Beware of false job offers online

Although this type of scam had its peak during the worst moment of the last crisis, this system of deception, unfortunately, is still used today.

Cuidado con las falsas ofertas de trabajo por Internet

There are unscrupulous people who take advantage of the desperation of those who seek employment to profit from small scams. They offer job interviews or tempting false jobs to which, to gain access, they force us to disburse some amount of money in one way or another.

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Fallas and cybersecurity come together for the first time in history

The first cyber-falla in history or cybersecurity Falla is already a reality.

Since yesterday and coinciding with the day of the “plantá” of the Fallas, the Children’s Falla sponsored by S2 Grupo has been exhibited. This company, specialized in computer security and based in Valencia, is responsible for this blog.

La primera Falla sobre ciberseguridad

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Sweetie, the virtual girl who hunts cyber pedophiles, wants to collaborate with the Police

Terre des Hommes (Land of Men) is the Dutch NGO that in late 2013 created Sweetie, a computer program aimed at finding pedophiles on the Internet and to report the growing threat of child sex tourism through the Internet.

In just 10 weeks since its launch, 20,000 stalkers contacted this 10-year-old virtual Filipino girl. From that figure, and thanks to the information they provided while chatting with Sweetie, the Dutch organization located and identified about 1,000 pedophiles from 71 countries, and then provided all the data collected to Interpol.

Sweetie, la niña virtual que caza a pedófilos cibernéticos

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On the Internet, several cases of pedophilia continue to be discovered

We know that on the Internet you can find perverse contents of all kinds, such as information for manufacturing explosives, promoting the radicalization of terrorists or for making weapons with 3D printers. But one of the most striking, just to show the extent to which human degeneration arrives, is that of pedophilia.

The traffic of images and videos showing sexual content of and with minors is, apparently, much more common than we might think. In a police operation carried out in Spain last February a large number of people were arrested who shared, stored and even created this type of content.

En Internet sigue se siguen descubriendo numerosos casos de pedofilia

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Brussels orders Facebook to stop violating the privacy of its users

On February 16, the court of first instance in Brussels ordered Facebook to stop collecting information from its users in Belgium using tracking technologies, as this action violates Belgian legislation on data protection.

Bruselas ordena a Facebook dejar de violar la privacidad de sus usuarios

According to the official statement made by the court, Facebook must “stop tracking and registering the Internet use of people surfing in Belgium, until it complies with the Belgian privacy law.” In addition, they will also have to “destroy any personal data obtained illegally”.

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Check the Internet passwords you have saved in your browser

The browsers, with the intention of facilitating the navigation experience, provide us with the possibility of storing passwords so that we do not need to write them whenever they are requested, the browser itself will write them for us and access automatically.

Comprueba las contraseñas de Internet que has guardado en tu navegador

Obviously it is a function that provides comfort to the user but poses a risk to their security, since anyone who could use our computer could access the services we have saved without any problems.

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The most anticipated cyberattacks in 2018

The attacks of ransomware, a malicious software that infects users’ computers and hijacks their information and then asks for a monetary ransom, have left thousands of victims in 2017: the National Health System (NHS) in the United Kingdom saw how paralyzed phones were left and computers from 16 of its hospitals last May; the headquarters of Telefónica, located in Madrid, suffered a massive attack of this type that disabled their computers to later request a ransom in bitcoins, a virtual currency that allows online payments.

These were only two of those affected, since this ransomware, named WannaCry, managed to spread across all the continents in less than 24 hours, paralyzing the activity of companies and governments globally. The courier company FedEx, the Russian Ministry of the Interior or the manufacturer of Renault vehicles, among others, appeared on the list of victims.

Los ciberataques más esperados en 2018

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Can you buy medications online?

Recently, an illegal drug distribution network in Spain that sold more than 60 types of different products through the Internet has been dismantled. These drugs came from clandestine Asian laboratories and arrived in Spain from India through a parcel service located in the Port of Santa María (Cádiz).

Se pueden comprar medicamentos por Internet

Most of them were marketed as products for erectile dysfunction and for weight loss, but their composition will not be known until the corresponding authorities perform the necessary chemical analyses.

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Beware of adding people without their permission in WhatsApp groups

We cannot add people in a WhatsApp group without their permission. This has been made clear by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD), according to this resolution issued against a Town Hall that wanted to use this medium to send informative circulars to its neighbors.

Cuidado con añadir personas sin su permiso en grupos de Whatsapp

It happened last month in a small municipality called Boecillo, located in the province of Valladolid (Spain), although the events took place throughout last year. The mayor of the town decided to create one of these groups in the well-known application of WhatsApp in order to send circulars to citizens. In this way, the information would arrive immediately and comfortably to all of them, which a priori seemed like a great idea. The total number of components in the group was 256 contacts, the maximum amount accepted by this platform in the creation of groups.

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Wave of phishing attempts to impersonate Banco Santander

During these last few weeks there has been a massive attempt to deceive the user by the phishing method, posing as Banco Santander.

Through a message that comes to us by email they make us believe that we have some pending action and they offer us a link so that we automatically enter the access page to said bank. Of course, the link takes us to a page that pretends to be the one of the bank, but that is really FALSE.

This is the mail that is massively being sent out.

Oleada de intentos de suplantación del Banco Santander o phishing

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