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#school | #ransomware | Las Cruces Public Schools computers still offline a week after hacking attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Education LAS CRUCES, New Mexico — The computer network for the Las Cruces Public Schools remained offline a week after a ransomware attack by hackers forced the shutdown of the entire system. After originally trying to get existing servers for dozens of schools back online late […]

#cybersecurity | #infosec | How Facebook helps an abusive ex-partner find out your new identity, even after they’ve been blocked

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Imagine the scenario. You’re a woman in an abusive relationship with a man. Things have turned violent. You leave the man, block his account on Facebook, and maybe even change your name legally as you want to start afresh. You update your Facebook profile to reflect […]

Cash #Converters is #HACKED: Cyber #criminals hold UK #customer #credit card numbers, addresses and #passwords to #ransom after major #security breach

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers who attacked the now defunct website of second hand goods store Cash Converters may have access to the account details of thousands of customers. Usernames, passwords, delivery addresses and potentially partial credit card numbers are among the data believed to have been stolen. The culprits […]

Chinese Bitcoin exchange denies hacking rumors after theft of $2.5M

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A Chinese Bitcoin trading exchange has denied rumors that it suffered a hacking attack after its users lost a total of $2.5 million in Bitcoins to unknown actors. On 4 October 2017, OKex, a cryptocurrency exchange which functions as part of the Chinese Bitcoin company OKcoin, […]

Bitcoin Exchange Denies Getting Hacked After Customers Lose $3 Million

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans OKEx, a Bitcoin exchange based in China, issued a statement over the weekend, denying it was hacked and blaming recent thefts on careless users who didn’t secure their accounts. Rumors that hackers breached OKEx started since the end of August when several users began complaining about […]

Schools re-examine cybersecurity measures after Flathead hacking

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans We’re looking into school cybersecurity after a hacker’s threats forced Flathead Valley officials to cancel school for three days. A group called Dark Overlord Solutions demanded money to keep the personal information it stole safe. Now other school districts are re-examining their cybersecurity.   When we […]

American Pacific Mortgage sues insurer after hacker stole funds from lender

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans American Pacific Mortgage filed a lawsuit in federal court this week against Aspen Specialty Insurance Company, claiming that the insurance company is refusing to cover a claim filed after a hacker impersonated the mortgage company’s former CEO and stole more than $75,000 from the company. In […]

Feds seize largest criminal ‘dark web’ site AlphaBay after Atlanta investigations

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The largest criminal marketplace on the internet, AlphaBay, has been seized by the U.S. Department of Justice with the help of Atlanta-based investigations, officials said Thursday. An AlphaBay staffer was identified through an ongoing investigation conducted in Atlanta, DOJ spokesman Bob Page said. Officials said the […]

“Siren” botnet silenced after spamming Twitter users with porn links

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A social media botnet that spammed Twitter accounts with links to pornographic content sent out more than 8.5 million posts from 90,000 unique accounts before it was neutralized, according to a new report. The botnet, dubbed Siren (as in the seductive mythical creatures who lured sailors […]

Trump Drops His Call for a Joint Cyber Security Team With Russia after Much Criticism

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday backtracked on his push for a cyber security unit with Russia, tweeting that he did not think it could happen, hours after his proposal was harshly criticized by Republicans who said Moscow could not be trusted. Trump said on Twitter […]

Petya victims are told NOT to pay cyber ransom after hackers’ emails are disabled

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans IN a new twist in the latest crippling ransomware attack spreading across the globe, victims are warning that files will not be released even if those affected pay up. Companies across Britain, Europe and US have been crippled by the Petya virus, which locks workers out […]

Scarsdale Man Loses Thousands Of Dollars After Identity Theft, Police Say

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Police are investigating an incident that saw a local resident’s identity stolen for thousands of dollars in Scarsdale. Over the weekend, a Marjory Lane resident reported to police that his identifying information was used to make several unauthorized bank transfers over the past two weeks. According […]