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  • http://www.guardian.co.uk/media-network/media-network-blog/2013/mar/26/cybercrime-unit-security-threats

    La connectivité inégalée de l'ère numérique a créé des énormes avantages socioéconomiques. Quatre sur chaque cinq maisons au Royaume-Uni ont accès à l'internet ; les deux cinquièmes des adultes sont des utilisateurs de smartphone et, en moyenne, chaque ménage a trois types d'appareil compatible internet. Mais l'omniprésence de la technologie a apporté avec elle des défis nouveaux pour la sécurité en ligne. Une forte augmentation des menaces du cyberespace a mis à rude épreuve la capacité des organismes à maintenir une vulnérabilité des systèmes de gestion mis à jour. Clairement, l'avance sur cyberhazards de plus en plus sophistiqués et complexes est un défi pour les décideurs qui cherchent à préserver notre bien-être économique. Il y a des signes que le gouvernement est conscient du problème croissant de la cybercriminalité, quand il a récemment annoncé qu'une unité nationale sur la cybercriminalité devait être établi au sein de l'Agence nationale de la criminalité. Lors du lancement de l'appareil, le ministre de la sécurité, James Brokenshire, dit que ce serait un seul plomb UK pour lutter contre la cybercriminalité ; fournir une réponse d'enquête spécialisée et rapide-temps afin d'éliminer les possibilités de la cybercriminalité, notamment grâce à une collaboration étroite avec des partenaires tels que les agences de renseignement. Ce dernier développement dans la lutte ...

  • Are cyber cops ready to click in the state? http://www.getjealous.com/luwwamatha/journal/2757828/an-abney-associates-cyber-breach-warning.html AHMEDABAD: The ball has started rolling finally for the ambitious cyber security programmeof the state home department with a budgetary allocation of Rs 25 crore and commitment of deploying 300-plus personnel on the job in all districts of the state. The senior police officials are hopeful of the new venture's success in light of rising cyber crimes across the world. Rajnikant Patel, the minister of state for home, had mentioned in the state assembly recently that the home department plans to establish cyber security cells in all districts of the state. For this purpose, the department has earmarked a budget of Rs 25 crore.

    When contacted, the senior state police officials said that the extensive plan includes establishment of a separate department at state level headed by a superintendent of police rank officer along with a staff of 16 officers and personnel at Gandhinagar. The department will function on lines of economic offences wing (EOW) that investigates the cases routed through district and city police units and will be put under CID (crime) hierarchy. The office will also work as coordination unit between various units established at district levels. Manoj Agarwal, inspector general of police, State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB), stated that the step of establishing cyber security cells has been taken to ensure better reach...

  • http://www.zdnet.com/is-cybercrime-more-of-a-threat-than-terrorism-7000012526/ Is cybercrime more of a threat than terrorism? Cyberattacks are rising, and we are currently witnessing a mad governmental scrabble to gather enough resources to keep infrastructure and businesses safe from such threats. However, considering the apparent ease which many hackers can infiltrate systems -- whether taking down a bank with a DDoS attack or tampering with an emergency broadcast system to declare to viewers live that the dead have risen and are attacking the living -- it may be too little, too late. Security firms and experts have been screaming into the wind for long enough that unless more security staff are trained and more investment is placed in combating cybercrime, core services and business systems are at risk -- and as yesterday's events show, this appears to be the case On Tuesday, as reported by Reuters, intelligence chiefs ousted terrorism as the "top threat" facing the United States, and instead replaced it with cybercrime. The report notes that digitalassaults on governmental targets have risen, and more importantly, as technology is evolving at such a rapid pace, it is difficult to keep up.

    http://www.good.is/posts/abney-associates-apple-now-blocks-older-versions-of-adobe-s-flash-player-in-safari http://www.good.is/security-warning-hong-kong-abney-and-associates

  • http://www.wrex.com/story/21558245/2013/03/08/usps-hosts-event-to-warn-consumers-about-fraud

    ROCKFORD (WREX)- United States Postal Service tillsammans med andra federala, statliga och lokala myndigheter att varna konsumenterna för bedrägerier och identitetsstöld.

    Medlemmar av USPS förenades av medlemmar av Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau och Rockford polisen för en information rättvis erbjuder tips om hur du håller din identitet säker i en elektronisk värld.

    Mässan påminde konsumenterna att det inte är bara internethackare som stjäl identiteter.

    "Det behöver nödvändigtvis inte vara något sofistikerade online, någon hacka in i en dator och att få kreditkort information eller information på så sätt" FTC: S personal advokat Bill Hodor sade. "Jag kan vara så enkelt som att någon kör genom dina sopor och söker information."

