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Think Before You Post Avoid Sextortion – OPP

Criminals engaged in Cybercrime look to end their year with a bounty of your holiday cheer.

Criminals engaged in Cybercrime look to end their year with a bounty of your holiday cheer.

BLIND RIVER – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment want to warn 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 through social media, dating sites or pornographic websites. 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 a fee or the video will be released publicly or sent

Read more at: http://www.netnewsledger.com/2018/01/11/think-post-avoid-sextortion-opp/

NetNewsLedger – Think Before You Post Avoid Sextortion – OPP

Criminals engaged in Cybercrime look to end their year with a bounty of your holiday cheer.

Criminals engaged in Cybercrime look to end their year with a bounty of your holiday cheer.

BLIND RIVER – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment want to warn 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 through social media, dating sites or pornographic websites. 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 a fee or the video will be released publicly or sent

Read more at: http://www.netnewsledger.com/2018/01/11/think-post-avoid-sextortion-opp/

You’ve got mail and why you should think twice before leaping to help

NEW DELHI: When the senior manager of a firm based in Nehru Place received an SOS mail from the “CEO” asking for an urgent transfer of around Rs 5 lakh to finalise a deal, the employee had no reasons to suspect foul play.

However, just before he was to process the RTGS transfer, he informed his office so that they could take it up from there. This last-minute decision revealed that it was a con job by crooks posing as the CEO and other officials of random firms.

The racket was busted with the arrest of two men, including a Nigerian national who can speak fluent Hindi. The accused have been identified as Amit Gupta (31) and Bill Uzowuru Izuchukwu (31).

The two men have allegedly duped scores of people and collected more than Rs 1 crore in the last four

Read more at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/youve-got-mail-and-why-you-should-think-twice-before-leaping-to-help/articleshow/62386492.cms

Security: Making yourself a hard target for hackers is easier than you think

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Teaching staff even the most basic cyber security techniques can help protect them in the workplace – and at home.


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We seem to be in the grip of a data breach epidemic. Whether it’s big businesses falling victim to cyber espionage campaigns, workers foolishly handing over their credentials in

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/security-making-yourself-a-hard-target-for-hackers-is-easier-than-you-think/

Let’s make hackers think twice

You’ve almost certainly heard something similar to the following: cyberattacks are resulting in severe damage to our economy and compromising the personal information of Americans.

But what does that mean?

In almost every case, it means a piece of an American citizen is being taken. That could include their social security number, credit score, bank account information, phone number, address or even their shopping habits. A successful cyberattack means that what’s most intimate and important to us — our identity, our habits, our trust — was stolen. 

There are many factors that contribute to the environment that make cyberattacks possible. But one of the major problems is that criminal statutes and our law enforcement framework are simply unable to address to the severity of the cyber crime threat. Public policy has not kept up with technology.

Very few hackers are ever caught. In fact, the federal government prosecuted far more “check and postal

Read more at: http://thehill.com/opinion/cybersecurity/357004-lets-make-hackers-think-twice

You think your company can’t be hacked? Here’s what you don’t know

When his phoned pinged, Gaurav Kumar thought it was just another one of the many hundreds of emails he got everyday. Kumar (name changed) was the chief executive of an outsourcing firm in Pune, with clients all over the world, and that meant his phone never stopped pinging.

A quick glance at the glowing screen revealed that this might be a different kind of a mail. It was from one of the company’s largest clients from the United States and was marked urgent.

His heart sank as he started reading the mail. It was the kind of news that no chief executive likes to hear. This client had ordered immediate suspension of all work. There had been a breach of the private data of their customers, and hackers had put it up on dark-web marketplaces.

The US-based client suspected

Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/you-think-your-company-cant-be-hacked-heres-what-you-dont-know/articleshow/61130287.cms

Your smart TV, fridge could be hacked a lot more easily than you may think

Akash came home from work to find his home had been ransacked. There was no sign of a break-in or any other struggle. It looked as if the thieves had just walked in through the front door. On closer investigation, Akash learnt that he wasn’t robbed by run-of-the-mill crooks.

These were intelligent hackers, who got access to his Smart TV and used that to access his home security system and completely disable it.

Even though Akash knew about the risks smart gadgets pose, he never thought he would be a victim, or that his TV could be used for such a crime.

Every day there is a new connected home gadget claiming to make your life easier and better. From our phones being able to play our favorite tunes on demand, to the lights and air-conditioners automatically turning on when we

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/your-smart-tv-fridge-could-be-hacked-a-lot-more-easily-than-you-may-think/articleshow/61037784.cms

Someone You Know May Be a Victim of Sextortion | Big Think

One of the most precious things two people can share is trust. In new relationships, though, it’s often the case that the person we see isn’t the actual person in front of us, but a construction of our hopeful imagination. We’re eager to trust, and everyone has had the experience of doing so with someone who turns out, in the end, to be unworthy. When this happens, secrets we’ve shared, including our bodies, feel misspent. And if those secrets include intimate photos given to a romantic partner or anyone else, we feel especially exposed. And we should: An increasing number of people, from teenagers through millennials, are finding themselves victimized by others threatening to publish compromising photos unless they get what

Read more at: http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/someone-you-know-may-be-a-victim-of-sextortion

Think about getting a cyber cover if you have not already

Criminal activities carried out with the help of computer / electronic devices along with use of internet would qualify as cyber crime. It can be committed as a combination of either our failure to do something properly or the criminal overwhelms the system to gain access. For example – access-point weakness, negligence, confidential information, craze for sharing information, Malware/ Ransomware, among others.

Last few years have seen a quantum jump in cyber attacks on business enterprises and our awareness of the same due to frequent media attention. Cyber crime is happening at a phenomenal pace of half-a–million per minute!

Increased digitisation of personal and commercial finances has opened up billions of opportunities for the criminal minds. “Wanna Cry” and “Petya” are the latest in a series of cyber attacks this year, once again highlighting the urgent and continuous attention to the vulnerabilities of the

Read more at: http://www.dnaindia.com/personal-finance/report-think-about-getting-a-cyber-cover-if-you-have-not-already-2548836