack which crippled parts of the NHS.

The Foreign Office said the National Cyber Security

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5193635/US-North-Korea-directly-responsible-global-WannaCry-attack-hit-NHS.html

North Korea is ‘directly responsible’ for global WannaCry attack, according to US

Britain has publicly named the shadowy North Korea cyber crime group it believes was responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack which crippled parts of the NHS.

The Foreign Office said the National Cyber Security Centre had assessed that it was “highly likely” the attack in May was the work of cyber criminals known as the Lazarus Group.

Security minister Ben Wallace has previously said the Government believed “quite strongly” that a foreign state was behind the attack, naming North Korea as the main suspects.

In the latest statement, Foreign Office minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Read more at: http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/tech-news/wannacry-north-korea-us-cyberattack-nhs-11364238021418

US: North Korea `directly responsible´ for global WannaCry attack that hit NHS

Press Association

Britain has publicly named the shadowy North Korea cyber crime group it believes was responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack which crippled parts of the NHS.

The Foreign Office said the National Cyber Security

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5193635/US-North-Korea-directly-responsible-global-WannaCry-attack-hit-NHS.html

US Publicly Blames North Korea For the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Photo: AP

President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, claimed that North Korean hackers were behind this year’s massive, global WannaCry ransomware attack on Monday evening in a Wall Street Journal editorial.

Beginning in May 2017, the WannaCry malware spread rapidly across computer systems across the globe, allegedly aided by leaked National Security Agency technology. The software locked users’ computer systems and demanded ransoms in Bitcoin, generating an embarrassingly small amount of actual cryptocurrency ransom but leaving a digital paper trail a mile wide. The attack was eventually slowed down due to an amateurish mistake in WannaCry’s code that exposed its kill switch, though updated versions of the malware are still circulating.

Security firms tentatively concluded WannaCry’s creators were “fluent in Chinese” based

Read more at: https://gizmodo.com/us-publicly-blames-north-korea-for-the-wannacry-ransomw-1821409962