The Legal Fight Against Cyber-Bullying | New Jersey Law Journal

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In last week’s Law Journal, our firm contributed an article defining the new law on cyber-harassment. In this edition, let’s discuss another escalating problem that is similar to cyber-harassment—cyber-bullying.

Cyber-bullying is defined as communications or postings by minor(s) on social or digital media or using cyber-technology to threaten, hurt, embarrass, intimidate or target another minor. Bullies use a variety of electronic devices to bully minors such as cell phones, email, text messages, social networking sites or websites. Bullying involves an imbalance of power and/or strength.

Victims of cyber-bullying can be bullied online at any time, day or night. Internet postings can be viewed by a vast audience and may be difficult to remove. (See https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is-it/index.html.) The effects of being cyber-bullied could include depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, isolation, suicidal thoughts or suicide. (See https://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/cyberbullying.html.)

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The Legal Fight Against Cyber-Bullying

child laptop cell phone Bigstock

In last week’s Law Journal, our firm contributed an article defining the new law on cyber-harassment. In this edition, let’s discuss another escalating problem that is similar to cyber-harassment—cyber-bullying.

Cyber-bullying is defined as communications or postings by minor(s) on social or digital media or using cyber-technology to threaten, hurt, embarrass, intimidate or target another minor. Bullies use a variety of electronic devices to bully minors such as cell phones, email, text messages, social networking sites or websites. Bullying involves an imbalance of power and/or strength.

Victims of cyber-bullying can be bullied online at any time, day or night. Internet postings can be viewed by a vast audience and may be difficult to remove. (See https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is-it/index.html.) The effects of being cyber-bullied could include depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, isolation, suicidal thoughts or suicide. (See https://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/cyberbullying.html.)

The New Jersey

Read more at: https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/sites/njlawjournal/2018/02/19/the-legal-fight-against-cyber-bullying/

Dozens of cyber attacks target UAE Government and companies in January

Cyber attacks against Government organisations and private company websites fell by three-quarters last month according to a new report.

According to the Telecommunications Regulations Authority, hackers targeted 34 websites in January compared with 136 attacks in January 2017.

The TRA said its emergency response team had quantified the attacks as including eight breaches of data, three attempts to block or deface websites and 16 cases of what it called “fraudulent offences.”

If the trend were to continue, it would be a rare sign of good news in an increasingly challenging environment for cyber security both in the UAE and worldwide.

The latest Norton Security Insights Report, published last month, claimed that cyber criminals stole almost Dh4 billion from victims in the UAE during 2017.

The report estimated more than half the adult population had been victims, with each losing an average of Dh669 and spending six days dealing with the fall out.

Norton Security blamed wearable

Read more at: https://www.thenational.ae/uae/dozens-of-cyber-attacks-target-uae-government-and-companies-in-january-1.705881

City Union Bank cyber attack: Successfully retrieved/block money in …

City Union Bank informed the exchanges about a cyber criminal attack. There were three transactions. One went through for a million dollars where the receiving party also managed to gain the fund, according to bank via fraudulent means. The other two, one was blocked at bank’s end and second was blocked at the receiving bank’s end.

In an interview to CNBC-TV18, N Kamakodi, MD CEO of City Union Bank spoke at length about the cyber criminal attack.

Kamakodi said that except the word ‘SWIFT’ – Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, there is no commonality between Nirav Modi and our bank’s case.

He further said that our issue is related to a cyber attack.

Cyber criminals hacked into the system and did three transactions, he added.

He further mentioned that we successfully retrieved/blocked money in two out of the three cases.

There is no evidence of internal staff involvement in the cyber attack issue,

Read more at: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/companies/city-union-bank-cyber-attack-successfully-retrievedblock-money-in-2-out-of-3-cases-2510837.html

City Union Bank cyber attack: Successfully retrieved/block money in 2 out of 3 cases

City Union Bank informed the exchanges about a cyber criminal attack. There were three transactions. One went through for a million dollars where the receiving party also managed to gain the fund, according to bank via fraudulent means. The other two, one was blocked at bank’s end and second was blocked at the receiving bank’s end.

In an interview to CNBC-TV18, N Kamakodi, MD CEO of City Union Bank spoke at length about the cyber criminal attack.

Kamakodi said that except the word ‘SWIFT’ – Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, there is no commonality between Nirav Modi and our bank’s case.

He further said that our issue is related to a cyber attack.

Cyber criminals hacked into the system and did three transactions, he added.

He further mentioned that we successfully retrieved/blocked money in two out of the three cases.

There is no evidence of internal staff involvement in the cyber attack issue,

Read more at: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/companies/city-union-bank-cyber-attack-successfully-retrievedblock-money-in-2-out-of-3-cases-2510837.html

Siemens joins with Airbus, IBM to try to counter large-scale hacking attacks

Siemens is joining with companies including Airbus and IBM to try to counter large-scale hacking attacks that threaten to cost $8 trillion in damage over the next five years.

The group signed a charter Friday at a security conference in Munich urging stronger safeguards against assaults on digital systems that control homes, hospitals, factories and nearly all infrastructure. The charter aims to set a standard for companies to find trustworthy business partners, or avoid those outside that circle, Siemens Chief Executive Officer Joe Kaeser said.

“If companies along the value chain share their experiences, then we can prevent a lot of things,” said Kaeser, who helped initiate the charter. Conversely, “if you haven’t established a certain set of elements, then you’re not part of the it. There has to be a unified approach.”

The initiative comes amid an ongoing investigation in the U.S. into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election,

Read more at: http://www.concordmonitor.com/Siemens-teams-with-Airbus-IBM-in-cyberattack-defense-plan-15649742

Desoto County Police arrest two juveniles accused of making threats …

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — The Desoto County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they arrested two juvenile students who are accused of making online threats against students at Center Hill High School.

Officials became aware of the threat Friday after social media posts started to spread online.

Parents say two images circulated on Snapchat Thursday night and Center Hill High School students were tagged in them.

One image singled out alleged bullies and said there’s no turning back.

The other showed a rifle and talks about the KKK rising again as white brothers and sisters burn down brown houses.

Desoto County officials released a statement saying,

“The Desoto County Sheriff’s Department contacted Center Hill High School administrators early Saturday morning regarding their investigation into social media posts. After a thorough investigation conducted during overnight hours, the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department arrested two Center Hill High School

Read more at: http://wreg.com/2018/02/18/desoto-county-police-arrest-two-juveniles-accused-of-making-threats-against-high-school/

Desoto County Police arrest two students accused of making threats against high school


DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — The Desoto County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they arrested two juvenile students who are accused of making online threats against students at Center Hill High School.

Officials became aware of the threat Friday after social media posts started to spread online.

Parents say two images circulated on Snapchat Thursday night and Center Hill High school students were tagged in them.

One image singled out alleged bullies and said there’s no turning back.

The other showed a rifle and talks about the KKK rising again as white brothers and sisters burn down brown houses.

Desoto County officials released a statement saying,

“The Desoto County Sheriff’s Department contacted Center Hill High School administrators early Saturday morning regarding their investigation into social media posts. After a thorough investigation conducted during overnight hours, the Desoto County Sheriff’s

Read more at: http://wreg.com/2018/02/18/desoto-county-police-arrest-two-juveniles-accused-of-making-threats-against-high-school/