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Computer Security Watch – May 2 2014

If Only Robocop Were Real!
Today’s Top Threat
The Boot.Kerlisen is a very dangerous virus, Symantec only rates it at a medium, but the potential is much higher. The Kerlisen will affect your MBR (Master Boot Record). If you are unaware the MBR is part of how Windows actually boots up, needless to say you do not want anything touching that!
Today’s Top Stories
The Challenge of Collaborating with Law Enforcement Agencies to Stop Cybercrime
 “The promise of easy money remains the biggest motivation for cybercrime today. Cybercriminals thus make it their main objective to steal information that would lead them to the money, like online banking information. Once stolen, the information can be used to transfer funds illegally from victims’ accounts.
In 2013, the total amount of money stolen through this exact method in Japan has amounted to 1.4 billion yen. This is purportedly the biggest amount to date, and it seems 2014 is well on its way to catching up, with 600 million yen already stolen, according the publication of the National Police Agency (NPA). We have reason to believe that those numbers will continue to climb, which poses a challenge on how to stop cybercrime once and for all.
Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.
Not Your Average Cop!
I love our local police officers! They are amazing men and women alike, however I cannot imagine them trying to prevent a cyber-terrorist. It takes a very talented and special person to fight cyber-terrorism and that why it is such a challenge for law enforcement people to stop any sort of cyber-crime. The best thing you can do is to keep up with your best practices, change your password routinely and make it complicated!

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