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A Global WannaCry Cyberattack

‘Biggest ransomware outbreak in history’ hits nearly 100 countries with data held for ransom Dozens of countries have been hit with a huge cyber extortion attack that locked computers and held users’ files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. How did the attack occur? Attack appeared to be caused by […]

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Cybercrime: Social Media [Video]

90% firms see social media as a big risk area for cyber crime: EY report Over 90% of Indian businesses identified social media as a ‘precarious platform spurring new-age cyber threats’, according to the report Rozelle Laha   The report quoted a McAfee study to say that India is estimated to be losing 0.21% of […]

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Binary Options Scams [Video]

Australia consumer watchdog reports $11.6 million of cold calling binary options scams in 2016 BY VALENTINA KIRILOVA During Consumer Fraud Week 2017, ASIC is reminding consumers to protect themselves against investment scams. ASIC Deputy Chairman Peter Kell said: The Targeting Scams report published today by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) shows reports to […]

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Facebook Scam Hotspot

Facebook the domain of choice for scammers, with more people falling victim to schemes via social media By consumer affairs reporter Amy Bainbridge Social media is emerging as the new hunting ground for scammers to find victims, according to new data out today. The consumer watchdog’s annual scam report also identifies a whopping 47 per […]

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BEWARE: Blue Whale Challenge [Video]

Blue Whale: Should you be worried about online pressure groups? Teen Suicides and Pressure Groups Concerns are growing over suspected links between teenage suicides and online pressure groups Reports are circulating in the media of vulnerable people being encouraged to take their own lives by following a series of online challenges. In Russia, the deaths […]

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Cybercrime: SMEs

Cybercrime is biggest threat to small and medium-size firms ‘by far’ Lapses in cybersecurity can kill small businesses, lobby group says By Tamlin Magee (Computerworld UK) The UK’s definition of an SME — a small to medium enterprise — is any business with up to 250 employees, but no upper floor on the financial threshold. […]

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Cyber Security: World’s Best Worst

Cyber Security: The World’s Best And Worst Presented With A Well-Designed Infographic Kevin Murnane   Credit: Comparitech  Countries with the best (blue) and worst (red) malware infection rates. It’s no secret that online security is a global problem. Businesses and government agencies are hacked, corporations, hospitals and individuals are held up with ransomware, credit card […]

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Predators Using Online Games [Video]

Are your kids safe? Predators reaching children through online games by Dave Huddleston, WSBTV.com ATLANTA – MaryBeth Reeves is used to a lot of chatting. The Georgia mother of quadruplet 10-year-old daughters says it’s rarely quiet in their home. What she wasn’t used to were the chats taking place while her girls played games online. Roblox […]

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Social Caring and Sharing [Video]

In My Shoes – Storytellers https://youtu.be/rqcePPr9QPw Social Caring and Sharing My Shriner’s Motto “No Man Stands So Tall as When He Stoops to Help a Child” Welcome to the Internet Crime Fighters Org ICFO researches follows and posts on all forms of Internet crime To raise awareness of Internet risk to you, your children, families, and […]

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