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Video analytics, AI rise in 2018

A slew of high-profile breaches, including the largest data breach in South Africa’s history, in conjunction with a record number of armed robberies against businesses recorded last year, has moved security to the top of the priority list for many businesses.

In addition, cyber criminal organisations are increasingly sophisticated and well-funded, constantly finding new ways to exploit vulnerabilities, and widen the attack surface. And trends such as BYOD and the Internet of things, has only made this easier, by providing them with new access points.

South African companies are looking to stay up to date with the latest security trends in technology, which will enable them to opt for the most effective solutions that protect their property, personnel, customers and assets, says Roy Alves, sales director at Axis Communications.

Alves discusses several tech trends he sees coming to the fore in 2018. The first is the re-birth of video analytics. “For the

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Bitcoin boom may have made money for criminals [Video]

When the FBI seized Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht’s assets a few years back, the bureau confiscated 144,336 bitcoins, or around $28.5 million.

That was 2013, when a single bitcoin went for around $200. As both institutional and retail investors have taken a hold of the cryptocurrency looking to make it big, bitcoin’s value has exploded from around $1,000 per coin at the beginning of 2017 to over $15,000 at the end of 2017.

Today, if Ulbricht hadn’t lost his bitcoin, he’d have an amount equal to around $2.2 billion.

For years, bitcoin has been the de facto currency of black markets on the so-called dark web. Near anonymous (when used properly), easy to store, and able to be transferred without an in-person interaction, bitcoin was a

Read more at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/crypto-boom-may-made-criminals-wallets-richer-153914871.html

‘Fear-the-muslim’ video: Ahmedabad Cyber Crime Branch told to probe


The 75-second-long video in Gujarati begins with the subtitles, “Gujarat ma sanjhe 7 pachhi avu thai shake chhe’ (This can happen in Gujarat after 7 in the evening)”.

Taking cognizance of a complaint against a video clip, circulating on social media, Gujarat Police has ordered Ahmedabad Cyber Crime Cell to initiate a probe into it. The video clip shows a girl walking fearfully on a road as an azaan — Muslim call to prayer — is heard in the background.

While no one has owned up to the video that was circulated on WhatsApp, human rights lawyer Govind Parmar filed a complaint with the Election Commission and Gujarat police demanding a ban on the video and take legal action against the persons shown in the clip and its producers.

The Director-General of Police (DGP) office on Saturday issued a press

Read more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/ahmedabad/gujarat-elections-2017-fear-the-muslim-video-ahmedabad-cyber-crime-branch-told-to-probe-4944201/

‘Fear-the-muslim’ video: Ahmedabad Cyber Crime Branch told to …


The 75-second-long video in Gujarati begins with the subtitles, “Gujarat ma sanjhe 7 pachhi avu thai shake chhe’ (This can happen in Gujarat after 7 in the evening)”.

Taking cognizance of a complaint against a video clip, circulating on social media, Gujarat Police has ordered Ahmedabad Cyber Crime Cell to initiate a probe into it. The video clip shows a girl walking fearfully on a road as an azaan — Muslim call to prayer — is heard in the background.

While no one has owned up to the video that was circulated on WhatsApp, human rights lawyer Govind Parmar filed a complaint with the Election Commission and Gujarat police demanding a ban on the video and take legal action against the persons shown in the clip and its producers.

The Director-General of Police (DGP) office on Saturday issued a press

Read more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/ahmedabad/gujarat-elections-2017-fear-the-muslim-video-ahmedabad-cyber-crime-branch-told-to-probe-4944201/

German arrested over child porn video found on ‘dark net’ | Daily …

  • Police and cyber crime units were searching for girl, aged between four and five
  • Officers believed that she has been abused since about October last year
  • They took the unusual step of going public with images of the young victim
  • Police have now arrested a suspect after a man was turned in by the girl’s family

Allan Hall In Berlin for MailOnline

New York Man Pleads Guilty in Sextortion Case (Learn More, Video)

Justin R. Gulisano of Newark (Image courtesy of the Delaware Department of Justice)

A 25-year-old man who coerced sexually explicit photos and videos from a minor and distributed them on the Internet pleaded guilty on Oct. 2, to coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Acting U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss of the District of Delaware made the announcement.

