Category Archives: Cyber Stalking

Still more work to do

Statistics have not been kind to the Silver State.

Both state and national reports indicate Nevada is one of the worst states for domestic violence by ranking at or near the top in many categories.

Every year in October, we recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the commendable job many organizations do to stop this senseless abomination and help victims. According to the Violence Policy Center, Nevada’s statistics are staggering, especially in the rate of murders committed by men against women. Nevada ranks second in the nation with a rate of 2.29 murders per 100,000 people. Sadly, for the past 13 of 14 years, our state has fallen in the top 10 of states where women are murdered by men they know.

National statistics are just as appalling. A woman is beaten every nine seconds, and 70 percent of child witnesses also become victims.

Read more at: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/opinion/still-more-work-to-do/

Trial begins for mother charged with sexually assaulting baby

A state trial against a woman charged with indecency with a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child commenced Monday morning at the Ector County Courthouse.

The defendant, Amber Lynn Haugen, was already convicted in federal court in June 2016 on accusations she

Read more at: http://www.oaoa.com/news/crime_justice/courts/article_0a4a0fba-b2c8-11e7-a470-e72c9004bc9b.html

Local officials: Stalking fears not borne out, but it’s best to be aware

But it doesn’t hurt to know what to do if concerned, they said.

Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Rutter said while no stalking cases have been reported to their office, people can perceive things differently.

Being aware of your surroundings is key, he said.

“If you’re in a store, find an employee and ask to have someone walk out with you. Park by the street lights. Walk with a group of people. Check the back seat of your car before getting in. Revert to the ‘old school’ ways of looking around, but if you see something unusual or feel uncomfortable in a situation, you should report it. Then we make note and if it happens again, then there is record,” Rutter said. “And don’t have your head buried in a cellphone. We really preach about the cellphones.”

Danielle Ray of Hermansville said she had an “eerie feeling” while at Shopko

Read more at: http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/news/local-news/2017/10/local-officials-stalking-fears-not-borne-out-but-its-best-to-be-aware/

Former girls basketball coach arrested for cyber stalking

PEARL, Miss. (AP) – A former high school basketball coach in a Mississippi suburb has been arrested on felony cyberstalking charges.

Pearl police arrested Jacob Neil DeVaughn last month.

Police tell local media that DeVaughn and the victim had been dating and when the victim decided to end the relationship, DeVaughn became angry and began sending threatening and harassing emails and text messages during the month of September.

The Pearl school district says that DeVaughn no longer works for Pearl High School, where he was the girls’ basketball coach before his arrest.

DeVaughn is free on $25,000 bail. The Rankin County district attorney is now handling the charges. It’s unclear if DeVaughn has a lawyer to speak for him.

Read more at: http://www.knoe.com/content/news/Former-girls-basketball-coach-arrested-for-cyber-stalking-450335813.html

Woman accused of threatening FBI mole in train-guns case

CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago mother of seven is accused of urging Facebook followers to kill a gang member-turned-FBI mole for his role in a sting that put an associate of hers behind bars on charges he tried to sell semi-automatic rifles stolen from a freight train, court documents show.

Iesha Stanciel, 38, faces federal cyber-stalking charges for the threats, as well as a gun charge after she was arrested carrying a bag containing one of the brand new AR 15-type assault rifles stolen from the Chicago train that had stopped overnight at a Norfolk Southern yard on Sept. 18, 2016, according to a federal complaint examined by The Associated Press this week.

Authorities have never publicly announced any arrests related to the theft of the six new Smith Wesson-made MP assault rifles

Read more at: http://www.sfgate.com/nation/article/Woman-accused-of-threatening-FBI-mole-in-12267706.php

Former Pearl High School basketball coach arrested for cyber sta …

The man accused of shooting and killing a Texas Tech Police Officer on the evening of Monday, October 9, 2017 has been charged with capital murder of a peace officer and is being held on a $5 million bond at the Lubbock County Detention Center.  The officer has been identified as Floyd East, Jr.

Read more at: http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/36554935/former-pearl-high-school-basketball-coach-arrested-for-cyberstalking

FBI uses PureVPN’s ‘non-existent’ logs to track down internet stalker

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No longer operating under the illusion that the internet offers a mask of anonymity, increasing numbers of people are turning to VPN software to protect their privacy and mask their identity online.

But a recent case shows that the FBI used the logs of PureVPN to track down a user believed to be an internet stalker. This may make PureVPN users think twice about just how anonymous they really are, particularly when the company claims: “We do NOT keep any logs that can identify or help in monitoring a user’s activity.”

Just before the weekend, the Department of Justice revealed that a Massachusetts man had been arrested and charged with cyberstalking a former roommate as well as her friends, family and associates. Ryan Lin is accused of stalking Jennifer Smith online, as well as posting intimate photos of her, doxing her, and setting

Read more at: https://betanews.com/2017/10/09/purevpn-logs-fbi/

Feds nab tech-savvy cyberstalker from hell with help from VPN provider

Can you say psycho? At least that is what a person might think after learning about a cyberstalking campaign which seems more like something out of a horror flick than real life. However, an affidavit shows what a technically savvy yet twisted mind can do. The cyberstalking continued for more than a year and a half, using TOR, VPN and anonymous overseas texting and email services, until the FBI was able to recover forensic artifacts from a work computer and determine overlapping service providers with help from VPN service provider PureVPN.

According to the Department of Justice press release, 24-year-old Ryan Lin allegedly waged “an extensive, multi-faceted campaign of computer hacking and cyberstalking that began in April 2016 and continued until the date of his arrest” (Oct. 5).

He “allegedly carried out a relentless cyber stalking campaign against a young woman in a chilling effort to violate her privacy

Read more at: https://www.csoonline.com/article/3230292/security/feds-nab-tech-savvy-cyberstalker-from-hell-with-help-from-vpn-provider.html