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Emma Scott

United Kingdom

Member since February 14, 2013


  • Hass and Associates: Missile Attack on Syria

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    The cyber-attacks carried out by Syria last week were much more broad than initially reported, and they amounted to a warning shot of the retaliation the U.S. could expect if it should attack. Subsequent attacks would most likely go after U.S. infrastructure, and given how fragile it is and the likelihood Iran or North Korea would help out, the result could be massive.

    As I write this, the U.S. has deployed a battle group to Syria in preparation for a missile strike against the government there, and Russia has deployed what appears to be a counter force. What most seem not to be factoring in is that Syria has already fired its warning shot with attacks on Twitter and The New York Times, at least.

    I say "at least," because reporting of attacks isn't comprehensive, and other attempts may have failed, so Syria's first strike may have been far larger than initially reported.

    The U.S. has a tendency to overreact, and it is clear there's insufficient preparation for the infrastructure collapse that could occur when Syria responds to a missile attack -- and Russia exists as a wild card that could cause the conflict to spread rapidly out of control.

    It's been common knowledge for some time that the U.S. infrastructure is vulnerable to outside attack and that governments like Syria and China have been probing it and probably know exactly where and how to do the most damage. There's a very real likelihood that this time the U.S. won't go unscathed, and it may be prudent ...

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    Q. I have heard on many occasions of people being scammed through email and the Internet. I can never imagine being scammed. I'm fairly Internet savvy and my computer and email account have settings to weed out potentially harmful messages. How do people fall for these scams? Why don’t they protect themselves better? Y.D., Quakertown

    A. So you’re completely safe then, right? Think again. Scammers are getting smarter, too. Here are 10 things you should be alert for when going through your email inbox. Keeping your guard up now will prevent you from worrying later.

    • Emails that contain a link as the only content in the body, bit.ly or shortened links that don’t display the actual Web address and hyperlinked text that give you no indication of what you would be clicking. When in doubt, don’t click.

    • An inordinate number of other recipients. If you get an email with hundreds of other addresses in the recipient field, yet the message seems directed to only one person, your scam sense should be on high alert.

    • Questionable subject line. If you receive an email from an address you do not recognize and it contains “no subject,” be careful. If you have no idea what you may be opening, it’s best to leave it alone.

    • Intense enthusiasm. All capital letters is not only annoying, it can also indicate spam when it comes to emails. (e.g. I JUST LOST 45 POUNDS WITH THE XX2 PROGRAM!) Overly enthusiastic emails...

  • Sanjeev Kumar is the head of the insurance practice at Saama Technologies, a business analytics services company.

    hass associates cyber tips and fraud reviews Ten percent of the incurred losses and loss adjustment expenses each year in the property & casualty insurance industry are due to insurance fraud, according to an analysis by The Insurance Information Institute (III). Worse yet, the number of fraudulent claims are on the increase—statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) show a 19 percent increase in questionable claims from 2009 to 2011. However, most suspicious claims are paid by the insurers; it is estimated that today only one in five fraudulent claims are detected or denied by insurers. Thus insurance fraud costs insurers tens of billions of dollars each year in an industry where margins are thin, and as a result increases premiums for everyone. P&C insurance fraud may be committed at different points in the transaction, most typically by: • Applicants when they misrepresent facts on an insurance application. • Policyholders as they file false or inflated claims (or deliberately perpetrate a crime, such as arson). • Third-party professionals, such as body shops, that provide services to claimants through excessive billing of vehicle body parts or repair work. • Employees, such as adjusters, who may be ‘involved’ in the group. • Agents who may backdate a policy prior to loss date. Fraud is not just limited to property and casualty insuran...

  • Source Link It is hard to ignore the increasing number of cyber-attacks targeting large corporations and governmental organisations. New stories are appearing almost daily exposing the lengths cybercriminals are going to in order to steal sensitive business and customers' personal information from large corporations and businesses. hass associates cyber warning tips and reviews While large corporations still continue to garner a lot of attention from cybercriminals, the reality is that SMBs are also increasingly becoming targets for cyber-attacks. In fact, according to the latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, 31 per cent of targeted attacks in 2012 were on businesses with less than 250 employees. So why are cybercriminals interested in SMBs? Don't they have bigger fish to fry? The question many SMBs may ask is "Why us and not a larger company with more profits or customer information to steal?" Unfortunately the answer is simple: it can be easier. SMBs, on average, have less money and resources invested into internet security and protection, making them an easier target. Furthermore, SMBs generally conduct business with many enterprises, and today's sophisticated hackers see them as a potential backdoor into these larger organizations. Known as the "watering hole" technique, an attacker compromises a website, such as a blog or small business website, which is known to be frequently visited by the victim of interest, so when the victim later vis...

