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How Twitter is fighting trolls while balancing freedom of speech | ZDNet

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zdnet.com - Twitter's general counsel took to the Washington Post to criticize her company for needing to "do a better job" at combating abuse, while protecting free speech. In the editorial published Thursday...

World

Cybercrime now 'number one' threat: Europol chief

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yahoonewsdigest-intl.tumblr.com - Cybercrime has become as big a threat to Europe’s security as terrorism, the head of the continent’s policing agency warned Friday. "It’s become a global problem and we urgently need global instrum...

Technology

UN News - <span style=color:#990066;>DOHA:</span> UN conference weighs efforts to combat cybercrime, create safer digital world

un.org - 17 April 2015 – Efforts to tame the fast-growing cybercrime threat took centre stage at the United Nations Crime Congress under way in Doha, Qatar, as a diverse group of experts in the field urged ...

World

Teenagers Suspected of Hacking Belgian and French Websites

securityweek.com - Two teenagers are suspected of having hacked the websites of Belgian and French newspapers earlier in the week, prosecutors said Friday. "The regional unit of computer crime managed ...to identify ...

Technology

Podcast: New Cybercrime Reports, Attacks and Fines, and Pushdo's Comeback With Fidelis' Mike Buratowski

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hacksurfer.com - In Episode 22 of the Cybercrime and Business Podcast, the gang runs down the top breaches and cyber-attacks from the past week of SurfWatch Labs' data and talks about some of the big news making he...

Technology

The basics of cyber crime - SME Security Framework

smesecurityframework.com.au - To most of us cyber crime is something we read in a paper or on the Internet.   Most of the time it is of little consequence to ME in the real world.   Although that has all changed in the last 2 t...

Technology

With cyber security, bit of common sense will go far

gulfnews.com - Let’s get the scary stuff out of the way upfront: Cybercrime costs the global economy as much as $575 billion annually, according to a 2014 report by the Center for Strategic and International Stud...

World

Home Office – Cybercrime goes unpunished in the UK

securityaffairs.co - Cybercrime is becoming very attractive for ordinary crime, high earnings, limited risks than other criminal activities and poor perception of crime are among the elements that are facilitating the ...

Politics

UN Crime Congress calls for more capacity building on cybercrime - News - Council of Europe

coe.int - The United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice adopted this week the Doha Declaration which outlines UN crime policies for the next five years. The Congress underlined the nee...

Science

Lectureship in Criminology at Aberystwyth University

jobs.ac.uk - Institute of Management, Law and Information Studies The Department is seeking to appoint two lecturers who will contribute to our portfolio of modules across our undergraduate and postgraduate pro...

World

NA committee approves 'controversial' cyber-crime bill

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dawn.com - ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication on Thursday approved the ‘The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2015’, a bill criticised for b...

Business

UK Companies Fail to Protect Against Cybercrime - markITwrite

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markitwrite.com - A new report by the UK government has found that a huge 98% of large UK companies don’t have insurance that could help them overcome damage caused by a cyber-attack. This is despite the fact that 8...

Science

NCSC-2015-0313 [1.00]

ncsc.nl - 17-04-2015 - Er is een kwetsbaarheid in Cisco Unified Communications Manager ontdekt waardoor een kwaadwillende mogelijk toegang kan krijgen tot gevoelige gegevens van het systeem. Op dit moment zi...

Business

Tanzania creates first cyber-crime laws | IT News Africa- Africa's Technology News Leader

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itnewsafrica.com - The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) revealed that, in conjunction with government and other stakeholders, it is in the final stages of preparing new legislation against cyber-crimes in the country. To date,...

Technology

Criminal crew Hellsing strikes back after attack by a rival APT group

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securityaffairs.co - What happens when an APT group running a cyber espionage campaign target a second distinct APT group? The events occurred last year, when a group involved in a cyber espionage campaign dubbed Hells...

Business

IRS Enlists Help from Tax Preparation Industry to Fight Identity Theft, Tax Fraud

cyberplotters.com - The IRS met with big players in the tax preparation industry, including tax software firms, to come up with a plan to stop tax fraud, The Wall Street Journal reported….

