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Cyberbullying on the increase against children and women

When it comes to online safety, the internet is becoming a nastier and scarier place for many people, especially for women and children.

The list of crimes committed against women and children keeps growing and points out a problem that didn’t get much attention when society rushed to embrace the modern internet and its many technological wonders.

And New Brunswick has seen some of the worst examples in North America and maybe even globally of the dark side of the internet.

In the spring, we had an absolutely vicious, targeted campaign against a University of Moncton student that remains to this day one of the worst cases I’ve seen anywhere in North America of such a sustained and hateful effort. 

The province also has the dubious distinction of having one of the largest cases in Canada where someone was caught exploiting thousands of children online: the case of a then-26-year-old man in Moncton, who police

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/online-safety-women-children-cyberbullying-1.4244184

Melania Trump ditches fight against cyber-bullying to tackle drug use

Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

Donald Trump may have become a bit of a Twitter rant pro (covfefe, anyone?), and considering he has used the social media platform to attack everyone from the London Mayor to Chrisy Teigen it was perhaps a tad ironic that his wife, Melania, took such a strong stance on cyber-bullying before her husband became the president.

‘Our culture has gotten too mean and too violent,’ she told a rally crowd before becoming the First Lady. ‘It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked. It is terrible when that happens on the playground and it is unacceptable when it’s done by someone with no name hiding on the internet.’

She went on to promise a campaign against online bullying, but after seven months in office there has been little else said on the matter – bar her press secretary, Stephanie

Read more at: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/celebrity-news/melania-trump-opoids-528684

Chennai Journalist Files Case Against Abusive Trolls

Chennai: The Chennai cyber crime police have taken up a case of online abuse, after fans of a filmstar trolled a woman journalist with abuses over the last three days.

The case comes a day after other cases of stalking led to massive outrage in north India. In Chennai, the case relates to trolls who took umbrage with a woman journalist’s single tweet that expressed her opinion about a movie.

Dhanya Rajendran, Editor of thenewsminute.com, had tweeted on August 4 that she felt Shah Rukh Khan’s new movie Jab Harry Met Sejal was worse than Tamil hero Vijay’s film, Sura. In a matter of hours, over 31,000 tweets trended hashtag #publicitybeepDhanya, leading to a torrent of abuse from Vijay’s fans, that included name-calling, threats of rape and personal attacks. Incidentally, none of Shah Rukh Khan fans had any issue with her expressing her opinion.

After three days of relentless trolling on social

Read more at: http://www.news18.com/news/india/chennai-journalist-files-case-against-abusive-trolls-1487251.html

Is your payroll data protected against cyber-crime?

As cyber attacks against small businesses continue to rise, in this guest post, Warren van Wyk, director of PaySpace, offers advice on how startups can protect their data from cyber criminals.

Small businesses are often the targets of cyber criminals. In fact, data from Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report shows that in 2016, 43 per cent of phishing attacks targeted small businesses. That’s a 25 per cent increase in just five years.

Hackers are likely to attack startups as they perceive them to be easy targets. They are aware that, unlike large corporations, smaller businesses generally have less funds to put towards online security. Some startups may also overlook the need for proper security measures, simply because they are not familiar with the issues – or the available solutions.

For these reasons, startups need to be extra vigilant in the fight against cyber-crime.

Most cyber criminals target commonly used software platforms with

Read more at: http://disrupt-africa.com/2017/08/is-your-payroll-data-protected-against-cyber-crime/

Is your payroll data protected against cyber-crime? – Disrupt Africa

As cyber attacks against small businesses continue to rise, in this guest post, Warren van Wyk, director of PaySpace, offers advice on how startups can protect their data from cyber criminals.

Small businesses are often the targets of cyber criminals. In fact, data from Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report shows that in 2016, 43 per cent of phishing attacks targeted small businesses. That’s a 25 per cent increase in just five years.

Hackers are likely to attack startups as they perceive them to be easy targets. They are aware that, unlike large corporations, smaller businesses generally have less funds to put towards online security. Some startups may also overlook the need for proper security measures, simply because they are not familiar with the issues – or the available solutions.

