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Detenido un pedófilo en Zaragoza por grabar a sus vecinos accediendo a su Wi-Fi

Detenido un pedófilo en Zaragoza por grabar a sus vecinos accediendo a su Wi-Fi | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it

Agentes de la Policía Nacional han detenido en Zaragoza a un pedófilo que ha infectado los ordenadores de cientos de sus vecinos y ha grabado miles de imágenes de su vida íntima y sexual. Además, desde su domicilio, compartía en redes P2P más de 500 archivos de pornografía infantil. El arrestado es un hombre de 34 años con altos conocimientos técnicos y escasas relaciones sociales, ha informado la dirección general de la Policía en un comunicado. El detenido vulneraba las redes inalámbricas Wi-Fi mediante las que sus vecinos se conectaban a Internet. Para entrar en los ordenadores ajenos remotamente, utilizaba una potente herramienta informática, tipo 'troyano', que le permitía controlar casi por completo el equipo. La configuración del mencionado programa, así como su manejo, es de alta complejidad técnica, han señalado las mismas fuentes, y gracias a ella accedía a información sensible, como contraseñas de distintos servicios web, además de que podía copiar cualquier archivo almacenado en el disco duro, ejecutar programas o espiar las conversaciones de las víctimas en distintas redes sociales. Otra de las funcionalidades que el sofisticado software era la de activar la cámara web de ordenadores de sobremesa y también de portátiles sin el consentimiento de sus legítimos propietarios. Según ha explicado el responsable del Grupo de Delitos Tecnológicos de la Policía Nacional de Zaragoza, Ignacio Sanjuán, la investigación se inició como una operación más contra la pedofilia y la pornografía infantil, pero desembocó en una compleja situación contra la que aún no se habían enfrentado. Las pesquisas se iniciaron con el instrumento que utiliza habitualmente la policía para perseguir a las personas que distribuyen archivos de pornografía infantil a través de programas P2P. En el punto de mira de los investigadores se situó un hombre de 34 años, trabajador de una empresa de electrodomésticos de Zaragoza, experto informático en sus horas libres y poco dado a las relaciones sociales. En el registro judicial de su vivienda en la calle Diez de Agosto (barrio de San José), detenido el pasado 7 de noviembre por los agentes, los agentes policiales localizaron los archivos de pornografía infantil que compartía en internet pero descubrieron multitud de imágenes fotográficas no habituales, capturadas en el interior de viviendas de vecinos. Los policías comprobaron que eran fotografías de contenido sexual, secuencias capturadas con multitud de cámaras a intervalos de tres segundos, algo a lo que no se habían enfrentado hasta ese momento. A lo largo de la investigación, los agentes pudieron comprobar que el detenido había logrado adquirir un sofisticado software que le permitía romper la seguridad de los ordenadores y acceder a los discos duros como invitado oculto. Este software, desconocido para los investigadores, no solo le permitía hurtar las imágenes que almacenaban sus víctimas, generalmente de tipo sexual, sino que le daba la posibilidad de manipular el hardware de los ordenadores. Así, podía servirse del router de un ordenador para encenderlo si estaba apagado y activar las webcam de sus víctimas, a las que fotografía en secuencias mientras se desnudaban o realizaban distintos tipos de actividades de carácter sexual. Este caso ha alertado a los investigadores policiales de la necesidad de permanecer atentos contra cualquier tipo de innovación tecnológica que pueda llegar a manos de presuntos delincuentes, como el caso de la aplicación utilizada por el detenido, herramienta más propia de las agencias de investigación del mundo. Recomendaciones Para hacer frente a esta situación, Ignacio Sanjuán recomienda mantener al día la seguridad del router doméstico que se emplea en las casas a fin de crear una barrera difícil de franquear. Advierte, sin embargo, que la seguridad total en internet no existe, por lo que también plantea la posibilidad de cubrir con una pequeña "tirita" la webcam de los ordenadores mientras no son utilizados.

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Bitcoin's January fall wipes off $44bn in value | Technology | The Guardian

Bitcoin's January fall wipes off $44bn in value | Technology | The Guardian | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
US investigation into boom stokes fears of impending bust as cryptocurrency records steepest monthly slide in its history
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Are Wheels Coming Off Bitcoin's Bandwagon & Meteoric Rise Crunched By Reg Concerns?

Are Wheels Coming Off Bitcoin's Bandwagon & Meteoric Rise Crunched By Reg Concerns? | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Bitcoin's price took another step lower late last week on further regulatory scrutiny from the U.S. SEC halting another Initial Coin Offering, reports that Tether and Bitfinex exchange had been subpoenaed by U.S. regulator, the CFTC, and India not considering cryptocurrencies legal tender.
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China testing facial-recognition surveillance system in Xinjiang – report

China testing facial-recognition surveillance system in Xinjiang – report | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
System alerts authorities when suspects on watchlist stray from their home or workplace
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Why Facebook's news feed changes are bad news for democracy | Emily Bell

Why Facebook's news feed changes are bad news for democracy | Emily Bell | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
News organisations say they have seen a steady drop off in Facebook referred traffic
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Software used in judicial decisions meets its equal in random amateurs

Software used in judicial decisions meets its equal in random amateurs | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Software used to predict if people being sentenced will commit another crime.
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The Five Laws Of Cybersecurity

