hello again

Tag Archives: cybercrime

#cybersecurity | #infosec | Smashing Security #153: Cybercrime doesn’t pay (but Uber does)

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The cybercrime lovebirds who hijacked Washington DC’s CCTV cameras in the run-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration, the truffle-snuffling bankers at the centre of an insider-trading scandal, and the hackers that Uber paid hush money to hide a security breach. All this and much more is discussed […]

#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | Disputes, Issue 1: Cybercrime: beware the business email compromise

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Over the past three years, the “business email compromise” has become one of the most common, vexing, and financially injurious forms of cybercrime. On any given day, companies around the world and across industry sectors are finding themselves the victim, the pawn or both in cybercrime […]

Five arrested by cybercrime officers investigating Tunbridge Wells hacking

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A cybercrime investigation by specialist officers has led to five arrests. The Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate has been investigating the alleged hacking of a Tunbridge Wells company in April. The hacking resulted in one of its clients paying £25,000 to a third party after […]

Cybercrime is costing each business a whopping $11.7M a year, report says

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The cost of cybercrime has risen 62% over the past five years, costing each organization some $11.7 million per year, according to a joint report from Accenture and the Ponemon Institute report released Tuesday. The Cost of Cyber Crime Study, announced in a joint press release, was […]

The Cybercrime Scheme That Attacks Email Accounts And Your Bank Accounts

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Cybercrime is ever present, and there is one particular fraud we all should be aware of—particularly anyone who sends or receives bank wiring instructions or the funds themselves. The fraud involves the hacking or impersonating of email accounts, it might be called business email compromise (BEC) […]

Hacked: How Business Is Fighting Back Against the Explosion in Cybercrime

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Business is under assault from cybercriminals like never before, and the cost to companies is exploding. Here’s what you need to know about safeguarding your digital assets. 1. Under attack In the summer of 2015, several of New York’s most prestigious and trusted corporate law firms, […]

Stiff laws key in keeping cybercrime in check

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Technology and a policy of having isolated networks have been relied on heavily to ensure cyber security. Little has been said about the role of the individual in this matter. The attitude of users is one of the most significant obstacles to achieving fully secure systems. […]

No rewards for cyber security as cybercrime defenders have hands tied by red tape

A new report by Intel Security has revealed that there is a significant gap between strategy and implementation of cyber security measures, allowing hackers to beat the defenders and capitalise on their malicious actions. The report shows three key areas … View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures hacker proof, #hackerproof

AI fights cybercrime as IBM Watson learns the language of cyber security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans IBM Watson, Big Blue’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform, keeps on learning with the smart platform now well versed in cyber security. Watson for Cyber Security can now help security analysts parse thousands of natural language research reports which were previously … The post AI fights cybercrime […]

Companies increasingly yield to ransomware demands

Faced with few options, companies are increasingly giving in to cybercriminals who hold their data hostage and demand payment for its return, while law enforcement officials struggle to catch the nearly invisible perpetrators. The risks to organizations have become so severe that many simply pay their attackers to make them go away — a strategy […]