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As business and CISOs struggle to unite, hackers scoring big hits

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

CISOs feel devalued by business leaders that are failing to come to the table to develop far-reaching IT-security strategies, according to a new survey that raises concerns about the ability of CISOs to effect the kind of change that is needed in formalising the business-IT relationship. This sort of divided…

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Email hacking fraud hits home renovators: ‘I paid £10,800 to a bogus builder’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

First came “solicitor fraud”, where conmen intercepted emails between property buyers and conveyancers and diverted huge sums to the wrong accounts. Now this form of life-destroying crime has widened out to embrace other, big-ticket transactions, including home renovations and building work. The mechanism is the same: fraudsters impersonate one or…

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Monday morning blues as ‘WannaCry’ hits at workweek’s start

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Monday morning blues as ‘WannaCry’ hits at workweek’s start

The worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack spread to thousands of more computers on Monday as people logged in at work, disrupting business, schools, hospitals and daily life, though no new large-scale breakdowns were reported. In Britain, whose health service was among the first high-profile targets of the attack Friday, some hospitals and doctors’ offices were still struggling to recover. The full extent …

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Identity Thief Hits Homeowners In Highland Park

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Identity Thief Hits Homeowners In Highland Park

Sondra Puorro’s mailbox last weekend held junk mail, bills and a new credit card. The problem was, she never asked for it. “It was a card in my name from, I believe, First National Bank or something of the sort. Best Western card,” she says A few days earlier, she received a call from a bank about a credit application …

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‘He was so upset’ Mum hits back after bullies mock her son’s World Book Day outfit

A mother has hit back after cruel bullies mocked her son’s World Book Day costume.

Heartbroken Jodie Rose shared a picture of her son Preston in a Cat In The Hat costume, inspired by the Dr Seuss book of the same name, to the This Morning Facebook page, explaining that when the four year old had arrived at school, he’d been teased by children who were wearing superhero outfits instead of abiding by the more traditional rules of the day.

‘Here is my son Preston yesterday for #worldbookday as “Cat in the Hat” from his favourite book. Pity his day was ruined by bullies who teased him for being a character from an actual book, and not a “superhero” like most of the other boys went as,’ she wrote.

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Hacking Team hits back at ‘vigilante hackers’ again following Cellebrite breach

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Hacking Team hits back at ‘vigilante hackers’ again following Cellebrite breach

The recent high-profile Cellebrite data breach, which saw a vigilante hacker reportedly break into the Israeli phone hacking firm’s systems made headlines for the nature of the attack. Around 900GB data was reportedly stolen in the attack, which has angered …

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Audit Hits Regulator for Not Testing Brokerage Firms’ Cyber Security Policies

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Audit Hits Regulator for Not Testing Brokerage Firms’ Cyber Security Policies

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission failed to verify whether futures and swaps brokerage firms have adequate policies to help ward off cyber attacks, an internal CFTC audit found.
The audit was completed in October by Brown & Company CPAS

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Clinton Hits Trump in Debate for Setting Bad Example for Children – Politics K-12 – Education Week

Teachers have seen an uptick in bullying in schools thanks to GOP nominee Donald Trump’s rhetoric, said his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton at the debate in St. Louis.

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TalkTalk hack: industry hits back after Daily Mail targets ‘gaming addict’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

TalkTalk hack: industry hits back after Daily Mail targets ‘gaming addict’

The gaming industry has hit back after theDaily Mail claimed a suspect arrested in connection with the TalkTalk hack was a “violent video game addict”. The UKIE, the UK’s games industry body, told WIRED that there was “no link between addiction or antisocial behaviour” and playing games in a “balanced” way. After TalkTalk was hit by a major cyberattack — its second this year — a teenage boy from Northern Ireland was arrested on Monday and charged with offences under the Computer Misuse Act. Although the teenager, who cannot be named, has been released on bail and authorities are still investigating whether he has any connection to the ransom demands sent to TalkTalk, he has become the figurehead for one of the UK’s most significant data breaches. And his actions are already being linked to violent video games. “Games are played by millions of people safely and sensibly every day and the games industry takes its responsibility towards players, especially younger ones, seriously,” Dr Jo Twist, CEO of UKIE said in response to the Daily Mail’s claims. “Just like any other mature medium, games deal with adult themes, but the PEGI age ratings are robust and there to guide parents and children around what content is appropriate for different ages.” Source: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-10/28/talktalk-hacker-gamer-blame-daily-mail

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Phone banking fraud hits thousands; tricksters deal Rs 12,000-cr blow

For Lokesh Kardam, a 33-year-old Noida driver, phone banking will never be the same again. Some weeks ago, he got a call from an unknown person claiming to be a bank officer, who told Kardam his ATM card had been blocked. To unblock it, he immediately needed to disclose his card number and the three-digit CVV, or card verification value, figure at the back of the card.

A worried Kardam parked his car, took out his debit card and read out all details. Seconds later, he got another call asking him read out a six-digit OTP, or one time password, he had received as a text message.

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