Dutch security and justice minister Ivo Opstelten has drawn up a draft bill to tackle computer-related crimes because current rules are outdated,new law allow police and justice ministry officials to hack into suspects’ computers even if the server is abroad, and tap into Skype conversations.(Report Nos)
Hackers will try anything to obtain your information. They will create fake identities or use people to gain your trust. The video below shows how cyber scammers work to gain your trust, blackmail you and then steal your money.
The English used in the video is very simple so it is easy for everyone to understand.
This video shows how a hacker uses Facebook to get victims.
Reporters Without Borders is one of the signatories of an open letter to Skype, a US company now owned by Microsoft, urging it to be more transparent about the confidentiality of Skype conversations and about its data protection and retention policies.
Signed by many journalists, activists and NGOs, the text of the letter was released today.
OPEN LETTER TO SKYPE
From Concerned Privacy Advocates, Internet Activists, Journalists & Other Organizations
A "worm" is spreading at present via Skype. It included a Danish language module that makes it able to speak "Danish".
It spreads as follows (space inserted by CSIS):
"Ggggg you look crazy in this picture http://g oo.gl/AVzL8? Img = [% skype name%]"
If a Skype user chooses to click on the web link it downloaded the malicious component via the "send space". Note that the use of many different URLs for the purpose. Traffic Pattern available including:
AMSTERDAM - Skype illegally distributed a user's personal information to a private company during a police investigation into Anonymous-sanctioned cyberattacks on PayPal.
It and several other payment companies were attacked out of retribution for blocking donations to Wikileaks in 2011.
Skype handed over the personal information of a 16-year-old to an IT firm, which later informed Dutch authorities.
Skype faced a wave of SPAM that spreads a dangerous Trojan called Worm.NgrBot (variant of the Dorkbot). Leading antivirus vendors Kaspersky Lab and Doctor Web confirmed the existence of a threat.
On Friday, many Skype users started receiving a malicious link created with the help of goo.gl service from their authorized contacts like close friends and relatives.
Social Networks represent a rich mine of information of great interest for researchers, cybercriminals and government agencies. Analyzing the networks is possible to track detailed profile of any users, his relationships and his habits, the possibility to exercise the control of social networks is an actual form of power, the power of knowledge.
A Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability exists in the "Chat Message" window in Skype 3.0.1 and earlier versions for iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
A group of hackers in Europe this week revealed the existence of a Trojan horse with evil purposes as well. Called Chaos Computer Club , the group says have done the reverse engineering of a trojan (named R2D2 ) able to record conversations on Skype, capture data entered in Firefox and various other nefarious activities. And while most viruses are created by hackers behind the data of people in common, the trojan differs on this point - according to the CCC, it was created by the German government .