Are our police forces equipped to deal with modern cybercrimes?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2020 18:21:02 +0000

Police forces are working hard to keep up with the latest developments in cybercrime, training digital experts for the purpose. But is it enough? And is it happening across the globe?

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Hackers Were Inside Citrix for Five Months

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:55:04 +0000

Networking software giant Citrix Systems says malicious hackers were inside its networks for five months between 2018 and 2019, making off with personal and financial data on company employees, contractors, interns, job candidates and their dependents. The disclosure comes almost a year after Citrix acknowledged that digital intruders had broken in by probing its employee accounts for weak passwords.

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Alleged Member of Neo-Nazi Swatting Group Charged

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 03:22:27 +0000

Federal investigators on Friday arrested a Virginia man accused of being part of a neo-Nazi group that targeted hundreds of people in “swatting” attacks, wherein fake bomb threats, hostage situations and other violent scenarios were phoned in to police as part of a scheme to trick them into visiting potentially deadly force on a target’s address.

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Stalkerware’s legal enforcement problem

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:47:58 +0000

Those who install stalkerware with the intent to monitor, control, harass, or otherwise abuse their victims typically get away with it, avoiding legal penalty even if there’s plenty of evidence to suggest their guilt.

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‘Satori’ IoT Botnet Operator Pleads Guilty

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 04:14:18 +0000

A 21-year-old man from Vancouver, Wash. has pleaded guilty to federal hacking charges tied to his role in operating the “Satori” botnet, a crime machine powered by hacked Internet of Things (IoT) devices that was built to conduct massive denial-of-service attacks targeting Internet service providers, online gaming platforms and Web hosting companies.

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Backdoors are a security vulnerability

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:10:27 +0000

Upset by their inability to access potentially vital evidence for criminal investigations, the federal government has, for years, pushed to convince tech companies to build backdoors that will, allegedly, only be used by law enforcement agencies. The problem, cybersecurity researchers say, is that those backdoors can easily be exploited by criminals.

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