we have gathered several cyber events that have been handled by CMOS managers, which have been published in the media and pose a threat to many organizations. Organizations that are technologically advanced and receive the appropriate advice on time can save themselves unnecessary aggravation, financial and reputation damages
Another hacker extorted a stock company through emails sent from the deep web. He did so under the disguise of protecting minors, and to that end he planted pedophile content on the company’s servers and demanded money as compensation and for not revealing the information and cause a significant damage to company. The offender was located abroad and when landed in Israel, was arrested, after a short interrogation he had confessed his crimes, and later was convicted. The company had to check whether the information he provided was correct. An early warning by CMOS, would have prevented the company from embarrassment and considerable financial damage.
A hacker extorted a large company and threatened to distribute personal details of customers if no significant ransom money was paid. To do this he used an anonymous wireless Internet connection, each time from different cafes. Negotiations, forensics, and the integration of advanced technological capabilities led to the real-time detection of the suspect, while he was sending another email from one of the cafes. The transfer of treatment to cyber experts such as CMOS would lead to immediate actions to reduce the damage or even to prevent it. Another way of action involves closely monitoring the enforcement process while maintaining the digital evidence required for the police investigation and maintaining close contact with the investigation unit in order to protect the client’s interests and assist in promoting it.
In a leading credit card company in Israeli, was investigated for prohibited transactions, which constitute money-laundering offenses, by using a different code than required and the creation of transactions in the amount of billions of shekels. After a long and complex investigation, the cyber interrogators managed to produce evidence against the company and its managers, and that ended with a payment of 100 million NIS! (a fine). CMOS was able to expose the problematic nature of the action to the company and prevent it from performing it even before the police started the investigation and before filing the claim against it.
A man extorted a bank and a major credit card company in Israel and threatened to expose the details of their customers on the Internet. Thanks to intensive negotiations and the use of creative, technological and research tools, it was found that the surfer used the “deep web” and and got online from a cafe in a distant country. Corporations with sensitive information of their customers, such as credit card companies and banks, should examine who has access to sensitive information in advance, in order to prevent their exposure to unauthorized persons and thus avoid these unnecessary situations. These organizations need much more than firewalls and cyber protection tools. They need to know where the sensitive information is located, and then examine how to prevent its exposure outside the company, as well as to examine in depth who has access to it within the company and the degree of risk of exposing it. If the cyber crisis is already out of control, it must be managed correctly by CMOS professionals that cyber crime investigations are exactly their field of expertise.