What do consumer credit reporting agency Equifax and ride-hailing company Uber have in common?
One would imagine that as large enterprises, they would check the boxes for good cyber-security practices: a healthy security budget, deployment of leading-edge cyber security technologies, and round-the-clock monitoring by well-trained cyber professionals.
Yet they were revealed last year to have been successfully hacked.
Equifax was the victim of one of the biggest data breaches in history with about 145 million consumers’ data compromised, including credit card numbers. Uber revealed it was breached in 2016, losing about 57 million users’ and drivers’ information worldwide. To make things worse, it paid the hacker US$100,000 to delete the stolen data, and to keep the hack quiet.
Last year was a watershed year with an unprecedented number of cyber hacks, leaks and data breaches. We believe 2018 will be worse, as attackers become increasingly creative with attack methods and increasingly destructive payloads that
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The Mumbai police on Tuesday arrested the brother-in-law of a prominent Bollywood actor on betting charges. A 67-year-old man from Versova became the latest victim of a vishing fraud, where a cyber criminal in a late night phone call posed as a bank official and tricked the senior citizen into giving his debit card details, and used them to withdraw Rs60,000 from his bank account. Mumbai University vice chancellor, Sanjay Deshmukh, who is on his way out, had told the Governor that monitoring the assessment of answer papers was not part of his day to day work. In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray said that Modi’s support to social media trolls could lead to anarchy. In a move that could set tongues wagging within political circles, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray for participating
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While the cut-offs across Mumbai colleges plunged in the first merit list for first year junior college (FYJC) admissions announced on Tuesday, the state Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) will release the merit list (SML) for medical and dental college admissions today.. Does exploring the city accompanied by your favourite authors sound fun? It’s now possible, thanks to a group of Mumbaiites hiding paperbacks around the city for bibliophiles to find, read and pass on. The police on Wednesday arrested two bikers, who were performing ‘Dhoom-style’ stunts at Mumbai’s Marine Drive “to impress girls”. Also, a lawyer from Lokhandwala lost Rs62,000 to debit card fraud, as her money was withdrawn in the United States last month.
Here are today’s top five picks:
1. FYJC admissions: A look at cut-offs at top colleges in Mumbai
The cut-offs across Mumbai colleges plunged in the first merit list for first year
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The internet is everywhere and it has become near impossible to imagine a life without it, especially for working professionals who heavily depend upon the web for information, networking, and communication. And journalists are no different.
In fact, without the internet, many journalists would find it difficult to gather information and do research for their reports and articles. However, there is a flip side to this, especially if you happen to be a female journalist. As part of their job, many journalists – male and female – join several virtual groups in order to be keyed in to breaking news, gather sources, and share their stories.
However, the sexist and misogynistic attitudes we see in real life are reflected in the virtual world, too, and what’s more, it’s often worse since the victim and perpetrator don’t even see each other.
When Mangalam TV in Kerala came out with its questionable “scandal” involving a
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In the biggest data breach of the year, user details of more than 412 million accounts were exposed in a data breach at FriendFinder Networks, that once again confirmed poor user data protection and poor password practices.
In addition to confirmation of a 2014 breach at Yahoo that exposed a record 500 million accounts, 2016 also saw a string of other breaches, including the Dailymotion breach, which prompted calls for password alternatives, the US Navy breach, which highlighted third-party cyber risk, the breach at mobile network operator Three, which highlighed several security issues, the Dropbox breach, and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service data breach, which showed security is still not a priority for many organisations.
Read more at: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450404344/Top-10-cyber-crime-stories-of-2016
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.