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Safenetting Cybersecurity : FTC, Dendroid Malware, Russian IT crimes, China’s Xi and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Here we go again, with another round of cybercrime and cyber security news — some malware, and countries playing the chips for cyberwar. Where will you stand? Don’t know, but UGNN InfoManager will help you every step for the way…

  • Former Intern at Security Firm Admits to Creating and Selling Dendroid Malware
  • Critical Auditor’s Report Could Provide Boost for Irwin’s Cybersecurity Bill
  • Scary iPhone malware can spy on you even after you close infected apps
  • Obama will raise cyber security concerns with China’s Xi: White House
  • Joint Chiefs Breach Shows Military Needs Better Cyber Security
  • Can The FTC Sue You For Lax CyberSecurity? (Spoilers: Yes)
  • FTC Forcing Accountability for Cyber Security? High Time
  • Threats to cyber security can only be deterred together
  • Finland detains Russian accused of U.S. malware crimes
  • Malware menaces poison ads as Google, Yahoo! look away
  • FireEye intern created and sold Dendroid malware
  • Companies put cybersecurity experts on boards

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Phishing Report: Market Disorder, Wire Fraud, Iranian Military Hackers, Spam King, and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report You can check off another victory for the spam and phishinc fighters of the world, since Mr. Spam King gets the clink for spamming Facebook users… at last! But that’s not all in the news. Email is getting more nasty each day, and now the 3rd world countries are starting to apply their most criminal moves into the rest of us.

  • Domain hijacking spear-phisher foiled by the last line of defense—paranoia
  • Iranian Military Hackers Launched Google Phishing Campaign Against US
  • FBI: Social Engineering, Hacks Lead to Millions Lost to Wire Fraud
  • Latest APT 28 Campaign Incorporates Fake EFF Spearphishing Scam
  • ‘Spam King’ pleads guilty for 27m Facebook messages
  • In-house ‘more likely’ to open phishing emails
  • ‘Phishing for Phools’ and Market Disorder
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Safenetting Cybersecurity : training, military cybersecurity, Ashley Madison and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report When the hackers start picking on dating sites, you know that they’ll stoop to anything for a dime. After watching a few episodes of “Homeland” on HBO, you can understand how the internet and social media can screw the world up. The UGNN servers had five attempts this week. Those criminals definitely don’t like Safenetting’s Cybersecurity or Phishing/Malware reports. But we’ll keep our eyes peeled and continue passing along new developments.

  • Stanford to Offer Cryptocurrencies Course Through Cyber Security Program
  • What the US military can teach CEOs about building a cybersecurity haven
  • Is Ashley Madison Hack Story More About Cybersecurity Or Infidelity?
  • Obama administration supports privacy-invasive ‘cybersecurity’ bill
  • Have Russia and China Signed a Cyber Nonaggression Pact?
  • Reckless staff ‘putting cyber security at risk’
  • Experts: Deterring cyber warfare challenging
  • A Holistic View of Cyber Security

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Safenetting : Macintosh Malware vulnerability, cell malware, scam pop-ups and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report Digging deep into society we’re discovering the malware programmers know a lot more about what they’re doing that our experts ever thought. Now they’re attacking games, cars, cellphones and even calling on the phone. They will do anything — everything they can to get at your money and your identity. A growing number will do anything to bring down western civilization! It’s getting bad!

  • The Russian government may be protecting the creator of the world’s most infamous malware
  • Thousands Of Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents Proxies Infect Browsers With Malware: Report
  • Why Your Mac Is More Vulnerable to Malware Than You Think
  • New malware turns your computer into a cellular antenna
  • The Hip Trend of 2015 Is Designer Government Malware
  • Tech support scam pop-ups

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Why Your Mac Is More Vulnerable to Malware Than You Think

If you think your Mac is a lot more secure than a PC, you’re not alone — but you may not be as correct as you thought. Kim Zetter reports for Wired that even though most people think that a Mac’s firmware is a lot more locked-down than a PC’s, two researchers have found that several known vulnerabilities that affect top PC makers’ firmware can also hit the firmware of Macs. And for the first time, they have designed a proof-of-concept worm that would enable a firmware attack to spread automatically from MacBook to MacBook, even if they aren’t networked. Continue reading »

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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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

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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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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?

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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