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#1 Tk1917

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:34

Concerns have been raised regarding the problem of Internet crime, after a committee of MPs on Tuesday said Britain was too complacent in its actions against it.

 

After a ten-month inquiry into the matter, the Commons home affairs committee believes police should be given increased cyber-powers, training and resources in order to help deal with the threat. Additionally, the MPs said a dedicated cyber-espionage team should be created, in order to respond to attacks.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 18:17


After a ten-month inquiry into the matter, the Commons home affairs committee believes police should be given increased cyber-powers, training and resources in order to help deal with the threat.

 

I'm sure the NSA will willingly show them how it's done. :(



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 19:40

A lot of it is cold calling -> demand for money to fix or return your computer at the moment. They claim to be from either Microsoft, BT or AOL and have a non-native accent.

 

I tell anyone contacted by these people to contact the police when it happens but usually no follow up - even for those duped into installing something or having been ransomed.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 19:50

People that want to, will find a way. With patience, skill (Smilianets & Co) and government support at times (Stuxnet & Co). Cyber-crime is a natural consequence of many years of absolute irresponsibility from computer software companies. They have only exploded so rapidly because nobody thought it would be a good idea to take a stance against the ones that knowingly create the holes first and foremost.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 20:07

I'm sure the NSA will willingly show them how it's done. :(

The UK's GCHQ has an internet monitoring system that actually snoops on more data than the NSA. However, that doesn't mean the data is processed or used in the same way so it's very hard to compare such systems.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:40

I stopped and laughed when I read the word Cyber powers haha!



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:51

A lot of it is cold calling -> demand for money to fix or return your computer at the moment. They claim to be from either Microsoft, BT or AOL and have a non-native accent.

 

I tell anyone contacted by these people to contact the police when it happens but usually no follow up - even for those duped into installing something or having been ransomed.

 

 

I managed to keep a guy from "Microsoft" on the phone for 45 minutes once telling him i could not find my computer then once i found it i could not turn it on we went through loads of stuff till he said "Can you see the windows logo, does it say Windows 7" and my response was "No, if says Fedora" (at the time) lmao

 

he just hung up



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:57

What can they do? The only thing they can do is put DPI boxes on big tier 1 lines which they have anyway.

 

The government need to understand the internet.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:28

I managed to keep a guy from "Microsoft" on the phone for 45 minutes once telling him i could not find my computer then once i found it i could not turn it on we went through loads of stuff till he said "Can you see the windows logo, does it say Windows 7" and my response was "No, if says Fedora" (at the time) lmao

 

he just hung up

 

Good job wasting other people's time, smartpants! It's hard enough to get proper support from them when one can get through.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:35

Good job wasting other people's time, smartpants! It's hard enough to get proper support from them when one can get through.

 

 

 

First thing to do is read the post that i actually quoted

 


 

A lot of it is cold calling -> demand for money to fix or return your computer at the moment. They claim to be from either Microsoft, BT or AOL and have a non-native accent.

 

I tell anyone contacted by these people to contact the police when it happens but usually no follow up - even for those duped into installing something or having been ransomed.

 

Apology Accepted in advance



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:29

Good job wasting other people's time, smartpants! It's hard enough to get proper support from them when one can get through.

 

You DO know that Microsoft never actually cold call people to "fix" their technical problems (that they probably don't even have), right?

 

These callers are 100% scammers and deserve having their time wasted.  I've done similar, but instead of telling him I had Fedora, I went with Windows 3.11. :p



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 18:46

First thing to do is read the post that i actually quoted

 

 

 

Apology Accepted in advance

You DO know that Microsoft never actually cold call people to "fix" their technical problems (that they probably don't even have), right?

 

These callers are 100% scammers and deserve having their time wasted.  I've done similar, but instead of telling him I had Fedora, I went with Windows 3.11. :p

 

I do. Woke up on the wrong side of bed, misread the post. Apologies to Haggis in private and repeated here :(



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 20:10

Its all good dude :)