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UK cybercrime raids result in 56 arrests

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Dozens of cyber criminals have been detained after the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) launched a “strike week” across the country. The raids were coordinated between the NCA, Metropolitan police, and regional organised crime squads. The arrests targeted a variety of cyber criminals, from hackers and fraudsters to virus-writers and… Read more »

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Healthcare industry new favourite of hackers

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It’s becoming increasingly clear that no industry is immune to cyber attacks, and lately, it seems that healthcare providers are the hackers’ new favourite. Attacks on these organisations have been ramping up in the last few months and a recent report on email trustworthiness found that emails appearing to come… Read more »

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Minister stresses need for cyber security in development of driverless vehicles

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Transport Minister Claire Perry has warned that “smart” motorways and driverless cars may attract hackers looking to cause harm and chaos on Britain’s roads. She told the Commons transport committee, “The more we move to technologically assisted forms of transport, whether it’s smart motorways or driver assisted vehicles, there is… Read more »

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FBI lists most wanted cyber criminals

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FBI most-wanted lists bring to mind train robbers and serial killers. But with the huge rise of cyber crime over recent years, the organisation has also started keeping track of the most damaging cyber criminals in the world. Business Insider reports that the criminals are wanted for stealing money and… Read more »

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Fin4 cyber gang focuses on theft of insider information

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Cyber thieves are increasingly targeting the email accounts of senior executives at financial institutions in an effort to steal insider trading information. The Fin4 gang has targeted over 100 companies in the last year, reports the BBC. Rather than stealing directly from the company, the gang makes its money by… Read more »

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North Korea does not deny Sony Pictures hack

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Sony Pictures is working to get back on track after its systems were hacked last week, followed by the online leak of a number of its unreleased movies. Many people believe that the perpetrator could be North Korea, but a spokesman for the the country only replied, “Wait and see,”… Read more »

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Fifteen arrested for computer hijacking

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Fifteen people in the UK and across Europe have been arrested in connection with the hijacking of computers, reports the BBC. Police say that those involved remotely controlled computers in an effort to steal information. Known as “ratting,” the practice gets its name from the use of Remote Access Trojans… Read more »

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Sony Pictures Entertainment hacked

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Sony Pictures Entertainment was forced to shut down its computer systems on Monday after a large scale hack attack. According to BBC News, the attackers threatened to release data “secrets” if certain demands were not met, with a skull appearing on computer screens. The attack is being attributed to Guardians… Read more »

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World’s biggest cybercrime gang steals millions with botnet

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Evgeniy Bogachev, said to be known as “lucky12345” and “slavik”, is accused of being involved in attacks on more than a million computers and is now wanted by the FBI. The charges came as authorities seized control of a botnet used to steal personal and financial data. Millions of users have… Read more »

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Europol warn against sending data over free wi-fi

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Sensitive information should not be sent over public wi-fi hotspots, to avoid hackers stealing it, Europe’s top cybercrime police officer has warned. Troels Oerting, head of Europol’s cybercrime centre have warned that users should send personal data only across networks they trusted. He said the warning was motivated by the growing… Read more »

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