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Online Sexual Predator Sentenced to 29 Years

Digital Evidence Response Team HE TARGETED YOUNG VICTIMS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media is a great vehicle for keeping up with friends and family, networking with colleagues, and sharing common interests with others—and it’s an especially popular way for young people to communicate with one another. But, like a car that’s stolen by a bank robber to be used as a getaway vehicle, social media accounts can be hijacked by criminals and others for nefarious purposes. And it’s often a young victim at the other end of the computer.

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This week’s selected stories:

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Safenetting : July Cyberattacks | Malware | Spyware | Ransomware | Phishing and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report While building this week’s issue, I’ve met some of the most undesirable people ever on the web. You should read some of the comments which follow these articles — people just think the world owes them a living, security and the internet, yet they don’t want to give up their own secrecy for their own security. Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. Anyway, intelligent people like you will understand and educate yourselves:

  • Trend Micro discovers Hacking Team Android malware app that avoids Google Play checks
  • Wicked WikiLeaks leaks considered harmful: Alert over malware lurking in dumped docs
  • ‘Insidious’ client-side malware targets banks through customers
  • New point-of-sale malware distributed by Andromeda botnet
  • Feds say they have shut down Darkode malware marketplace
  • Google Chrome Steps Up Its Malware Detection
  • Warning: Voicemail part of malware attack
  • Masked drive-by attacks hide malware
  • Phishing is still a people problem

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!

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Cyber Criminal Forum Taken Down – Arrests in 20 Countries

Digital Evidence Response Team It was, in effect, a one-stop, high-volume shopping venue for some of the world’s most prolific cyber criminals. Called Darkode, this underground, password-protected, online forum was a meeting place for those interested in buying, selling, and trading malware, botnets, stolen personally identifiable information, credit card information, hacked server credentials, and other pieces of data and software that facilitated complex cyber crimes all over the globe. But all that changed on July 15, 2015.

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ICANN Report : Our endless ranting is beginning to work

User Group Network UGN Safenetting ICANN report The long war to expose ICANN’s abuse of the internet naming system, and their total disregard for accountability may finally have gotten the attention of the people who can do something about it. We’re encouraged that several agencies have entered investigations into ICANN’s obvious disregard for law and their own regulations. But the war is far from over, and there’s no way to predict who will win : the cybercriminals or the internet.

  • Twitter buyout hoax will happen again, blame easy access to company web names
  • Will 2016 Politics Trump Bipartisan Support for the MSM and DOTCOM Act?
  • Unredacted: ICANN’s hidden role in fierce battle over .Africa rights
  • Twitter Inc Takeover Offer Viable ‘At Right Price’: Softbank COO
  • Public Revolts Against Plan to Kill Domain Name Privacy
  • Unmasking Shady, Anonymous E-Commerce
  • Rage Against the ICANN Machine
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Safenetting : July Cyberattacks | Systems down around the U.S. and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Everyone watched the day unfold as one system right after another went down. The media was quick to announce that it was not a hack or intruders. But as the day got longer, we began to chase the story only to find it wasn’t just the NYSE and Airlines … hundreds of others too. I guess we’ll never really know what happened, but it sure is a wake-up call to get our security act together. These and other stories in today’s UGNN Safenetting Cyberattacks update :

  • Cyber-Security Expert: North Korea or Anonymous? – No Coincidences
  • The Dinosaurs Of Cybersecurity Are Planes, Power Grids And Hospitals
  • What US must do — right now — to combat growing cyber threat
  • NYSE, United Airlines outages highlight cybersecurity issues
  • The ‘Chilling Effect’ of China’s New Cybersecurity Regime
  • Johnson calls for broad effort to improve cybersecurity
  • The US government is staging a massive cyber marathon
  • FACT SHEET: Administration Cybersecurity Efforts 2015
  • NYSE Down From Hacking? Anonymous? Korea?

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!

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FBI Video : What is SEXtortion?

This is a new and rampant threat from cybercriminals

UGNN : FBI explains Sextortion

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : NSA, China, cyberattacks, cyber espionage and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report This week there’s good news and bad news. As the Chinese shift their focus from space war to cyber war, everyone else, including our elected leaders, are preoccupied with gay pride and the Confederate flag. But some of us realize the relentless attacks against the free world actually are more important than gay marriage. The cyberwars are coming, and U.S. complacency makes us easy targets!
But at least you’ll be on top of things because you follow the InfoManager Safenetting Cybersecurity Updates!

  • U.S. cybersecurity chief Michael Rogers says NSA obeys the law in fighting online attacks
  • Kaspersky Exec Talks Cyberattacks, APT’s, Cyber Espionage And Cybersecurity
  • Chinese Military Officially Shifts Focus to Cyberwarfare and Space Warfare
  • Girl Scouts get hands-on lessons in cyber security at CSUSB
  • Cybersecurity breaches have Midlanders looking for answers
  • Cybersecurity experts try to predict hackers’ next moves
  • Why Complacency Is Killing Cyber Security Strategy
  • U.S., China agree to cybersecurity code of conduct
  • ‘Cyber security act to rob freedom of speech’
  • Dark side of the Internet of Things

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!

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Safenetting : Malware vulnerability, ransomware, Adobe Flash malware and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report There’s no surprise that the criminal world is focused on staying one step ahead of everyone else. It’s all about money — and if they can extract a dime for themselves while destroying your computer, they have no remorse and no conscience.

