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U.S. education officials contact University of Oklahoma over cybersecurity

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The U.S. Department of Education has been in contact with the University of Oklahoma regarding a lapse in security protocol that allowed anyone with a campus-issued email to search for and view sensitive student records. The now corrected cybersecurity error enabled anyone with an @ou.edu email to search for records…

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Hidden Cobra hackers target U.S. with DeltaCharlie malware

more information on sonyhack from leading cyber security expertsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A new alert from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team warns that the North Korean hacking team Hidden Cobra is targeting U.S. media, aerospace, financial and critical infrastructure sectors with botnet-related malware. The US-CERT warning comes from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

New Social Media Screening for U.S. Visitors Goes Into Effect

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

New Social Media Screening for U.S. Visitors Goes Into Effect

The Trump Administration, which vowed to implement “extreme vetting” at the borders, has implemented part of a controversial plan requiring some U.S. visa applicants to disclose their social media history before entering the country. The plan, which requires applicants to disclose user names for social media platforms they’ve used in…

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U.S. banks use powerful cybersecurity to avoid WannaCry attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

U.S. banks use powerful cybersecurity to avoid WannaCry attack

WannaCry ransomware has locked up IT systems at hospitals, government agencies and manufacturers around the globe, but U.S. banks have gone largely untouched, thanks to their embrace of powerful cybersecurity measures. U.S. banks managed to remain unscathed because they rapidly apply new software security patches and regularly back up data, according to Steve Silberstein, chief executive of Sheltered Harbor LLC, …

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Russian charged with breaching U.S. firms says FBI attempted to coerce confession over Clinton hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Russian charged with breaching U.S. firms says FBI attempted to coerce confession over Clinton hack

A Russian man wanted by the Justice Department on charges connected to hacking U.S. companies now claims the FBI offered him immunity in exchange for accepting responsibility for cyberattacks targeting former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Yevgeny Nikulin, the alleged hacker, laid the claim to Russian media Thursday in a letter sent from a Czech Republic prison cell amid an international …

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Expiring spying law helped U.S. conclude Russia hacked election: NSA chief

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Expiring spying law helped U.S. conclude Russia hacked election: NSA chief

A top U.S. intelligence official said Thursday a controversial surveillance law that allows the broad electronic spying of foreigners played a major role in understanding Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election. The statement from Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the U.S. National Security Agency, may bolster efforts by intelligence agencies to fully preserve the authority, known as …

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U.S. Crackdown on Russian Hackers Ensnares Notorious Spammer

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

U.S. efforts to disrupt Russian hacking rings took another step as a 10-year pursuit of a Russian man whom U.S. prosecutors called one of the world’s most notorious email spammers ended with his arrest in Spain last week. Peter Levashov, …

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Twitter sues U.S. Homeland Security to block probe into Trump critic’s identity

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The social media company said that allowing the department access to the person behind the @ALT_USCIS account would produce a “grave chilling effect.” Twitter filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, asking the court to prevent …

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EUROPE OVERTAKES U.S. TO BECOME GLOBAL HUB FOR CHILD ABUSE WEBSITES, STUDY FINDS

Europe is now the global hub of websites hosting child pornography, after a 19 percent jump in content since last year, a new report has found.

The report, conducted by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), found that Europe hosted the greatest number of websites with graphic images and videos of children. The Netherlands has become the country with the most online sexual imagery of children in Europe. (For the purpose of the report, Europe includes Russia and Turkey.)

The IWF is a non-profit, responsible for finding and removing graphic sexual content from the internet.

Until recently, most child sexual abuse images were found in the United States (57 percent), but this has now shifted to Europe, which hosts 60 percent of all material says the report.

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Kentucky Has Second Highest Child Abuse Rate in U.S.

The number of Kentucky children who died from abuse, as well as overall cases of abuse, is on the rise.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau “Child Maltreatment 2015” report — released in 2017 — shows a jump in child abuse cases in both Kentucky and Indiana. The commonwealth had 18,897 victims (17,932 in the 2014 report), or about 19 out of every 1,000 children. Kentucky’s rate is more than double the national average.

“We’re hoping the significant increase in cases is the result of more people spotting and reporting abuse, which means we’re potentially preventing even more deaths and getting children and families the help they need,” said Erin Frazier, M.

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