Cyber Secutiry Update : ISIS, Black Friday, threats, internet banking and more !

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Here we go with another week of cyber activity, with Black Friday coming up we’re seeing a big increase in break-in attempts — particularly from China. We’re running China break-ins 3-to-1. But we’ll see what comes of the latest news from Anonymous.

  • Here’s the ISIS OPSEC Manual Used to Train Recruits About Cyber-Security
  • Cyber security reports paint grim picture of holidays and upcoming year
  • With Black Friday looming, new “invisible” cyber security threats
  • Some Starwood Hotels payment systems hit by malware
  • Privacy groups fight to expose secret cyber ruling
  • So you think you’re safe doing internet banking?
  • Safeguarding against cyber attacks
  • The 12 Scams of Christmas

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Privacy groups fight to expose secret cyber ruling

?itok=fC16GKCNCivil liberties advocates are trying to bring to light a secret legal document that could upend the congressional fight over cybersecurity.
      For years, the Obama administration has repeatedly declined to reveal a 2003 decision from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), claiming that it no longer relies on the opinion.
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Here’s the ISIS OPSEC Manual Used to Train Recruits About Cyber-Security

Various Twitter accounts were tweeting about an ISIS OPSEC manual describing the terrorist group’s cyber-security practices. The document, embedded below in a translated form, details various techniques recommended by the group to its new recruits.
      While initially we thought the ISIS OPSEC manual was uncovered by the recent Anonymous hacking campaign against ISIS social media accounts, it seems that the US military has known and studied the document for quite some time now.
Here's the Full Story Full story : news.softpedia.com


So you think you’re safe doing internet banking?

He is one of Britain’s foremost experts on cyber security, a man who has spent 30 years following the development of first telephone, and then online, banking. The professor of security engineering at the University of Cambridge’s computer laboratory has witnessed the mass take up of online banking, and more recently the explosion in fraudulent activity.
      So when Ross Anderson says he has never banked online – and has no plans to do so primarily because the customers carry the risks of fraud – the rest of us might want to take notice.
Here's the Full Story Full story : Miles Brignall – www.theguardian.com


Safeguarding against cyber attacks

Businesses need to safeguard against cyber-attacks says Tauranga Tech founder Ben Rickard. Security breaches are on the rise in New Zealand and across the globe.
      Findings from the PricewaterhouseCoopers ‘Global State of Information Security Survey’ show the number of detected incidents leapt 48 per cent from the previous year.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.sunlive.co.nz


With Black Friday looming, a new “invisible” cyber security threat looks set to “more than double”, experts have warned

In the halcyon days of the internet, successful ecommerce used to be based around a well thought through proposition and a core of known and trackable variables, such as traffic data, user engagement statistics and conversion rates – to name a few.
      Now, there are a host of new challenges vexing the online C-suite executive, many of which come under the heading of the rapidly growing problem of cyber security. Talk Talk’s high profile data breach is the latest example of a major brand left counting the cost of a sophisticated hack attack.
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Cyber security reports paint grim picture of holidays and upcoming year

On Nov. 18 the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (ICCC) warned law enforcement and public officials of increased cyber attack threats. The center is a collaborative effort between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). The notice suggested that people need to be highly aware of email account security and keeping social media footprints to a minimum.
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The 12 Scams of Christmas

Black Friday and Cyber Monday mark the beginning of holiday shopping season – as well as holiday fraud season. With many consumers spending more than usual this time of year, cybercriminals will increase their efforts to take advantage of them through scams such as phishing emails, quick money schemes and bogus gift cards.
Here's the Full Story Full story : Roy Urrico


Some Starwood Hotels payment systems hit by malware

If you’re traveling over the holidays, you might want to avoid Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Their payment systems at 54 of its hotels in North America had been infected with a malware designed to collect payment card data. A third-party investigation showed that the malware was designed to collect certain payment card information, including cardholder name, payment card number, security code and expiration date, Starwood said on Friday.
      . . . . but when you think about it, maybe that’s the SAFEST place, since they’re really be on their toes now!
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