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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Finally, India is gearing up to face cyber security threats
The Economic Times of India • Supraja Srinivasan
Uber paid off their hackers — and they're far from the only ones
Washington Post • Peter Holley
U.S. government warns businesses about cyber bug in Intel chips
Reuters
Oregon Tech starts Cyber Defense Center to give security students a leg up
Oregonian • Andrew Theen, Oregonlive, The Oregonian
Hacker with possible ties to The Dark Overlord jailed for 3 years
Becker's Hospital Review • Julie Spitzer
Spearphishing attack at Medical College of Wisconsin exposes 9.5k patient records
Becker's Hospital Review • Julie Spitzer
Northern Arizona Professor Accused of Stalking
Inside Higher Ed • Nick Roll
We’re at cyberwar. And the enemy is us.
Washington Post • David Von Drehle
Head of NATO tells Canada to gear itself up for Russian cyber threats
CBC Radio-Canada • Cbc News
UK seeks future cyber-security stars
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Finally, India is gearing up to face cyber security threats
The Economic Times of IndiaSupraja Srinivasan
VALBONNE: With multiple, recent occurrences of high-profile cyberattacks globally, India finally seems to be catching up to its global peers when it comes to securing its cyber systems, albeit at a slow pace. Almost half of IT decision makers around the world,...
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Cybercrime, Education
Uber paid off their hackers — and they're far from the only ones
Washington PostPeter Holley
The only new thing about hacks and subsequent hush money is the belief among cyber security professionals that similar payments are occurring with increasing frequency.
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Cybercrime, Law
U.S. government warns businesses about cyber bug in Intel chips
Reuters
(Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday urged businesses to act on an Intel Corp alert about security flaws in widely used computer chips as industry researchers scrambled to understand the impact of the newly disclosed vulnerability.
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Cybercrime, Education
Oregon Tech starts Cyber Defense Center to give security students a leg up
OregonianAndrew Theen, Oregonlive, The Oregonian
Kris Rosenberg's oven has Wi-Fi, and it makes the Oregon Institute of Technology cybersecurity professor a bit nervous. Rosenberg said the design feature in and of itself isn't an issue. But the oven presents a risk, in theory, because it could be...
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Cybercrime, Security Software & Services
Hacker with possible ties to The Dark Overlord jailed for 3 years
Becker's Hospital ReviewJulie Spitzer
A U.K. man arrested on suspicion of hacking Pippa Middleton's iCloud account has been sentenced to three years in prison for unrelated fraud and blackmail charges, according to BankInfoSecurity. Nathan Wyatt, 36, plead guilty to 20 counts of fraud by false representation,...
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Cybercrime, Health Care Industry
Spearphishing attack at Medical College of Wisconsin exposes 9.5k patient records
Becker's Hospital ReviewJulie Spitzer
Milwaukee-based Medical College of Wisconsin is notifying 9,500 patients to a potential breach of their sensitive information after some faculty and staff members fell victim to a spear phishing attack targeting their email system, a hospital spokesperson confirmed to . An unauthorized...
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Colleges & Universities, Cybercrime
Northern Arizona Professor Accused of Stalking
Inside Higher EdNick Roll
An associate professor at Northern Arizona University has been charged with five counts of stalking -- one of which involved a student -- the Arizona Daily Sun reported. The faculty member in question, Melissa Ann Santana, taught interior design. She was also...
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We’re at cyberwar. And the enemy is us.
Washington PostDavid Von Drehle
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Head of NATO tells Canada to gear itself up for Russian cyber threats
CBC Radio-CanadaCbc News
Canada and other NATO countries must do more to counter Russia's growing and ever-evolving cyber threats, says the head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. ​"This is a constantly evolving threat, and we have to constantly adapt," NATO's Jens Stoltenberg told CBC...
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Cybercrime, Professional Services
UK seeks future cyber-security stars
BBC
A £20m initiative to get schoolchildren interested in cyber-security has been launched by the UK government. The Cyber Discovery programme is aimed at 15 to 18-year-olds and involves online and offline challenges themed around battling hackers. It is one of several programmes...
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