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Scammers starting adult conversations online are targeting Hampshire residents looking for love. A Fareham resident engaged in adult conversations with someone they did not know. After sharing “something that they […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#cyberbullying | #cyberbully | Homa Bay politicians warned against hiring online trolls, bullying | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

By George Odiwuor Politicians in Homa Bay County are on the spot over social media bullying after it emerged that they are increasingly hiring tech savvy youths to attack and […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | Camden County residents are being warned about a new scam that targets your cellphone

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans 0 Camden County residents are being warned about a new scam that targets your cellphone CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. – We’re always on our smartphones so it’s easy to let our guard down, opening the door for scammers.   Now, our cash and identity can be at risk […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

Auditor-General warned Barwon Health was vulnerable to hacking in May

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Yesterday, a ransomware attack on regional hospitals downed computer systems at health service providers across the state.

The story broke on The Rumour File, and details of the scale of the problem emerged on Neil Mitchell’s program, with hospitals in Geelong, Warrnambool, Colac, Warragul, Sale and Bairnsdale among those affected.

In May, the Victorian Auditor-General warned there were serious cyber security weaknesses at some Victorian health services which made them vulnerable to hacking.

At the time, the Auditor-General hacked into several health service systems, including Barwon Health, to illustrate how easy it was to breach their security.

Barwon Health, one of the services the Auditor-General hacked into, was one of those affected by the hacking yesterday.

Barwon Health CEO Frances Diver said the Auditor-General made 14 recommendations to the organisation in May, but couldn’t say how many had been implemented.

“I couldn’t tell you exactly,” she told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell.

“There’s a huge amount of work that’s been undertaken.”

Ms Diver admitted she doesn’t know how long Barwon Health systems will be offline.

“I’m waiting for the cyber security experts to tell us that,” she said.

But most of Barwon Health’s usual services are running, with a small number of surgeries cancelled.

“Our emergency department is fully operational, our surgeries are going ahead, and, in fact, most of our services are able to be provided,” she said.

“Certainly, today, we are in a better state than we were in yesterday.”

Yesterday, 16 elective surgeries were cancelled, and today 11 elective surgeries have been postponed, with 90 surgeries set to go ahead as planned.

Ms Diver said there is no evidence that patient privacy was compromised as a result of the cyber attack.

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SMEs warned against cyber security risks

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SMALL and medium-sized companies need strong cyber security measures as they are vulnerable to cyber attacks, which could hinder their business growth, PLDT Group’s digital enterprise enabler ePLDT said. Citing data from the latest report of the UK Government Security Breach Survey, ePLDT said that 98 percent of businesses in…

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UK political parties warned of Russian hacking threat

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A British intelligence agency has told political parties to protect themselves against potential cyberattacks, citing allegations that Russian hackers tried to influence … View full post on Become007.com

Parents warned over ‘Letter X’ Snapchat bullying craze – what you need to know

Parents are being urged to exercise caution in the face of a worrying new craze.

The sick ‘Letter X’ Snapchat phenomenon is sweeping the UK, reports Mirror Online.

The craze encourages children to post “the most vile abuse imaginable”.

Concerned mums have come forward on social media such as Facebook to warn about the trend sweeping classrooms across the country.

The craze highlights the threats social media can pose for vulnerable and impressionable children and the age-old problem of schoolyard bullying.

What is the game?

The cruel new game begins when one child picks a victim.

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IT warned to act now or risk losing access to vital online payment services.

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IT warned to act now or risk losing access to vital online payment services.

Online businesses in the UK are being warned by Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs) that they could be locked out of secure websites including those used to make salary payments, if they don’t act to update their systems. From 13 June, Bacs is adopting the new security, called SHA-2- SSL. At the same time as this change is being made, Bacs will withdraw support for older connection protocols to beef up security between connections. After 13 June 2016, only TLS 1.1 and 1.2 will be supported, meaning that IT departments professionals who want to access Bacs via Bacstel-IP or the Payment Services website to make or collect payments will need to have a web browser, operating system, and – if used – a Bacs Approved Software Solution that support these changes. It’s a significant shakeup that could have serious implications for UK businesses which use Bacs to make salary payments, and IT departments which manage back office supplier payments or payment collection by Direct Debit will be affected. This security update will affect everyone using Bacs to pay their staff and suppliers, or collect payments from customers using Direct Debits. In short, it adds stronger security to the way in […]

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Facebook’s new alert system warned the US about Iranian hackers

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Facebook’s new alert system warned the US about Iranian hackers

How do you think the US would find out about a state-sponsored hack from Iran? SophisticatedSECURITY SOFTWARE? Surveillance? Nope — Facebook. According to the New York Times, State Department officials were tipped off about an Iranian hacking campaign thanks to Facebook implementing a government attack alert system just last month. They knew something was up when they got messages about being the victims of “state-sponsored actors.” Reportedly, the cyberattackers were hoping to use the social networkingACCOUNTS of younger government staff to compromise other, more prominent staffers in the government division. Iran is no stranger to online spying, including through social links. It once created a fake news site to trick officials into compromising theirACCOUNTS, and it launched a hacking campaign last year that targeted everyone from government higher-ups to dissidents. However, this latest attempt was clearly very sophisticated, an unnamed official tells the NYT. The intruders were aware of which people were working on Iranian policy following its nuclear agreement with the US, and the bottom-up approach is considerably smarter than the all-out Russian attacks from recent memory. From allINDICATIONS, Iran is trying to get away with as much hacking as it can without wrecking its nuclear deal — it’s […]

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Child abuse cases involving witchcraft and exorcism are on the rise, Scotland Yard has warned

An increasing number of child abuse cases involving accusations of witchcraft and exorcism are being reported to police, the Met Police has warned.

In one incident, a boy of nine was called a ‘devil child’ and thrown out of his home by his parents, detectives revealed.

A specialist unit in London recorded 46 alleged crimes linked to faith last year- more than double the number in 2013.

Project Violet, the specialist faith-based abuse team within the Metropolitan Police Service, has identified 60 incidents so far in 2015.

The figures relate to crime reports flagged as involving abuse linked to faith or belief, and many of the cases involve children.

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