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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | DCC UK second-gen smart meter network passes three million mark

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Smart DCC, the licence-holder building and managing the secure national infrastructure that underpins the roll-out of smart meters across the UK, has passed a milestone in its network capability, with the three millionth second-generation smart meter (SMETS2) attached to its smart network. The Capita subsidiary was […]

Governor #Deal announces $35 #million for #cybersecurity center #expansion

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans  Cyber Training and Innovation was already a big project, but it just got bigger, by 35 million dollars to be exact. Today Governor Nathan Deal annouced a second building which is set to begin its construction immediately. Augusta University Brooks Keel calls it a pretty sweet […]

20 Million Confirmed #Attacks in 24 Hours: #Locky and Other #Ransomware

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A new variant of the aggressive “Locky” ransomware hits 20 million confirmed attacks in a single day, warns a cybersecurity firm. Ransomware actors are sometimes incredibly sophisticated, demonstrating careful planning and methodical execution. Some hacker individuals or groups can launch large-scale attacks, casting the widest net […]

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 […]

Hackers scam half a million from Enigma digital currency investors

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Cunning hackers have successfully duped investors out of almost $500,000 after compromising the servers of the online currency platform Enigma. The organization, set up by MIT whiz kids and due to launch its new cryptocurrency on September 11, had its website, email servers and Slack channel […]

14 million US businesses are at risk of a hacker threat

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Large corporations spend hundreds of thousands, often millions, of dollars oncybersecurity, but when it comes to small businesses, many owners aren’t spending enough. Only 2 percent of the small-business owners surveyed in the CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey said they view the threat of a cyberattack as […]

Second Major Ethereum Hack In a Week Leads to $34 Million Theft

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans While cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have enjoyed meteoric popularity over the past several months, there are still many potential investors who remain skeptical. And one of the reasons for this skepticism is the ongoing concern about cryptocurrency security. Now that a second major hack of […]

A Simple Trick Makes a Hacker $7.4 Million Richer in an Ethereum Hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A hacker has managed to make over $7 million in virtual currency during the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of CoinDash by tricking people into sending their cryptocurrency to the wrong address. CoinDash, a trading platform for cryptocurrencies, has claimed that its investors were sending their funds […]

Identity theft ring bought information online, used student loan website to get $12 million in tax refunds

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Two people were indicted on federal charges related to a $12 million scam in which they stole identities in order to file fake tax returns and profit from the refunds. Taiwo K. Onamuti, 29, Doraville, Ga., and Muideen A. Adebule, 49, Indianapolis, face 23 federal charges […]

Italian SMEs invest only €240 million in cybersecurity

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans They’re well-aware, but they still lack the desire and ability to invest structurally. The global computer attack that was recently launched through the ‘Wannacry’ ransomware has exposed many Italian businesses’ limitations and cultural unpreparedness when it comes to cybersecurity. These shortcomings must be dealt with soon; […]

Sydney bank accounts hacked in $1.5 million ‘tap and pay’ fraud

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Three men have been charged over an elaborate “tap and pay” scam that saw $1.5 million stolen from at least 45 hacked bank accounts across Sydney. NSW Fraud and Cybercrime police allege a sophisticated syndicate ported mobile phones, illegally accessed bank accounts through mobile apps, and […]

Teenage hacker makes £ 400,000 by hacking 1.7 million Xbox Live and Minecraft accounts

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Teenage Hacker named Adam Mudd is said to have made £400,000 by selling a nasty virus to fellow hackers which led to the crash of more than 1.7 million Xbox … The post Teenage hacker makes £ 400,000 by hacking 1.7 million Xbox Live and Minecraft […]