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Cyber security expert shares tips for staying safe online

Douglas Frey would rather be safe than sorry.

“I shred everything,” Frey told the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce during its biweekly luncheon Nov. 15 at the Eagle River Ale House.

Frey is a vice president at Northrim Bank, where he’s in charge of security and business continuity. It’s a job that puts Frey in constant contact with some of the worst actors on the Internet — and there’s a lot of them out there.

“The threats that we face are constantly changing,” Frey told the chamber.

Cyber security has changed dramatically in recent years, he explained, due to a shift in the way criminals operate. In the “old days,” hackers would break into systems just for the fun of it, or to make a political statement. Now, they’re doing it for profit.

“They’re after the money now, they no longer want to just make a statement,” he said.

Criminals have an almost limitless number of

Read more at: http://www.alaskastar.com/2017-11-21/cyber-security-expert-shares-tips-staying-safe-online

Cyber security expert shares tips for staying safe online | The Alaska …

Douglas Frey would rather be safe than sorry.

“I shred everything,” Frey told the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce during its biweekly luncheon Nov. 15 at the Eagle River Ale House.

Frey is a vice president at Northrim Bank, where he’s in charge of security and business continuity. It’s a job that puts Frey in constant contact with some of the worst actors on the Internet — and there’s a lot of them out there.

“The threats that we face are constantly changing,” Frey told the chamber.

Cyber security has changed dramatically in recent years, he explained, due to a shift in the way criminals operate. In the “old days,” hackers would break into systems just for the fun of it, or to make a political statement. Now, they’re doing it for profit.

“They’re after the money now, they no longer want to just make a statement,” he said.

Criminals have an almost limitless number of

Read more at: http://www.alaskastar.com/2017-11-21/cyber-security-expert-shares-tips-staying-safe-online

Cyber Monday Black Friday – Dos and Dont’s when shopping online

The Gardaí have issued Dos and Dont’s for internet shoppers ahead of Cyber Monday and Black Friday as part of a new Safe Online Shopping campaign.

An Garda Síochána in association with the Banking Payments Federation of Ireland and Retail Excellence launched S.O.S. (Safe Online Shopping) campaign  in advance of Cyber Monday, November 27.

The public and retailers are reminded to shop and sell on line safely, making every effort to protect their financial and personal details.

Detective Superintendent Michael Gubbins, is attached to the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau.

“An Garda Síochána and its partners in Europol are actively targeting cybercrimes such as online fraud. The public need to be aware that the proceeds from these fraudulent activities go to fund organised criminal gangs,” 

He advised online consumers to follow the 12 Golden Rules of Safe Online Shopping

The DO’s

FBI: know how to watch your back online

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) – The Internet is a place where people can shop, network, mingle and learn — but also a hotbed for criminal activity, according to the FBI. Now, more than ever, people are more susceptible to falling victim to cyber crimes.

“People ought to be worried about computer crimes and being targeted online. The amount of cyber criminal activity has increased,” Martin Hellmer said. 

Hellman is an FBI supervising special agent of the Phoenix Division’s Cyber Task Force. He feels that as more and more people are logging onto the Internet, increasing the amount of inner-connectivity, people need to know how to watch their backs online.

“Criminals have flooded the Internet in hopes of taking advantage of victims who are naïve,” Hellmer said. “It is a target rich environment right now.”

The criminals could be working with large-scale operations, they could be lone-wolves hacking from home. Regardless of who they are and where they

Read more at: http://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/fbi-know-how-to-watch-your-back-online

FBI: know how to watch your back online – KGUN9.com

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) – The Internet is a place where people can shop, network, mingle and learn — but also a hotbed for criminal activity, according to the FBI. Now, more than ever, people are more susceptible to falling victim to cyber crimes.

“People ought to be worried about computer crimes and being targeted online. The amount of cyber criminal activity has increased,” Martin Hellmer said. 

Hellman is an FBI supervising special agent of the Phoenix Division’s Cyber Task Force. He feels that as more and more people are logging onto the Internet, increasing the amount of inner-connectivity, people need to know how to watch their backs online.

“Criminals have flooded the Internet in hopes of taking advantage of victims who are naïve,” Hellmer said. “It is a target rich environment right now.”

The criminals could be working with large-scale operations, they could be lone-wolves hacking from home. Regardless of who they are and where they

Read more at: http://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/fbi-know-how-to-watch-your-back-online

With limited knowledge at Cyber Crime wing, solving online crimes …

“Knowledge and training are what we need the most now. Most of our staff does not even know the basics of cyber crime investigation,” was the response from an official attached to the Cyber Crime wing of the Chennai City Police when asked about their ability to handle the increasing cases of cyber crimes.

