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11 VIDEOS Kaspersky conference 2017: APAC cyber espionage very bad but worst still to come

Kaspersky Lab. The company is now 20 years old, and has evolved a deep threat intelligence and security expertise portfolio of products and services. These fight against ever more intricate and evolving digital threats, and protect 400 million users and 270,000 corporate clients globally, with Kaspersky Lab famously uncovering various nation-state level malware and hacking activities before its competitors.

Just concluded is the company’s 3rd annual APAC Cyber Security Conference, in Thailand, with the company seeking to unravel the truth on the worsening cyber espionage problem against countries, governments, critical infrastructure and companies in the dynamic and turbulent Asia Pacific region.

Once just a plot of fanciful James Bond or certain Bruce Willis movies, among others, cyber espionage has grown so fast and so far, including startlingly sophisticated nation state hacking activities, that cyber espionage is beyond an alarming threat.

Indeed, it has crossed the rubicon between the worlds

Read more at: https://www.itwire.com/security/80351-11-videos-kaspersky-conference-2017-apac-cyber-espionage-very-bad-but-worst-still-to-come.html

11 VIDEOS Kaspersky conference 2017: APAC cyber espionage very bad, but worst still to come

Kaspersky Lab. The company is now 20 years old, and has evolved a deep threat intelligence and security expertise portfolio of products and services. These fight against ever more intricate and evolving digital threats, and protect 400 million users and 270,000 corporate clients globally, with Kaspersky Lab famously uncovering various nation-state level malware and hacking activities before its competitors.

Just concluded is the company’s 3rd annual APAC Cyber Security Conference, in Thailand, with the company seeking to unravel the truth on the worsening cyber espionage problem against countries, governments, critical infrastructure and companies in the dynamic and turbulent Asia Pacific region.

Once just a plot of fanciful James Bond or certain Bruce Willis movies, among others, cyber espionage has grown so fast and so far, including startlingly sophisticated nation-state hacking activities, that cyber espionage is beyond an alarming threat.


https://www.itwire.com/security/80351-11-videos-kaspersky-conference-2017-apac-cyber-espionage-very-bad-but-worst-still-to-come.html

This pup is a cyber criminal’s worst nightmare

She has baleful brown eyes and big, floppy ears — but it’s that wet, pink nose that should make cyber criminals quake with terror.

Meet Haley the cyber dog — New York law enforcement’s newest tool for sniffing out the hidden electronic devices that can put fraudsters, embezzlers, terrorists and pedophiles securely in jail.

K-9s have been trained to sniff out drugs and explosives for some time. But dogs like Haley can detect hidden computers, cellphones and thumb drives — and take a bite out of financial crime, child porn and terrorism.

Harley, a 2-year-old, female yellow Labrador retriever, will be deployed by the Westchester County Police Department and the FBI.

“Cyber crime is no match for Harley’s nose,” said Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who will appear at Harley’s coming-out demonstration party at the Westchester Police Academy in Valhalla on Monday.

“This is old-fashioned policing catching 21st-century criminals,” Astorino added.

“She is going to crack

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/09/17/this-pup-is-a-cyber-criminals-worst-nightmare/

Bakersfield Man Who Wanted to Be ‘Worst Cyberterrorist Who Ever Lived’ Charged in Indiana Child Sextortion Case …

A Bakersfield man faces felony charges in connection with the cyber threats that put Plainfield, Indiana, on edge more than a year ago—and federal authorities believe he victimized minors in at least 10 other federal districts in a “sextortion” scheme.

Buster Hernandez, 26, is charged with sexual exploitation of a child, threats to use an explosive device and threats to injure in the Plainfield case, which began with a series of threats posted on social media on Dec. 16, 2015, according to KTLA sister station WXIN in Indianapolis.

Federal prosecutors announced charges in the case during a news conference Monday.

Hernandez was arrested Thursday at his residence in Bakersfield and had an initial hearing Friday. He’ll be moved to Indianapolis by the end of the week.

U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said Monday that Hernandez wanted to be the “worst cyberterrorist who ever lived.”

Plainfield Community School Corporation closed school a day before winter break

Read more at: http://ktla.com/2017/08/07/bakersfield-man-who-wanted-to-be-worst-cyberterrorist-who-ever-lived-charged-in-indiana-child-sextortion-case-officials/

Sarasota, Fla.’s 2016 Ransomware Attack was Worst in City’s History

(TNS) — SARASOTA, Fla. — A cyber attack that crippled Sarasota City Hall computer systems early last year was far more severe than previously reported publicly, a newly released administrative review reveals.

The “ransomware” virus was the worst cyber attack in the city’s history, encrypting 160,000 city files and demanding up to $33 million in the virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock them.

Only swift action from the city’s information technology staff to literally “pull the plug” on the government’s network saved the city from catastrophic data loss and financial cost, according to the investigation.

“In 25 years, that’s the worst disaster I’ve ever encountered. … It was an end-of-life event from the IT perspective,” City IT Director Herminio Rodriguez told city investigators.

