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20-year prison term proposed for hackers of State secrets

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Cyber criminals, convicted of hacking into government databases to mine State secrets for sale to foreign countries, will serve 20 years in jail if Parliament passes a Bill seeking to tame the growing white-collar crime. The Computer and Cybercrimes Bill 2017, a revised version of a 2016 law, also proposes…

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Is the state the biggest cyber criminal of all?

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The internet is the first thing humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand Cyber crime is one of the fastest growing areas of criminal activity in the world and policing it is no longer considered exclusive to law enforcement. INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock in January 2016 stated “[…] cyber…

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Ransomware Attacks ‘Double’ As Nation State Weapons Fall Into Hands Of Hackers

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Grim reading…Malware is growing, adware mutating, and sophisticated ‘nation state’ tools are being used by low-level hackers Security specialists Check Point has painted a fairly grim picture of the cyber security landscape in its latest ‘Cyber Attack Trends: Mid-Year‘ report. It revealed that ransomware attacks have doubled in the first…

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How a suspected nation state cyber campaign turned out to be a lone hacker in Nigeria

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A hacker in his mid-20’s who used the motto “get rich or die trying” on social media has been linked to a series of cyberattacks against global companies in the energy, construction, mining, oil and infrastructure sectors that were initially believed to be state-sponsored operations. That’s according to Check Point,…

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Arizona State University student threatens to send suitors’ ‘unsolicited’ pictures to their mothers

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ TEMPE, AZ – An Arizona State University student is taking matters into her own hands to combat unsolicited explicit photos being sent to her online dating account. Like many adults, 20-year-old Madi Kohn signed up for…

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Hackers Use Pirate Sites to Ruin Your Life, State Attorneys General Warn

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

With a new public service announcement, a group of State Attorneys General warns the public that pirate sites are a severe threat to online safety. Hackers use pirate websites to steal IDs and financial information, or even take over people’s webcams without their knowledge, they say. In recent years copyright…

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Argentina army says its website hacked with images supporting Islamic State

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Argentina army says its website hacked with images supporting Islamic State

Argentina’s army said on Monday that its website was hacked and images purported to be of members of the Islamic State militant group were posted on it. “This is a threat. ISIS is in Argentina and you will hear from us soon,” said the page, which was seen by Reuters….

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Former Chico State student sentenced in sex, hacking case

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ A former Chico State University student has been sentenced to 32 years in state prison after pleading no contest to a variety of sex, fraud, extortion and child pornography charges. Butte …

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Illinois State Police, Illinois Tollway host Operation Kid to keep children safe

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STATE CIOS PUSH FOR FEDERAL PARTNERSHIP ON CYBERSECURITY

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STATE CIOS PUSH FOR FEDERAL PARTNERSHIP ON CYBERSECURITY

Members of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) are asking the federal government to strengthen its partnership with state-level technology officials when it comes to critical issues like cybersecurity. The advocacy session was part of NASCIO’s midyear conference currently underway in Washington D.C.

NASCIO members met with federal officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security Administration (SSA), FirstNet, and various strategic partners to emphasize the need for strong intergovernmental partnerships between the federal government and state governments. State CIOs heard from DHS Director of Federal Network Resilience Mark Kneidinger about federal resources available to states to combat cybersecurity threats. State CIOs also discussed cybersecurity and federal priorities with several association partners including the National Governors Association (NGA), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), and the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD).

Additionally, as part of NASCIO’s advocacy effort to harmonize federal IT security regulations, representatives from the IRS and SSA joined NASCIO members to discuss ways to introduce efficiencies into the compliance process.

State governments administer federal programs to state citizens and as such must comply with federal information security regulations like those contained in “IRS Publication 1075” and SSA’s “Electronic Information Exchange Security Requirements and Procedures for State and Local Agencies Exchanging Electronic Information with the SSA.” State CIOs are responsible for meeting the IT security needs of state agencies that deliver government services and have asked representatives from both the SSA and IRS to work together on normalizing the security audit process.

“State CIOs recognize the importance of securing citizen data. We appreciate the intent behind federal information security regulations that aim to protect citizen information,” said NASCIO President and Connecticut CIO, Mark Raymond. “We look forward to ongoing and productive engagement with our federal partners.”

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