Cybercrime News

Cybercrime is growing and more people are falling victim to it. The Wiser daily cybercrime news email is designed for anyone with an interest in the topic. This includes professionals in the industry, from technology providers to law enforcement officials to security consultants. It is estimated that criminals now make more money from cybercrime than they do from illegal drug trafficking. Large corporations, SMEs and individuals are all at risk. Cybercrime involves any crime that uses a computer or network. It takes many forms including identity theft, stealing company data, and other malicious practices. And it is global in nature, with many of the criminals based in different countries to their target victims. And because it is growing more resources are being allocated to combat it, while technology companies come up with new products and solutions that offer better protection. And there is growing awareness among technology users to better protect their systems, accounts and passwords. The Wiser daily cybercrime news email covers all of these topics and more. We curate the best articles from leading publications and writers in the field to ensure you get the latest information delivered to your inbox every day.

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Ransomware spike blamed on easy-to-use malware builders
BBC
Hiding out among the net's criminal class
BBC
TNT parcels 'backed up to ceiling' in wake of massive cyberattack
The Guardian • Miles Brignall
Rehab camp aims to put young cyber-crooks on right track
BBC
UK's first boot camp hopes to reform teenage hackers
BBC
Cyber threats may wreak havoc by 2020
The Economic Times of India
What Steps Should Covered Entities, Business Associates Take to Combat Cyberthreats?
Inside Counsel
SC asks Centre, states not to protect any kind of vigilantism
The Economic Times of India
5 Big Takeaways From Fortune Brainstorm Tech
Fortune Magazine • Barb Darrow
Was the Nasdaq 'glitch' really stock market warfare?
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Ransomware spike blamed on easy-to-use malware builders
BBC
Security experts say a sharp increase in ransomware attacks is in part a result of how easy the malware is to acquire. Researchers at Cylance and AlienVault were able to find off-the-shelf ransomware using a normal search engine, which could then be...
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Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
Hiding out among the net's criminal class
BBC
Security researcher Liam O'Murchu lives a double life. And sometimes a triple life. Now and then he divides himself even more thinly. Living multiple lives is part of his job with security firm Symantec, which also involves being a covert part of...
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Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
TNT parcels 'backed up to ceiling' in wake of massive cyberattack
The GuardianMiles Brignall
Parcels are backing up at TNT depots in their thousands after the company admitted it is still struggling to deal with the aftermath of June’s cyber-attack that crippled IT systems around the world. Frustrated customers trying to get news of their undelivered...
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Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
Rehab camp aims to put young cyber-crooks on right track
BBC
Enable it in your browser or download Flash Player here.Sorry, you need Flash to play this. Teenagers caught carrying out hacking and cyber-attacks could soon be attending a rehab camp that aims to divert them away from a life of crime. The...
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Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
UK's first boot camp hopes to reform teenage hackers
BBC
The National Crime Agency has started the UK's first 'rehab' course for hackers. The first classes held in Bristol aim to explain to attendees what is illegal online. While the UK has 'rehab' for drug misuse and education classes for poor drivers...
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Cybercrime, Politics & Policy
Cyber threats may wreak havoc by 2020
The Economic Times of India
NEW DELHI: In the next few years, India will face increasingly sophisticated “destructive“ cyber threats as compared to the “disruptive“ attacks in the Indian cyberspace that are currently adding up to 200 million malware-related and 1,90,000 “unique“ intrusions in any given week....
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What Steps Should Covered Entities, Business Associates Take to Combat Cyberthreats?
Inside Counsel
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SC asks Centre, states not to protect any kind of vigilantism
The Economic Times of India
A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra was informed by the Centre that law and order is a state subject but it does not support any kind of vigilantism in the country.
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5 Big Takeaways From Fortune Brainstorm Tech
Fortune MagazineBarb Darrow
Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference wrapped up Wednesday and so after a few hours to ponder the last three days in Aspen, Colo., here are my top five personal takeaways. 1: There's no easy fix for fake news. On Wednesday, journalists Andrea Mitchell...
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Was the Nasdaq 'glitch' really stock market warfare?
WiredCameron Colquhoun
Monday 3 July, was a typically warm, humid day in New York City. The stock markets were closing at 1pm, ahead of America’s annual 4th of July Independence Day celebrations. Traders across the Big Apple were looking forward to an afternoon out...
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