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Ransomware up nearly 2000% in two years as “cyber mafia” hit business

The new generation of cyber criminals increasingly resembles traditional mafia organisations, requiring a new approach to dealing with it, according to a report by security firm Malwarebytes.

Cyber criminals have the same professional organisation

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Ransomware up nearly 2,000% in two years as “cyber mafia” hit …

The new generation of cyber criminals increasingly resembles traditional mafia organisations, requiring a new approach to dealing with it, according to a report by security firm Malwarebytes.

Cyber criminals have the same professional organisation as mafia gangs of the 1930s,

Read more at: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450431447/Ransomware-up-nearly-2000-in-two-years-as-cyber-Mafia-hit-business

Nine years jail for Russian cyber-criminal targeting European businesses

Jail sentences handed out for hacking and phishing

A Russian hacker who ran a sophisticated computer hacking network that stole over £2 million from UK businesses has been jailed for nine years.

Vugar Mollachiev, 37, from Enfield, North London was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court for conspiracy to defraud and money laundering by using technical knowledge to infect computers.

Evidence from a previous cyber-crime investigation identified Mollachiev as being heavily involved in cyber-criminality and online fraud. Scotland Yard said Mollachiev and his friends used their technical knowledge to hack businesses across the UK and Europe. The funds were then spent on high-value goods or transferred to ‘mule’ accounts and ‘cashed out’ via ATM machines before being transferred back to Russia from where they could not be recovered.

Police said Mollachiev was arrested by officers from the Met’s Falcon Cyber Crime Unit on 17 March, however he was not sentenced

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Nine years jail for Russian cyber-criminal targeting European …

Jail sentences handed out for hacking and phishing

A Russian hacker who ran a sophisticated computer hacking network that stole over £2 million from UK businesses has been jailed for nine years.


Vugar Mollachiev, 37, from Enfield, North London was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court for conspiracy to defraud and money laundering by using technical knowledge to infect computers.


Evidence from a previous cyber-crime investigation identified Mollachiev as being heavily involved in cyber-criminality and online fraud. Scotland Yard said Mollachiev and his friends used their technical knowledge to hack businesses across the UK and Europe. The funds were then spent on high-value goods or transferred to ‘mule’ accounts and ‘cashed out’ via machines before being transferred back to Russia from where they could not be recovered.


Police said Mollachiev was arrested by officers from the Met’s Falcon Cyber Crime Unit on March 17, however he was

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/news/nine-years-jail-for-russian-cyber-criminal-targeting-european-businesses/article/711432/

A Swedish Man Just Got 10 Years for the ‘Online Rape’ of a Boy Living in a Different Country

A court in Sweden just sentenced 41-year-old Bjorn Samstrom of Stockholm to 10 years in prison for coercing 26 girls and a boy living in the U.S., Canada and Britain into performing webcam sex acts for his pleasure. He threatened to post their photos online or kill their family members if they didn’t. His sentencing brings attention to the contemporary issues of sextortion, “online rape” and revenge porn.

Samstrom forced his victims to strip naked, penetrate themselves with fingers or objects and forced some of his victims to involve other children or pets. One of the girls he victimized was 13-years-old.

He was charged with “gross rape.” According to nationalpost.com, “Under Swedish law, rape … does not have to involve intercourse, but does require an act deemed to be as serious a violation of sexual integrity as intercourse.” As such, Samstrom’s actions definitely qualify.

Despite the modern novelty of Samstrom’s crime, a 2016

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Five years of cyber-bullying an example of abuse nurses face

A nurse continuously cyber bullied for more than five years by anonymous blog posts, some of which falsely accused her of being a sex worker, is just one example of the abuse those in the profession now have to face, a researcher says.

Massey University PhD student Natalia D’Souza studied the experiences of nurses and found that no longer was it just traditional face-to-face bullying they had to deal with but that cyber bullying was becoming an increasing problem.

Of the eight bullied nurses D’Souza interviewed, seven of them had experienced both forms during their careers.

While other research showed many nurses experienced bullying from other staff, she was concerned to find many had been attacked by students they had taught, patients or the family of patients.

Another nurse, who worked in a mental health service, faced continuous abuse

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In 2 years, Pune Cyber Crime Cell helps victims of online fraud get …


The Cyber Crime Cell of Pune City Police has helped over 120 victims of online fraud recover about Rs 60 lakh in the last two years. A press release by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cyber Crime Cell, Sudhir Hiremath stated that

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Sandy Hook dad battles truthers nearly five years after Newtown massacre: ‘I’m not the type to turn a blind eye’

Every morning, Sandy Hook dad Lenny Pozner opens his sock drawer to get dressed — and there they are.

His dead son’s striped pajamas, Batman costume and green flip-flops mixed in with his own fresh laundry.

“Every day I open it, and every day he’s sort of present when I go through that ritual,” Pozner told the Daily News. “Noah is never far from my mind. I’m always focusing on Noah.”

Noah was the youngest of the 20 innocent children and six adults gunned down on Dec. 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

Over 1,700 dead and nearly 1 mass shooting a day since Sandy Hook

The adorable 6-year-old with apple cheeks and an irresistible smile arrived on campus that day with his twin sister Arielle and older sibling Sophia – and within an hour, his tiny body was riddled with bullets from a Bushmaster AR-15.

Five years

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Cyber crime insurance will be big in the next 5 years

JOHANNESBURG – Insurer Tryg expects 90% of its corporate customers to buy cyber crime insurance within five years as the threat from hackers and viruses to crucial data and IT systems grows.

Tryg, Denmark’s biggest insurer, has sold 5 000 cyber crime insurance policies since the turn of the year when it launched a new product providing assistance in restoring data and getting systems up and running if a firm is hit by a cyber attack.

“There are no corporate clients today that don’t have insurance on their buildings or cars, but I think that within a very few years it will be just as evident that you should insure against cyber crime,” chief executive Morten Hubbe said yesterday. 

“The initial rise in demand for cyber insurance was prompted by the ransomware attack, named “Wannacry”, that infected more than 300 000 computers worldwide in May.

He estimated that

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90% of clients will have cyber crime insurance within five years – insurer

90% of clients will have cyber crime insurance within five years  insurer
The growing threat from hackers and computer viruses will trigger a boom in cyber crime insurance, according to one insurer.

Tryg, Denmark’s largest insurer, said it expects 90% of its corporate customers to buy cyber crime coverage within five years. It’s already sold 5,000 cyber crime policies since the beginning of the year, when it launched a product to help businesses restore data and get systems running again after a cyber attack.

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