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Cyber Security Update: Hackers, malware, China, Trump, Holderman, Russia, DoD, Microsoft, and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report Cyber Security is at its highest alert levels as the holiday shopping soars to a feverish pitch — the crooks are harvesting tens of millions of dollars a day just on shopper’s gullibility! BEWARE of all the warning signals — spread and share the alert graphics we sent and posted last week. The crooks are out there, and they are gonna get you if you let them! The Cyber Security InfoManager can lead a horse to water . . . but . . . .

  • Is China’s new cyber security law a threat to international businesses?
  • Following Trump’s win, new users of encrypted email services double
  • Wisconsin Recount: The Alex Halderman Affidavit on Russian Hacking
  • PwC reveals a disturbing 656pc increase in cybersecurity incidents
  • Obama: We Won’t Fight Back Against Russian/Chinese Cyberwarfare
  • DoD, Army Ramp Up Cybersecurity Measures With New Initiatives
  • Cybercriminals Spread Malware Using Microsoft’s OneDrive
  • Facebook at risk, Dare you login before you read this!
  • State wants rules to toughen utilities’ cybersecurity
  • Trump Presidency: Where does cyber security go now?
  • Not Just Cameras, Headphones Can Be Hacked To Spy
  • Threats to Look Out for this Holiday Season
  • Three Essential Cybersecurity Questions
  • Cybersecurity — Have you been pwned?

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Cyber Security Update: Cyber attack, cyber war, spoofs, DDoS, Clinton, Trump and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report The cyber world is bubbling with activity, and we’re all wondering if Saturday’s outages were a continuation of Friday’s global attack. Nothing seen in the media, but you can be sure the cyber cops know what’s going on! Anyway lots of other news too, so the Cyber InfoManager is over worked this week with these entries :

  • A massive cyberattack blocked your favorite websites; FBI and Homeland Security investigating
  • Cyber attack: hackers ‘weaponised’ everyday devices with malware to mount assault
  • Microsoft warns of fake Security Essentials installer malware scam – WinBeta
  • Smooth move: Clinton’s lawyer may have exposed entire email server to China
  • DDoS explained: How attackers broke Twitter, Spotify and PayPal
  • Got an email saying Trump’s quitting the race? It’s a scam
  • SilverInstaller Uses New Techniques to Install PUA/PUP
  • Editorial: WikiLeaks sounds alarm about cybersecurity
  • Sneak peek at a new cybersecurity policy tome

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Cyber Security Update: malware, phishing, hacks, Amy Schumer, Justin Bieber, scams, hacks, click bait and much more!

Cyber Security Month

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report This is Cyber Security Month, and all month we’ll be focusing on the threats we face in todays connected world. While the whole Internet hand-off deal continues to fester, we’re really got more important stuff to worry about. Top story is do NOT search for your favorite celebrity like Amy Schumer, Justin Bieber, Carson Daly, Will Smith, Rhianna, Miley Cyrus, Chris Hardwick, Danieth Tosh, Selena Gomez and several dozen others. If you do, you may be disappointed. Read on:

  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month Launches with a Call to Action
  • Android malware that can infiltrate corporate networks is spreading
  • Digital attack on journalist raises specter of online censorship
  • Man Receives Call From Scammer and Proceeds to Waste his Time
  • Schumer, Bieber lead the list of most ‘dangerous’ celebrities
  • Report: 15 Million May Not Vote Over Fear of Hacked Election
  • 6 Easy-to-Follow Tips for MSPs to Stop Ransomware
  • Hackers Targeting Macs With New ‘Komplex’ Trojan
  • The Amy Schumer attack (Beware Click-Bait)
  • Preparing for a cyber attack

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Hacked Website Report 2016 – Q2

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UGNN Net security You may remember that a few months ago we passed along the first quarterly report on hacked websites. Based on the data gathered last quarter and the insights from the community on the first report, the Sucuri Remediation Group now releases the second report. Based on what’s been happening to the UGNN site, this report is dead on.

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Cyber Security Update: Malware on Google and Amazon, Dropbox hack, Apple gets Pegasus and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report We have a mixed bag of cyber news to kick off September — most disturbing is both Google and Amazon are involved in wide-spread malware distribution and don’t seem to be taking any action. Both reject malware and/or spam reports. That’s disturbing. Cybercriminals are using Amazon cloud hosting to house the malware files. But there’s other news…

  • New malware discovered in Play Store apps, could pose a threat for corporate users
  • Report: Social Media a Top Cybersecurity Challenge in the Workplace
  • Have passwords become inadequate for the cyber security industry?
  • Recent Thai ATM Robbery with Potentially Sophisticated Malware
  • 18 years of Googling: Malware can still be just one click away
  • Tech Savvy Kids Could Bring Malware Back Home From Public WiFi
  • The Dropbox hack puts cybersecurity ETFs squarely in focus
  • Malware targeting Nokia devices rising fast, company warns
  • Apple Releases Patch Fix For “Pegasus” OS X Malware
  • Transmission hijacked to broadcast Mac malware
  • FTC v. Wyndham and corporate cybersecurity

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Online Opioids: Report Concerning Ease of Access, Highlighting Potential Solutions Using Existing Laws and Technology

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report That is the title for a difinitive piece of research that shows in no uncertain terms how your most trusted online entities are involved with cybercrime — making it so easy to obtain narcotics online. No, there’s little consolation to learn that what we’ve been right since the the turn of the century. We’re just glad people have started listening. If you’re okay with organized crime, and online cybercrime cartels selling illegal drugs to anyone online, then you don’t need to read any further.