Technology

Ransomware: What you need to have to know

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bulletinstandard.org - Ransomware is a expanding threat to pc customers, who can abruptly obtain they are unable to open or use their files when their machines are infected. The malicious software can attack any user -- ...

Science

What is the Dark Web?

cyberplotters.com - The dark web is a section of the internet that is not indexed by search engines such as Google and not easily navigated to using a standard web browser. Accessing the dark web requires specialised ...

World

Snowden reveals New Zealand surveillance Waihopai Base

cyberdefensemagazine.com - A new collection of documents leaked by Edward Snowden shines light on shadowy New Zealand surveillance activities operated at the Waihopai Base. A new collection of documents leaked by Edward Snow...

Technology

How the open plan office is helping hackers

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techradar.com - The open plan office has become increasingly popular for businesses. Closed-off offices and cubicles are fast becoming consigned to the history books, but this trend raises a very important questio...

Technology

Thousands of WordPress sites hacked by exploiting a flaw in RevSlider plugin

cyberdefensemagazine.com - Cybercriminals have been leveraging a vulnerability in a popular WordPress plugin to redirect the visitors of thousands of websites to exploit kits, a researcher has warned. Security experts at Ger...

Technology

Another phishing scam is targeting Yahoo users

securityaffairs.co - A new large-scale scam is trying to deceive Yahoo users that are receiving a phishing email that asks for “Yahoo Account Confirmation.” The phishing email claims to be sent by Yahoo, it requests to...

Technology

Public-private partnerships needed to tackle cybercrime

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unmultimedia.org - Cybercrime, from stealing online information for banking fraud to child pornography has become a serious threat around the world. It is estimated that over 1.8 billion images are uploaded and share...

World

Deconstructing Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 – “Chapter II Offences and Punishments” – Part 1

mediamatterspakistan.org - On 16th of April, Pakistan Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 was approved by the Standing Committee on IT and is all set to be tabled in the Parliament. While there are claims of civil society consultati...

World

Cybercrime a growing threat, says insurer Zurich

irishexaminer.com - Cybercrime is a growing threat with criminals attacking business, individuals and governments, says the head of insurance company Zurich which based in Dublin. Patrick Manley, who manages the compa...

Business

Londoners ‘living in fear of cyber crime’

fstech.co.uk - Some 63 per cent of Londoners are worried about becoming victims of fraud through using either online banking or their credit and debit cards on the internet. The survey of 1,000 residents in the c...

Technology

An alarming new way to steal your passwords

yahoo.com - At a restaurant, you pull out your phone to check email. Without even thinking about it, you tap in a PIN to unlock your phone. Your back’s to the wall and nobody can see what you’re typing, so the...

Science

SubFusion Framework - Controller 'article' not found

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realbusiness.co.uk - Please check that a controller file named article exists in /apps/realbusiness.co.uk/current/controllers/article.class and ensure that it contains at least the following:

World

Ukraine conflict spilling over into cyber-crime, warns former spy boss

theregister.co.uk - Infiltrate Russian intelligence has begun sharing advanced malware developed for cyber-espionage with cyber-criminals, a former Canadian spy boss warns. Ray Boisvert, former assistant director and ...

Technology

A global operation took down the Simda botnet

securityaffairs.co - Another joint operation conducted by law enforcement worldwide and private firms has dismantled the Simda botnet, investigators seized 14 Command and control servers, ten of which located in the Ne...

Science

Analysis 2015

pfirsch.limequery.com - A note on privacy This survey is anonymous. The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it. If...

Technology

WikiLeaks dumps data from Sony hacking scandal

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yahoo.com - WikiLeaks published thousands of documents from last year's Sony hacking scandal, calling them an insight into the inner workings of a "secretive" firm New York (AFP) - WikiLeaks published thousand...

Business

Taking a holistic view at data protection - SME Security Framework

smesecurityframework.com.au - Whenever you hear the mantra of holistic medicine most people cringe and hide under the bed.   Maybe it has been pushed for so long that it no longer has the impact that it use to have.   A holisti...

