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Internet perverts on ‘borrowed time’ in crackdown on online crime

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Source: National Cyber Security - Produced By Gregory Evans

POLICE have set up a crack cyber-crime unit to catch perverts, fraudsters and other criminals using the internet to target their victims. Almost 250 officers have been trained in how to investigate online crimes in Staffordshire. Now police warn there will be no hiding place for offenders who use the internet to commit their crimes. Assistant Chief Constable Jonathan Drake said: “The internet is sometimes thought of as a private, almost lawless space, but if you share indecent images of children, if you groom children online, or if you commit any other criminal offence then frankly you’re on borrowed time until we arrest you.” It is hoped the new cyber-crime team will reduce the number of victims being sexually abused by online predators. They have set up the Internet Investigation Team to better tackle online crimes. Hundreds of specially-trained officers are targeting cyber-enabled crimes – where computers are used to commit a range of offences – or cyber-dependent crime, which is often computer hacking. Other cyber-crimes dealt with by police include burglary, arson, robbery, fraud and criminal damage. Assistant Chief Constable Jonathan Drake said: “We have set up the internet investigation team, a team of dedicated officers with special skills in using […]

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Cyberattacks in West Africa spark debate over online security

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Source: National Cyber Security - Produced By Gregory Evans

A wave of cyberattacks aimed at government-related websites in Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal over the last two months has triggered a debate over how to bolster online security and deal with politically motivated hacking. A popular Senegalese news site, Seneweb and the website of the government’s ICT management agency, L’Agence De l’Informatique de l’Etat (ADIE), were the first to be hacked in the latest round of attacks, in December and January, respectively (though the Seneweb hack was not disclosed until January). The attacks were reportedly launched in response to Senegalese President Macky Sall’s participation in a rally in support of the French magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Twelve people were killed on Jan. 7 by two heavily armed men at the Paris office of satirical news weekly Charlie Hebdo. The attack was reportedly prompted by satirical material involving Muslim themes and historical figures. Security News From CIO.com Ghana’s deputy minister of communications, Ato Sarpong, confirmed on Jan. 21 that the government portal ghana.gov, which hosts 58 websites for ministries, departments and agencies, was successfully attacked by a hacker known as Alsancak Tim, from Turkey. The hacker was able to infiltrate 11 of the websites. Ghana’s CERT said the site was vulnerable due […]

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France, Germany Seek Help From Tech Firms in Policing Terrorism Online

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 Powered by Max Banner Ads LILLE, France—France and Germany demanded that U.S. tech companies help them police terrorism on the Internet, escalating European efforts to wrangle more law-enforcement help from Silicon Valley. Top law-enforcement officials from the two countries said on Tuesday they expect U.S. Internet and social-networking companies like Twitter Inc. Read More….

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PayGate partners with ReD to beef up online fraud protection

PayGate partners with ReD to beef up online fraud protection

Ecommerce payment service provider PayGate recently partnered with global fraud prevention company ReD in an effort to beef up security against fraud for its South African online merchants. Fraud, or the fear thereof, is often seen as one of the […]

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Eset warns of rise in online payment attacks

Eset warns of rise in online payment attacks

Online payment systems will attract more malware this year, and be a bigger target for cyber criminals, according to internet security firm Eset Ireland. In its cyber threat predictions for 2015, the company warns of a rise in targeted attacks, […]

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Egyptian Cyber Army: The hacker group attacking ISIS propaganda online

Egyptian Cyber Army: The hacker group attacking ISIS propaganda online



There’s a new hacking group in cyberspace, and it’s going after the Islamic State‘s online propaganda. Last week, less than 24 hours after ISIS social media accounts posted a threatening message from the group’s leader, the audio recording was replaced […]

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Hackers Can Steal Data Wirelessly From PCs That Aren’t Even Online

Hackers Can Steal Data Wirelessly From PCs That Aren’t Even Online



When governments, utilities and corporations need to protect their most sensitive data, they create what’s called an air-gap network. It involves storing information on computers that are never connected to the Internet, an extreme method of isolation designed to prevent […]

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Protecting online banking users

With banks providing more protection for its online clients, including making available insurance schemes that can cover for ATM robbery or even tampering and mechanical malfunctions of the ATM, cybercrime is training its guns big time on the banking institutions […]

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A Decoy Computer Was Set Up Online. See Which Countries Attacked It the Most

A Decoy Computer Was Set Up Online. See Which Countries Attacked It the Most



  If you build it, they will come. And attack. Earlier this year, I was brainstorming with Greg Martin, the founder and chief technical officer of ThreatStream, a Google Ventures-backed security startup, about finding a way to show the global […]

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