‘Digital Ad Fraud’ investigation to begin, says cyber security firm
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The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) has opened a cyber security investigation into the cyber attacks targeting the National Enquirer.
The NCSC has asked for the assistance of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department to investigate.
A spokesperson for NCSC told News24 the investigation is now in the “early stages”.
It comes after it emerged last week that a series of digital ad devices had been hijacked and used to trick users into clicking on malicious links.
The National Enquête also published a picture of a man wearing a mask and holding a gun on its front page, with the headline “FBI, DHS, and DHS Cybercrime Team Identifies and Arrests 3 US Citizens”.
A spokesman for the NCSC said it is looking into the matter.
A US Federal Communications Commission spokesman said: “The FCC has notified the National Cybersecurity Center that it will be taking steps to implement its mandatory security measures, including providing more information on the nature of the cybersecurity incidents and the security measures the commission is taking to protect our customers, partners and consumers.”
It comes a week after US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held a press conference in Canberra, announcing that the Federal Government will pay a $US20 million ($22.5 million) bounty for the capture of the hacker responsible for the cyberattacks.
More to come.
The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) has opened a cyber security investigation into the cyber attacks targeting the National Enquirer.The…