  • Syv topp cyber sikkerhetstiltak for virksomheten http://shadowness.com/christinesmith/internet-security-hass-associates-tips-and-review- Én av fem australske bedrifter LED en elektronisk brudd eller cyberangrep i 2012. De fleste rapporter et gjennomsnitt på to angrep i året. Selskaper sette deres egen evne til å effektivt sikre deres virksomhet på 4.5 ute av 10. Australia er nå 21 i listen mest angrepet nasjoner opp fra 24th. Statistikk på mangelen på business cybersikkerhet og økning i cyber-angrep florerer. Det er ikke rart eksperter fortsette å advare at dårlig sikkerhetsrutiner kan invadere selskapets økonomi og sette kommersielle og kundeinformasjon i gale hender. følge Australias Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) 2012 Cyber kriminalitet og undersøkelsen sikkerhetsrapporten i februar var 20 prosent av australske foretak gjenstand for hacking eller andre cyber-angrep i fjor. Den mest alvorlige involvert i bruk av skadelig programvare inkludert ransomware og scareware, som utpresse angelsakserne for betaling for retur av data. Trojan eller rootkit malware, som lodge i selskapets systemer for å stjele informasjon; tyveri eller brudd på konfidensiell informasjon; og denial-of-service (DoS)-angrep. I operasjonen Lino, Australias største etterforskning kompromittert kredittkort, ble det funnet at en rumensk kriminelle syndikat fått tilgang til 500.000 australske kredittkort, og rundt 30.000 kredittkort ble brukt for falske transaksjoner som beløper seg til mer enn $30 mi...

  • Syv topp cyber sikkerhetstiltak for virksomheten

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    Én av fem australske bedrifter LED en elektronisk brudd eller cyberangrep i 2012. De fleste rapporter et gjennomsnitt på to angrep i året. Selskaper sette deres egen evne til å effektivt sikre deres virksomhet på 4.5 ute av 10. Australia er nå 21 i listen mest angrepet nasjoner opp fra 24th. Statistikk på mangelen på business cybersikkerhet og økning i cyber-angrep florerer. Det er ikke rart eksperter fortsette å advare at dårlig sikkerhetsrutiner kan invadere selskapets økonomi og sette kommersielle og kundeinformasjon i gale hender. følge Australias Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) 2012 Cyber kriminalitet og undersøkelsen sikkerhetsrapporten i februar var 20 prosent av australske foretak gjenstand for hacking eller andre cyber-angrep i fjor. Den mest alvorlige involvert i bruk av skadelig programvare inkludert ransomware og scareware, som utpresse angelsakserne for betaling for retur av data. Trojan eller rootkit malware, som lodge i selskapets systemer for å stjele informasjon; tyveri eller brudd på konfidensiell informasjon; og denial-of-service (DoS)-angrep. I operasjonen Lino, Australias største etterforskning kompromittert kredittkort, ble det funnet at en rumensk kriminelle syndikat fått tilgang til 500.000 australske kredittkort, og rundt 30.000 kredittkort ble brukt for falsk...

  • http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/03/19/is-it-ever-acceptable-for-a-journalist-to-hack-into-somebody-elses-email/

    Er det noen gang akseptabelt for en journalist å banalisere i en annens e-post? Det er et interessant spørsmål- og en som har nylig kommet i forgrunnen på grunn av den påståtte banalisere av Sky news-journalisten Gerard Tubb. Som naken sikkerhet rapporterte i fjor, klarte Sky News korrespondent Gerard Tubb å få tilgang til en e-postkonto som tilhører John Darwn - den såkalte «kano mann"som forfalsket sin egen død som en del av en kompleks svindel som involverer sin kone. I en sak som grepet britiske publikums fantasi, forfalsket opptatt av canoeist John Darwin sin egen død på sjøen i 2002 bare for å senere gå inn i en politistasjon i London over fem år senere hevder å ha noe minne om hva hadde skjedd til ham. Darwins kone handlet overrasket og overlykkelig over hennes manns "rygg-fra-det-død" mirakel, men smiler snart forsvant da et fotografi ble funnet på Internett viser par poserer for et Panama eiendomsmegler nettsted. Det hendte at i løpet av hans "manglende år" Darwin hadde flyttet inn i en hybel ved siden av hans familie hjemme, og begynte å leve hemmelighet med sin kone igjen. Etter å ha samlet innsamlede livsforsikring og pensjon politikk verdt £250.000, kjøpt Darwins eiendom i Panama med den hensikt å opprette en kano ferie virksomhet - og starte et nytt liv sammen. Mens John Darwin forble i mellom-Amerika, returnerte kona Ann...

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