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Men Being Targeted In Facebook Blackmail Sex Scam – Sextortion

Men are being targeted for blackmail on Facebook and local police are saying use common sense.

The East Algoma OPP is warning the public about a scam that seems to be targeting men on social media like Facebook, dating sites or pornographic websites.

Sextortion is where people are lured into an online relationship.

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 up or the video will be released publicly or sent to a list of friends.

Police say protect yourself by denying any requests to perform an illicit act over the internet and disable your webcam or any other camera when you are not using it.

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, call police or report online

Read more at: https://www.myespanolanow.com/15825/men-targeted-facebook-blackmail-sex-scam-sextortion/

Men Being Targeted In Facebook Blackmail Sex Scam – Sextortion …

Men are being targeted for blackmail on Facebook and local police are saying use common sense.

The East Algoma OPP is warning the public about a scam that seems to be targeting men on social media like Facebook, dating sites or pornographic websites.

Sextortion is where people are lured into an online relationship.

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 up or the video will be released publicly or sent to a list of friends.

Police say protect yourself by denying any requests to perform an illicit act over the internet and disable your webcam or any other camera when you are not using it.

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, call police or report online

Read more at: https://www.myespanolanow.com/15825/men-targeted-facebook-blackmail-sex-scam-sextortion/

Targeted Attacks on Industrial Sector Growing Rapidly

Cyberattacks against businesses in the industrial sector are on the rise, hitting more than a quarter of respondents in a recent survey.

The IT Security Risks Survey from Kaspersky Lab has found that one of the fastest growing types of threats among the multitude of types that threatened industrial organizations in 2017 was targeted attacks. About 28% of the 962 industrial companies surveyed have faced targeted attacks in the last 12 months. That’s 8% more than last year, when only a fifth of the industrial market experienced targeted attacks.

“The fact that the most dangerous incident type has grown by more than a third strongly suggests that cyber-criminal groups are paying much closer attention to the industrial sector,” Kaspersky noted in the report, adding that it has seen the emergence of specific malware targeting vulnerabilities in industrial automation components in 2018.

Even as threats grow, these organizations remain unprepared.

Read more at: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/targeted-attacks-on-industrial/

Targeted Attacks on Industrial Sector Growing Rapidly – Infosecurity …

Cyberattacks against businesses in the industrial sector are on the rise, hitting more than a quarter of respondents in a recent survey.

The IT Security Risks Survey from Kaspersky Lab has found that one of the fastest growing types of threats among the multitude of types that threatened industrial organizations in 2017 was targeted attacks. About 28% of the 962 industrial companies surveyed have faced targeted attacks in the last 12 months. That’s 8% more than last year, when only a fifth of the industrial market experienced targeted attacks.

“The fact that the most dangerous incident type has grown by more than a third strongly suggests that cyber-criminal groups are paying much closer attention to the industrial sector,” Kaspersky noted in the report, adding that it has seen the emergence of specific malware targeting vulnerabilities in industrial automation components in 2018.

Even as threats grow, these organizations remain unprepared.

Read more at: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/targeted-attacks-on-industrial/

Hacker targeted Sainsbury’s and Asda then flogged customers’ info online

A HACKER yesterday admitted targeting Sainsbury’s and Asda as he plundered personal info on shoppers to flog to crooks on the dark web.

Argos also fell prey to cyber-criminal Grant West, 25 — as did bookies Ladbrokes and Coral.

 Sainsbury's was among the many hacked by Grant West
Sainsbury’s was among the many hacked by Grant West

Online takeaway service Just Eat had personal data on 165,000 users swiped by him.

Cops found £25,000 of cash when they swooped on his home in Minster-on-Sea, Kent.

He also sold cannabis via his dark web “shop”, London’s Southwark crown court heard.

The crook drummed his fingers in the dock as if typing as he admitted charges including conspiracy to defraud, hacking and money laundering.

The Just Eat attack cost the firm more than £200,000 to fix.

A judge remanded the

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5144136/hacker-shoppers-argos-companies-cyber/

Irish Water warns customers are being targeted in new email scam asking for bank details for long awaited water …

IRISH Water are warning customers about a new cyber scam that asks punters for their bank details in order for them to refund their long awaited water charges.

The phishing scam sees hackers send out thousands of emails claiming to be from Irish Water and telling customers that they need to fill in their bank details in order to receive their refund.

Irish Water customers have been receiving the dodgy emails

Irish Water customers have been receiving the dodgy emails

The professional looking email directs the reader to a bank details field before re-routing the user to the official Irish Water website so they don’t realise they have been conned.

Cyber crime expert Urban Schrott of ESET Ireland said the Irish Water scam was first flagged to him earlier this week and he described the bogus email as “professional” and potentially effective.

He told the

Read more at: https://www.thesun.ie/news/1864151/irish-water-warns-customers-are-being-targeted-in-new-email-scam-asking-for-bank-details-for-long-awaited-water-charges-refunds/

Irish Water warn customers are being targeted in new email scam …

IRISH Water are warning customers about a new cyber scam that asks punters for their bank details in order for them to refund their long awaited water charges.

The phishing scam sees hackers send out thousands of emails claiming to be from Irish Water and telling customers that they need to fill in their bank details in order to receive their refund.

Irish Water customers have been receiving the dodgy emails

Irish Water customers have been receiving the dodgy emails

The professional looking email directs the reader to a bank details field before re-routing the user to the official Irish Water website so they don’t realise they have been conned.

Cyber crime expert Urban Schrott of ESET Ireland said the Irish Water scam was first flagged to him earlier this week and he described the bogus email as “professional” and potentially effective.

He told the

Read more at: https://www.thesun.ie/news/1864151/irish-water-warns-customers-are-being-targeted-in-new-email-scam-asking-for-bank-details-for-long-awaited-water-charges-refunds/

SWIFT messaging system of Nepal’s NIC Asia Bank targeted in cyber heist


Cyber crime, SWIFT bank messaging system, Nepal bank cyber attack, NIC Asia Bank, Central Nepal Rastra Bank, Bangladesh central bank, bank IT department, SWIFT users, core messaging services, potential fraud casesCyber crime, SWIFT bank messaging system, Nepal bank cyber attack, NIC Asia Bank, Central Nepal Rastra Bank, Bangladesh central bank, bank IT department, SWIFT users, core messaging services, potential fraud cases A bank in Nepal is the latest victim in a string of cyber heists targeting the global SWIFT bank messaging system, though most of the stolen funds have been recovered. (File Photo)

Russian hackers targeted Phoenix library data, not Arizona voter info

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It turns out Russian hackers didn’t target Arizona’s statewide voter-registration database in an incident the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned about this fall — they targeted the Phoenix library.

That’s according to city and state officials who spoke with The Arizona Republic about reports that the Russian government tried to infiltrate a database in Arizona during the 2016 election.

The confirmation is the latest twist in a confusing series of intelligence updates that have

Read more at: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2017/11/07/russian-hackers-targeted-phoenix-library-data-not-arizona-voter-info/819283001/

Company that operates Centra, Mace and Supervalu targeted in cyber crime attack

The Cork-based retail company Musgrave Group have been targeted in a cyber attack.

The company owns Centra, Mace and Supervalu stores across Ireland.

They confirmed today that cyber criminals have attempted to steal customers credit and debit card numbers and expiry dates but not cardholder names, ccv numbers or pin numbers.