Author Archives: Sean.B.Fraser

CROOKS STICK RANSOM NOTE ON CHOCOLATE FACTORY COMPUTERS “PUT THE CHOCOLATE IN THE BAG AND NOBODY GETS HURT”

Imagine life without chocolate. Forrest Gump’s mum said life is all about a box of chocolates and now it has been proven to be true. Those pesky Eastern Europeans have now used their ransomware to take control of the Cadbury … Continue reading

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HONDA FORCED TO SHUTDOWN PLANT DUE TO RANSOMWARE INFECTION

June 21 2017 On Wednesday Honda announced that it was forced to shut down production at one of its plants after it was hit by the WannaCry ransomware. In mid-May when the virus appeared efforts were made to secure its … Continue reading

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TERROR-RELATED TRANSACTIONS

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) is Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) regulator. The regulator says that Australian jihadists have taken to getting small bank loans with no intention of paying them back and maxing out … Continue reading

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AVOIDING IDENTITY THEFT

Broadly speaking if your personal information is used to steal from you or carry out other crimes then you’re a victim of identity fraud. A common example of the crime is to steal personal information, open a credit card account … Continue reading

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AN ENCOUNTER WITH CRIME WRITER GINA AMOS

Sean Gina I know you attended the Michael Connelly conversation at the Sydney Writers Festival recently and I’d like to ask you a few questions about what you as an emerging author takes home from an encounter such as this. … Continue reading

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FINDING THE READING I ENJOY

I have always read to do research, or to learn how to do things but to read for the sheer pleasure and enjoyment, well that’s another thing. But I’m giving it a go. In my post A Journey of Reading … Continue reading

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A JOURNEY OF READING

I don’t get a lot of time for reading so I decided to find a way to inject extra enthusiasm into this pastime. I chose a book, searched it out and acquired it from one of the many great bookstores in … Continue reading

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CYBERCRIME IS SERIOUS IN THE UK

Britons lose more than £670m a year, from online fraud. In response to a recent survey over half those questioned said they had been a victim of online crime. This class of crime includes internet-based fraud, ID theft and hacking. … Continue reading

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IDENTITY THEFT WHAT SHOULD I DO?

About 15 million people a year fall victim to identity theft and although the methods that scammers use to steal your information are high-tech, it isn’t that difficult. In some instances a search of the internet can enable criminals to … Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION IS EASY PICKINGS FOR SCAMMERS WANTING TO ACCESS YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS

In my novel, my character has to deal with the consequences of identity theft, don’t you become a victim too. We all know about Phishing which is when hackers attempt to acquire information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by … Continue reading

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