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Cybercrime #warning for #homes and #businesses

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

BUSINESSES and households around the region have been warned about the growing danger of cybercrime.

The rise of the internet has led to the potential impact of cyber-theft, cyber-vandalism and even cyber-extortion increasing dramatically, with experts warning that the more we rely on the net, the more potentially vulnerable we become.

Mark Hughes, chief executive of BT Security, said it was “a daunting thought” that there are now about 27 billion devices connected to the internet, more than three times the human population of the world, and that this figure was expected to reach 125 billion by 2030.

Mr Hughes said: “If you think this issue doesn’t affect you and that it is a mainly a matter for governments and large organisations, then think again.

“There are growing indications that small and medium businesses, the bedrock of a regional economy such as the one in Yorkshire and the Humber, are increasingly in the firing line of the criminals, and research indicates that many are unprepared to meet this threat. Research by Accenture showed that 55 per cent of British workers can’t recall receiving cyber security training, whilst one in five weren’t sure they could identify a phishing email – a common method used by cyber criminals to raid personal bank accounts.”

Mr Hughes said BT security team detect 100,000 unique malware samples every day – more than one per second – and protect the BT network against more than 4,000 cyber-attacks daily.

He urged all homes and businesses to take steps to protect themselves from cyber attacks, including updating anti-virus software regularly, installing any patches recommended by the software, investing in regular cyber security training for staff, and reminding staff to be wary of opening suspicious emails or links.

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Siemens to update medical scanner software amid Homeland Security warning machines could be hacked

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

German industrial group Siemens expects to update software in some of its medical scanners by the end of the month to deal with vulnerabilities that could, in theory, allow some of this equipment to be hacked, a company spokesman said on Monday. Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…

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Apple issues cyber warning for iPhone users, issues security patch

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Apple issued a new warning after a new hacking threat. The tech giant says there is a new cyber threat, but has taken steps to thwart the attack. FOX Business Network’s Tracee Carrasco reports, “Apple has now issued a critical security patch for all iOS devices and for Mac computers…

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Texas officer’s warning to bullies: ‘Stop it or I’ll see you in court’

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Cyber Bullying Warning Over Controversial App ‘SimiSimi’

Parents and teachers should be aware of a new app sweeping through Ireland which is raising concerns of anonymous cyber bullying among students.

The SimiSimi app is marketed as a ‘cute’ artificial intelligence robot which collects user comments on subjects and generates responses based on these comments when questions are posed to it.

These comments are made anonymously by users of the app. Once made, the comments cannot be deleted or reported.

Cyber bullying is a huge risk with apps that promote anonymity. Kids and teenagers feel protected by this anonymity and often do not restrain themselves from making cruel remarks about others.

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Valentine’s Day warning: Online scammers the death of romance

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Valentine’s Day warning: Online scammers the death of romance

When Jan Marshall moved to Melbourne in 2012 from Brisbane all she wanted was someone to show her around Victoria. So, for the first time in her life, she signed up to an online dating site. Read More….

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School Shootings: Sandy Hook Promise Ad Shares Warning Signs for Gun Violence – Rules for Engagement – Education Week

The Sandy Hook Promise released a powerful new ad this week with a surprise twist that calls on viewers to look for the early warning signs of gun violence.

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Plenty of Fish warning after woman’s ‘weird and creepy encounter with Karl’

A woman is warning others to be careful when online dating after claiming she was the victim of a ‘sick game’ by one user. The woman, 28, who wishes to remain anonymous, says she was stood up three times by a man called Karl who then ended up posing as a woman and sending explicit messages to her friend. Read More….

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Are bank tellers the new identity thieves? Former NJ official’s warning

RS2366_000249Apparently it’s not just the robber in a ski mask you have to fear when entering your neighborhood bank. The friendly person behind the counter could also be a threat. That’s the new warning from cybersecurity expert Adam Levin, founder of IDentity Theft 911 and a former consumer affairs director for the state of New […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Seattle might let Uber drivers unionize; Twitter issues hacking warning; Congress wrapping up cyber negotiations

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Seattle might let Uber drivers unionize; Twitter issues hacking warning; Congress wrapping up cyber negotiations

The downtown highrise buildings and Space Needle seen on June 28, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. Seattle. The Seattle City Council is about to vote on a measure to let Uber and Lyft drivers unionize. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images) HERE COMES THE VOTE: The Seattle City Council will consider Monday whether to give drivers for services like Lyft and Uber the ability to unionize and collectively negotiate on pay. If the council approves the measure, Seattle would become the first city to take this step. “A national leader on workers’ rights, Seattle was among the first cities to pass laws to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 and require most employers to provide paid sick leave,” the Associated Press reports. “San Francisco-based Uber and others say federal labor law prevents cities from regulating collective bargaining for independent contractors, and the ordinance would violate federal antitrust laws by allowing independent transportation providers to conspire to artificially drive up transportation costs.” Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2015/12/14/seattle-might-let-uber-drivers-unionize-twitter-issues-hacking-warning-congress-wrapping-up-cyber-negotiations/

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