#Guernsey #Police issue #hacking #warning

Guernsey Police are issuing a warning to islanders after receiving reports of online hacking. They say hackers have sent emails quoting user passwords and threatening to release footage of islanders’ using adult websites unless a ransom is paid. Police are urging anyone who has been targeted not to respond, to…

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Cybercrime #warning for #homes and #businesses

BUSINESSES and households around the region have been warned about the growing danger of cybercrime. The rise of the internet has led to the potential impact of cyber-theft, cyber-vandalism and even cyber-extortion increasing dramatically, with experts warning that the more we rely on the net, the more potentially vulnerable we…

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How #cyber criminals became The New #Mafia

RANSOMWARE is emerging as the latest tool of choice for cybercriminals amid a rising trend of cybercrime attacks in recent years, data from the cybersecurity solutions provider Malwarebytes revealed recently. The company said between Sept 2015 and Sept 2017, the number of ransomware attacks detected had increased by a whopping…

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Hackers inflate #foreign #students’ scores at #Brisbane’s International Education Services (IES) #College

HACKERS have infiltrated a University of Queensland feeder college’s computer system to inflate the test scores of underperforming foreign students. Cyber crime detectives are investigating a security breach at Brisbane’s International Education Services (IES) College earlier this month. IES said one of its computer systems was targeted but would not…

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IoT #devices to be #targeted by #cybercrims in 2018

LogRhythm, The Security Intelligence Company, today announced its key IT security predictions for 2018. Simon Howe, Director of Sales Australia and New Zealand, LogRhythm, said, “For enterprises, the main concern for security is securing and protecting the organisation’s valuable assets. This has mostly been achieved this year through visibility of…

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Cash #Converters is #HACKED: Cyber #criminals hold UK #customer #credit card numbers, addresses and #passwords to #ransom after major #security breach

Hackers who attacked the now defunct website of second hand goods store Cash Converters may have access to the account details of thousands of customers. Usernames, passwords, delivery addresses and potentially partial credit card numbers are among the data believed to have been stolen. The culprits are said to be…

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