Health insurers concerned after Blue Cross of Idaho hack

After a recent attack on an Idaho health insurer, other companies are on the alert for cyberattacks. Blue Cross of Idaho reported earlier this week that their website had been compromised by hackers in March. The attack gained access to provider payment records that included patient names, account numbers and billing codes for the procedures […]

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Facebook leaks: Zuckerberg turned data into dollars in ruthless battle with competitors

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg led discussions with his senior executives about selling customers’ data to software developers as the company sought to undermine competitors and consolidate its power. About 7,000 pages of confidential documents show that Zuckerberg and his top executives considered a wide range of options to charge app developers for access to Facebook’s […]

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Source code of Iranian cyber-espionage tools leaked on Telegram

In an incident reminiscent of the Shadow Brokers leak that exposed the NSA’s hacking tools, someone has now published similar hacking tools belonging to one of Iran’s elite cyber-espionage units, known as APT34, Oilrig, or HelixKitten. The hacking tools are nowhere near as sophisticated as the NSA tools leaked in 2017, but they are dangerous […]

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Is there a link between videogaming and cybercrime? Police think so

UK police are planning to issue online warnings to young gamers hoping to deter them from a life of cybercrime, they revealed last week. Officers planning a multimillion-pound cybercrime prevention drive identified a link between teenage gamers and cybercrime, warning that 82% of young people recruited by online criminals had developed their cybercrime skills through video […]

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Assange arrested, faces extradition for hacking

Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing organisation WikiLeaks (or co-founder, depending on whom you ask) , and arguably Ecuador’s most famous Londoner (or infamous, depending on whom you ask), is in custody following his arrest yesterday. Assange rose to fame by leaking secret government documents that the WikiLeaks organisation acquired from a wide range of sources. […]

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Gangs targeting autistic gamers in bid to create next generation of cyber-criminals, police warn

Organised crime gangs have been recruiting autistic teenage gamers to become the next generation of cyber-criminals, police have warned. Gangsters operating online, have targeted the most vulnerable youngsters, exploiting their desire to fit into a virtual world that values their computing prowess. By identifying teenagers who are willing to bend the rules and cheat at […]

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Woman seeks aid online, loses ₹37k to fake NGO

Hoping to raise money for her husband’s liver treatment, Santacruz resident Kokila Patel finds an email ID purportedly of actor Salman Khan’s charitable organisation Being Human Foundation. A Santacruz resident desperate to raise funds for her husband’s liver treatment was allegedly cheated of Rs 37,600 by fraudsters posing online as representatives of actor Salman Khan’s […]

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Hacker From Russian Crime Group Jailed In Multi-Million Dollar Global Blackmail Conspiracy

A 24-year-old cyber criminal, who blackmailed computer users worldwide has been jailed for six years for his role with what U.K. investigators described as one of most sophisticated cyber crime groups they have ever investigated. An investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA), the UK’s agency to stop serious organized crime, found that Zain Qaiser, […]

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HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT More than 300,000 cyber criminals are selling your credit card details on Facebook, experts warn

CYBER CRIME Facebook groups where members buy and sell the credit card numbers of fraud victims and share other online crime tips have been uncovered by a report. A total of 74 groups have been found so far and they contain around 385,000 members. Security researchers from Cisco’s Talos Intelligence Group uncovered the groups which […]

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