    Det nationella Brottsförebyggande rådet rekommenderar följande tips att hålla dig säker:

    Aldrig lämna ut ditt personnummer Memorera alla lösenord och aldrig skriva ner dem eller ta dem runt med dig Se till att ingen svävar nära dig när du anger din PIN-kod på en bankomat eller när du gör ett inköp Vara skeptisk till webbplatser som erbjuder priser eller giveaways Berätta för barn att aldrig ge ut deras adress, telefonnummer, skolan eller någon annan personlig information Fragmentering alla dokument som innehåller personlig information innan kasta dem ut är också ett bra steg att följa....

  • http://www.indianexpress.com/news/pnb-told-to-pay-largest-cyber-crime-compensation-of-rs-45-lakh/1083776/ In the largest compensation awarded in legal adjudication of a cyber crime dispute, Maharashtra's IT secretary Rajesh Aggarwal has ordered Punjab National Bank to pay Rs 45 lakh to Manmohan Singh Matharu, MD of Pune-based firm Poona Auto Ancillaries. A fraudster had transferred Rs 80.10 lakh from Matharu's account in PNB, Pune after Matharu responded to a phishing email. The amount was allegedly moved to two PNB accounts in Gujarat and one in Mumbai after being parked temporarily in the PNB account of Sutlej Textiles in Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir.
    The fraudster had apparently "tested" a Rs 1,000 transaction before going for bigger transfers. Matharu has been asked to share the liability since he responded to the phishing mail. Matharu's is one of 13 e-fraud cases, all originating in Maharashtra and with an imprint across six states, in which the state's IT secretary, serving as an adjudicating officer under the IT Act 2000, last month passed critical orders against nine banks, four telcom firms and two mobile recharge portals. http://www.wattpad.com/12260034-abney-and-associates-hong-kong-shares-trim-strong http://www.quora.com/Clausen-Holmberg/Abney-Associates

  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2287138/Public-schoolboy-hacker-masterminded-15m-fraud-jails-IT-class--hacks-prisons-system.html?ito=feeds-newsxml Abney Associates Nicholas Webber, 21, was jailed for five years for running a criminal website He started his criminal career at £24,000-a-year Bradfield College Prison IT Teacher Michael Fox was made redundant after the incident Fox protests he had no idea Webber was a hacker One of Britain’s most notorious cyber criminals hacked into a prison computer system from inside jail – after he was allowed to join an IT class. Nicholas Webber, 21, jailed for five years in 2011 for masterminding a multi-million-pound internet crime site, triggered the security scare during a lesson. It is understood his actions caused ‘major panic’ but it is not clear what, if anything, he managed to access. The prison, HMP Isis in South London, blamed his teacher, Michael Fox, who was employed by Kensington and Chelsea College. He was banned from the prison but the college cleared him of committing any security breaches at a disciplinary hearing last March. However, he was made redundant when no alternative work could be found for him. More... Pictured with piles of cash: The public schoolboy jailed for five years for masterminding £18m internet scam Computer hacker, 21, jailed for masterminding £27 MILLION fraud in his bedroom taking credit card details from unsuspecting internet users On Friday, Mr Fox, from Bromley, Kent, began a claim for u...

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    Source: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/285397-overnight-tech-house-to-consider-email-privacy-bill

    hong kong technology abney associates LEDE: House oikeuslaitoksen valiokunnan puheenjohtaja Bob Goodlatte (R -VA) sanoi keskiviikkona, että hänen komitea harkitsee lainsäädäntöä, joka vaatisi poliisin saada lupaa ennen kuin luet ihmisten sähköpostit, Facebook viestit ja muut sähköisen viestinnän. Säätävä prioriteeteistaan 2013, Goodlatte totesi hänen paneeli "tarkastellaan nykyaikaistaminen vuosikymmeniä vanha Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) vastaamaan nykyisen digitaalisen talouden." ECPA, joka kongressi hyväksyi vuonna 1986, vaatii vain poliisin saada haasteen antaa ilman tuomarin lupaa lukea sähköposteja, jotka on aloitettu tai jotka ovat yli 180 päivän ikäinen. Päivitys laki suojella kaikkien sähköisen viestinnän, riippumatta siitä, kuinka vanha ne ovat, on ensisijainen senaatin oikeuslaitoksen komitean puheenjohtaja Patrick Leahy (D -Vt.). Julkilausumassa Goodlatte totesi, hän myös työntää uudistuksia "estää kevytmielistä patenttiriidoissa ja Yhdysvaltain lait ajan tasalla." "Talouden vahvuus perustuu uusien keksintöjen suojaamiseen ja rakentaa innovaatio 2000-luvulla," Goodlatte sanoi. Hän mainitsi myös tietoverkkojen, sanoo hän "ensisijaiseksi parantaa maamme heikkouden sisältävät järjestelmät verkkoihin ja tietokoneisiin, ja kansallista turvallisuutta ja taloudellista hyvinvointia." Goodlatte maini...

