FBI Cyber Crime Division Presentation

Thomas Winterhalter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be joining CyberOU for a special presentation centered around current digital crimes and the people in charge of solving them.
The talk will take place Thursday, October 17th at 11:30 am in Elliott Hall Auditorium.

Google FixIT event comes to Oakland!

Later this month CyberOU, TALK, AIS, ACM and ACM-W will be sponsoring the Google FixIT event at OU. The competition will be open to juniors and seniors. Google will be recruiting for an internship program and full time Corporate Engineering Support Technician positions.

The event will be held in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on October 24th.

Chrysler Meet and Greet, Wi-Fi Penetration Demo

CyberOU is hosting a “Meet & Greet with Chrysler” with food at 11:30 am on Thursday, October 3rd outside of 203 DHE with OU’s CIO Thersea Rowe speaking at 12:00 pm. Following Thersea’s words, we will have Chrysler speak as well as having a informal discussion from 12 – 12:30 pm followed by a Wi-Fi Penetration demo from 12:30 – 1 pm. Chrysler is seeking to gauge potential students to interview for their 10/18 on campus interviews at this event.

Major data brokers hacked and American data sold for millions on fraud websites for months

“An identity theft service that sells Social Security numbers, birth records, credit and background reports on millions of Americans has infiltrated computers at some of America’s largest consumer and business data aggregators, according to a seven-month investigation by KrebsOnSecurity.

The Web site ssndob.ms has for the past two years marketed itself on underground cybercrime forums as a reliable and affordable service that customers can use to look up SSNs, birthdays and other personal data on any U.S. resident. Prices range from 50 cents to $2.50 per record, and from $5 to $15 for credit and background checks. Customers pay for their subscriptions using largely unregulated and anonymous virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin and WebMoney.”

Read the whole article here.

Personal Security Panel Discussion

Want to learn more about security and how to protect yourself on your computer?

CyberOU will be hosting a Personal Security Panel Discussion on Thursday, September 12th from 3 – 5 pm in the Elliott Hall Auditorium that is aimed to inform everyone about basic security. Come prepared with questions, and learn how to become a security ninja.