  • Facebook Strengthens Security By Launching New Tool For Removing Malware
  • Adobe Flash Uses Vulnerability on Microsoft Windows to Create Codes
  • Hackers exploit MacKeeper flaw with new Mac OS malware
  • Magento e-commerce platform targeted with sneaky code
  • Disabling auto start on Adobe flash player video
  • Google Will Reduce Accidental Mobile Ad Clicks
  • FBI Alert: $18 Million in Ransomware Losses
  • A Busy Week for Ne’er-Do-Well News

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!

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Safenetting : A Word from MacKeeper

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We’ve heard a lot lately about ‘MacKeeper’ virus or malware, and how the pop-ups contain what’s called “Scare Ads” or “Ransom Ware” — in fact, Safenetting.com has even posted several alerts about this both here and in our Pinterest installation. Well, this week we got a leter from Rich Mullikin, APR for Rocket Science, the makers of MacKeeper. And we quote :

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UGNN InfoManager Newsletter for June 22, 2015

UGNN Infomanager HERE’S THE INFOMANAGER NEWS for the week of June 15 through 22 . . . There really wasn’t much of interest this week — it seems everyone’s preoccupied with Facebook, and passing around stupid memes. But we did dig up a number of items of note for your user group newsletters and your members. Lynn has his weekly Facebook update, and Fred laments over Apple Music. But there are some very cool items too, like new virtual reality and new stronger security for Apple iOS.

  • User Groups on Facebook June 20, 2015
  • 6 Digits Are Better Than 4! iOS 9 to Boost Passcode Security
  • New Kindle Paperwhite Adds New Typesetting Engine and Font
  • New Features Coming to Apple’s Garage Band on June 30
  • How to Back Up Your Mac to Multiple Time Machine Disks
  • Intellibins – Mobile app to find recycling centers
  • How to change the default app for a file on OS X
  • Apple iCar Sightings Are Apple Mapping Vehicles
  • FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge
  • Apple Music: a Close Look at How it Works
  • 11 Virtual Reality (VR) Glasses Compared
  • Spotify Admits Defeat Already
  • Apple’s WWDC announcements
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FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge

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Digital Evidence Response Team Cyber Safety for Young Americans – SAFE ONLINE SURFING In April, the Pew Research Center published a study saying that 92 percent of teens report going online daily – including 24 percent who say they go online “almost constantly.” According to the study, nearly three-fourths of teens have or use a smartphone.
      Considering the many dangers that lurk on the Internet – from child predators to cyber bullies, from malicious software to a multitude of scams – it’s imperative that our young people learn the ins and outs of online safety from an early age.

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Safenetting Cybersecurity : Worst dreams coming true, everyone’s hacked, IRS and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report The news of that major security breach in the U.S. Internal Revenue Serivce, and the latest hacks from China as well as the Russians and Chinese breaking the codes on Edward Snowden’s laptop are the news runners, but believe me folks, it’s a dangerous world out there…

  • Ex-NSA official: Cybersecurity breach gave China intelligence ‘crown jewels’
  • SINETInnovation Summit NYC 25 June 2015: impressive cyber security event
  • White House pushes ‘30-day Cybersecurity Sprint’ after massive breaches
  • A government surveillance bill by any other name is just as dangerous
  • UK under pressure to respond to latest Edward Snowden claims
  • British spies betrayed to Russians and Chinese
  • . . . and more

CAUTION Beware, most all of these sites have lots of screen spam, including stalker links and possible click-wear. Be very careful what you click!

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UGNN Malware Report: Cell phones, cell malware, ransomware, Mac malware and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Moving into the summer we’re seeing new and innovative new attacks intended to get your identity and money. Even your cell phone is no longer safe, and whole governments dealing with attacks. It’s a dangerous world, and the UGNN InfoManager will be keeping you up to date!

  • Iranian Authorities Banned From Using Smartphones To Protect against Cyberattacks
  • Outrageously high cellphone bill could be due to malware
  • 165% surge in new ransomware in Q1 2015: McAfee Labs
  • Mac malware can survive hard disk formatting
  • Germany says grappling with hacker threat
  • Microsoft Brands Ask Toolbar As Malware
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ICANN’s relentless grab for the Internet … just remember: you were warned!

User Group Network UGN Safenetting ICANN report Internet_Washington_Post Attempting to save the internet by alerting everyone of ICANN’s grave future is like herding cats. Every expert and his brother out there thinks this is the best thing since sliced bread just because the Obama administration says so. Nobody remembers all the evils awaiting the opportunity of getting their hands on the internet. The same thing happened when the Clinton administration gave away the domain naming system to international ‘shareholders’ — opening the floodgates to all the phishing, cybercrime and fraud now brought to us by ICANN’s rogue registrars.

Where will it end? Nobody really knows because those Clinton ‘shareholders’ are not telling why their nonprofit ICANN made over 60 million of profits since January — and what’s worse, nobody’s asking and nobody cares. Anyone fighting the total loss of the internet in Congress is being ciminalized by the media. So just remember, you were warned.

  • U.S. abandoning oversight of Internet? What’s really going to change?
  • CoE calls on ICANN to strengthen protections for privacy, expression
  • U.S. plan to cede Internet domain control on track: ICANN head
  • Hands tied, ICANN rakes in 60-million selling dot-names?
  • Internet .porn and .adult domains open to buyers
  • A Critical Moment For The Future Of The Internet
  • Why Internet Freedom Is at Stake
  • Fred Krueger: “Why I Hate ICANN”
  • and more!
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