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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U.S. Tells 21 States That Hackers Targeted Their Voting Systems
The New York Times • The
Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some
TechCrunch • Taylor Hatmaker
Federal government notifies California and 20 other states of election hacking
KPCC • Ap, Geoff Mulvihill, Jake Pearson
The Harsh Cyber Reality Facing SMBs
Inside Counsel • Amanda Ciccatelli
Investor Group Wants Inquiry Into SEC Hack
Fortune Magazine • Reuters
Feds inform 21 states they were the target of Russian hackers during the 2016 election
Mic.com • Stacey Leasca
Ethical hacker Inti de Ceukelaire on why he does what he does
The Next Web • Magali De Reu
Asset managers must beef up cyber security defences
Financial Times
The SEC's Cyber Embarrassment
The Wall Street Journal • The Editorial Board
The Hacktivists
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U.S. Tells 21 States That Hackers Targeted Their Voting Systems
The New York TimesThe
WASHINGTON — The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year’s presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after officials with the United States Department of Homeland Security first said states...
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Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some
TechCrunchTaylor Hatmaker
On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security notified nearly half of the U.S. states that their election systems were targeted by Russia-affiliated hackers in an attempt to influence the 2016 election. In most of the states targeted, the hackers were engaged in...
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Cybercrime, Elections & Polls
Federal government notifies California and 20 other states of election hacking
KPCCAp, Geoff Mulvihill, Jake Pearson
; Credit: Jeroen Bennink/flickr Creative Commons Geoff Mulvihill and Jake Pearson | APThe federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states, including California, that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after...
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Cybercrime, Finance
The Harsh Cyber Reality Facing SMBs
Inside CounselAmanda Ciccatelli
Since 2016, searches for ‘ransomware’ have increased 877 percent, and ransomware payments have become a multi-million-dollar business, according to Google. More and more hackers are targeting small to midsized businesses (SMBs) more frequently than large enterprises, but many don’t have the right...
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Investor Group Wants Inquiry Into SEC Hack
Fortune MagazineReuters
A global investor group on Friday called for an independent investigation into a cyber breach at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and urged the regulator to delay new data-gathering rules until it could assure investors that its computer systems were...
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Cybercrime, Elections & Polls
Feds inform 21 states they were the target of Russian hackers during the 2016 election
Mic.comStacey Leasca
On Friday, the federal government notified election officials in 21 states that they each were the target of potential hackers in the 2016 presidential election, the Associated Press reported. According to NPR, the Department of Homeland Security had evidence of Russian hacker...
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Ethical hacker Inti de Ceukelaire on why he does what he does
The Next WebMagali De Reu
“We can no longer just talk about cyber security, but we need to take action and prevent actual cyber wars that can affect both companies and governments.” Inti The Ceukelaire, the Belgian ethical hacker who published a piece on how he gained...
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Asset managers must beef up cyber security defences
Financial Times
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The SEC's Cyber Embarrassment
The Wall Street JournalThe Editorial Board
The Securities and Exchange Commission let slip Wednesday evening—nearly half way into a 4,000-word statement on cybersecurity—that it learned last month that a hacking “incident previously detected in 2016 may have provided the basis for illicit gain through trading.” In journalism, this...
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The Hacktivists
The New Yorker
David Kushner comments on the "hacktivist" movement, Anonymous.
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