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  • Proposed Bill Would Curb Cyber Crime in Africa - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Proposed Bill Would Curb Cyber Crime in Africa

    Two of Africa’s key institutions are working to draft a proposed bill that would deal with the growing problem of cyber crime on the continent, Business Day reports. UN Economic Commission for Africa and the AU Commission are working closely to ensure legislation against Internet-based criminal activity, Aida Opoku-Mensah, a director at UNECA, announced at […] More

  • Norton Unveils Global Effort to Fight Cyber Crime - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Norton Unveils Global Effort to Fight Cyber Crime

    Norton has announced the launch of a cybersecurity institute, which will bring together the company, law enforcement and consumer safety groups to fight cyber crime around the world. “Cyber crime is a global epidemic that can't be solved by one company or law enforcement agency alone; keeping the Internet safe is a shared responsibility,“ Adam […] More

  • Malaysia Steps Up Cybersecurity Battle - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Malaysia Steps Up Cybersecurity Battle

    The Malaysian specialist center for cybersecurity has lined up five projects under the 10th Malaysia Plan to fight the increasing cyber crime threat in the nation, according to Bernama. Among the new projects CyberSecurity Malaysia has already realized includes Cyber999, a public service that provides emergency response to cybersecurity-related emergencies as well as assistance in […] More

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    Scammers Target Love-lorn Online Daters

    IC3, the FBI’s cyber crime center, is warning the public to be cautious of romance scams in which scammers target individuals looking for love or friendship online. Scammers prowl chat rooms, dating sites and social networking sites looking for victims, who typically are 40 years old and divorced, widowed, elderly or disabled. To reel in […] More

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    Woman Pleads Guilty to Selling $400,000 of Counterfeit Software

    A Michigan woman has pleaded guilty to selling more than $400,000 worth of counterfeit software. Jacinda Jones pleaded guilty to one count of willful copyright infringement and faces up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Jones sold more than 7,000 copies of pirated business software at discounted […] More

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    FBI's Gordon Snow Testifies on Cyber Threats

    Assistant director for the cyber division of the FBI, Gordon Snow, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on crime and terrorism this week to talk about how the bureau is responding to the ongoing threat of cyber crime terrorism. Snow discussed the overall cyber threat and said he couldn't overstate the potential impact the […] More

  • Scotland Yard Wants More Authority to Crack Down on Hackers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Scotland Yard Wants More Authority to Crack Down on Hackers

    Cyber police need the authority to crack down on hackers who cost the United Kingdom billions, the director of Scotland Yard's cyber unit said yesterday, according to the online edition of The Daily Mirror. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Janet Williams said cyber crooks can target a bank before “jumping“ ­countries, by switching web servers, to avoid […] More

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    Report Indicates Trojan Threats Increasing

    A new report tracking the number of IT threats in the first quarter of this year shows the number of threats has increased 26 percent since March of 2010. PandaLabs published the report and concluded the majority of IT threats came from Trojans. The virus comprised 70 percent of the new malware created. The report […] More

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    No Fashion Crime — Former Gucci Employee Charged with Hacking

    This was no crime of fashion. A former network engineer for Gucci was charged in New York this week in a 50-count indictment for illegally invading Gucci's computer system, deleting emails, files, several virtual servers and shutting down a storage area network. According to documents filed in court, Sam Chihlung Yin accessed the system by […] More

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