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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The cybercrime arms race: fighting back against the hackers - Science Weekly podcast
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Managing Risk in Consumer Businesses
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Manchester police still relies on Windows XP
BBC • Leo Kelion
CCleaner: 2m users install anti-malware program … that contains malware
The Guardian • Alex Hern
'Blue Whale' panic
BBC • Aparna Alluri
Hackers Hid Backdoor In CCleaner Security App With 2 Billion Downloads
Forbes • Forbes Staff, Thomas Fox-Brewster
In the season of breaches, Indian conglomerates bolster cyber walls
The Economic Times of India • Megha Mandavia
7 Cybersecurity Questions Every Leader Should Ask
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The window of opportunity between releasing and applying a patch
SAP Blogs • Vic Chung
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Computer Science, Cybercrime
The cybercrime arms race: fighting back against the hackers - Science Weekly podcast
The GuardianIan Sample, Max Sanderson, Nicola Davis, Presented, Produced
On Friday 12 May, a ransomware cyber-attack casued havoc among computer systems in nearly 100 countries. Of the reported 45,000 or so attacks, one of the worst left English hospitals struggling to function, with the malware demanding payment in exchange for unlocking...
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Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare
Managing Risk in Consumer Businesses
The Wall Street JournalDeloitteeditor
CIOs and other C-suite executives at consumer businesses may be able to help their companies better prepare for cyber incidents by conducting simulation exercises and developing a playbook. Many businesses are harnessing emerging technologies to redefine products, services, and consumer experiences. Technology...
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Cybercrime, Finance
Manchester police still relies on Windows XP
BBCLeo Kelion
England's second biggest police force has revealed that more than one in five of its computers were still running Windows XP as of July. Greater Manchester Police told the that 1,518 of its PCs ran the ageing operating system, representing 20.3% of...
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Antivirus Software, Cybercrime
CCleaner: 2m users install anti-malware program … that contains malware
The GuardianAlex Hern
More than two million users of anti-malware tool CCleaner installed a version of the software that had been hacked to include malware, the app’s developer confirmed on Monday. Piriform, the developer of CCleaner now owned by security firm Avast, says that its...
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Cybercrime, Mental Health
'Blue Whale' panic
BBCAparna Alluri
The rumoured internet challenge known as Blue Whale, which has recently been allegedly linked to several suicides by teenagers and young men in India, has set off near panic in the country. Police have not confirmed any link with the deaths or...
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Antivirus Software, Cybercrime
Hackers Hid Backdoor In CCleaner Security App With 2 Billion Downloads
ForbesForbes Staff, Thomas Fox-Brewster
Users of Avast-owned security application CCleaner for Windows have been advised to update their software immediately, after researchers discovered criminal hackers had installed a backdoor in the tool. The tainted application allows for download of further malware, be it ransomware or keyloggers,...
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Cybercrime, Quantum Computing
In the season of breaches, Indian conglomerates bolster cyber walls
The Economic Times of IndiaMegha Mandavia
MUMBAI: Indian conglomerates are strengthening their cybersecurity policies, organising training workshops and awareness camps as they wake up to the threat posed by cyber attacks that can disrupt business operations, cause loss of confidential information and damage reputation. Tata Group organised a...
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Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
7 Cybersecurity Questions Every Leader Should Ask
ForbesContributor, Kimberly A. Whitler
Theresa Payton, former CIO for the White House and current CEO of Fortalice Solutions, a cybersecurity and intelligence consulting firm, identifies the seven cybersecurity questions every business leader should ask.
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Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
The window of opportunity between releasing and applying a patch
SAP BlogsVic Chung
The Equifax data breach has probably caught all of your attention by now. While I don’t usually comment on major ongoing incidents, I recognize there is a worrying pattern that’s worth reflecting on. Alike the recent infamous wannacry ransomware attack, the recent...
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Barack Obama, Cybercrime
Anthony Weiner’s Lawyers Question Motivation of Sexting Victim
The New York TimesBenjamin Weiser
When lawyers for Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic congressman who faces sentencing in a sexting case that involved a 15-year-old girl, wrote to the judge this week seeking probation for their client, they made it clear that he had no excuse for...
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