Posts tagged cybercrime

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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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!
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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!
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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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Syrian Cyber Hackers Charged

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Three members of a Syrian hacker collective that hijacked the websites and social media platforms of prominent U.S. media organizations and the U.S. military were charged today in federal court with multiple conspiracies related to computer hacking. In two criminal complaints unsealed in the Eastern District of Virginia, Amad Umar Agha, Firas Dardar, and Peter Romar were charged with criminal conspiracies related to their roles targeting Internet sites—in the U.S. and abroad.

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CyberSecutiry Update : Cyber War, DOJ/FBI, Vehicle Hacking, warfare, malware, Israel, Red Flag pilots!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Why do I keep posting these alerts? What is so important about awareness? Mainly because everyone I mention it to does not have a clue of the danger in store. I know, I’m preaching to the choir here, because most user group members already know. However, my intention is to keep it in the forefront, with hopes somebody reading it will pass it along to the mass of clueless sheep. The InfoManager continues the 20+ year tradition of keeping our memberships informed.

  • Former Presidential Cybersecurity ‘Czar’ Slams DOJ/FBI For Its Position On Apple Encryption
  • Car Cybersecurity: FBI Says Motor Vehicles ‘Increasingly Vulnerable’ To Hacking
  • Toolkit boosts Army network visibility, cybersecurity compliance
  • Cyber warfare shows scary signs of where malware is headed
  • US and Israel to increase cyber-defence cooperation
  • Cyber war — bigger than ever — is here to stay
  • Cyber aggressors attack Red Flag pilots
  • Cybersecurity’s ‘Attribution Problem’

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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CyberSecutiry Update : Cyber War, Clickjacking, BlackEnergy, malware, espionage, McAuliffe on Cybersecurity!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report You remember back in December when we covered the cyber attack on the Romania power grid. This week’s coverage learns more and more about that cyber attack, and more preparations for the ongoing cyber wars. We’re finding more and more people waking up and beginning to understand the threats we’re up against.

  • NATO developing relations between Turkey and Israel for cyber warfare in Middle East
  • 500,000,000 Android devices affected by this malware that uses “clickjacking”
  • BlackEnergy malware activity spiked in runup to Ukraine power grid takedown
  • ‘Offensive cyber’ warfare becomes part of the national security discussion
  • Espionage Malware, Watering Hole Attacks Target Diplomats
  • We’re fighting an invisible war — in cyberspace
  • 5 cybersecurity lessons from ancient battles
  • VA Gov. McAuliffe on Cybersecurity

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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BEWARE : New Paypal Spoof phishing email alerts

If you receive an email like this, do not click! This is a phishing attempt to gain your ID and password to your Paypal account. Report this immediately to spoof at paypal.com

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Cyber Secutiry Update : Apple’s Back Door, FBI, Stuxnet, Zero Day and what they could mean to you!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Today, the conflict between Apple and the FBI over iPhone encryption has now become a cybersecurity issue and moves under Safenetting’s Cybersecurity Updates section. Amazing as it is, the story changes almost hourly. We’ll stay on it! We’re also thrilled to bring news of the upcoming movie documentary “Zero Day” that will be a real eye-opener to what we’ve been warning about for the past decade. Cybersecurity is alarmingly important, and it’s amazing how little people know. Stay with us and help others get educated on the crucial issues of cybersecurity.

  • Eccentric ‘Cybersecurity Legend’ John McAfee Offers To Decrypt iPhone For FBI And Save America
  • JOHN MCAFEE: I’ll decrypt the San Bernardino phone free of charge so Apple doesn’t need to
  • Watch the chilling trailer for a new movie about cyber warfare — except it’s real
  • ‘Zero Days’ director hopes documentary will spark public debate about cyberwarfare
  • The Real Lesson of the Apple-FBI Showdown: Cybersecurity Isn’t Hopeless
  • Obama taps former security advisor, IBM CEO to lead cyber panel
  • Zero days – security leaks for sale

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CyberSecutiry Update : Malware museum, DOD’s Cyber plan, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush and no word yet from the Dems and more !

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Some of the things people will do for a dime astound me. There are so many low-life criminals online than anyplace else you’ll ever run across. Taxes are just around the corner so keep a sharp eye out for IRS spoofs. We appreciate the fact that Ben Carson and Jeb Bush have both posted their cyber policies — good someone has seen that importance. Previously, Jim Webb and Carly Fiorina were the only ones to actually state that threat in the debates — and both those guys are now out. Unfortunately none of the other professional career politicians like Bernie and Hillary have acknowledged cyber threats at all, being hung up on buzzword politics to get votes.

  • The Malware Museum is an epic collection of old-school viruses
  • WordPress patches amid huge spike in redirects to malware sites
  • eBay Bug Exposes Auctions To Malware – No Plans To Fix It
  • Bipartisan bill would speed DOD’s cyber warfare efforts
  • Bill Introduced to Repeal Cybersecurity Act of 2015
  • Ben Carson’s Blueprint for Better US Cybersecurity
  • Tax phishing scam targets TurboTax users
  • Campaign 2016: Jeb Bush on Cybersecurity
  • Who Suffers Highest Malware Risk?

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CyberSecutiry Update : Bush, Clinton, ISIS, General Motors, hackers, risk modeling !

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Two Cybersecurity updates this week, yesterday’s was mostly focused on malware, and breakins — this one on more sinister threats and what we should be prepared for. UGNN keeps up with the worst of the worst while everyone else is asleep…

  • Bush shows teeth says Clinton didnt take cybersecurity seriously
  • New Era of Risk Modeling at Hand in Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity: How to Secure Law Firms
  • Expect ISIS Cyberattacks This Year
  • Will ISIS Turn to Cyber Warfare?
  • GM’s Cybersecurity Secrets

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! Use the
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