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The Globeimposter Ransomware
Attacks using Globeimposter, also known as Fake Globe, have been increasing over the course of the year, according to Cyware (2019). However, the ransomware is constantly updated and changed. As such, Globeimposter 2.0 was responsible for 6.5% of all ransomware strains detected between April and September 2019. The ransomware is mainly spread through e-mail campaigns.
ROCSAFE changing the assessment and Forensic examination of CBRNe events.
The poisoning case in Salisbury has highlighted once more the dangers of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear or CBRNe events. In the Salisbury case several bystanders and first responders, beside the two original victims, were affected by the poison. In total it was alleged, that 21 persons were injured by the poison. However, in August
Proton: An EU funded project to analyse organised crime and terrorist groups.
Development and research on the EU (H2020) funded PROTON project begun in October 2016. Run by a consortium of 21 members PROTON was coordinated by the Italian Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. The aim of the project was to: “improving existing knowledge on the processes of recruitment to organised crime and terrorist networks”. This was
A new cybersecurity model
Inspired by the human nervous and immune system researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a new cyber security model, which detects and addresses a threat in its earliest stage. A similar idea has been developed by IBM Security called the “IBM Security immune system”. Thus, these initiative is driven by a desire to
X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2019
The full report and the IBM Infographic can be accessed here. This Article will summarise its main findings to provide an overview of the threat landscape. This report covers the year 2018 and was published in 2019. IBM is an American IT- and consulting company, based in Armonk. Overview In 2018 2,727,359,895 records were leaked
The challenges facing specialist police cyber-crime units
Conducted by Diarmaid Harkin, Chad Whelan and Lennon Chang (2018) the study aims to uncover: “the key challenges facing specialist cyber-crime units” and based on the opinions of those surveyed: „what are the key changes needed to strengthen police responses to the escalating threat of cyber-crime?”. This Article will present their main findings and shortly
Upcoming Cyber security Events December 2019
The last opportunities in 2019 to visit a cyber security event. Here is a short list to give you an overview of upcoming events in December. December Black Hat Europe: December 2nd-5th Location: London (England) Description: Black Hat provides attendees with the latest in research, development, and trends in Information Security. Here the brightest professionals
Upcomming European Cyber security events November 2019
Having published the list of cyber Security Events in October, this list provides an overview of upcoming events in November. November Aviation Cyber Security Summit: November 5th-6th Location: London (U.K.) Description: In its third year the Aviation Cyber Security Summit, organised by the cyber senate, hosts a two-day executive forum. It will include presentations, roundtable
Handbook on European law relating to cybercrime and fundamental rights.
The handbook will be made available in 2021, as soon as the updated rules on electronic evidence are adopted. It will first be published in English and then in other EU languages. You can get updates on the progress of the Handbook on the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights´ website. In October 2017 the European
It’s about time cybercrimes appeared in crime figures if we are to take the problem seriously
Online crime isn’t as new as all that but it does now count. Olivier Le Moal/shutterstock.com David S. Wall, University of Leeds The dramatic 40% increase in the recently published crime statistics for England and Wales might appear an abrupt end to the year-on-year decline in crime rates over the past 20 years or