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#school | #ransomware | Cyber security expert breaks down ransomware attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency following a cyber-attack on Nov. 18. An apparent “ransomware” virus infected 1,500 of the state’s 30,000 computers last week. Source: (MGN) An apparent “ransomware” virus infected 1,500 of the state’s 30,000 computers. This […]

ATO #outages have slowed down #cyber security policy #upgrades

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans There are concerns the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has more work to do on cyber security standards, with Commissioner of Taxation Chis Jordan telling Senate estimates last night sustained outages at the tax office may have slowed down plans for security policies. On Wednesday a joint […]

Scammers are #conning homebuyers out of their down #payment

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Scammers are going after homebuyers’ down payments in a growing version of “email access compromise.” Because it’s the consumer authorizing the wire transfer, the usual protections don’t apply. Experts say don’t trust emailed closing instructions. Call a number you know to be correct to confirm. $52,660.57. […]

Scammers Stealing Down Payments By Hacking Real Estate Agents’ Email Accounts

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Buying a home is the biggest purchase most Americans will make during their lifetime. But now hackers have figured out how to steal the down payment, leaving the buyer without a new home and often wiping out their life savings. “The timing was impeccable, actually,” said […]

Bug took Apple’s Developer website down amid hacking fears

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans After several developers reported a possible security breach in Apple’s Developer website as their account addresses showed an address in Russia, Apple has said the problem originated owing to a bug in its account management application. According to a MacRumours report on Thursday, several developers reported […]

Hackers looking to shut down factories for pay

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The malware entered the North Carolina transmission-manufacturing plant’s computer network by the way of email in August 2016, just as the criminals wanted, spreading like a virus and threatening to lock up the production line until the company paid a ransom. AW North Carolina stood to […]

NotPetya Ransomware Hackers ‘Took Down Ukraine Power Grid’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Ukraine has placed the blame for last week’s ransomware outbreak on Russia. The allegations came as multiple cybersecurity companies claimed there were links between the so-called NotPetya ransomware and hackers who previously targeted power providers and shut down electricity across the country, most infamously in December […]

When the Govt Says Cybersecurity, Get Your Head Down, Cos the Koreans Are Coming

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hey folks. Just spent the past week investigating potential sites for my post-nuclear apocalypse survival camp and, uh, “recruiting” nubile young cult… I mean commune members. East Africa is a touch too close to the Korean Peninsula for my liking, in light of the little palaver […]

U.S. Central Command Social Media Accounts Hacked and Taken Down

The Twitter and YouTube accounts purported to belong to CENTCOM were apparently hacked this afternoon. CENTCOM, or U.S. Central Command, is the mega-regional command responsible for military actions in Northern Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. CENTCOM For more information go to http://www.NationalCyberSecurity.com, http://www. GregoryDEvans.com, http://www.LocatePC.net or http://AmIHackerProof.com View full post on National Cyber […]

US Department Shuts Down Email Amid Hacking Scare

The US State Department rushed to shut down its entire unclassified email system after fears that security of portions of the system may have been compromised. The section of its systems that handle unclassified emails is feared to have been […] For more information go to http://www.NationalCyberSecurity.com, http://www. GregoryDEvans.com, http://www.LocatePC.net or http://AmIHackerProof.com View full post […]

‘Cyber War News’ Shuts Down!

For Request of Preservation of Records from the U.S. Department of Justice, The Australian Internet security news site ‘Cyber War News’ was recently shut down. On April 16, 2014, Justice Department Senior Counsel Albert Rees Jr. sent a fax to Cyber War News’ privacy service provider, Domains By Proxy, requesting that the company preserve “all […]

Meetup site down after hacker tried to extort $300 from CEO

Meetup's website remained offline Monday, the victim of a massive DDoS attack, which began last week with an email asking the company's CEO to cough up US$300, or else. View full post on Computerworld Cybercrime and Hacking News ________________ Other Sites You May Like: http;//AmIHackerProof.com – http://hackerforhire.com – Read More…. For more information go to […]

California shuts down 10 “fraudulent” health care websites

  In a move rarely seen by state authorities, California has shut down 10 domain names that the Golden State claims were fraudulent imitations of Covered California, the state’s own version of the Affordable Care Act. On Thursday, the state’s attorney general announced that it had forced 10 domain names to either redirect to the bona fide Covered California website or […]