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Your Windows XP computer is a liability

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

While the death of Windows XP is a surprise to very few, chances are, your place of work is so tight-fisted that they’re still running everything on the creaking OS. Well, you might want to tell your boss (and if you are the boss, pull your finger out already) that Microsoft have not only stopped support for the operating system, but they’ll also stop their free anti-virus software. So basically, you will be using a computer that is just asking for trouble and malfunctions. On Microsoft’s sites, they say that the Malicious Software Removal Tool and updates to Microsoft Security Essentials will stop being a thing after 14th July 2015. Yes. That’s a date that is now gone. If you don’t know, the Malicious Software Removal Tool checks your computer for infections by prevalent malicious software. Normally, it is updated once a month, but as of yesterday, any threats can now waltz their way inside your XP computer and cause bother. And you can guarantee that cyber-crooks will be looking to exploit those who are lazy and have thought ‘it’ll be fine’. That’s what they do. They’re good at it too. Naturally, if you’re running a computer that has XP on […]

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Hackers hijack Jeep’s computer system, crash it from miles away

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Two hackers hijacked the controls of a speeding Jeep Cherokee and cut the engine on a St. Louis highway — all from laptops miles away. They later steered the SUV around an empty parking lot, disabling the brakes as the driver pumped the useless pedal and crashed head on into a ditch. The terrifying stunt, conducted with the help of a reporter for Wired, revealed a potentially fatal flaw in the growing number of high-tech rides. Hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek claim nearly a half-million vehicles are vulnerable across the country and the numbers are growing. “This is what everyone who thinks about car security has worried about for years,” Miller told Wired. “This is a reality.” The virtual backseat drivers can slip in through a vehicle’s smartphone-friendly entertainment system and wreak havoc on other computer-controlled operations — basically everything in modern automobiles. Miller and Valasek, both cybersecurity researchers, claim they’ve warned carmakers about the danger for years but no one took them seriously — so they decided to prove it. The two sent Wired reporter Andy Greenberg on the road in a Jeep and launched a cyber attack as he hit speeds of 70 mph on a Missouri […]

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Vietnamese computer hacker gets 13 years for selling data of 200 million Americans

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A computer hacker who peddled the stolen personal data of 200 million U.S. citizens to other cybercriminals from his Vietnamese home was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years in prison. Hieu Minh Ngo pleaded guilty to a string of federal charges including wire, identity and computer fraud, reports NBC News. The 25-year-old ran a sophisticated international identity theft scheme, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. He sold the names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and bank account details of millions of Americans to other cybercriminals via shady online marketplaces. The scam, which he operated for six years from 2007 to 2013, generated about $2 million, authorities said. He was arrested when he entered the U.S. in February 2013. “Specifically, Ngo admitted he offered access to PII (personally identifiable information) for 200 million U.S. citizens, and that more than 1,300 customers from around the world conducted more than three million ‘queries’ through the third-party databases maintained on his websites,” the Justice Department said in a press release. Ngo was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paul J. Barbadoro in New Hampshire. “Criminals buy and sell stolen identity information because they see it as a low-risk, high-reward proposition,” said Assistant Attorney General Leslie […]

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Merkel Computer Hack Could Wreak Havoc For Years

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The German government has come under attack from hackers. The country’s defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, confirmed that the government has come under wide range of attacks, which include malware that was found on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s computer, says V3. Speaking to Die Welt, von der Leyen said the German government is facing a major security challenge and the attacks could wreak enormous damage in the coming years. It intends to analyse the security work of other countries and consider an appropriate response, she added. Tech Week Europe said the attack was so serious that remedial work could cost millions of euros and may result in computers having to be replaced or wiped. The tech news site reported that the assault struck the internal server of the German parliament in May. Malware infected a significant number of the 20,000 computers used by politicians, support staff and civil servants on the Parlakom network, it said. Bernhard Kaster, secretary of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union political bloc, told Sueddeutsche Zeitung: “This is the biggest cyber-attack on the Bund, on the German parliament.” Most worrying are reports that the cyber attack is still ongoing and continuing to steal data. […]

