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UGNN Cyber Security Report: Hot Summer

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report As the summer drags on, the cybercrime industry keeps on pounding away. Travel can expose you to all kinds of evils, and the cyberwarfare on the horizon seems more looming than ever . . . but you can rely on the InfoManager to bring you the most important developments in cyber security
[_] ICYMI: Questions on cyber warfare, start-up money and helping out charities
[_] Survey: Cybersecurity Is Keeping More Corporate Directors Up At Night
[_] Extending Cybersecurity Breach Notice Requirements to Intelligence
[_] Cyber war or gas ransom? How Russia could react to sanctions
[_] Survey: Potential for undetected data breaches worries CFOs
[_] Summer Travel Cyber Security Tips For Government Employees
[_] Cyber security: are cafés safe workplaces?
[_] Preparing for a Century of Cyberwarfare
[_] . . . and more!

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Commitment to Protect Canadian Consumers from Spam and Online Threats – New Anti-Spam Legislation in Effect

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting On July 1, 2014, Canada’s anti-spam legislation will come into force. The new rules will protect Canadian consumers from the most damaging and deceptive forms of spam and online threats, such as identity theft, phishing and spyware, and will help drive out spammers.

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UGNN Cyber Security Report: America Under Attack

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We are under attack. Security rising to the tops of education and jobs markets, and the continued threat from China’s hackers are keeping the UGNN Safenetting crew busy …

  • CISA Bill Passed By Senate Committee Despite Privacy Concerns
  • Scott Air Force Base poised for military cybersecurity boom
  • Businesses Can’t Ignore Cyberthreats, Experts Warn
  • The “Deep Panda” Hackers Are Deeply Confused
  • 10 cybersecurity tips for small businesses
  • Marsh’s answer to cyber threat
  • . . . and more!
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UGNN Malware Update : broken, break in, breaking, breaches

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We’re putting all the spam, phishing, malware, cybercrime, email spam in one report these days. The impending cyberwars and cyber security is taking the limelight. But that doesn’t mean you’re not at risk. Follow the InfoManager, we’ll do our best to keep you informed :
[_] iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak: Pangu jailbreak is a stolen product and contains malware
[_] Malicious Spam Mails about Parking Fine Hit Internauts in UK
[_] Fortinet Finds Data Loss, Malware and Unauthorized Access
[_] Attack on Dailymotion redirected visitors to exploits
[_] A New Android ‘RAT’ Appears – Serious Banking Threat
[_] Digital signatures are now legal authentication
[_] UK travellers hit by 4 July malware scourge
and more . . .

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UGNN Cyber Security Report: America Under Attack

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We are under attack. The airwaves and optical are humming with the good, bad and insideous. We’ve opened several new search algorithms in the race to bring you the latest details

  • Cyber security attacks drive the growth of the unified threat management market
  • The Cyberwarfare Arms Race by Iran, China and Russia is Threatening American Finance
  • Growing Concerns Over Russian Hackers Targeting US Critical Infrastructure
  • School house lock: How the U.S. government proposes to ‘protect’ your data
  • Hackers declare “nuclear leak” on Israeli Twitter account
  • India Is A Sitting Duck In Cyber Security Area
  • Cybersecurity: Litigation, Crime & Enforcement
  • The cybersecurity framework and you
  • What does Cybersecurity mean?
  • and more!
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UGNN Cyber Security Report for JUNE, 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report ‘Cyber Security’ seemed to fade off the radar for a while, but this summer, with the World Cup and everything going on in the Middle East, the cyber crooks have taken this as an opportunity to make some dough. So, start reading the Cyber Security Infomanager at Safenetting a little closer:

  • NSA Names NYU School of Engineering to List of Cyber Security Programs
  • Companies advised to combat persistent cyber threats with resilience
  • The Human Factor at the Core of Federal Cybersecurity
  • Why hedge funds are under attack by cyber-criminals
  • Taft oil company ends cyber-theft case
  • The buzz: Snowden hangover spreading
  • Hacker Tactic: Holding Data Hostage
  • and more!

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UGNN Cyber Crime Update: Drive-by malware, Android intrusions, World Cup virus

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Spam, phishing, malware, cybercrime, cyber security, all evil — we’ll begin merging our online evil posts all in one place! This edition sees more woes for Android users, breakins, and World Cup malware for all . . . Follow the InfoManager :
[_] Undetected malware concerns two-thirds of small business owners, survey finds
[_] Fake, malicious World Cup-themed apps targeting Android users
[_] Malware Targets Retailers Using Cloud-based PoS Services
[_] Be warned: Sage scam invoice email is doing the rounds
[_] Mutant Malware Threatens US Android Phones
[_] Data on our data: 100000 malware implants
[_] Does iOS malware actually exist?
and more . . .

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FBI : GameOver Zeus Botnet Disrupted

Digital Evidence Response Team On June 2, 2014, the Department of Justice and the FBI announced a multinational effort to disrupt the GameOver Zeus botnet, believed to be responsible for the theft of millions of dollars from businesses and consumers in the U.S. and around the world. Also announced was the unsealing of criminal charges in Pittsburgh and Omaha against alleged botnet administrator Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev of Anapa, Russian Federation.