The Five Laws Of Cybersecurity | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
With 2018 shaping up to be the most prolific year hacking has ever seen given 2017, it's time to establish a universal language and understanding of those foundational facts that govern our data-security lives.
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States and Cities Keep the Battle for Net Neutrality Alive

States and Cities Keep the Battle for Net Neutrality Alive | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Montana's governor issued an executive order barring state agencies from doing business with internet providers that violate net neutrality.
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With facial recognition, China tightens grip on society

With facial recognition, China tightens grip on society | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
One project, called “Sharp Eyes,” will use facial recognition and artificial intelligence to analyze security videos, track suspects, spot suspicious behaviors and monitor the comings and goings of the country’s 1.4 billion people.
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Rithu Ann Mathew's comment, January 11, 9:07 AM
I feel that the sharp eyes project is an innovative improvement to existing ideas and is very helpful in the society. The sharp eyes project allows for enhanced security because facial recognition is involved which will reduce the chances of crimes occuring in such risky places. Hence with high security where identity can be easily recognised, the government also allows citizens to place more trust in the country's security and future. Such successful results will also encourage future innovations.
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Cryptocurrency crime wave could be dead ahead

Cryptocurrency crime wave could be dead ahead | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
It’s never been a more bullish time for crypto investors. Despite the recent correction, the army of digital currencies led by bitcoin demonstrated incredible growth in 2017. But their rise in value could trigger a crime tsunami.
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Hacker Lexicon: What Is Sinkholing?

Hacker Lexicon: What Is Sinkholing? | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
What's one good way to bring down a botnet? Send that traffic to a sinkhole.
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Blockchain To The Rescue Creating A 'New Future' For Digital Identities

Blockchain To The Rescue Creating A 'New Future' For Digital Identities | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Despite IT advances enabling faster and more efficient communication, hackers and cybercriminals have been busy at work and cybercrime forecast to cost the world $6 trillion per annum by 2021 by some counts. Could Blockchain-based identification mechanisms to security problems and offer a solution?
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Someone Appears to Be DDoSing the Dark Web Version of The Daily Stormer

Someone Appears to Be DDoSing the Dark Web Version of The Daily Stormer | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
"I don't really care about either side," the alleged attacker told Motherboard in an online chat.
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Bitcoin is back, baby

Bitcoin is back, baby | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
<p>The cryptocurrency hit all-time highs near $3,500 per bitcoin on Tuesday.</p>
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Bitcoin payments used to unmask dark web users –

Bitcoin payments used to unmask dark web users – | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a way of identifying those who bought or sold goods on the dark web, by linking them to Bitcoin transactions.
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Bitcoin, Ripple And Litecoin Sell-Off: What's Different This Time Around?

Bitcoin, Ripple And Litecoin Sell-Off: What's Different This Time Around? | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
The current sell-off in Ripple, Litecoin and other cryptocurrencies may have a long way to go before it’s over.
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Cybercrime: £130bn stolen from consumers in 2017, report says

Cybercrime: £130bn stolen from consumers in 2017, report says | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Of the 978m global victims of cybercrime last year, 17m were Britons targeted by phishing, ransomware, online fraud and hacking
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The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper

The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
A new layer of code could address two problems that inhibit use of bitcoin in transactions.
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Is Bitcoin A 'Busted Flush' As Price Falls 20% Below $10K Mark?

Is Bitcoin A 'Busted Flush' As Price Falls 20% Below $10K Mark? | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
With the price of Bitcoin, the 'Big Daddy' of cryptocurrencies, falling below $10,000, as regulators in Asia and Europe circle and call for restrictions on trading will the current rout continue and where could the digital currency tread next?
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Hacker jailed for DDoS attacks against Skype and Google

Hacker jailed for DDoS attacks against Skype and Google | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
The 21-year-old has been jailed for running a botnet and selling malware in the Dark Web.
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Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000 As South Korea Worsens Investor Fears

Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000 As South Korea Worsens Investor Fears | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
What prompted Bitcoin's move below $10,000?
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Cyberweapons Now A 'Core Tool' Of Iranian Statecraft

Cyberweapons Now A 'Core Tool' Of Iranian Statecraft | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
A new report by the Carnegie Endowment says Iran’s cyberoperations have become increasingly sophisticated and damaging to its adversaries and are now a prime policy tool for its security agencies.
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The Guardian view on cryptocurrencies: a greater fool’s gold | Editorial

The Guardian view on cryptocurrencies: a greater fool’s gold | Editorial | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Editorial: The apparently endless rise in the prices of cryptocurrencies is a monument to greed and gullibility
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FCC releases final net neutrality repeal order, three weeks after vote

FCC releases final net neutrality repeal order, three weeks after vote | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
With repeal officially published, FCC will soon face lawsuits.
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How Blockchain Could Start To Make Waves In Media And Entertainment In 2018

How Blockchain Could Start To Make Waves In Media And Entertainment In 2018 | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
If you are in media and entertainment, you should follow and possibly invest in blockchain innovation in 2018, if you haven't done so yet.
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Disgraced US Secret Service agent coughs to second Bitcoin heist

Disgraced US Secret Service agent coughs to second Bitcoin heist | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Fox, meet henhouse
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