World

Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative: 2014-2015 Action Agenda

ewi.info - The EastWest Institute’s Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative has released its Action Agenda for 2014-2015. The Agenda highlights the initiative’s objectives—to reduce conflict, crime and ot...

Business

Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle data breach lawsuit

cyberplotters.com - US retailing giant Target has proposed a settlement worth $10 million (about £6.7 million) in respect of a class-action lawsuit related to the massive data breach it experienced in 2013. The data b...

Technology

Cybersecurity - why is it so bloody difficult? - www.rniconsulting.com.au

rniconsulting.com.au - 10% of the global population that use the Internet have more than a basic understanding of the digital world.   There is a severe disconnect between what is done and what needs to be done when prot...

World

Interpol Office in Singapore Boosts Fight Against Cyber Crime

securityweek.com - Singapore - Global police organization Interpol on Monday formally opened a new office in Singapore that will provide additional support to law enforcers and boost the fight against Internet-based ...

Technology

Healthcare industry, listen up: you're a prime target for cyberattacks.

cyberplotters.com - “Cybercriminals view healthcare organizations as a soft target compared with financial services and retailers,” said Lynne Dunbrack, research vice president of IDC Health Insights, a health IT rese...

Business

Banks hide cyber crime losses, says City of London Police

computerweekly.com - Banks are obscuring the true amount of money lost to cyber fraudsters preferring to write off cyber incidents as losses, according to the City of London Police. Banks assess the losses sustained fr...

Business

Crooks Hijack Retirement Funds Via Social Security Administration Portal

cyberplotters.com - If you receive direct deposits from the Social Security Administration but haven’t yet registered at the agency’s new online account management portal, now would be a good time take care of that: T...

Technology

Defending the corporate network from cybercrime - New Hampshire Business Review - April 17 2015

nhbr.com - Cybercrime is on the rise, and it is costing businesses millions of dollars in lost productivity, system rebuild time, breach of confidential records, theft and damage to reputation. Make no mistak...

Technology

‘Ransomware’ a Growing Threat to Small Businesses

wsj.com - More small businesses are falling victim to “ransomware,” in which malicious code locks up computer files and cybercriminals demand a ransom to free them. Mark Stefanick, president of a small Houst...

Art & Entertainment

The Looming Crisis of Child Identity Theft

cyberplotters.com - According to AllClear ID research on child identity theft, children may be victimized at a rate approximately 35 times higher than that of adults. ID thieves need Social Security numbers (SSNs) wit...

Technology

Europol disrupts cybercrime ring that infected millions of PCs

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usum.in - A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. One of the largest ever cyber attacks is slowing global internet services after an organisation blo...

World

Phys.Org Mobile: Cybercrime now 'number one' threat: Europol chief

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phys.org - "The threat online is huge. It is now the number one security concern, alongside terrorism," Europol chief Rob Wainwright said. "It's become a global problem and we urgently need global instruments...

Crime

30% of Companies Would Negotiate Data Ransom With Cybercriminals

cyberplotters.com - Negotiating with criminals is risky, but it is apparently a risk some people are willing to take if it is going to get them their data back.

Technology

Robert Herjavec: Cybersecurity in Tampa

type2designs.com - Robert Herjavec came to the Center for Cybersecurity at the University of South Florida on April 16 to talk about businesses and security breaches in today’s world. Perhaps the best piece of knowle...

Technology

Cybercrime Rising New 2014 Totals Surpass 2013 Numbers

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cloudwards.net - Cybercrime is on the rise. According to a report put out by Symantec, maker of Norton security software, 2014 saw criminals utilizing new vulnerabilities to implant more malicious code than ever be...

World

General Sir Barrons: Militaries to Develop “Cyberinstinct”

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opensourcesinfo.org - Cyber defence has to become an integral part of military capabilities, said General Sir Richard Barrons, Commander of the Joint Forces Command, visiting the Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Def...

World

Why Pakistan's cybercrime bill is a dangerous farce

dawn.com - The past few months have been a struggle for those fighting for digital rights in Pakistan. While they are a small minority in the grand pool of activists in the country, they have had their hands ...

Carlos Andrés Muñoz

Social researcher by passion and also sociologist, methodological expert and, finally CM :-)

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