When Investigative Reporter Brian Krebs broke the news that Target Company had experienced a data breach, we at scamFRAUDalert asked the question, how pervasive this was? This was December 24, 2013. Fast forward nine months (9) later, we’ve now learned of JP Morgan Chase and there have been other breaches at Home Depot, Michael’s Stores, Signature Systems, Jimmy Johns, The Goodwill Stores, P.F. Chang’s, Neiman Marcus, SuperValu, and the list goes on and on of breaches unreported nationally. As of October 7, 2014, there have been 589 data breaches recorded by the Identity Theft Recourse Center (ITRC) as compare to 467 breaches in all of 2013.
Based on our experienced of monitoring cybercrimes, this is the new gold mine for these thugs. They seems to gravitate to where the action is.
Government agencies and companies worldwide should take an offensive approach to data security breaches. They should go after these thugs forcefully with the zest of a warrior rather then playing defense. They should follow Mircosoft lead. The internet touches our every day life and is a precious medium of communication to have it infested with just a few criminals. The consequences of not playing offense in the fight against cybercrime can be catastrophic. It simply going to get worse.
Our private information are at risk. These records are being SOLD all over the internet making them accessible to creeps, slimes, parasites, psychopaths, and cyber criminals.
In our opinion, this is not a national crisis, this is an imminent threat to our way of LIFE. We should not be going after these thugs after the fact. By then, it’s perhap too late.
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How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet
By: Robert McMillian – wired.com
“There’s simply no other company that takes such a direct approach to taking on scammers.”
Robert McMillian of wired.com report on How Mircosoft appointed itself sheriff of the internet is right to the point we’ve been making over the years. If more companies were taking legal actions against cyber-criminals and those harboring these creeps like Mircosoft have been doing, then Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase and many more US companies may not have endured data breaches.
What we mean by this? We defined cyber-crime as a web of individuals, venture capitalists, investment bankers, ISP providers acting knowingly or unknowingly in aiding cyber criminals by their actions, company policies and business practices.
From reading wired.com article, it appears like legal scholars and security experts such as the Eric Goldman, a First Amendment Professor at Santa Clara University, California and Electronic Frontier Foundation disagreed with Mircosoft practices. They argued that Mircosoft actions as sheriff thwarts our legal system of adjudication, deprived a person of Due Process Under the Law. In essence what Mr. Goldman and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are saying is that Habeas Corpus should be evoke.
“Vitalwerks Internet Solutions dba No-IP.com is a legitimate company whose services are used by thousands of law-abiding citizens. The fact that Microsoft could knock it offline, as if it were another Waledac, has many observers worried.”
As you can see, cybercriminals are well financed. To take them down would require companies like Mircosoft, AT&T, Verizon, Dell, IBM, Macy, Target, Bank of America, Pepsi, Coco Cola, Oracle, HP, JP Morgan Chase, Delta Airline, AIG, etc. etc….. Companies and individuals with deep pockets and the resources like Mircosoft to take on these creeps. Mircosoft must not be the only company fighting cyber crimes. Others need to follow and do this immediately.
scamFRAUDalert position have always been we are at WAR. Our privacy are being invaded. Public safety is at risk. Article I Section 9, Clause 2 of the US Constitution states “The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless where in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion of Public Safety.”
We believe there is an invasion of public safety with the spreading of malwares as in the case of IP’S addresses associated with Vitalwerks Internet Solutions llc dba no-ip.com or any company that houses malwares. Public safety tramp our judicial processes or any collateral damages that may result. These individuals are well financed, they can easily buy US Senators, federal and State Judges.
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Around 100 Kingpins Behind The Global Cybercrime: Europol
October 10, 2014 – 16:07 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – There are only “around 100” cybercriminal kingpins behind the Global cybercrime, the head of Europol’s Cybercrime Center said, according to BBC News.
Speaking to the BBC’s Tech Tent radio show, Troels Oerting said that law enforcers needed to target the “rather limited group of good programmers”. “We roughly know who they are. If we can take them out of the equation then the rest will fall down,” he said.
Although, he added, fighting cybercrime remained an uphill battle.
“This is not a static number, it will increase unfortunately,” he said. “We can still cope but the criminals have more resources and they do not have obstacles. They are driven by greed and profit and they produce malware at a speed that we have difficulties catching up with.”