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Hackers stole $172 billion last year: Consumers should avoid these mistakes

Online hackers made out like true bandits in 2017, stealing over $172 billion from people in 20 countries around the world, a new report said.

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Norton Cyber Security released its annual insights report and found that 44% of consumers were affected by a cybercrime in the last 12 months with an average victim losing $142.

The most common cybercrime reported was having a device infected by a virus or another security threat, at 53%. Other crimes included debit or credit card fraud (38%), having an account password compromised (34%), encountering unauthorized access to or hacking of an email or social media account (34%) and making a purchase online that turned out to be a scam (33%).

Norton found that typically cybercrime victims share three common traits. Here’s what it found:

1) Overconfidence in Cybersecurity Prowess:
Consumers who’ve fallen victim to cybercrime emphasize the importance of online security more

Read more at: http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2018/01/24/hackers-stole-172-billion-last-year-consumers-should-avoid-these-mistakes.html

Hackers stole $172 billion last year: Consumers should avoid these …

Online hackers made out like true bandits in 2017, stealing over $172 billion from people in 20 countries around the world, a new report said.

Continue Reading Below

Norton Cyber Security released its annual insights report and found that 44% of consumers were affected by a cybercrime in the last 12 months with an average victim losing $142.

The most common cybercrime reported was having a device infected by a virus or another security threat, at 53%. Other crimes included debit or credit card fraud (38%), having an account password compromised (34%), encountering unauthorized access to or hacking of an email or social media account (34%) and making a purchase online that turned out to be a scam (33%).

Norton found that typically cybercrime victims share three common traits. Here’s what it found:

1) Overconfidence in Cybersecurity Prowess:
Consumers who’ve fallen victim to cybercrime emphasize the importance of online security more

Read more at: http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2018/01/24/hackers-stole-172-billion-last-year-consumers-should-avoid-these-mistakes.html

Researchers expose Russian cyber bank robbers who stole over $10M

Researchers expose Russian cyber bank robbers who stole over $10M

A Russian cyber-criminal group has stolen at least US$ 10 million (£8.5 million) from financial institutions and other organisations in the US, UK, and Russia, typically by targeting card processing systems and interbank transfer systems, according to a new report and corresponding blog post from Group-IB. In some cases, the actors even used money mules to withdraw stolen funds from physical ATM locations.

The previously undisclosed group, named MoneyTaker (after one of its malware tools), has launched more than 20 successful attacks between May 2016 and November 2017, claiming mostly small community banks among its victims, but also a credit union, financial service/software providers, and a law firm. In total, there were 16 attacks on US organisations, three on Russian banks and one against a UK software company, Group-IB reported.

The bad actors stole from its first US bank in May 2016 by gaining access

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/news/researchers-expose-russian-cyber-bank-robbers-who-stole-over-10m/article/718186/

Researchers expose Russian cyber bank robbers who stole over …

Researchers expose Russian cyber bank robbers who stole over $10M

A Russian cyber-criminal group has stolen at least US$ 10 million (£8.5 million) from financial institutions and other organisations in the US, UK, and Russia, typically by targeting card processing systems and interbank transfer systems, according to a new report and corresponding blog post from Group-IB. In some cases, the actors even used money mules to withdraw stolen funds from physical ATM locations.

The previously undisclosed group, named MoneyTaker (after one of its malware tools), has launched more than 20 successful attacks between May 2016 and November 2017, claiming mostly small community banks among its victims, but also a credit union, financial service/software providers, and a law firm. In total, there were 16 attacks on US organisations, three on Russian banks and one against a UK software company, Group-IB reported.

The bad actors stole from its first US bank in May 2016 by gaining access

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/news/researchers-expose-russian-cyber-bank-robbers-who-stole-over-10m/article/718186/

Hacker codenamed ‘Alf’ from Home and Away stole secret data on …

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October 12, 2017 10:55:37

A F-35B joint strike fighter in flight is seen from above
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A US Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter jet conducts manoeuvres over the Atlantic. (Reuters: US Marine Corps)

A mystery hacker who was given the alias of an Australian soap opera character has stolen sensitive information about Australia’s warplanes and navy ships from a Defence subcontractor.

