NSA breach spills over 100GB of top secret data

Earlier this week it was reported that NSA suffered a breach that revealed top secret data. A virtual disk image belonging to the NSA — essentially the contents of a hard drive — was left exposed on a public Amazon Web Services storage server. The server contained more than 100 gigabytes of data from an Army intelligence project codenamed “Red Disk”.

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World’s biggest botnet sends 12.5 MILLION emails containing Scarab Ransomware

Millions of computers are at risk of infection by a virulent spam attack that threatens to destroy your files, unless you pay a Bitcoin ransom. The Scarab malware is being distributed by Necurs, the internet’s largest email spam botnet, which has been used in a number of previous online onslaughts. Within the first six hours of the attack 12.5 million emails had been distributed, with more than two million messages being sent out per hour at its height

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High-value dealers see value of HMRC money laundering fines rise 166% in a year

HIGH VALUE DEALERS IN SPOTLIGHT AS HMRC

RAMPS UP AVERAGE MONEY LAUNDERING FINE BY 166%

  • Penalties for sectors including luxury goods such as cars, jewellery and jets totalled £1.1m last year compared with just £560,000 a year earlier
  • Experts welcome HMRC’s deterrent use of tougher financial penalties in areas where use of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) is still incredibly low

London, 29 November 2017 – The value of fines being handed out to firms including art, antique and private jet dealers has more than doubled in a year, anti-money laundering and Big Data specialists Fortytwo Data revealed today1.

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