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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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25 cyber-criminal business models unveiled - ITProPortal.com

25 cyber-criminal business models unveiled - ITProPortal.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Criminals like to use technologies which keep them anonymous online, as they go about their criminally business.
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Now You Can Buy Your Own Custom Ransomware - Vocative.com

Now You Can Buy Your Own Custom Ransomware - Vocative.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Ransomware has become so popular, you can try it on your friends.
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Fantom Ransomware Encrypts your Files while pretending to be Windows Update - BleepingComputer.com

Fantom Ransomware Encrypts your Files while pretending to be Windows Update - BleepingComputer.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A new ransomware called Fantom was discovered by AVG malware researcher Jakub Kroustek that is based on the open-source EDA2 ransomware project.
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This malware sold to governments could help them spy on iPhones, researchers say - The Washington Post

This malware sold to governments could help them spy on iPhones, researchers say - The Washington Post | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Security flaws in iOS left users vulnerable to hacking tools sold to governments.
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'SNL' star Leslie Jones' personal site offline after hack - WHIO.com

'SNL' star Leslie Jones' personal site offline after hack - WHIO.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Leslie Jones' personal website has been taken offline after it appeared hackers posted...
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How Facebook censors your posts - WREG.com

How Facebook censors your posts - WREG.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg’s​ company has teams of people working in offices around the world -- Austin, Texas; Dublin, Ireland; Hyderabad, India; and its Menlo Park, California, headquarters -- who process millions of reports a week...
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Hackers with possible Russian ties targeted Trump, Republican Party as well as Democrats - The Telegraph

Hackers with possible Russian ties targeted Trump, Republican Party as well as Democrats - The Telegraph | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Hackers targeted the computer systems of presidential candidate Donald Trump and Republican Party organizations as well as Democratic Party networks, sources familiar with investigations into the attacks said.
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Donald Trump Campaign Hacked; Targeted with Malware: Report - HackRead.com

Donald Trump Campaign Hacked; Targeted with Malware: Report - HackRead.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Republican and Democratic Networks’ Computer Systems were hacked --- Attackers also hacked Donald Trump's election campaign staff!

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Wait, someone's stealing that train: smart city transport can be easily hacked - Information Age

Wait, someone's stealing that train: smart city transport can be easily hacked - Information Age | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Transport systems across the world are vulnerable to cyber attacks, and this will become more of a problem as transport infrastructure adopts a cloud-based setup
 
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Clinic can't pay for patients' credit monitoring following data breach - HealthcareDive.com

Clinic can't pay for patients' credit monitoring following data breach - HealthcareDive.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Following a recent data breach, Athens Orthopedic Clinic said it will not pay for extended credit monitoring for affected patients.
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Hacker Unlocks ‘High Security’ Electronic Safes Without a Trace - WIRED.com

Hacker Unlocks ‘High Security’ Electronic Safes Without a Trace - WIRED.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
An unassuming, but powerful attack on the safe you might have at your house.
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How to tell the “real” @realDonaldTrump, and why it’s a security lesson for us all - Naked Security

How to tell the “real” @realDonaldTrump, and why it’s a security lesson for us all - Naked Security | The Pointman | Scoop.it

The "real" @realDonaldTrump, as opposed to much calmer tweets from what's apparently his staff. Hint: look for the words "weak" and "dumb."

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Donald Trump doesn't pay people to post insulting and ugly tweets from his twitter account.  He does that on his own.

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Trump Winning Spam Race By Huge Margin - DarkReading.com

Trump Winning Spam Race By Huge Margin - DarkReading.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Proofpoint scanned the subject lines in spam messages directed at its customer base in the last two months and observed what it described as a disproportionate number of emails featuring the controversial Republican nominee’s name. The emails represented a mix of text-based spam lures with embedded links and credential phishing attempts.
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It looks like Donald Trump has a new title: Spammer-in-chief.