About 30 gigabytes of data was stolen, including information on Australia’s $17 billion Joint Strike Fighter program, and $4 billion P-8 surveillance plane

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-11/hacker-stole-data-from-defence-subcontractor/9040906

Hacker codenamed ‘Alf’ from Home and Away stole secret data on Joint Strike Fighter jets and surveillance planes

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October 12, 2017 13:23:49

Alastair MacGibbon speaks about defence subcontractor hacking (Image: Reuters/US Marine Corps)Video: Alastair MacGibbon speaks about defence subcontractor hacking (Image: Reuters/US Marine Corps)

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A mystery hacker who was given the alias of an Australian soap opera character has stolen sensitive information about Australia’s warplanes and navy ships from a Defence subcontractor.

About 30 gigabytes of data was stolen, including information on Australia’s $17 billion Joint Strike Fighter program, and $4 billion P-8 surveillance plane project.

As first reported by ZDNet, the hacker infiltrated the system July 2016 and authorities were only alerted

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-11/hacker-stole-data-from-defence-subcontractor/9040906

Feds: Nigerian stole state school workers’ W-2s in IRS scheme …


An accused cyber criminal from Nigeria has been arrested on fraud and identity theft charges in a scheme that stole the W-2 forms of Connecticut school employees to steal thousands from the IRS.

Daniel Adekunle Ojo, 33,, a citizen of Nigeria living in Durham, N.C., was arrested Thursday by federal authorities. Following his arrest at in Durham residence, Ojo appeared before a U.S. magistrate judge in Greensboro, N.C., and was ordered detained pending his transfer to Connecticut.

As alleged in the criminal complaint, special agents from the FBI’s cybercrime squad in New Haven and the IRS have been investigating “phishing” emails that were sent to various school districts in Connecticut earlier this year.

In February 2017, an employee

Read more at: http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Nigerian-busted-in-ID-theft-fraud-of-state-11734123.php

Feds: Nigerian stole state school workers’ W-2s in IRS scheme


An accused cyber criminal from Nigeria has been arrested on fraud and identity theft charges in a scheme that stole the W-2 forms of Connecticut school employees to steal thousands from the IRS.

Daniel Adekunle Ojo, 33,, a citizen of Nigeria living in Durham, N.C., was arrested Thursday by federal authorities. Following his arrest at in Durham residence, Ojo appeared before a U.S. magistrate judge in Greensboro, N.C., and was ordered detained pending his transfer to Connecticut.

As alleged in the criminal complaint, special agents from the FBI’s cybercrime squad in New Haven and the IRS have been investigating “phishing” emails that were sent to various school districts in Connecticut earlier this year.

In February 2017, an employee

Read more at: http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Nigerian-busted-in-ID-theft-fraud-of-state-11734123.php

Former VH1 reality star ‘stole nude photos of his Virgin Islands Congressional Delegate boss and posted them on …

Two former staffers have been charged with leaking naked photos and videos of a Virgin Islands’ delegate and her husband online.

Juan McCullum, who was general counsel for the Delegate, Stacey Plaskett, was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of cyber-stalking for stealing nude photos and videos of Plaskett and her husband and leaking them online. 

McCullum previously appeared on the VH1 reality-dating show ‘I Love New York’ under the name ‘Pretty’ and in 2015 was named the fifth hottest person in politics by The Hill.

Plaskett, although not mentioned in the indictment, last year addressed that images of her and her husband Jonathan Buckney-Small were hacked and released. 

McCullum, 35, and the second staffer indicted, Dorene Browne-Louis, worked for the Plaskett during that time frame.

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Former VH1 reality star and his colleague ‘stole nude photos and videos of a Virgin Islands delegate and her husband …

Two former staffers have been charged with leaking naked photos and videos of a Virgin Islands’ delegate and her husband online.

Juan McCullum, who was general counsel for the Delegate, Stacey Plaskett, was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of cyber-stalking for stealing nude photos and videos of Plaskett and her husband and leaking them online. 

McCullum previously appeared on the VH1 reality-dating show ‘I Love New York’ under the name ‘Pretty’ and in 2015 was named the fifth hottest person in politics by The Hill.

Plaskett, although not mentioned in the indictment, last year addressed that images of her and her husband Jonathan Buckney-Small were hacked and released. 

McCullum, 35, and the second staffer indicted, Dorene Browne-Louis, worked for the Plaskett during that time frame.

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