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This Week in Cyber Security News, April 25-May1, 2018

Author: Haltdos Pvt. Ltd.
by Haltdos Pvt. Ltd.
Posted: May 05, 2018
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News highlights this week-

  • A Michigan man is going to spend a next seven years and three months in prison for attempting a county jail’s computer system and altering prison records to get his friend released early and also received a fine of US $ 235,488. Read More…

Man Who Hacked Jail Systems (TheHackerNews, April 30)

Man who hacked jail systems to free associate sent behind bars (ZDNet, April 30)

  • A new report finds that the total amount fraud against kids amounted to $2.6 billion and more than $540 million in out-of-pocket costs to families. Read More…

More Than 1M Children Victims of Identity Fraud in 2017 (DARKReading, April 27)

  • The City of London police force has launched a new initiative designed to share threat intelligence and best practice advice on how to improve cyber-defense for the countless businesses in the Square Mile. Read More…

City of London Police Takes Cybercrime Fight to Businesses (InfoSecurity, May 1)

  • webstresser.org, Website linked to the global cyber-attacks which launched more than four million cyber-attacks against UK banks has been recently shut down. WebStresser were offering DDoS attack services, for as little as $14.99 per attack. Read More…

Webstresser.org has been seized (TheGuardian, April 25)

  • Recently, Bitdefender researcher Marius Tivadar found a vulnerability in the way Windows handles NTFS file system image which triggers a blue screen of death. Tivadar published his proof-of-concept (PoC) code on GitHub, in which he was able to execute the denial-of-service (DoS) attack by using a handcrafted NTFS image. Read More…

USB in Locked PC Triggers Denial-of-Service Attack (InfoSecurity, April 30)

  • Hackers Target 3 Mexican Banks’ Real-Time Transfers. This isn’t the first time that Mexican banks have been targeted by hackers this year. Mexico’s central bank says "operational incidents" last week appears to have been the work of hackers attempting to mess with banks’ real-time payment transfers. Read More…

Hackers Target 3 Mexican Banks’ Real-Time Transfers (BankInfoSecurity, April 30)

Original Article: https://goo.gl/hEaiPQ

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HaltDos is an IT Security company that primarily deals in award-winning AI-based Web Application Firewall and DDoS mitigation solutions for SME's and Large Enterprises.

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