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Safenetting Cyber Security Update: Rio Olympics, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, cyber army, malvertising and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report Another all-time huge cyber security update this week, there’s just too much going on in the cyber world to ignore! Now that Politics is involved, we discover that Hillary and The Don have both finally recognized there’s a cyber threat! Whew! But we got malware updates, dangerous ads, and a lot more to be concerned with. Stay vigilant!

  • Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s Cybersecurity Platforms, Compared
  • Prominent Cybersecurity Leader Favors Clinton, Despite Email Debacle
  • New York Times, BBC and others inadvertently serve up dangerous ads
  • The four cybersecurity terms everyone is talking about at Black Hat
  • Commentary: The world’s best cyber army doesn’t belong to Russia
  • 4 ways to reduce your chances of getting caught by malvertising
  • What exactly is Malvertising? Why do we want to avoid it?
  • South China Sea dispute escalates into all-out cyber war
  • Truth in malvertising: How to beat bad ads
  • There Is No Finish Line for Cybersecurity
  • “Zero Days” and the Need for Cyber Policy
  • Towards a Cyber-Security Treaty

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Cyber Security Update: Rio Olympics, Car Hacking, Jihadi, Trump, Clinton, Putin, Obama, Microsoft, iOS Smishing and much more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report Here we go with a HUGE update this week to kick off August, 2016. Beside the political campaign debacles, we’re facing the Summer Olympics from the third spam capital of the world, and there’s no shortage of news.
      Of course if anyone was actually paying attention and listening without bias, they knew Trump did NOT invite Russia to hack Hillary — but rather carefully couched the comment to draw Russia out: “If you find anything …” note he assumed Russia had already hacked and had the mail. But Russia didn’t fall for it. Oh well. . . . nonetheless — we have the biggest cyber security update in the entire 16-year history of Safenetting.com :

  • Car Hacking Village: Automotive Cyber-Security Vulnerabilities at Def Con 24
  • My Microsoft Office 365 woes: crashes, malware macros – settings from Hell
  • Hackers Target Clinton Campaign, House Democratic Campaign Committee
  • Easy Tips on Cyber Security and Use of Social Media This Summer
  • Scammers Using Genuine PayPal Emails to Spread Banking Malware
  • Jihadi posting on Internet is latest effort in fear campaign
  • Apple warns customers about £20 iTunes phishing scam emails
  • Cybersecurity firms are booming thanks to Russian hackers
  • Symantec Hurdles Rio Olympics Cybersecurity Competition
  • Obama Administration Spells Out Cyber Security Policy
  • Hackers breached Clinton campaign computer network
  • User training could have prevented DNC email hacks
  • 5 Takeaways From Cisco’s Big Cybersecurity Report
  • iOS Smishing operation targets your Apple ID
  • Hackers find sneaky way to attack Apple users
  • Know the warning signs of Pokemon GO scams

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More Bank Spoofing is after your identity …

Always make sure you hover over the link and are sure where the link is taking you!

BEWARE Bank Spoofing

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The new malware landscape — living on borrowed time

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report We recently talked about a new malware that doesn’t care if you have a Mac or a PeeCee — and another that is now specifically targeting iPhone users. With the popularity of Apple products, the cybercrime industry has found a rich new hunting ground in Apple users.

There are over 1 million new strains of malware created every day. You no longer have to be attacked in order to be infected with malware. You can pick up malware easier than you can catch a cold, or pick up a bug at the day-care center. Just log into some web sites. On average, over 30,000 SME websites are targeted each day, and to make matters worse, nearly 60% of their IT professionals think they aren’t at any real risk of being attacked.

Yet, email still poses a frightening risk. Too many people trust their email, and a cleverly configured email can get you in real trouble. Read the piece below about ransomware. It’s running rampant — and much is delivered via an attachment in email.

We surveyed the spam traps this morning and found 12 malware-laden emails, and a bank-spoof phishing email that ALSO had the malware component.

This is why we produced these Infographics for you to post and distribute.
get this valuable collectable Alert : Malware email coming your way! Will you recognize it?

But there’s more …

  • Google Play Store Malware Steals Photos and Videos from Viber – Neurogadget
  • Sophisticated nation-state sponsored malware could shut down electric grid
  • China Hacked Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Via Backdoor Malware
  • FBI says its malware isn’t malware because ‘we’re the good guys’
  • The stupidest ransomware for Windows is also the most dangerous
  • Is it ethical to use malware when disrupting cyber-crime?
  • The new malware landscape — living on borrowed time
  • SFG malware discovered in European energy company
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Alert : New Bank spoof spam also carries malware infections

Alert : Malware email coming your way! Will you recognize it?

System Boost for iOS detects Malware and Security Threats on iOS Devices

 System Boost for iOS detects Malware and Security Threats on iOS Devices B-Eng has launched System Boost 1.0, their new security and system info app that may save you from a world of hurt! System Boost is for anyone who is concerned about the integrity and security of their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Continue reading »

CyberWorld Update: Trump vs. Clinton, Net Neutrality, ICANN’s Pirates, The coming TV WARS and more!

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and cyber world report Cyberworld infomanager comes with news of Net Neutrality and what you might expect in the upcoming election. We also discover some dirty secrets on ICANN and a glimpse of the coming TV WARS — it’s all fun, all important, and all available in the UGN Infomanager ::

  • 2016 Internet Policy Platform repeats some net neutrality bad habits
  • Hillary Clinton Vs. Donald Trump: How They Plan To Tackle Technology
  • Clinton Tech Plan Draws Sharp Contrast to Trump’s Thinking
  • Clock ticking on Telletopia and ‘TV neutrality’
  • ICC professor lauds net neutrality ruling
  • ICANN sez Pirate Sites ain’t our job

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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

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