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Local schools take action against cyber bullying

According to statistics at bullingstatistic.org, over half of all adolescents and teens have been bullied online and over 25 percent of those young people have been bullied repeatedly. This issue can also be found among Galt students. According to Ron Rammer, principal at McCaffery Middle School, about five percent of his students have been cyber bullied even though the highest percentages can be found among high school students.

“If we are made aware of an incident, we try to download the messages, involve our school resource officer and parents,” Rammer said. “School consequences of varying degrees are given to the perpetrator. Administration and the school counselor try to keep an eye on the situation to make sure it does not continue.”

According to Donna Mayo-Whitlock, director of educational services for Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD), each year the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office speaks with eighth graders on cyber bullying

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Rise in cyber crime jolts centre into action

New Delhi: The Union home ministry has been jolted into action after the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) reported that 50 incidents of cyber crime, affecting 19 financial organizations, took place between November 2016 and June 2017.

CERT-In data showed that there were a total of 50,362 cyber crime incidents in 2016. This year, there have been 27,482 incidents until June. Authorities had blocked 652 URLs (uniform resource locators) until June 2017.

While CERT-In has issued 21 advisories for security safeguards covering the point of sale, micro ATMs, electronic wallets, online banking, smart phones, unified payment interface, SIM cards, wireless access routers and Aadhaar-enabled payment systems, the home ministry stated that it had roped in several organizations to make the country’s systems impenetrable.

“Cyber security mock drills involving 148 organizations from different sectors including finance sector have been conducted to enable assessment of cyber security preparedness of organizations,” said a

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TAKING ACTION: Tips to recognize bullying, and where to report it


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Bullying can affect children in any community. As children prepare to head back to school across the Tennessee Valley in the coming days, WHNT News 19 is taking action to help you recognize the warning signs of bullying.

Through Bureau of Justice statistics within the 2016 Indicators of School Crime and Safety, data shows an adult was notified in nearly 39% of bullying cases. Experts say children may fear telling an adult, or be embarrassed about the bullying.

The data reveals that in 2015, about 21% of students ages 12–18 reported being bullied at school during the school year.

The report says that in 2015, “a higher percentage of self-identified gay, lesbian, or bisexual students than of self-identified heterosexual students reported that they had been bullied on school property during the

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Kremlin urges international action to combat cyber crime – Yeni Şafak

Cyber attacks like the one which hit Russia and other countries on Tuesday underline the need for a concerted international action to fight cyber crime, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

Tuesday’s cyber attack caused no serious problems at a corporate or state level in Russia, Peskov also told a conference call with reporters. He said the Kremlin had no information about the origin of that attack.

Kremlin urges international action to combat cyber crime


MOSCOW Cyber attacks like the one which hit Russia and other countries on Tuesday underline the need for a concerted international action to fight cyber crime, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.


Tuesday’s cyber attack caused no serious problems at a corporate or state level in Russia, Peskov also told a conference call with reporters. He said the Kremlin had no information about the origin of that attack.

(Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)

Read more at: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-attack-russia-kremlin-idUSKBN19J177?il=0

Ransomware could double this year if no action is taken: F-Secure

The growth of ransomware is likely to double in 2017 unless the governments decide to crack down on all potentially illegal payments, a European cyber security firm warned on Wednesday.

According to IT security company F-Secure, there was one known ransomware family variant in 2012 which grew to 35 by 2015 and soared to 193 in 2016.

“If the US pursues all the forms of potentially illegal payments, ransomware’s growth could be abated. Otherwise, we expect to see the new ransomware families we discovered in 2017 at least double,” said Sean Sullivan, Security Advisor at F-Secure, in a statement.

The open-source virtual currency Bitcoin has made crypto-ransomware’s business model profitable, feeding an online crime wave that has seen new extortion-enabling malware families at least double each year since 2012.

“Bitcoin survived and thrived during the last US presidential administration,” Sullivan added.

Forty-two per cent of all Bitcoin transactions last year took place in China exchanges

Read more at: http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/ransomware-could-double-this-year-if-no-action-is-taken-f-secure-373701.html

Cyber-Security: Urgent Action Needed

Last year, there was an unprecedented rise in cyber-crime. The data breaches at Yahoo!, the Mirai botnet attack and the high-profile 2016 Democratic National Committee email leak, were major attention grabbers. These were just a few of the many more cyber-attacks that took place across industries during 2016. The Consumer Electronics Show CES 2017, just held in Las Vegas, Nevada, has showcased an overwhelming number of innovations to make our world more connected. But, with the proliferation and penetration of these connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), cyber-security threats and attacks are also going to rise in 2017. Security becomes even more challenging due to shortage of good cyber-security professionals.

While IoT devices help improve convenience and user experience, they are also an open invitation to cyber-criminals. This threat is of great concern as many IoT devices are used in our daily lives, thus creating newer ways for launching

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