Monthly Archives: October 2017

Jeremy Hunt blames social media for rise in teen depression and …

HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt has blamed social media giants for fuelling a “big rise” in self-harming among teenagers.

Mr Hunt is set to meet bosses from Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Google and Microsoft.

 Hunt says more can be done to prevent social media bullying
Hunt says more can be done to prevent social media bullying

He will tell the firms that more must be done to stop cyber bullying.

They will be set three challenges to help slash online attacks and boost young people’s mental health.

Targets include sharing data on bullying, restricting underage use and limiting time spent on social media — particularly at night.

Mr Hunt also wants the giants to develop software that detects cyber bullying.

 Mr Hunt wants giants to develop software to detect trolls
Mr Hunt wants giants

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4813726/jeremy-hunt-blames-social-media-giants-for-allowing-cyber-bullying-to-push-teenagers-into-depression-and-self-harm/

Jeremy Hunt blames social media giants for allowing cyber bullying to push teenagers into depression and self harm

HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt has blamed social media giants for fuelling a “big rise” in self-harming among teenagers.

Mr Hunt is set to meet bosses from Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Google and Microsoft.

 Hunt says more can be done to prevent social media bullying
Hunt says more can be done to prevent social media bullying

He will tell the firms that more must be done to stop cyber bullying.

They will be set three challenges to help slash online attacks and boost young people’s mental health.

Targets include sharing data on bullying, restricting underage use and limiting time spent on social media — particularly at night.

Mr Hunt also wants the giants to develop software that detects cyber bullying.

 Mr Hunt wants giants to develop software to detect trolls
Mr Hunt wants giants

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4813726/jeremy-hunt-blames-social-media-giants-for-allowing-cyber-bullying-to-push-teenagers-into-depression-and-self-harm/

Beyond Harvey Weinstein: Sextortion Around the Globe

In a global context, there is something missing about the disclosures of media mogul Harvey Weinstein’s rampant abuse of women. So far, the focus has been mostly on cases in the United States and largely tied to entertainment and media celebrities.

It is time to turn the spotlight to other parts of the world where the scale of these sex crimes dwarfs anything seen in the United States and in Western developed economies.

“Sextortion” is one of the most pernicious forms of human rights abuse in poor nations. In fact, sextortion – the demand for sexual favors by powerful men – is the least investigated and reported form of corruption. Extortion for cash, in all its many forms, wins far more attention.

The term sextortion was first coined several years ago by the International Association of Women Judges, which has worked to bring attention to the issue and

Read more at: https://www.theglobalist.com/sextortion-corruption-rape-womens-rights/

Barbados Forming New Strategy to Fight Caribbean Cyber Crime … – The St. Kitts

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Barbados Government has announced plans to establish a national cybersecurity strategy to provide the island with “a robust cyber defence” as it seeks to deal with crime.

Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, addressing the first conference of the Department of Public Prosecutions, said the new framework would include a revision and revamping of legislation to provide the required security.

He told delegates to the conference that is being held under the theme “Strengthening our Capacity to Combat Cybercrimes and Other organised Crimes” that the new strategy would involve work on the Computer Misuse Act, the Electronics Transactions Act, the Telecommunications Act and the Copyright Act.

Brathwaite also hinted at the possibility of new legislation being introduced, such as the Interception of Communications Act, to strengthen efforts being undertaken.

“What

Read more at: http://www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com/regional-international-news/barbados-forming-new-strategy-fight-caribbean-cyber-crime/

Barbados Forming New Strategy to Fight Caribbean Cyber Crime – The St. Kitts

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Barbados Government has announced plans to establish a national cybersecurity strategy to provide the island with “a robust cyber defence” as it seeks to deal with crime.

Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, addressing the first conference of the Department of Public Prosecutions, said the new framework would include a revision and revamping of legislation to provide the required security.

He told delegates to the conference that is being held under the theme “Strengthening our Capacity to Combat Cybercrimes and Other organised Crimes” that the new strategy would involve work on the Computer Misuse Act, the Electronics Transactions Act, the Telecommunications Act and the Copyright Act.

Brathwaite also hinted at the possibility of new legislation being introduced, such as the Interception of Communications Act, to strengthen efforts being undertaken.

“What

Read more at: http://www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com/regional-international-news/barbados-forming-new-strategy-fight-caribbean-cyber-crime/

UNH: Sextortion takes great toll on juvenile victims

DURHAM — Sextortion — threats to expose sexual images — has particularly intense effects on the lives and development of young people, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire Crimes against Children Research Center.

