The Rise of The New 419'ers


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The Rise of The New 419'ers

  1. 1. The Rise of the New 419’ers<br />Social Media , Crime and how we are the problem and solution<br />By Elroy Serrao<br />
  2. 2. we are no longer<br />“alone” online<br />
  3. 3. We are connected<br /> and we are <br />sharing online<br />
  4. 4. We upload <br />20 hours of video <br />every minute !!! <br />
  5. 5. 8 billion tweets and counting<br />
  6. 6. We share more <br />private details <br />of our lives <br />with strangers <br />today, than we ever did !!<br />
  7. 7. Is this such a<br />good thing<br />
  8. 8. probably not<br />and here’s why…<br />
  9. 9. “<br />Hi, I’m Peter Attah Help me distribute <br />$15 million <br /> to charity <br />„<br />
  10. 10. 419 Scam<br />A Scam in which the target is persuaded to advance sums in the hope of gaining large sums of money<br />
  11. 11. Welcome to 419 scam 2.0<br />
  12. 12. Social media is also being used to spear the<br />big fish<br />
  13. 13. tiny links arebig problems<br />
  14. 14. 12.2% of all shortened <br /> URL’s in 2009<br /> on<br /> were spam<br />
  15. 15. Spam fast becoming integral part of shortened URL’s. <br />Rising source of Malware !!<br />
  16. 16. Oops !! This is what happens if you aren’t careful<br />
  17. 17. So Whatare the cops doing ?<br />
  18. 18. they are using social media <br />to find stolen bikes<br />
  19. 19. they want to be your #1 friend<br />
  20. 20. they are catchingcriminals<br />using facebook<br />
  21. 21. and they are using some App Magic<br />
  22. 22. nixle – Informing the community<br />
  23. 23. BBC Truth about Crime– Oxford Map<br />
  24. 24. Photography Credits<br />GangstersParadise by Ruben Bos(<br />Come and Find Meby Thomas Hawk(<br />FlickrMeeting at Tusk by Voj ( )<br />Cool You Tube logo Projection on Wall by cjaffepickett (<br />Day One Hundred Twelve by Dusrin Diaz (<br />Everywhere questions by Doberagi (<br />African men series #5 by daveblume (<br />Web Service's 2.0 by Pipeapple (<br />Tiger Shark with Diver by Willy Volk ( )<br />Dogs from slide 19, Social Media Boot Camp by Wendy Maynard<br />S.W.A.T by Dune Chaser (<br />Sunday morning in Uppsala by GeorgiosKaramanis (<br />Homeless man and his best friend by Beverly & pack ( )<br />Facebook by Laughing Squid (<br />Mac Applications by rcoasterk22 (<br />
  25. 25. Resources<br />Junee, Ryan, (2009, May 20). Zoinks! 20 Hours of Video Uploaded Every Minute!. You Tube blog.<br />GigaTweet Application -<br />Advance-fee fraud. (2010, January 19). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. <br />Glenny, Misha (2008). McMafia: A journey through the global criminal underworld. Knof.<br />Prez, Juan Carlos (2009, September 30). Facebook warns members about rise in '419' scams. Computer World Security. <br />Web User (2009, October 2). FBI issues Facebook friend warning. Web User.<br />Annual Security Report (2009). Message Labs Intelligence.<br />Annual Security Report (2009). Cisco.<br />Krebs, Bryan (2009, November 4). Spike in Social Media Malware, Phishing attacks. Washington Post Security Fix blog<br />Pathak, Ajay (2009, January 27). Cyber Criminals Using URL Shortening Services to By Pass Google Safe Browsing. ReaderZone blog.<br />McCarthy, Caroline (2009, January 5). Oops! Twitter hack snares CNN anchor. Cnet News.<br />BBC News (2009, November 20). Police open up to social media.<br />Hoggan, Kyra (2009, November 5). RCMP refute Facebook postings. The Boundary Sentinel.<br />Van Grove, Jennifer (2009). Boston Police Using Twitter and Facebook to Track Down Bike Thieves.<br />Miller, Christa (2009, May 5). In Fairfield, California, My #1 Friend is a Cop. Cops 2.0 blog<br />Temandson, Sophie (2009, January 14).Police use Facebook to catch bungling burglar. Times Online.<br />Nixle Application -<br />BBC Truth about Crime Oxford Map -<br />Delicious bookmarks -<br />