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Hackers target govt websites in cyber spillover from Arakan crisis

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Hackers targeted several government websites this week, according to state media, apparently in retaliation for Burma’s treatment of the country’s Muslim minority, as international attention on the plight of the Rohingya in northern Arakan State intensifies. The Burmese-language state-run daily Kyemon reported on Tuesday that six government websites had been…

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Why do Hackers Hack Websites? And How do You Protect Yourself From them?

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

There are many reasons behind why hackers target websites. Years ago, hackers did it out sheer vanity. To prove that they can hack websites, to boost their egos. But as technology improved, so have the reasons for hacking. In this blog, let’s try to understand why hackers target websites and…

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Student hacker, 19, admits high-profile cyber-attacks on the websites of multinational firms including Amazon, Netflix, BT and the BBC

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A teenager has admitted carrying out a string of high-profile cyber attacks on the websites of multi-national firms. Jack Chappell, 19, of Stockport, committed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on NatWest, the National Crime Agency, Vodafone, the BBC, BT, 02 and Amazon. DDoS attacks involve crashing websites by flooding…

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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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Hacked! Crooks are Grabbing Nonprofit Websites and Demanding Ransom

Joy O’Neal, executive director of The Red Barn, received an unexpected telephone call from her brother early one April morning in 2015. He had been out with a friend and talking about the Leeds, Ala.- based organization, when they visited … View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures

‘Modern-day Lothario’, 52, who conned £4,500 from four women he met on dating websites including Plenty of Fish is jailed for nine months

An internet ‘Casanova’ liar who conned four women out of more than £4,500 after meeting them on dating websites has been jailed for nine months. Elvis Fair, 52, told his impressed victims he was a former high-flying RAF officer and businessman and had access to a helicopter, a court heard yesterday. The judge told Fair, a serial offender, that he was a ‘dishonest scoundrel’ who ‘cynically exploited’ women and repeatedly lied to them after meeting them on dating sites Plenty of Fish, Zoosk and Urban Social. Read More…. View full post on Dating Scams 101

Authorities warn of romance scams on Facebook, dating websites

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans that his office has received several recent reports of romance scams that started on Facebook or dating websites. In the scam, a con artist creates a phony profile online, contacts a potential victim, and begins communicating with the person through messages or calls. Eventually, the scammer asks for money. “Scam artists will pretend to be someone they’re not,” DeWine said. “They’ll start to communicate with a person online, and they’ll forge an emotional connection. Read More….

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Trial set for Arizona man charged with hacking websites

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Trial set for Arizona man charged with hacking websites

A May 2 trial has been set for an Apache Junction man charged with hacking into government websites in Arizona and Wisconsin. Randall Charles Tucker has pleaded not guilty to charges of intentional damage to protected computers and threatening damage …

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10 Websites All Kids Should Bookmark

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Drupal websites hacked using SQL injection flaw

DrupalHackers have attacked hundreds of Drupal websites, installing ransomware that hijacks the website’s main page. Hackers have attacked hundreds of Drupal websites, installing ransomware that hijacks the website’s main page. Softpedia reported that the attackers exploited a two-year-old vulnerability in Drupal for the SQL injection attacks. Drupal website owners said their websites were locked, with […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?