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Secret Service nabs ‘most-wanted’ computer hacker

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The Secret Service’s financial crimes branch just notched a major victory by nabbing the most-wanted computer hacker in the world, a Turkish man accused of running a global operation to hack automated teller machines. Ercan Findikoglu, 33, is set to be arraigned Wednesday in the U.S. Eastern District Court of New York. U.S. officials successfully extradited him from a German prison after years of negotiations and a legal battle over his release and transfer to U.S. authorities. Findikoglu allegedly organized criminal operations using hacked debit cards, including one that stole $40 million in cash from ATMs in the span of just 10 hours in February 2013 in New York City and 23 other countries. He used hacked bank debit cards, removing their balance limits, to trigger ATMs to freely release the cash. He was nabbed after traveling to Frankfurt, Germany, to buy his Russian wife a new car. The Secret Service spent years looking for Findikoglu in 26 countries, combing through computers and more than 100,000 emails. “This case, yet again, demonstrates our commitment to fulfilling an important part of our integrated mission; that of protecting our nation’s critical financial infrastructure,” said Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy. “The determination and […]

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Computer Ransom Hacker Jailed In New York

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A Swedish man who created malware which infected half a million computers around the world has been jailed in New York. Alex Yucel, 25, owned the Blackshade organisation which sold sophisticated software to thousands of hackers in more than 100 countries. The program allowed hackers to access private photographs, passwords, spy on victims through webcams. Data could also be locked, with victims then sent “ransom notes” to extort money. In some cases, hackers obtained access to webcams to spy inside private homes, and victims could also be harassed using messages which computers would read aloud. More than half a million computers were eventually infected, generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue. Yucel was arrested in Moldova in November 2013 and extradited to the US, where he pleaded guilty to computer hacking in February. As a result of the plea, he avoided the maximum 17 year sentence, and will instead spend 57 months behind bars. Almost 100 other people were arrested across Europe in May 2014, accused of being involved in the creation and sale of the malware. Manhattan attorney Preet Bharara said: “This malware victimised thousands of people across the globe and invaded their lives. But Yucel’s computer hacking […]

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Report disputes claims that US hacked reporter’s computer

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

WASHINGTON A Justice Department inspector general report is disputing allegations by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the federal government secretly monitored her personal computer. Attkisson, who has said her personal computer and work laptops were remotely accessed due to her reporting on topics including the Fast and Furious scandal and the terror attacks in Benghazi, repeated those allegations Thursday in testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general. She has alleged that the intrusions, which she said were supported by forensic exams, included keystroke monitoring, password capture and the exfiltration of data, and said she believes the government was likely responsible. In an interview Thursday evening, she stood by her allegations, saying a technician’s analysis provided “crystal clear” proof of remote access. “Rest assured, we have our own forensics,” she said. But a report from the inspector general’s office obtained Thursday by The Associated Press said investigators found no evidence of remote or unauthorized access on her personal Apple iMac. Attkisson has also alleged that her CBS laptops were compromised, though CBS declined to make the computers available for examination. The report said investigators did find signs showing that the […]

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Hacker ‘Messiah’ pleads guilty to 39 computer misuse charges

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

SINGAPORE — Hacker James Raj Arokiasamy, who goes by the moniker “Messiah”, has pleaded guilty to 39 charges of computer misuse for hacking into the web servers of Fuji Xerox, a fan site of popstar Sun Ho and government-related websites in 2013. The 36-year-old had faced a total of 162 charges, of which 39 computer misuse charges and one charge for drug consumption were proceeded with. Read More….

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How To Track A Stolen/Missing Computer

Gregory Evans the author of the 1st book on Laptop Security, creator of missingcomputeralert.com and LocatePC talks about what you can and can not do when it comes to tracking a stolen or missing computer.

 

 

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Gregory Evans Explains Why You Should Install Spyware On Your Childs Computer

Computer Security Expert and Ex-Hacker Gregory Evans explains to parents why you should install spyware on your childs computer and cell phone. View full post on Cyber Security News From The Real Experts Read More….

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