As cyber crime complaints keep pouring in, the policemen attached to the Cyber Crime wing stick to conventional policing methods and get some relief for the victim, but most of these cases are never registered.

This is the status of a ‘sophisticated cyber crime wing with a cyber-lab’ attached to the elite Chennai City Police Commissionerate. The city police had set up a cyber-lab in 2009, spending Rs 70 lakh to purchase intervention and retrieval tools. But the fact remains that none of the personnel attached to the wing got training to handle these tools since the lab’s

Read more at: http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/limited-knowledge-cyber-crime-wing-solving-online-crimes-remains-illusion-71269

With limited knowledge at Cyber Crime wing, solving online crimes remains an illusion

“Knowledge and training are what we need the most now. Most of our staff does not even know the basics of cyber crime investigation,” was the response from an official attached to the Cyber Crime wing of the Chennai City Police when asked about their ability to handle the increasing cases of cyber crimes.

As cyber crime complaints keep pouring in, the policemen attached to the Cyber Crime wing stick to conventional policing methods and get some relief for the victim, but most of these cases are never registered.

This is the status of a ‘sophisticated cyber crime wing with a cyber-lab’ attached to the elite Chennai City Police Commissionerate. The city police had set up a cyber-lab in 2009, spending Rs 70 lakh to purchase intervention and retrieval tools. But the fact remains that none of the personnel attached to the wing got training to handle these tools since the lab’s

Read more at: http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/limited-knowledge-cyber-crime-wing-solving-online-crimes-remains-illusion-71269

CYBER SAFETY: How to make sure you’re really safe online

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The web is at our fingertips all day, every day.

In fact, many would probably agree that we rely on that source of technology for almost everything but while it’s convenient, it’s also concerning.

“The convenience sometimes outweighs security,” said Luke Thelen; Cyber Expert.

Thelen works to keep our state’s network safe with the Michigan State Police Incident Response Team.

He says when it comes to your safety, online scams happen more often than we might think.

“It is part of the life that we live in so it’s about us adapting to what is happening in our daily lives,” Thelen stated.

Thelen says it’s all about protecting yourself and when it comes to steps like passwords, he recommends creating different combinations for everything.

“I suggest not storing passwords in a browser but there are such things called a ‘password manager’,” said Thelen.

A “password manager” is a tool used to help keep track

Read more at: http://wlns.com/2017/10/30/cyber-safety-how-to-make-sure-youre-really-safe-online/

Five Nigerians held for online fraud in Hyderabad – Deccan Chronicle

Hyderabad: The cyber crime unit of Cyberabad arrested a five-member Nigerian gang for cheating under the pretext of selling a medical product on Saturday. 

The arrested accused were identified as Naagbo Benson Orayjuka,  Neharika alias Noori Deep Oroyjuka, Nilesh Umesh Kumar, Anaya Linus Egwuchulewu and Vchena Fidelis Vqwu. 

The gang has cheated in the name of products by cocodyma potogia, a dry nut used for medicines.

The arrest was made in Mumbai by the cyber crime unit based on a complaint from Kailash Choudhary, a businessman from Hyderabad, in which he stated that he contacted them via Facebook and ordered a sample for Rs 1.95 lakh. 

“They asked the victim to pay Rs 26 lakh and when the businessman refused, they stopped replying,” said cyber crime officials. A team was sent to arrest the gang and incriminating materials were recovered from them. A few members of the gang are absconding.  

Read more at: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/crime/291017/five-nigerians-held-for-online-fraud-in-hyderabad.html

Cyber bullying: tales from the front line – The i newspaper online iNews

A new stage show aims to raise awareness of the complexities of online bullying by drawing on young people’s real-life experiences

By Emily Jupp

Almost half of teenagers have been victims of cyber bullying. That worrying statistic was one of the findings in a recent report, Beyond the School Gates, from the University of Buckingham and the education charity Sir John Cass’s Foundation, which showed that 53 per cent of teenagers had had an embarrassing image posted online by others. The report also showed that parents were unaware of the extent to which their children had been bullied or bullied someone else on social media. Seventeen per cent of the 320 teenagers questioned reported being threatened online, but less than 8 per cent of parents believed this had happened to their child.

In order to raise greater awareness of how children are treated online, a new stage show, Cookies, is coming to London’s

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/education/cyber-bullying-tales-front-line/