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Cyber crime, online scamming of businesses up 30 per cent, but just tip of the iceberg: ACCC

Posted

May 19, 2017 06:51:52

A projection of cyber code on a hooded man is pictured in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017.
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Ransomware often uses the guise of a legitimate business to install a virus which corrupts a computer until a ransom is paid. (Reuters: Kacper Pempel/Illustration)

At first glance, the email from the chairman of the school board to accounts payable did not seem too odd.

While the chairman’s email address was not familiar to Launceston Church

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-19/cybercrime,-online-scamming-of-business-up-30pc:-accc/8537992

Cyber crime, online scamming of businesses up 30 per cent, but just …

Posted

May 19, 2017 06:51:52

A projection of cyber code on a hooded man is pictured in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017.
Photo:

Ransomware often uses the guise of a legitimate business to install a virus which corrupts a computer until a ransom is paid. (Reuters: Kacper Pempel/Illustration)

At first glance, the email from the chairman of the school board to accounts payable did not seem too odd.

While the chairman’s email address was not familiar to Launceston Church

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-19/cybercrime,-online-scamming-of-business-up-30pc:-accc/8537992

True Crime Online: Shocking Stories of Scamming, Stalking, Murder, and Mayhem

This new book by a top cybercrime expert and victim’s advocate explores horrific real-life crimes with roots in cyberspace. Author J. A. Hitchcock (Net Crimes & Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering Web Spammers, Stalkers, and Con Artists) is celebrated for her work to pass tough cybercrime legislation, train law enforcement, and help victims fight back. In True Crime Online: Shocking Stories of Scamming, Stalking, Murder, and Mayhem, she journeys into the darkest recesses of the internet to document the most depraved criminals imaginable, from bullies and stalkers to scam artists, sexual predators, and serial killers.

Revealing many of the most extreme and horrifying examples of modern cyber crime, she seeks to educate the millions of YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook users about the various hazards posed by new media. Covering the identity theft and subsequent murder of Amy Boyer in 1999, avoiding sexual predators, defending bank accounts against fraudulent phishing scams, and the rise of online bullying, Hitchcock provides a compelling, broad-ranging collection of case studies from which consumers can learn to defend themselves and their families against online criminals.

This collection of real-life horror stories is a must-read for true crime aficionados and fans of such television fare as 48 Hours Mystery, Forensic Files, and the Investigation Discovery channel. Guaranteed to shock and surprise, this book will forever change the way users experience the internet.