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FBI : Child Sexual Exploitation: Threat from Pedophiles Online is ‘Vast and Extensive’

Digital Evidence Response Team The case of a Tennessee man sentenced last month to 21 years in prison on child pornography charges serves as an important reminder to parents and children about the dangers of an online world where things are not always as they appear and pedophiles may be lurking around many virtual corners.

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CyberSecurity Update: cyberwar, China, Russia, DAESH, Obama and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report In this issue we’re concentrating more on cyberwar than security in general. We’re facing tough times — having this 3-ring circus called “Elections” has everyone side-tracked making a perfect opportunity for cyber attacks and breaches. It helps to stay educated and it helps to be vigil.

  • Asia-Pacific, Cyber War: Strategy for Countering the Surge of Chinese Power (1)
  • Asia-Pacific, Cyber War: Strategy for Countering the Surge of Chinese Power Pt. 2
  • A US Army general says North Korea has some of the world’s best hackers
  • Services still adapting to the job of weaponizing the network
  • Hayden says private sector will lead cyber defense charge
  • Senator King wants Obama administration to define cyber war
  • Carter says cyber warfare on DAESH can set model
  • Max Yamabiko: Arming against the F1 cyber war

CAUTION ALERT, unfortunately, we’ve come to the point where ALL of the sites purveying news are spam sites — some fare worse than others! ALL of the sites with cyber news unfortunately include stalker links, predators and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!
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FBI : Incidents of Ransomware on the Rise — Protect Yourself and Your Organization

Digital Evidence Response Team Hospitals, school districts, state and local governments, law enforcement agencies, small businesses, large businesses—these are just some of the entities impacted recently by ransomware, an insidious type of malware that encrypts, or locks, valuable digital files and demands a ransom to release them.

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FBI : Sextortion and Cyberstalking — How a Single Tip Uncovered an International Scheme

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Digital Evidence Response Team The investigation that uncovered a far-reaching sextortion scheme by a U.S. State Department employee at the U.S. Embassy in London all started with a single complaint by a young victim in Kentucky. She went to the police.

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CyberSecurity Update: Ransom Malware, you owe us money, here’s your invoice

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report These are dangerous times, and the malwre industry is doing very well getting victims to click their evil links. Did you get an email that reads something like this :

  • Notification about the amount overdue from Crocs, Inc.
  • Final letter before commencing legal action [Urgent]
  • Recent invoice Heron Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Your Walmart account is due immediately
  • Your Amazon account will be closed until payment is received

Or sometims the subject line is simply “Document” or “Document #numer” and a number, or perhaps merely “scan” or “invoice” or “your order is held” — essentially, anything to get you to open the email, and stimulate your curiosity enough to open the attachment. Be afraid! Be so afraid that you quickly delete the email and empty the trash!

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Net Neutrality : the courts, the White House, Obama, FCC, limiting authority, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality It’s been a while since the last neutrality update, but now things are heating up again with wars between the big providers and the FTC, and even more importantly the coming ICANN debacle!

  • A court is about to make one of the most important decisions in the history of the Internet
  • White House Threatens To Veto Bill Attempting To Gut Net Neutrality
  • Obama’s Set-Top Box Thumbs-Up Sparks FCC Autonomy Questions
  • House passes bill to limit FCC authority on net neutrality

CAUTION Beware all of these sites have screen spam, including stalker links. Careful what you click

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CyberSecurity Update: cyber cars, IRS, cyber arms, Obama, and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Another week, another rash of cybercrime activities. Taxes tomorrow, and the impending internet give-away are impending. The more informed you can be the better off you’ll be.

  • Automakers, Tech Industries Must Plug Cybersecurity Gaps, Says U.S. Official
  • Irate Over Taxes? IRS Progress on Cybersecurity Will Only Make You Angrier
  • Report: U.S. Govt. Ranks Last Among Major Industries on Cybersecurity
  • Data Breach? Consumers Probably Won’t Stop Doing Business With You
  • Inside the new era of warfare: Exploring the ‘cyber arms race’
  • British Telecom to recruit 900 for cybersecurity business
  • Obama picks Microsoft employee for cybersecurity team
  • Obama forms commission to bolster US cyber security
  • Nandipur to Panama

CAUTION ALERT, unfortunately, we’ve come to the point where ALL of the sites purveying news are spam sites — some fare worse than others! ALL of the sites with cyber news unfortunately include stalker links, predators and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!
firefox reader mode LOOK FOR the Firefox ‘READER’ icon in the address window to read the articles without the risks! (More here)

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PayPal spoofing is back

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Mac Users Attacked Again by Fake Adobe Flash Update

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Graham Cluley writes in to let you know :

Mac users are once again being urged to exercise caution when installing updates to Adobe Flash Player, after a fake update was discovered infecting computers.

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BEWARE : Embedded Malware attempted download

Quick post here … while squashing spam this morning, one initiated an auto download … BEWARE — Keep your download permissions set to require approval!  This one was one of those “invoice” spams that claim you have an unpaid invoice . . .


Notice, the file is hosted on Amazon servers !!!  No one is safe.

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CyberSecurity Update: Mac Adware, DDoS attacks, Pirates, Botnet and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We thought that the deluge of spam and attacks had curved off a bit, and it may very well have. But news from the fronts are telling us the worse is yet to come. Each year, we face all kinds of threats around tax time — but this year it looks like it’s going to be the busiest yet!

  • ‘BillGates’: Linux botnet is launching DDoS attacks on online gaming services
  • How Pirates Hijack Movie Studios’ Ad Campaigns on Facebook
  • Mac Adware OSX.Pirrit Unleashes Ad Overload, For Now
  • British innovation targets file manipulation malware
  • Meet the new ransomware that knows where you live
  • ‘Do I need to run antivirus on my Mac?’

CAUTION ALERT, unfortunately, we’ve come to the point where ALL of the sites purveying news are spam sites — some fare worse than others! ALL of the sites with cyber news unfortunately include stalker links, predators and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!
firefox reader mode LOOK FOR the Firefox ‘READER’ icon in the address window to read the articles without the risks! (More here)

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FBI : Warnings of Dramatic Increase in Business E-Mail Scams

Digital Evidence Response Team FBI officials are warning potential victims of a dramatic rise in the business e-mail compromise scam or “B.E.C.,” a scheme that targets businesses and has resulted in massive financial losses in Phoenix and other cities.

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BEWARE : Bank spoof identity theft

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FBI : Iranians Charged with Hacking U.S. Financial Sector

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Seven Iranians working on behalf of the Iranian government have been indicted for a series of cyber crimes that cost U.S. financial institutions tens of millions of dollars and compromised critical controls of a New York dam.

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