Justin R. Gulisano of Newark, New York, was charged on March 10, 2016, and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark of the District of Delaware.

According to admissions made in connection with the plea agreement, Gulisano met the victim online when the victim was 15 years old. 

Gulisano began requesting and received sexually explicit images and videos from the victim. 

Read more at: https://americansecuritytoday.com/new-york-man-pleads-guilty-sextortion-case-learn-video/

New York Man Pleads Guilty in Sextortion Case (Learn More, Video …

Justin R. Gulisano of Newark (Image courtesy of the Delaware Department of Justice)

A 25-year-old man who coerced sexually explicit photos and videos from a minor and distributed them on the Internet pleaded guilty on Oct. 2, to coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Acting U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss of the District of Delaware made the announcement.

Justin R. Gulisano of Newark, New York, was charged on March 10, 2016, and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark of the District of Delaware.

According to admissions made in connection with the plea agreement, Gulisano met the victim online when the victim was 15 years old. 

Gulisano began requesting and received sexually explicit images and videos from the victim. 

Read more at: https://americansecuritytoday.com/new-york-man-pleads-guilty-sextortion-case-learn-video/

Thorn Launches Video Campaign To Shine Light On Growing …

“Too many sextortion victims stay quiet because of shame. We have to spread the word that we have each other’s backs,” said actress Shay Mitchell.  “Sextortion is a criminal act and the blame belongs with one person only – the perpetrator. I want to help victims talk more openly, find resources, find hope and get support.” 

As part of Thorn’s focused research on emerging forms of child abuse, they partnered with the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes Against Children Research Center to study this crime. Over 1,600 young people participated in this study and 1 in 3 of them had never told anyone about their abuse prior to this research. Shame, embarrassment, and self-blame kept many respondents from seeking help. That is specifically what this campaign aims to change – minimize the shame that keeps victims trapped, by talking about sextortion before it happens.

“At Thorn, we work

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Thorn Launches Video Campaign To Shine Light On Growing Cybercrime – Sextortion

“Too many sextortion victims stay quiet because of shame. We have to spread the word that we have each other’s backs,” said actress Shay Mitchell.  “Sextortion is a criminal act and the blame belongs with one person only – the perpetrator. I want to help victims talk more openly, find resources, find hope and get support.” 

As part of Thorn’s focused research on emerging forms of child abuse, they partnered with the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes Against Children Research Center to study this crime. Over 1,600 young people participated in this study and 1 in 3 of them had never told anyone about their abuse prior to this research. Shame, embarrassment, and self-blame kept many respondents from seeking help. That is specifically what this campaign aims to change – minimize the shame that keeps victims trapped, by talking about sextortion before it happens.

“At Thorn, we work

Read more at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/thorn-launches-video-campaign-to-shine-light-on-growing-cybercrime--sextortion-300529566.html

Have video of you watching porn, pay up or else: How cyber crooks are duping netizens

Cyber criminals have a new trick up their sleeve to dupe gullible netizens.

They tell their victims they’ve hacked their computers and recorded them watching porn. If they want those ‘explicit videos’ deleted, they’ll have to pay up. Cyber experts say that threats to post such videos on social media sites are baseless.

Complainants have contacted police, alleging that they have received emails from international hackers who claim to have hacked their mobile phone and computer and now have access to all their contacts and data.

In the mails, they claim that they’ve recorded videos using spying software and threaten to make them public if they aren’t paid $330 (Rs 21,544) in Bitcoin.

‘NEW MODUS OPERANDI’

A detailed investigation has revealed that scamsters haven’t hacked any computing device.

“It is a new modus operandi, where criminals are only cashing (in) on human behavior. As the number of porn viewers

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/cyber-criminal-porn-social-media-hackers/1/1059726.html