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SplashID Safe now offers even more ways to keep passwords secure

 SplashID Safe now offers even more ways to keep passwords secure MADE IN AMERICA These days in time, you need your security. SplashData has made a major update to its SplashID Safe password manager that adds new security features. With more attention than ever on password security, thanks to recent data breaches and Heartbleed, SplashID Safe now provides even more options for users to keep their passwords securely encrypted on mobile devices and computers.

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Malware Alert : Incoming Fax Report

DO  NOT CLICK    BEWARE :  FAKE EMAIL SPAM : UGNN spam traps have received a series of exploits since last night all titled as “Fax Reports” ….

Cyber criminals attempt to persuade victims into opening a fake incoming fax email in order to trick them to click a malicious link in a DropBox account capable of downloading malware onto the computer system and/or directing the victim to a drive-by-download site, including malicious websites capable of browser exploitation.

A number of the other detection sites have also picked up this latest iteration of the attack :

blog.dynamoo.com/2014/05/more-efax-dropbox-malware-spam.html

botcrawl.com/email-phishing-alert-fake-incoming-fax-report-email/

What do Singapore, bitcoins, games and naked Miss Teen have in common?

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Malware and hacking episodes are taking some interesting twists as the hacks become more sophisticated and the victims become more glamorous! Follow the InfoManager :
[_] Video: Miss Teen USA “shocked” after hackers recorded her naked
[_] Police want to learn hackers’ tricks in order to nail them
[_] Facebook Starts Offering Free Malware Scanning to Users
[_] Pirated Copies Of Watch Dogs May Contain Bitcoin Malware
[_] Surge in security breaches: report
[_] SEWorks: Hackers In The House
and more . . .

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Google, Microsoft, Instagram, Apple and more all got Malware!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We are seeing more and more of a shift to malware from the normal flow of spam and phishing. We also usually report a day or two before the mainstream media picks up on it. If you have not yet shared or pinned our most recent alerts:
* PayPal drive-by alert
* Alert: illegal internet drug crime cartels

With the shift to mobile devices and tablets, there’s also a shift to unix and “generiac” software with lots of bugs and lots of back doors. So it’s no longer a them verses us theme. It’s how do I protect myself, and how can I help protect others. And you’ve known for the past quarter century . . . follow the InfoManager :
[_] 10 Reasons Today’s Malware Threats Require Defense in Depth
[_] Google warns Demonoid users over possible malware threat
[_] Fake Instagram ‘Image Viewers’ Are Latest Malware Fad
[_] Malware infections tripled in Q4 of 2013: Microsoft
[_] Malware update: Happy 10th birthday mobile malware!
[_] Apple security: Securing your Mac and iOS devices
[_] Sefnit Malware Returns with Sophisticated Version
[_] Malware at all time High
and more . . .

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Safenetting : Phishing, Report for May 2014

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report Although social media fraud, malware, and drive-by tracker sites are increasing threats, plain old spam and phishing is still very much alive. In our first quarter we reported and/or tracked over 6,000 individual spam emails, of which 43% were straight, in-your-face, phishing. The Safenetting Pinterest page is one worth following! And please pin: >Apple did NOT move to the Czech Republic

But as for this week’s alerts :
[_] New era of ‘mega breaches’ signals bigger payouts and shifting behaviour for cybercriminals
[_] 1,981 Baylor Regional Medical Center patients’ information compromised by phishing
[_] It Took Feds 13 Days to Unravel a TSP Cyber Hoax Perpetrated by… Feds
[_] Spam in Q1 2014: US Once Again the Prime Target for Malicious Emails
[_] ‘Unknown malware’ hits enterprise nets 53 times a day
[_] Proceeds of phishing campaign balloon
[_] Scam Alert: PayPal fraud warning
[_] POP! goes the phisher
and more . . .

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UGNN Safenetting Malware Report : April showers bring … misery

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We posted “another reason” in the web site, and invite you to Pin or Share it to get the word out. We’re not letting up on that issue either! As you can see from our continuing coverage of the cybercrime industry and evil stuff on the web, what we need is MORE Internet accountability, not less. The crime industry has moved to the mobile industry, but plenty of risk still threatens connected technology in all sectors. But if it’s important, you’ll find out about it here in the UGNN Safenetting malware infomanager
[_] Malware Peddlers Exploit Starbucks’ Name in New Malicious Campaign
[_] Bug in Microsoft Security Essentials Downs Windows XP Machines
[_] Smart Devices, Wearables Pose Security Risks for Consumers
[_] Bitcoin-Mining Android Malware Surfaces on Google Play
[_] Understanding The Top 5 Mobile Banking Trojans
[_] New Malware targets jailbroken iOS devices
[_] Men More Vulnerable to Mobile Malware
and more . . .

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UGNN Heartbleed Infomanager Report for April 2014

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User Group Network UGN UGNN Heartbleed Infomanager Okay… we’ll be brief. Everywhere there’s missinformation about Heartbleed. So the InfoManager brings you the latest and greatest info. Read these links, and you don’t need any other info on Heartbleed. :
[*] The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now
[*] Heartbleed developer explains OpenSSL mistake that put Web at risk
[*] Heartbleed bug: Check which sites have been patchedheartbleed
[*] U.S. Denies It Knew of Heartbleed Bug on the Web
[*] Heartbleed From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[*] Heartbleed bug: What you need to know FAQ
[*] Heartbleed bug affects gadgets everywhere
[*] Heartbeat overflow issue.
[*] The Heartbleed Bug
[*] Heartbleed test
and more . . .

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