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Dark web 'will evolve', warns UK cyber crime chief Andy Archibald - BBC News

Dark web 'will evolve', warns UK cyber crime chief Andy Archibald - BBC News | The Pointman | Scoop.it

BBC News Dark web 'will evolve', warns UK cyber crime chief Andy Archibald BBC News Andy Archibald, the interim head of the UK's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), said his officers worked with the FBI to identify individuals who were buying and...

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Hackers are growing in number and prowess.  We need our lawmen to be fully funded and staffed with the best, young talent in order to ensure their success against criminals who operate in cyberspace.

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Hacking tool used to unlock San Bernardino shooter's iPhone to remain a mystery - CBS News

Hacking tool used to unlock San Bernardino shooter's iPhone to remain a mystery - CBS News | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The FBI's announcement came after weeks of deliberation by law enforcement officials and technology experts
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10 Tips for Companies to Avoid and Stop Ransomware - eweek.com

10 Tips for Companies to Avoid and Stop Ransomware - eweek.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
We offer tips on how companies can avoid being infected by ransomware and how those who do fall victim can stop and mitigate damage from an attack.
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Ransomware Hackers Hold U.S. Police Departments Hostage - NBC News

Ransomware Hackers Hold U.S. Police Departments Hostage - NBC News | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Since 2013, hackers have hit departments in at least seven states, taking over their computers and threatening to delete files unless they get paid.
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Phone Hacking Fears and Facts - Scientific American

Phone Hacking Fears and Facts - Scientific American | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The lack of security built into phone networks leaves callers vulnerable to snooping, but the growth of encrypted communications will help protect privacy
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Analyzing real WordPress hacking attempts - NetworkWorld.com

Analyzing real WordPress hacking attempts - NetworkWorld.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
In my last few posts I’ve pondered the issue of how insecure WordPress installations have become. Here’s an interesting thing to try if you run a Wordpress site;...
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Why You Should Remove QuickTime From Your Windows Computer Right Now - Inc.com

Why You Should Remove QuickTime From Your Windows Computer Right Now - Inc.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Running QuickTime on your Windows could lead to your computer getting hacked (and Apple isn't going to fix your problem).

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Hackers steal $81 million from a bank that had no firewall - Mashable.com

Hackers steal $81 million from a bank that had no firewall - Mashable.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Hackers got into Bangladesh Bank's firewall-less system, took their credentials and wired $81 million to foreign accounts.
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Website claims: Registered voters' sensitive data easily searchable - CNN Phillipines

Website claims: Registered voters' sensitive data easily searchable - CNN Phillipines | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A website claims it carries the sensitive data — such as full name, complete address, and passport number — of at least 70 million registered Filipino voters.
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A Brief History Of Ransomware - DarkReading.com

A Brief History Of Ransomware - DarkReading.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A top ten chronicle of more than a decade of notable ransomware variants and trends.
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Anonymous Hack Italian Job Portals, Leak Trove of Data Against New Labour Laws - HackRead.com

Anonymous Hack Italian Job Portals, Leak Trove of Data Against New Labour Laws - HackRead.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Anonymous has leaked personal details of CEOs, managers and other employees of hotshot companies in Italy to protest against the new labour laws Last year,
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Whitepaper: Are Humans The Weakest Link In Cybersecurity? - TheVarGuy.com

Whitepaper: Are Humans The Weakest Link In Cybersecurity? - TheVarGuy.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Nuix SVP of Cybersecurity Chris Pogue said companies need to focus on minimizing human error when it comes to preventing cyberattacks.
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Hacking Team supplied cyber-weapons to corrupt Latin American governments for human rights abuses - BoingBoing.net

Hacking Team supplied cyber-weapons to corrupt Latin American governments for human rights abuses - BoingBoing.net | The Pointman | Scoop.it

In Hacking Team Malware Para La Vigilancia en América Latina, a new report from Derechos Digitales, we learn how Hacking Team, the hacked-and-disgraced cyber-arms dealer (previously) supplied weapons…

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Surviving InfoSec: Digital Crime And Emotional Grime - Dark Reading

Surviving InfoSec: Digital Crime And Emotional Grime - Dark Reading | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The never ending stream of threats, vulnerabilities, and potential attacks can take its toll on the typical security professional. Here's how to fight back against the pressure.
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Brazilian Cybercrime Bills Threaten Open Internet for 200 Million People - The Intercept

Brazilian Cybercrime Bills Threaten Open Internet for 200 Million People - The Intercept | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Activists worry that seven proposals will roll back hard-fought rights established by 2014’s landmark Marco Civil legislation.
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Ransomware and phishing attacks are up, once again. - SC Magazine

Ransomware and phishing attacks are up, once again. - SC Magazine | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Verizon's new data breach investigation report shows a perhaps depressing continuation of previous problems, once again, phishing and ransomware attacks are up.
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iPhone users hit with Apple ID expiration scam - Mashable.com

iPhone users hit with Apple ID expiration scam - Mashable.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A text-message phishing scam, disguised as a note sent by Apple Support, is reportedly targeting unsuspecting iPhone owners.
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Hacking Team postmortem is something all security leaders should read - CSOonline.com

Hacking Team postmortem is something all security leaders should read - CSOonline.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Hacking Team is back in the news again. Last weekend, the person responsible for Hacking Team's meltdown posted a recap of the incident, including a detailed overview of how they hacked the Italian firm.
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Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People - Wired.com

Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People - Wired.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
This morning, WhatsApp made the scope of the Apple-FBI encryption battle look kinda small.
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Anonymous Hacker Arrested for Hacking, Leaking Filipinos' Voters Data - HackRead.com

Anonymous Hacker Arrested for Hacking, Leaking Filipinos' Voters Data - HackRead.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Other Anonymous hackers did not support the Philippines’ branch on leaking the voter data online

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Massive data breach reveals personal info of 93mn Mexican voters - Mexico News Daily

Massive data breach reveals personal info of 93mn Mexican voters - Mexico News Daily | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A database containing the personal information of more than 93 million Mexican voters was discovered on a server in the U.S. last week.
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How To Create Strong Passwords That You Can Easily Remember INC.com

How To Create Strong Passwords That You Can Easily Remember INC.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Complex passwords can be difficult to memorize. Here are ways to create passwords that are both strong and easy to remember.
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This tool can block ransomware on Mac OS X, for now - PCWorld.com

This tool can block ransomware on Mac OS X, for now - PCWorld.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A security researcher has created a free security tool that can detect attempts by ransomware programs to encrypt files on users' Macs and then block them before they do a lot of damage.
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How Hacking Team got hacked - Naked Security by Sophos.com

How Hacking Team got hacked - Naked Security by Sophos.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The hacker who leaked 400GB of data from surveillance company Hacking Team has published a "DIY" guide explaining how and why he did it.
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Vermont Town Mistakenly Releases Employee Data - WAMC.org

Vermont Town Mistakenly Releases Employee Data - WAMC.org | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Officials in Essex, Vermont, say the personal information of more than 200 current and past town employees was mistakenly given to someone...
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Hackers can track your every call and movement, using just your phone number - CNET.com

Hackers can track your every call and movement, using just your phone number - CNET.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Forget complicated hacking tricks -- spying on someone's calls and texts and tracking their movements is as simple as knowing their phone number.
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