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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Facebook down: Frustrated users report getting locked out of their accounts
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He Took It All Too Far/But This is an Excellent Article
Crooked Timber • Belle Waring
How Nigeria can contain cyber crime – Osinbajo
BusinessDay • Joshua Bassey
NSA snoops told: Get your checkbooks and pens ready for a cyber-weapon shopping spree
The Register • Iain Thomson
Experts: Government Vulnerability Equities Process should be law
TechTarget • Whatis.Com
5th Circ. Asked To Adopt Narrow Reading Of CFAA's Terms
Law360 • Shayna Posses
Moment paedophile hunters confront pervert after sting
Daily Mail • Crime Correspondent, Mailonline, Richard Spillett
Dispelling Five Common Myths About Cyberbullying
Newswise: SciNews • Virginia Tech
​Your cyber defences are probably wrong, again
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Cybercrime, Digital Media
Facebook down: Frustrated users report getting locked out of their accounts
International Business TimesHyacinth Mascarenhas
Facebook users are getting logged out of their accounts and are unable to sign back in, according to reports sent to DownDetector.com. On Friday, frustrated users took to social media to voice their anger over the technical glitch - the second one...
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Cybercrime, Human Resources
Do Business Globally and Manage Remote Teams Locally
iDone This blogJackie Cohen
RingCaptcha makes it look easy to secure the world The Internet makes it a no-brainer to run a global business with a tiny staff, but for most ventures that means a direct mail operation out of a single office. Imagine setting up...
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Cybercrime
He Took It All Too Far/But This is an Excellent Article
Crooked TimberBelle Waring
This is an amazing article at Medium (h/t Paul Campos) that obviates my unexpressed need to write about Gamergate or Milo Thingface. I wanted to write about the former at the time, and John said there was almost no upside (I wrote...
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Cybercrime, Economic Policy
How Nigeria can contain cyber crime – Osinbajo
BusinessDayJoshua Bassey
Effective management of risk associated with cyber crime will require the collaboration of government and the private sector, acting President Yemi Osinbajo says. Osinbajo spoke at a cyber-security conference with the theme “monitoring, detection and prevention: Keys to organisational growth,” in Lagos,...
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Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
NSA snoops told: Get your checkbooks and pens ready for a cyber-weapon shopping spree
The RegisterIain Thomson
US Cyber Command boss lays out plans for next decade NSA and US Cyber Command boss Mike Rogers has revealed the future direction of his two agencies – and for the private sector, this masterplan can be summarized in one word. Kerching!...
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Cybercrime, Homeland Security
Experts: Government Vulnerability Equities Process should be law
TechTargetWhatis.Com
SAN FRANCISCO – A panel of experts at RSA Conference 2017 suggested the process by which federal agencies decide whether to disclose or withhold software vulnerabilities should be codified into law. The National Security Agency has come under fire this past year...
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Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
5th Circ. Asked To Adopt Narrow Reading Of CFAA's Terms
Law360 Shayna Posses
Law360, New York (February 24, 2017, 8:43 PM EST) -- A former information technology administrator for a website design company has urged the Fifth Circuit to reverse his conviction for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by allegedly damaging his employer’s...
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Moment paedophile hunters confront pervert after sting
Daily MailCrime Correspondent, Mailonline, Richard Spillett
Footage has emerged of the moment a gang of vigilante 'paedophile hunters' confronted a man who has now admitted child sex offences. Christopher Hartfield, 41, was accosted by the group outside a train station over his plans to meet a 14-year-old girl....
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Cybercrime, Technology Industry
Dispelling Five Common Myths About Cyberbullying
Newswise: SciNewsVirginia Tech
There are several misconceptions associated with cyberbullying, and researcher Bert Huang from the Virginia Tech College of Engineering offers several quotes and insight on this issue. His research focuses on automatic cyberbullying detection, and he is available to speak with media outlets...
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Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
​Your cyber defences are probably wrong, again
ZDNetJason Hiner
The vast majority of hackers say they can compromise a target in less than 12 hours. Most of those reckon they can also identify and exfiltrate data in the same timeframe. And most say they never get caught. These views are from...
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