Tuesday, December 1, 2015

2,3 millions were stolen to a woman in love of the wrong cyberman

Falling in love online is one of most addictive and dangerous things you can do in the virtual world. The minimum that could happen is the loved person doesn't like how we imagine him when we finally met him in person. The worst thing that could happen is the loved one is a fraudster, like the case of a British woman and many others. We'll warn today about this and also about the increasing of bank attacks, about a curious complaint for using HTTPS and we'll provide you a new and interesting video of the past CyberCamp edition.


Sometimes we use this informative service to talk only about high cibersecurity, great attacks to companies or championship hacks, but we forget a very important section of victims of the cybercrime who are the ordinary people. Today we redeem us talking about the case of a British woman who lost 2,28 million of euros, defrauded by two men whom she met in a dating website on Internet. According to the police, it´s a frequent fraud but many times isn't reported because it´s a tricky question. From here we encourage the victims to report it.

Blackmailing Greek banks
Banks are frequents victims too. But if before the criminals attacked them through their clients, assaulting their computers with trojans which stole the money from their banks accounts, now the cheek has increased and they attack the entities directly. A few days ago we knew the case of someone who blackmailed a bank of the Arab Emirates in exchange for not revealing their clients data. Today we have three Greek banks attacked by DDoS and blackmailed to stop the bombing.

Forbidden HTTPS?
If we go higher now, to the secure HTTPS protocol. Big companies like AT&T, Yahoo!, Netflix or GoPro have been denounced because their websites with HTTPS would be violating an encryption license. The complainant is CryptoPeak Solutions, from Texas, and the company has a license which allows them to go against all the websites securized with TLS which use elliptic curve cryptography. We'll see how it ends...

We'll finish today, as we always try, with something for the end of the day, when we are more calmed and we can pay more attention to quality information. This time we recommend the video of David Barroso´s  talk in CyberCamp 2015, "We need OPSEC". We hope our readers will enjoy it.


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