More than 1,600 young women and men recruited through ads on Facebook completed anonymous surveys about being targets of sextortion in the study, which was conducted by CCRC and Thorn, a nonprofit dedicated to driving technology innovation to fight child sexual exploitation. Half the victims were under 18 when the episodes happened.

Perpetrators against minors (versus adults) were more likely to pressure victims into producing initial sexual images, demand additional images, threaten victims for more than six months, and urge victims to harm themselves.

In the study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, the researchers called for more education, more accessible information, and more cooperation among technology companies.

“So many survey

Read more at: http://www.fosters.com/news/20171031/unh-sextortion-takes-great-toll-on-juvenile-victims

Tips to fight cyber crime

Dhanbad: Do not befriend any unknown person on Facebook. Do not click on any suspicious link sent on WhatsApp or other chat messanger.

Such warnings and various facts on cyber security were put to light at a seminar organised by Bokaro police at DAV Public School in the steel city on Tuesday.

The two-hour seminar, attended by around 2,000 Classes XI and XII students of the cradle, was presided over by Pushkal Pandey and Sanjay Mishra, cyber experts of Delhi-based Tathya Forensic Wing Federation, in the presence of city DSP Ajay Kumar; Bokaro mahila thana officer-in-charge Sangita Kumari and DAV faculty members.

“While using smartphones children must not click on any unknown links while surfing Facebook and WhatsApp,” said Pushkal Pandey, director of Tathya federation.

Cyber expert Sanjay Mishra, also a member of Tathya federation, warned students to be extra careful while uploading pictures on social media. “Pictures, especially of girls, can be easily

Read more at: https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/jharkhand/tips-to-fight-cyber-crime-182390

Be afraid of the dark web – or learn to monitor it

In recent months, many column inches have been dedicated to discussion of both the deep web and the dark web. It’s very important to draw a distinction between the two. The deep web usually refers to sites that aren’t indexed by search engines, while the dark web is primarily comprised of sites that need software such as Tor or the Invisible Internet Project (I2P) to access. In this article, we’ll focus on the dark web, which news articles often paint as the seedy underbelly of the internet – a place where no respectable browser will dare venture.

While it is true that there are many sites on the dark web dedicated to the buying and selling of illegal items, such as drugs, weapons and even human organs, it is worth bearing in mind that there are also some positive, legal reasons that people use the dark web. For example, activists working

Read more at: https://www.csoonline.com/article/3235704/network-security/be-afraid-of-the-dark-web-or-learn-to-monitor-it.html

Pune’s cyber crime cell registers 3123 till September 2017

The number of cyber crime applications in Pune, within the first six months of 2017, had crossed the total number of applications for 2016, according to Pune police. The cyber crime cell recently released statistics claiming that the amount recovered from these complaints had doubled compared to 2016. However, some complainants do not receive the complete amount in refund for various reasons. 

Of the total number of applications received by the cyber crime cell, the police have managed to get some refund, if not full, in 123 cases. The number is almost twice the number of cases which received a refund in 2016 – 66. In the 123 cases, the complainants got a collective refund of Rs.60,24,962. Whereas, the police managed to get refund worth Rs.23,57,092 collectively from the 66 cases in 2016.

To provide perspective, in 2016, the cyber crime cell received 1,398 complaints, of which, 738 were credit card related,

Read more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/pune-news/pune-s-cyber-crime-cells-registers-3-123-till-september-2017/story-ByMYdS2mG86RhPdc7dOl5M.html

Pune’s Cyber crime cells registers 3123 till September 2017

The number of cyber crime applications in Pune, within the first six months of 2017, had crossed the total number of applications for 2016, according to Pune police. The cyber crime cell recently released statistics claiming that the amount recovered from these complaints had doubled compared to 2016. However, some complainants do not receive the complete amount in refund for various reasons. 

Of the total number of applications received by the cyber crime cell, the police have managed to get some refund, if not full, in 123 cases. The number is almost twice the number of cases which received a refund in 2016 – 66. In the 123 cases, the complainants got a collective refund of ₹60,24,962. Whereas, the police managed to get refund worth ₹23,57,092 collectively from the 66 cases in 2016.

To provide perspective, in 2016, the cyber crime cell received 1,398 complaints, of which, 738 were credit card related,

Read more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/pune-news/pune-s-cyber-crime-cells-registers-3-123-till-september-2017/story-ByMYdS2mG86RhPdc7dOl5M.html