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CyberSecurity Update: Apprenticeships, Governor McAuliffe, cyber attack, and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Many are in denial regarding the seriousness of cyber security in today’s world. While the mainstream media is keeping people preoccupied with trivial news and issues, we are under constant attack. Here are just a few of this week’s pressing stories :

  • Governor McAuliffe Announces Expansion Of Cybersecurity Apprenticeships
  • Threat of cyber attack on Hydro Ottawa system a ‘huge’ issue, says CEO
  • GoDaddy Warns About Phishing Email Targeting Valuable Domain Names
  • Phishing attacks pose a serious threat to brand’s reputation
  • cybersecurity incubator Build Sec Foundry is in San Antonio
  • Piracy Phishing Scam Targets U.S. ISPs and Subscribers
  • Cybersecurity still worries RIAs the most

CAUTION ALERT Be very careful what you click! Many of the sites listed below employ stalker links! 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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UGNN Reader asks : Why all the Safenetting Alerts?

Reader questionsUGNN reader V.H. writes to ask :
      “You say this – ALERT: ALL of the sites referenced in today’s update are spam sites — some fare worse than others! These sites could include stalker links, predators and possible click-wear malware. Be very careful what you click! — are they true ‘spam’ or malware sites and if so, why do you include the URLs?”
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CyberSecurity Update: Wall Street, Clinton, Vulnerabilities, prepare for war, 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. As you read key articles, from reliable sources, you’ll begin to get a picture of the global risks of digital risks. Playing into this situation is ICANN and their ever changing rules concerning rogue registrars, so be sure to see our ICANN report as well.

  • Maybe Wall Street Has the Solution to Stopping Cyber Attacks
  • Clinton’s cyber-security lapse part of broad U.S. challenge
  • 100 companies rife with cyber security vulnerabilities
  • Cyberwarfare: The Digital Battlefield
  • 10 Ways to Prepare for Cyber-Warfare

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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ICANN Report : impending trouble, Chinese, RySG Amendments, money & corruption

User Group Network UGN Safenetting ICANN report I had a discussion the other day with a supposedly ‘computer savvy’ person and was quite surprised to discover they knew nothing about the sordid history surrounding the DNS system and ICANN. Like most everyone else, they were quite honkey-dorey about the internet, thinking it’s just fine and there’s no need to worry. That in itself is cause for worry.

  • Cruz touts bill as ‘last chance’ to delay internet domain handoff
  • Next Round of New TLDs May Not Happen Until 2020, Says ICANN
  • Chinese firms jump on trading opportunity in new domain names
  • ICANN, RySG Propose Amendment to New gTLD Registry Agreement
  • ICANN vs. the Federal Reserve
  • ICANN sued by gTLD applicant
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A new wave of exploit email has arrived

YOU ARE UNDER ATTACK

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!
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 : 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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