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Don’t think the police will help you find, let alone catch, cyber criminals if they make off with your corporate loot. And don’t think this is only a problem for companies in other countries. South African businesses, like South Africans themselves, are increasingly being targeted.

The story of a local bank being taken for R300 million by cyber criminals who had 100 people withdrawing money from ATMs in Japan made the headlines. But South African companies, unlike their US counterparts, are not required by law to report cases of cyber theft so how many more have gone by unmentioned? The bank reportedly never got its cash back so it’s still wise to secure your systems from attack; the more proactive the better.

The likelihood of cyber attackers plundering your vaults is already vast and growing daily. The threat landscape today is highly sophisticated but our defences are typically outdated and reactive

Read more at: https://www.itweb.co.za/content/KPNG878XEr674mwD

Schoolgirl receives death-threats from bullies using ‘cyber-bullying’ app

Schoolgirl sent death-threats from trolls using 'cyber-bullying' app
Loretta Chester and her daughter, Jazzminn Chester, 14, with some of the messages (Picture: BPM Media)

A schoolgirl is warning others to be aware of an app that has allowed bullies to comment vile death threats anonymously on her social media posts.

Jazzminn Chester, 14, was told to ‘cut herself to death’ and ‘just do people a favour and commit’ by anonymous trolls using the app Sarahah – which has over 300 million users worldwide.

Toddler reunited with stolen ‘best friend’ after offering £10,000 reward

It can be used in conjunction wioth Snapchat and allows people to give feedback on social media pictures without revealing their identity.

Creators of Sarahah claim it can be used as a ‘self development tool’ to ‘discover areas of improvement’ and was originally

Read more at: http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/14/schoolgirl-receives-death-threats-bullies-using-cyber-bullying-app-7227659/

‘Cut yourself to death’: Sick cyber bullies using ‘anonymous feedback’ app Sarahah taunt schoolgirl, 14, to kill …

A schoolgirl has warned about a social media app that has led to her being bullied and told to take her own life in sinister and cruel messages.

The phone app Sarahah, which has over 300 million users worldwide and can be used in conjunction with Snapchat. 

It allows people to give others ‘anonymous feedback’ on their social media pictures.

Creators of Sarahah claim it can be used as a ‘self development tool’ to ‘discover areas of improvement’ and was originally intended for people to use in the workplace. It’s popularity soared late last year.

Jazzminn Chester, of Grimsby, has warned about a social media app that has led to her being bullied and told to take her own life in sinister and cruel messages

Jazzminn Chester, of Grimsby, has warned about a social media app that has led to her

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5266395/Teenagers-warning-anonymous-cyber-bullying-app.html

How Racine’s ‘Bow Tie Biz Kid’ is Using Fashion in the Fight Against Bullying

Bullying continues to be a problem across the country. “It can cause physical damage that we see on the outside, but it can cause emotional distress which leads to things like depression, loneliness, anxiety,” Clay Anton, of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, explains.  However, there are many efforts underway to help curb bullying. Take, for example, eleven-year-old Alex Hart-Upendo from Racine.

He’s is combating bullying through his business, Build-A-Bow.

Hart-Upendo says kids used to call him “nerd” and “dork” because he was smart. So he decided to make the term “nerd” fashionable, by designing and selling whimsical bow ties.

“I’ve been wearing bow ties since I was like 3 years old; it was a fashion statement to me. While I was being bullied, bow ties gave me confidence. It was a way I could speak, without speaking,” he says.

Read more at: http://wuwm.com/post/how-racines-bow-tie-biz-kid-using-fashion-fight-against-bullying

Woman jailed after using series of male aliases in cyber stalking campaign

A woman who used male aliases to pursue online relationships with ten women has been jailed for 22 months for cyber stalking.

Adele Rennie admitted using a host of invented aliases to carry out a series of stalking and sexual offences, a breach of the data protection act and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The former nurse used the names David Graham, David Crolla and Davie, Marco and Matthew Mancini to pursue online relationships with ten women through various social media sites, dating websites and apps over a four year period, the Crown Office said.

She often reused the same storyline and characters, referencing the same names and using the same photos in each interaction and in some instances she would call and speak to her victims using a voice changing app.

Rennie would arrange to meet her victims and then cancel at the last moment, often with

Read more at: https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/scotland/woman-jailed-after-using-series-of-male-aliases-in-cyber-stalking-campaign/

Woman jailed after using series of male aliases in cyber stalking …

A woman who used male aliases to pursue online relationships with ten women has been jailed for 22 months for cyber stalking.

Adele Rennie admitted using a host of invented aliases to carry out a series of stalking and sexual offences, a breach of the data protection act and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The former nurse used the names David Graham, David Crolla and Davie, Marco and Matthew Mancini to pursue online relationships with ten women through various social media sites, dating websites and apps over a four year period, the Crown Office said.

She often reused the same storyline and characters, referencing the same names and using the same photos in each interaction and in some instances she would call and speak to her victims using a voice changing app.

Rennie would arrange to meet her victims and then cancel at the last moment, often with

Read more at: https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/scotland/woman-jailed-after-using-series-of-male-aliases-in-cyber-stalking-campaign/

Over 90 percent of security pros worry about cyber criminals using AI

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While machine learning and artificial intelligence are becoming key to cyber security, a new survey shows that a majority of security professionals worry that the technology could be used against them.

The study by cyber security company Webroot reveals that 91 percent are concerned about hackers using AI against companies in cyber attacks.

Among other findings is that the US is an early adopter of AI for cyber security, with 87 percent of US professionals reporting their organizations are currently using AI as part of their security strategy.

Three quarters of cyber security professionals in the US believe that, within the next three years, their company will not be able to safeguard digital assets without AI. Overall, 99 percent believe AI could improve their organization’s cyber security.

Respondents identified key uses for AI including time-critical threat detection tasks, such as identifying

Read more at: https://betanews.com/2017/12/14/cyber-criminal-ai-use/

Russian cyber criminals enjoy cut price five-star holidays by using reward points stolen from innocent Britons

  • Cyber criminals based in Russia are stealing Britons’ air miles and reward points 
  • They are then using them to buy luxury five-star holidays at a huge discount
  • Research company which released the report said one worried bank which has has banned customers from buying flights in Russia using its reward scheme

Keiligh Baker for MailOnline

Are you sure about that link? Crooks are using this trick to fool you into visiting bad websites

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‘Combosquatting’ sees attackers taking advantage of the trust users have in legitimate brands.


Image: iStock

Internet users are at increasingly at risk of credential theft, malware infection and more as cyber criminals have come up with a new way of creating fake versions of real websites.

Rather than the tried-and-tested method

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/are-you-sure-about-that-link-crooks-are-using-this-trick-to-fool-you-into-visiting-bad-websites/

Are you sure about that link? Crooks are using this trick to fool you …

istock-keyboard.jpg

‘Combosquatting’ sees attackers taking advantage of the trust users have in legitimate brands.


Image: iStock

Internet users are at increasingly at risk of credential theft, malware infection and more as cyber criminals have come up with a new way of creating fake versions of real websites.

Rather than the tried-and-tested method

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/are-you-sure-about-that-link-crooks-are-using-this-trick-to-fool-you-into-visiting-bad-websites/