The February 2016 attack was contained in a matter of hours and IT staff’s all-nighter restored the system by the next morning. It was only first publicly

Read more at: http://www.govtech.com/security/Sarasota-Flas-2016-Ransomware-Attack-was-Worst-in-Citys-History.html

Five of the worst cases of cyber crime the world has ever seen – from data theft of one BILLION Yahoo users to …

CYBER crime can affect anyone at any time.

Our sharing of personal information and reliance on online services make us all potential targets of internet crime.

Cyber crime is on the rise and can affect billions worldwide

Cyber crime is on the rise and can affect billions worldwide

And while we hope that the institutions we trust our information with have the strongest measures in place protect it, unfortunately that isn’t always possible.

Midway through 2017, the UK fell victim to one of the most crippling cyber attacks it had ever experienced.

The WannaCry virus infiltrated the NHS computer system and left it completely disabled for most of the week.

Forcing hospitals and medical practitioners to operate entirely offline, it exposed a major hole in the cyber security of the UK’s healthcare system.

But this was just one of a number of incidences that have affected

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/4120942/five-of-the-worst-cases-of-cyber-crime-the-world-has-ever-seen-from-data-theft-of-one-billion-yahoo-users-to-crippling-the-nhs/

Instagram is the worst social network for cyber bullying: study

Move over, Facebook, Instagram is now the worst social networking site for cyber bullying.

Ditch the Label, a British anti-bullying nonprofit group, says its investigation revealed that the photo-sharing site is where youth between 12 and 20 experience cyber bullying the most.

The organization surveyed over 10,000 British teens to measure their experiences with cyberbullying. Seventeen percent of respondents reported being cyber bullied — with 42% saying they were bullied on Instagram. Facebook wasn’t far behind, at 37%, Snapchat was next at 31%. Twitter (9%) and Tumblr (3%) were at the bottom.

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Seventy-one percent of study participants said social networks don’t do enough to prevent cyber bullying.

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“Our theme this year was to explore the impact of technology and digital abuse upon the lives of young

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/instagram-worst-social-network-cyber-bullying-study-article-1.3339477

Symantec: the CIA is the worst cyber criminal group of our time

Image: ProPublica.

On April 10, 2017, Symantec published a report on Longhorn, a sophisticated organization specialized in cyber-espionage. The shocking thing is the company assures there is a link between the criminal group and the Vault7 leak. In simple words, the article indicates the CIA has been illegally collecting data from people of interest around the world.

Symantec’s report does not name the “Central Intelligence Agency” per se. Instead, it says Longhorn is from a North-American, English-speaking country, and that their targets “would be the interest of a nation-state attacker.”

During the investigation, the cyber-security company identified codenames like SCOOBYSNACKS that make reference to U.S. pop culture. By looking at the date logs, the investigators deduced the hacking group worked office hours which is consistent with the acronym “MTWRFSU (Monday Tuesday Wednesday ThuRsday Friday Saturday SUnday).”

According to the

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Kenya worst hit in East Africa by cyber crime

NAIROBI, KENYA: Banks have become the leading target of cybercrime as people increasingly adopt the use of financial technology. According to Serianu’s Cybersecurity Report 2016, African countries lost at least $2 billion in cyberattacks in 2016.

Speaking during the Connected Summit 2017, Cisco Regional General Manager, David Bunei said the increasing use of cyberspace and digital applications posed its own challenges, which are however, outweighed by the opportunities. He encouraged CEOs to make cybersecurity a business priority.

In East Africa, Kenya recorded the highest losses — $171 million — to cyber criminals. Tanzania lost $85 million while Ugandan companies lost $35 million. Over one-third of organisations that experienced a breach in 2016 reported substantial customer, opportunity and revenue loss of more than 20 percent, this according to Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report.

Mr Robert Mugo, the Ag. Chief Executive Officer of ICT Authority said the government was committed to developing comprehensive and offensive

Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001235820/kenya-worst-hit-in-east-africa-by-cyber-crime

Kenya worst hit in East Africa by cyber crime :: Kenya – The Standard

NAIROBI, KENYA: Banks have become the leading target of cybercrime as people increasingly adopt the use of financial technology. According to Serianu’s Cybersecurity Report 2016, African countries lost at least $2 billion in cyberattacks in 2016.

Speaking during the Connected Summit 2017, Cisco Regional General Manager, David Bunei said the increasing use of cyberspace and digital applications posed its own challenges, which are however, outweighed by the opportunities. He encouraged CEOs to make cybersecurity a business priority.

In East Africa, Kenya recorded the highest losses — $171 million — to cyber criminals. Tanzania lost $85 million while Ugandan companies lost $35 million. Over one-third of organisations that experienced a breach in 2016 reported substantial customer, opportunity and revenue loss of more than 20 percent, this according to Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report.

Mr Robert Mugo, the Ag. Chief Executive Officer of ICT Authority said the government was committed to developing comprehensive and offensive

Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001235820/kenya-worst-hit-in-east-africa-by-cyber-crime