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Protect your data from cyber criminals

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Cybercrime is one of the greatest threats facing organisations around the world, with its annual worldwide cost estimated at $445bn, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016. While the rise in cybercrime is a global trend, the …

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Cybersecurity Experts Concerned Criminals Will Target Biochips

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Cybersecurity Experts Concerned Criminals Will Target Biochips

BOSTON (CBS) – It’s a simple procedure that can be performed by a tattoo artist in just seconds. But it’s not a regular piercing. WBZ-TV cameras were rolling as two Kaspersky Lab employees got implanted with a small chip.
“This

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How experts track global cyber criminals

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If President Barack Obama was correct when he blamed the 2014 Sony Pictures cyber attack on the North Korean government, then Pyongyang was also likely responsible for the recent digital assaults on banks using the Swift network. But the president might have been wrong, as several cyber security specialists suggested at the time. If so, […]

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Cell phone security on Apple and Google -operated devices help criminals duck justice

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Cell phone security on Apple and Google -operated devices help criminals duck justice

The answers to the shooting death of a Louisiana woman could be locked in her iPhone 5, but without a password not even Apple can access the data. It’s an unsolved murder from April that law enforcement officials say is symbolic of a growing number of cases stalled by amped-up security features on Apple and Google-operated devices. Brittney Mills, 29, was 8 months pregnant when she opened the door to someone who wanted to borrow her car in Baton Rouge on April 24. She refused and was shot several times. Her baby, Brenton Mills, died a week later. Mills had the iOS-8 operating software on her phone, but the encryption system – intended to protect users’ privacy – has made owners’ text messages, phone calls and contact lists inaccessible since September 2014. In the Louisiana case, cell phone data, including a personal diary, was not backed up on iCloud. A subpoena seeking the data resulted in a missive from Apple saying that because the phone is “running iOS version 8 or a later version” the “extraction cannot be completed.” About 1,300 miles northeast of Baton Rouge, frustrated prosecutors in New Orleans have an ally in Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance […]

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Advances in technology help police, residents catch criminals together

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Advances in technology help police, residents catch criminals together

Through online databases and the ever-increasing use of social media, metro-area authorities are relying on tips from the public to help them solve crimes more than ever before. This month, six law enforcement agencies announced their participation in a national database program that allows officers to track crimes, traffic accidents and other emergency calls by accessing an online map.   The program, called ATACRAIDS, allows officers to enter information into the system and share it with other agencies, helping investigators link crimes. Last week, the program went public, and officers in the six agencies (Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Edmond, Moore, Norman and Bethany police departments) are hoping residents will begin to monitor the database and pass along tips and information to authorities. Oklahoma City Police Capt. Paco Balderrama said his department is close to finishing another, more detailed database that will allow residents to track criminals convicted of sexual and violent crimes in their neighborhoods. Some law enforcement officials say they are optimistic about the ATACRAIDS program, given that the digital age has created a generation of individuals who understand technology and how to use it to solve problems. Sarah Jensen, spokeswoman for the Norman Police Department, said it uses […]

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Obama administration released illegal immigrant children to criminals’ homes

The Obama administration released thousands of illegal immigrant children to sponsors with criminal records, including arrests on charges of child molestation, human trafficking and homicide, a top senator charged Tuesday.

If true, it would be a stunning black mark on President Obama’s immigration record, according to analysts, who said the first job of the government was toRead More

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Police want white hat hackers to catch Ashley Madison criminals

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Toronto police have appealed to the ‘white hat’ hacker community for help in tracking down Impact Team, the perpetrators of the Ashley Madison data breach, after revealing two people may have taken their own lives due to the leaks. “Team Impact,” Superintendent Bryce Evans said at a press conference, directly addressing the criminals behind the hack, “I want to make it very clear to you — your actions are illegal and will not be tolerated.” Evans said the suicide reports were unconfirmed as yet, and it is unknown if it was members of the site or other persons who had been killed. But Toronto Police stressed the “enormous social and economic fallout” caused by the hackers, who published the usernames, real names, street addresses and partial credit card numbers of some 36 million dating site users. Evans thanked the open source tech community for its help so far, and told journalists that Avid Life Media — owners of Ashley Madison and sister dating site Established Men — is offering a reward of $500,000 to anyone providing information that leads to the identification, arrest or prosecution of the person or people behind the hack. “You know the Impact Team has crossed […]

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Cyber criminals are most likely to go after your sales staff

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UK sales staff are the most likely to suffer a cyber attack, according to a new report from Intel Security, cited by Computer Business Review. Their frequent online contact with non-staff members makes companies’ sales teams more vulnerable to online attacks than other workers or even the company chief technology officer (CTO). Call centre and customer services teams are next in line for attack, said the report. Even so, companies are failing to provide security training to non-technical staff, claims Intel Security. More than half (51%) of UK companies do not provide their sales staff with IT security training, despite the risks. Meanwhile, one in ten UK companies are failing to provide any of their staff with mandatory online security training. This is the highest rate across Europe. At the same time, the researchers noted a rise in the number of untrained staff clicking on dangerous links and unwittingly exposing their organisation to a browser attack. The number of suspect URLs soared 87% between 2013 and 2014. Advanced stealth attacks (which disguise themselves to sneak into company networks) are also on the rise – Intel Security uncovered 387 new threats every minute. Browser attacks, along with network abuse, stealthy attacks, […]

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Money secrets of cyber criminals revealed

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A cyber criminal economic network ensures the continued operations of illicit activities on the web, a new report has found. According to the Criminal Hideouts for Lease: Bulletproof Hosting Services report by security firm Trend Micro, criminals find economic infrastructure for their internet activities through hosting malicious content on Bulletproof Hosting Services (BPHS). These hosting services typically take serious measures to guard against law enforcement activities and will readily host content for a fee. “The reputation of BPHS providers also relies on how long they’ve been serving customers in the cyber criminal underground without having to change their name or domain. Being able to keep their name or domain for a long time shows that they are able to ensure the confidentiality of their customers’ activities from the prying eyes of security researchers and law enforcers,” the report says. Pricing for hosting depends on the kind of content being hosted. For low risk content, BPHS providers will charge around $2 per month, but that price goes up to $300 for “critical infrastructure projects or high-risk content”. Popular content Some of the high risk content includes child pornography and exploitation as well as malware and botnet command and control software hosted […]

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Global hunt for cyber criminals behind online black market

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High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. Seventy people across the globe have been charged or face search warrants in connection to the online hacking marketplace Darkode, which has been shut down in an investigation that spanned 20 countries in the largest takedown of a cyber crime forum. Darkode was used by cyber criminals as a black market for credit card data, hacking tools, ransomware, email addresses and other information useful in targeting individuals, companies and governments. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. h Of the 70 people wanted in relation to Darkode, 28 have been arrested and 12 are facing charges in the US. A notice on darkode.com on Wednesday said the domain and website had been seized by the FBI and the US attorney’s office in Pittsburgh. “Of the roughly 800 criminal internet forums worldwide, […]

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