Monthly Archives: August 2017

Soldier arrested in alleged sextortion of underage girl

She was scared, and sent nude photos of herself to Fox, according to the court documents, then she later blocked him from contacting her further. He created a new account, posted the nude photos of her and invited her friends to follow it, say the court documents posted by KHON 2.  Her school found out about it and contacted her parents. 

Read more at: http://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2017/08/31/soldier-arrested-in-alleged-sextortion-of-underage-girl/

Morristown’s Deirdre’s House to Parents; Have Discussions to …

MORRISTOWN, NJ – As a new school begins, Deirdre’s House in Morristown urges parents to have important discussions with their children to prevent cyber-bullying.

The Morris School District has a tough policy on cyber-bullying, harassment and intimidation. As stated in the student handbook, cyber-bullying, harassment, intimidation, both passive or active are all prohibited by the Morris School District Board of Education and will be dealt with by the administration. 

“Parents need to have frank discussions with their children about the long-term, sometimes life-threatening consequences of cyber-bullying on child victims,” said Maria Vinci Savettiere, Executive Director of Deirdre’s House.

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The most effective way to stop cyber-bullying, said Savettiere is to educate children. 

To prevent your child from engaging in cyber-bullying behavior, Deirdre’s House suggests:

Morristown’s Deirdre’s House to Parents; Have Discussions to Prevent Cyber-Bullying

MORRISTOWN, NJ – As a new school begins, Deirdre’s House in Morristown urges parents to have important discussions with their children to prevent cyber-bullying.

The Morris School District has a tough policy on cyber-bullying, harassment and intimidation. As stated in the student handbook, cyber-bullying, harassment, intimidation, both passive or active are all prohibited by the Morris School District Board of Education and will be dealt with by the administration. 

“Parents need to have frank discussions with their children about the long-term, sometimes life-threatening consequences of cyber-bullying on child victims,” said Maria Vinci Savettiere, Executive Director of Deirdre’s House.

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The most effective way to stop cyber-bullying, said Savettiere is to educate children. 

To prevent your child from engaging in cyber-bullying behavior, Deirdre’s House suggests:

One Cyber Crime Takes Place Every 10 Minutes In And Around Delhi: Experts

Noida:  In every 10 minutes, one cyber crime took place in the National Capital Region (NCR) and over 22,782 such complaints had been lodged in the first six months of 2017, a cyber security expert said on Thursday.

Rakshit Tandon, a cyber security expert and consultant, shared this information at a panel discussion — ‘Challenges in Cyberspace’ — at the Amity University’s Noida campus.

The event, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology and Amity Business School, was organised in the run-up to the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) 2017.

“Most of the cybercrime offenders are youth and college students. These days, even a class 6 student knows how to hack a wi-fi password and every such offender claims to be

Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/one-cyber-crime-takes-place-every-10-minutes-around-national-capital-region-experts-1744689

Israeli-British man in court for cyber-attack on UK banks

LONDON, United Kingdom — A dual citizen Israeli-British man appeared in court on Thursday after being extradited from Germany for allegedly launching cyber attacks against two of Britain’s best known high-street banks and attempting to blackmail them.

Daniel Kaye, 29, allegedly orchestrated so-called distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, having developed software that allowed him to control up to 1.5 million computers all over the world that could then be used to overwhelm the target system with a barrage of communication. He has already been given a suspended sentence in Germany for similar crimes.

The attack is estimated it cost Lloyds £190,000 ($244,000, 206,000

Read more at: https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-british-man-in-court-for-cyber-attack-on-uk-banks/

One cyber crime takes place every 10 minutes in NCR: Experts

NOIDA: In every 10 minutes, one cyber crime took place in the National Capital Region (NCR) and over 22,782 such complaints had been lodged in the first six months of 2017, a cyber security expert said here today.

Rakshit Tandon, a cyber security expert and consultant, shared this information at a panel discussion — ‘Challenges in Cyberspace’ — at the Amity University’s Noida campus.

The event, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology and Amity Business School, was organised in the run-up to the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) 2017.

“Most of the cyber crime offenders are youth and college students. These days, even a class 6 student knows how to hack a wi-fi password and every such offender claims to be an ethical hacker, whereas there is nothing called an ethical hacker, as per

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/one-cyber-crime-takes-place-every-10-minutes-in-ncr-experts/articleshow/60316251.cms

One cyber crime takes place every 10 minutes in NCR: Experts

Noida, Aug 31 In every 10 minutes, one cyber crime took place in the National Capital Region (NCR) and over 22,782 such complaints had been lodged in the first six months of 2017, a cyber security expert said here today.

Rakshit Tandon, a cyber security expert and consultant, shared this information at a panel discussion — ‘Challenges in Cyberspace’ — at the Amity University’s Noida campus.

The event, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology and Amity Business School, was organised in the run-up to the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) 2017.

“Most of the cyber crime offenders are youth and college students. These days, even a class 6 student knows how to hack a wi-fi password and every such offender claims to be an ethical hacker, whereas there is nothing called an ethical hacker, as per the laws of the country,” Tandon said.

He added that most of

Read more at: https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/one-cyber-crime-takes-place-every-10-minutes-in-ncr-experts/1136452

One held for cyber crime

Dimapur, August 31 (EMN): Cyber Crime Police Station, PHQ, Kohima, arrested one person for posting sexually explicit/obscene picture of a girl on Facebook.
According to PRO PHQ, M Tungoe, the accused and the victim were known to each other from Facebook and had developed a relationship. Later, suspecting the victim of having other relationships, the accused posted intimate pictures taken while they were together.
The PRO further warned that under IT Act 2008, publishing or transmitting of sexually explicit act/obscene picture in electronic form is a punishable offence with a minimum of 3 years imprisonment and up to Rs 5 lakhs fine. In many social media groups of State including Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter etc., it has been observed that such posting/forwarding/copy pasting of sexually explicit/obscene material is being done randomly.
Hence, public are advised to refrain from posting/ forwarding/ copy pasting any such materials in electronic form

Read more at: http://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/one-held-for-cyber-crime/

Destination Boston! The Journey so Far

After months of preparation we’re now only five weeks away from Infosecurity North America which will take place on October 4 5 in Boston. The whole team, including those behind Infosecurity Europe and Infosecurity Magazine, are really excited to be taking the Infosecurity brand to the East Coast of the US and we’re looking forward to welcoming the US information security community to the event. 

Collaboration
One of the things that has struck me during the conversations I’ve had in the run up to the event has been the collaborative and vibrant nature of the East Coast infosec community. We know that the West Coast is a major cyber tech hub, but it’s clear that Boston isn’t far behind with access to capital for cyber companies, a huge local talent pool and major industries including financial services, healthcare, pharma and retail businesses based in the region

Read more at: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/blogs/destination-boston-journey-far/

Cyber Bullying Sadly A Reality In Back To School Talks With Kids

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.

At least that’s how the old adage goes. But since the rise of social media, bullying has gone from the physical space to cyberspace, and those words-or pictures and video-have the potential to make a person’s social life tough, and even lead to some serious consequences. A recent poll by the University of Michigan found that 1 in 3 parents in the U.S. worry about cyberbullying, and most recognize it as a leading health problem among students. And it’s not just students who are victims of cyberbullying: teachers can fall victim to cyberbullying from students and colleagues. Morning Shift talks to Jonathan Singer, professor of social work at Loyola University, and Bridget Walsh, Learning Resource Specialist at Francis Parker School in Lincoln Park.

Read more at: https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/cyber-bullying-sadly-a-reality-in-back-to-school-talks-with-kids/b1ab4c04-b566-48bb-a8ed-9805886faadf