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Trump Campaign App's Data Grab Taps Into Your Contact List, Experts Say - ABC News

Trump Campaign App's Data Grab Taps Into Your Contact List, Experts Say - ABC News | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The Trump campaign’s smartphone offering seeks to collect and store the contents of users’ address books –– potentially vacuuming up large quantities of personal data about individuals who have never used the application and who may be unaware that it’s in the hands of the campaign.
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Are you a voter who still supports the Trump campaign? If so, good luck with that.

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Homeland Security Investigates Hacking of Leslie Jones' Website - ABC News

Homeland Security Investigates Hacking of Leslie Jones' Website - ABC News | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Sensitive photos were posted on her website on Wednesday.
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Twitoor first Android malware known to leverage Twitter for command and control - SCmagzine.com

Twitoor first Android malware known to leverage Twitter for command and control - SCmagzine.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Researchers have found the first known Android mobile malware to use a Twitter account, rather than a traditional command-and-control server, to control infected devices.
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Anatomy Of A Social Media Attack - DarkReading.com

Anatomy Of A Social Media Attack - DarkReading.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Finding and addressing Twitter and Facebook threats requires a thorough understanding of how they're accomplished.
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Data breaches: Different regions, very different impacts - Computer Weekly

Data breaches: Different regions, very different impacts - Computer Weekly | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The EU cyber security and regulatory environment is due to change significantly in the near future, challenging organisations to rethink how they protect customer data and deal with the consequences when things go wrong.
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US parents largely unaware of what their children do online, research finds - The Guardian

US parents largely unaware of what their children do online, research finds - The Guardian | The Pointman | Scoop.it
New study points to a ‘digital disconnect’ between children and adults, with only 13% of teens thinking their parents understood the extent of their internet use
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How One Journalist Uses Social Media to Get Inside the Minds of ISIS - WIRED.com

How One Journalist Uses Social Media to Get Inside the Minds of ISIS - WIRED.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times is arguably the best reporter on the world's most important beat---terrorism and jihadists. Here's how she does it.
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Mali is the latest African country to impose a social media blackout - QZ.com

Mali is the latest African country to impose a social media blackout - QZ.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
It hasn't been a good week for internet freedom in Africa, with three countries imposing social media blackouts, according to the campaign Keep it On. Internet users in Bamako, Mali reported not being able to use Facebook and Twitter after protests against the detention of a popular radio host on Wednesday (Aug. 17) turned violent
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Online Antisocial Media - Tripwire.com

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"This blog post is intended to open up people’s minds when it comes to using online social media." - Richard De Vere

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Snapping up cheap spy tools, nations 'monitoring everyone' - BigStory.ap.org

Snapping up cheap spy tools, nations 'monitoring everyone' - BigStory.ap.org | The Pointman | Scoop.it

It was a national scandal. Peru's then-vice president accused two domestic intelligence agents of staking her out. Then, a top congressman blamed the spy agency for a break-in at his office.

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NSA's Hacking Group Hacked! Bunch of Private Hacking Tools Leaked Online - TheHackerNews.com

NSA's Hacking Group Hacked! Bunch of Private Hacking Tools Leaked Online - TheHackerNews.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

An unknown hacker or a group of hackers just claimed to have hacked into "Equation Group" -- a cyber-attack group allegedly associated with the United States intelligence organization NSA -- and dumped a bunch of its hacking tools (malware, private exploits, and hacking tools) online.

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Guccifer 2.0 drops private data of more than 200 Democratic Party Members - HackRead.com

Guccifer 2.0 drops private data of more than 200 Democratic Party Members - HackRead.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Guccifer 2.0 seems to have a thing for the Democratic Party. A month after dumping over 20,000 hacked emails from the primary domain of the Democratic Party, he has now dropped the contact information of more than 200 Democratic Party members.

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The 10 Most Vulnerable IoT Security Targets - IOTI.com

The 10 Most Vulnerable IoT Security Targets - IOTI.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
From autos to video cameras, the Internet of Things is exponentially increasing the number of potential targets for cyber-criminals.
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