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Study: Arizona ranks seventh-worst in US for cyber crime

FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, file photo, Tashalee Rodriguez, of Boston, uses a smartphone app while shopping at Macy’s in downtown Boston. For the first time, analysts predict more than half of online traffic to retailer sites will come from smartphones than desktops during the busy Black Friday holiday shopping weekend. And though it’s still a small fraction of online revenue, mobile sales are jumping too. Larger phone sizes, improved retailer apps, more online deals and shoppers’ increasing comfort with shopping online are driving the trend. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

PHOENIX — Arizona

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Cyber Crime Tops Americans’ Worst Feared Crimes: Poll

Cybercrime has become the most feared crime in the US, with two-thirds of American adults worrying about becoming the victims, a survey showed. The Gallup poll showed that 67 percent of that polled worry about having their personal, credit card or financial information stolen by computer hackers, while 66 percent worry about having their identity stolen, Xinhua news agency reported.

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The fear for cyber-related crimes significantly tower over conventional crime, as the fear of having one’s car stolen or broken into, which came in third, stood at 38 percent. One in four of those polled said they or a member of their household has had personal information stolen by hackers in the past 12 months, while 16 percent said they or a family member has had their identity stolen in

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Millions caught in South Africa’s ‘worst data breach’ – BBC News

Photograph of local website running cyber breach article

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South Africa has been hit by what is described as the worst data breach in history

Authorities in South Africa are investigating a data breach which has seen the personal details of more than 30 million citizens leaked on the internet – placing them

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41696703

Millions caught in South Africa’s ‘worst data breach’

Photograph of local website running cyber breach article

Image caption

South Africa has been hit by what is described as the worst data breach in history

Authorities in South Africa are investigating a data breach which has seen the personal details of more than 30 million citizens leaked on the internet – placing them

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41696703

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/