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Nude Photos of Hundreds of Aussie Women Shared Online Without Consent

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Images of over 700 women from Brisbane and nearby areas, either scantily-clad or in the nude, have been shared online without owners’ consent by an individual who hosted the cache in a cloud storage service. The hacker made multiple attempts to keep the data online and first published them on Friday on a forum. On Monday morning, the photos were taken down but reappeared by the evening. Hacker is determined to share the photos For easy distribution, the cache was uploaded to a file sharing service whose name remains undisclosed. Brisbane Times reports that the business is based in New Zealand, which should make it easy to identify it. The police intervened on Tuesday to take the photos down a second time, but it looks like the individual is adamant on sharing them, promising that they would end up on websites on the Deep Web, a part of the Internet designed generally for anonymity, that is not indexed by search engines and it is not accessible via regular web browsers. Although the Deep Web was created with honorable intentions (protecting privacy of the users like political activists or journalists), it also functions as an online dark alley where illegal businesses […]

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Beware cyber crooks as you post information online

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Did you know that by accepting Facebook requests from people you do not know and have no mutual friends with puts you and your loved ones at the risk of cyber crime? By including your personal information such as where you live, where you work and other personal information such as home and postal addresses and phone numbers, leaves you exposed to cyber crime? By definition, cyber crime is defined as crime conducted via the Internet or some other computer network. Global IT company, Cyber Roam, states that cyber criminals use social media not only to commit crime online, but also for carrying out real world crime owing to over-sharing across the different social platforms. For instance, if someone wanted to kidnap or attack you, they could simply go to your Facebook wall to fetch your information, including your photos. You, on the other hand, would have probably posted a status such as, ‘Leaving work in 10 minutes time,’ or ‘too tired…heading to a bar for a drink or two!’ and the post could also include your location. That makes you, and the millions of people around the world who update such statuses, an easy target of cyber crime. Norton […]

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Which Online Money Transfer Service Is the Most Secure?

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Dear Lifehacker, Services like Venmo, Square Cash and other instant money-transfer services make sending a money to friends, splitting a check, or paying the rent easy. However, Venmo was just called out for its lax security, and now I’m spooked. Which of these apps are secure? Can I trust them? Sincerely, Mobile Moneymaker Dear Mobile Moneymaker, Money transfer services that let you send money from your bank account to anyone with a few clicks at your computer, or a few taps on your smartphone, are fairly popular. Once you’re used to sending money to a friend by email address or phone number instead of asking them for a banking and routing information, it can be really convenient. It’s even better if you live far apart, don’t carry cash, or want to send money instantly instead of wait for your bank to process the funds. However, whenever you grant a service access to your bank account, you also open the door to identity theft, stolen money, fraudulent transactions, or worse. Like you mentioned, last week Venmo, one of the most popular apps of this type (owned by Paypal), was got caught up in a nasty hack that ended up with one […]

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Police launch cyber squad to target online crime in Yorkshire

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Yorkshire’s biggest force is making a number of two-year appointments for a new unit set up to target the “rapidly expanding” network of technologically-savvy fraudsters, bullies, groomers and hackers. The recruits – paid up to £28,389 and expected to be in position by the end of next month – will be responsible for providing tactical support and advice to cyber crime investigators as well as developing new technology and strategies. Detective Chief Inspector Andy Williams, West Yorkshire Police’s cyber-crime lead, said: “This area of criminality is rapidly expanding and the establishment of a cyber-crime team puts us in the best position to combat this emerging threat. “The new team will be led by a detective inspector, who’s already in place, with a detective sergeant expected to be appointed shortly and six specialist support staff. “The detailed knowledge provided by this team will significantly enhance our current expertise across all areas of cyber criminality.” The recruitment drive coincides with a week-long campaign to raise awareness over the dangers of cyber crime. It comes after a study by campaign group Get Safe Online found 58 per cent of people in Yorkshire had been victims of cyber-crime and were left feeling “violated” by […]

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

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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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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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