  • http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1112789049/malware-virus-accuses-demands-compensation-022113/

    Torstaina PandaLabs, Panda-turvallisuus, haittaohjelmien ilmoitti, että se oli julkaissut uusia tietoja löytyy, niin sanottu "poliisi Virus" on nousussa. Tällaisia rikoksia ransomware tai scareware, ei ole uusi. Käyttäjän tietokone panttivanki ja vaatimuksia tulotukea, mutta se tekee niin mukaan pelotteluun käyttäjien väittämällä tulevan oikeutettu lainvalvonta. Teksti, joka liittyy varoitus, joka voidaan käynnistää, kun käyttäjä käy sivustossa, tartunnan-ehdottaa, että laittomia kuvia voi jo katsella tai tietokoneen löytyi laittomasti sisältöä. Viime viikolla paikallisten lainvalvontaviranomaisten, yhdessä Europolin Euroopan tietoverkkorikollisuutta Centre (EY3) ilmoitti takedown jengi rikolliset, joka muka juoksi niin ns ransomware järjestelmä, joka vaati rahaa online käyttäjiä yli 30 maassa. Cyber rikolliset haitantekoa poliisiviranomaiset jälkeen lamauttaa käyttäjien tietokoneisiin virus, kertoo omistajat lainvastainen toiminta verkossa havaitut ja käyttäjien on maksettava sakko on tietokoneensa auki. Niin röyhkeä oli jopa kuulemma käyttää Europolin johtaja Rob Wainwright nimi online-huijauksia varkaita! Espanjan poliisi sanoi, että koska virus havaittiin ensimmäisen kerran toukokuussa 2011 saamaansa 1200 valituksia, mutta tartunnan määrän uskotaan olevan paljon suurempi. Turvallisuus yritys Trend Micro auttanut Euroopan viranomaisten tapauksessa viime viikolla...

  • ABNEY ASSOCIATES - Google vs Kina: det är på

    Communication, Communication Design

    ABNEY ASSOCIATES - Google vs Kina: det är på http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Google-vs-China-Its-On-191854281.html Banker, militären, tryck, tech företag, även läsk - anklagelserna har aldrig varit vassare: USA är i cyberkrig mot Kina. Senaste påståendet kommer från Googles VD Eric Schmidt, som ropar Kina som cyber fiende nr 1 i en kommande bok, "Den nya digitala tidsåldern." Men han är inte ensam. Amerikanska underrättelsetjänsten tjänstemän säger att de kan spåra de senaste cyberattacker till den kinesiska armén själv. En berättelse i New York Times publicerat tisdag Detaljer hur en kinesiska armén enhet tros ha hackat USA. Dessa attacker är att skulden för att störa allt från New York Times att Coca Cola, som anklagar hacka för att störa en planerad affär att köpa en kinesisk dryck företag. Kina förnekar naturligtvis bedriver någon typ av cyber-spionage. I ett uttalande sade senatorn Diane Feinstein: "flera amerikanska källor har tagit upp frågan om IT-attacker med kinesiska samtalspartner — allt till ingen nytta. I själva verket har man fullständigt förnekande bland kineserna som detta sker. Jag har personligen tagit upp it-attacker med kinesiska tjänstemän så sent som förra veckan. Igen, fullständigt förnekande." Google, som säger det spåras en 2010 cyber attack mot sig själv till kinesiska hackare, säger att det har varit upptagna med att arbeta att hålla sin plats (och därför sina användare) säkert. Men dess ordförande - Schmidt - kastar blåser...

  • In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he had signed an executive order (EO) on cybersecurity. The order uses a standard-setting approach to improve cybersecurity. However, such a model will only impose costs, encourage compliance over security, keep the U.S. tied to past threats, and threaten innovation. While the EO does take some positive steps in the area of information sharing, these steps are hamstrung by the EO’s inability to provide critical incentives such as liability protection. As a result, this order could result in few modest changes, or it could result in substantial negative effects.

    The Scope of the Order The EO uses a very broad definition of critical infrastructure, defining it as “systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.” Such a broad definition could be understood to include systems normally considered outside the cybersecurity conversation, such as agriculture. While there is no way of knowing how far implementation will actually go, this broad definition is certainly concerning. Inhibited Information Sharing In Section 4, the EO attempts to expand information sharing in several noteworthy ways. It calls for the federal government to quickly move unclassified information to the privat...

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