For these reasons, startups need to be extra vigilant in the fight against cyber-crime.

Most cyber criminals target commonly used software platforms with

Read more at: http://disrupt-africa.com/2017/08/is-your-payroll-data-protected-against-cyber-crime/

Germany needs tougher laws against cyber crime

BERLIN: Germany’s top police official has called for tougher laws to fight cyber crime on the illegal Internet  the Darknet  and other organised criminal structures, in an interview published on Saturday. 

Holger Muench, president of the Federal Criminal Police Office, told Die Welt newspaper that German law needed to be adjusted to account for the massive harm such criminal activities can do.

“Professional hackers can cause enormous damage. They represent a danger for security and the economy,” Muench said. “That should be reflected in the sentences as well.”

Muench said current law made it difficult to go after operators of botnet networks that enable large-scale automated cyber attacks.

Muench’s comments came after a German court recently gave a suspended sentence to a British hacker-for-hire who confessed to a cyber attack that knocked out the Internet for around a million Deutsche Telekom customers.

The regional court in Cologne handed the man, named only as Daniel K.,

Read more at: http://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2017/08/07/germany-needs-tougher-laws-against-cyber-crime/

US vs hackers: America’s crusade against cybercrime

The US government is pulling no punches when it comes to prosecuting cyber criminals, often seeking extradition orders and, in most cases, dedicating countless man hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars relentlessly pursuing some of the world’s most notorious hackers.

Its latest catch, though, is a reputed white hat hacker — that is, a ‘good’ security expert whose hacking bears no ill intent. He helped stop a global cyberattack in its tracks, potentially saving the global economy millions of dollars in the process – and is now charged in a separate malware-related case.

Read more about him and others in RT’s list of some of the most notable hackers the US has pursued and attempted to extradite since 2000, with varying degrees of success.

Marcus Hutchins aka ‘MalwareTech’ (2017)

Marcus Hutchins, 23, the young British cybersecurity expert who discovered the kill switch that stopped the global WannaCry ransomware attack,

Read more at: https://www.rt.com/usa/398763-us-hackers-extradition-cyber-crime/

Germany needs tougher laws against cyber crime, top policeman tells paper

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s top police official has called for tougher laws to fight cyber crime on the illegal internet – the Darknet – and other organized criminal structures, in an interview published on Saturday.

Holger Muench, president of the Federal Criminal Police Office, told Die Welt newspaper that German law needed to be adjusted to account for the massive harm such criminal activities can do.

“Professional hackers can cause enormous damage. They represent a danger for security and the economy,” Muench said. “That should be reflected in the sentences as well.”

Muench said current law made it difficult to go after operators of botnet networks that enable large-scale automated cyber attacks.

Muench’s comments came after a German court recently gave a suspended sentence to a British hacker-for-hire who confessed to a cyber attack that knocked out the internet for around a million Deutsche Telekom customers.

The regional court

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-crime-cyber-idUSKBN1AL09C

Germany needs tougher laws against cyber crime, top policeman tells paper

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s top police official has called for tougher laws to fight cyber crime on the illegal internet – the Darknet – and other organised criminal structures, in an interview published on Saturday.

Holger Muench, president of the Federal Criminal Police Office, told Die Welt newspaper that German law needed to be adjusted to account for the massive harm such criminal activities can do.

“Professional hackers can cause enormous damage. They represent a danger for security and the economy,” Muench said. “That should be reflected in the sentences as well.”

Muench said current law made it difficult to go after operators of botnet networks that enable large-scale automated cyber attacks.

Muench’s comments came after a German court recently gave a suspended sentence to a British hacker-for-hire who

Read more at: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/germany-needs-tougher-laws-against-cyber-crime-top-102936179.html

Germany needs tougher laws against cyber crime, top policeman tells paper

Reuters

BERLIN, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Germany’s top police official has called for tougher laws to fight cyber crime on the illegal internet – the Darknet – and other organised criminal structures, in an interview

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4763348/Germany-needs-tougher-laws-against-cyber-crime-policeman-tells-paper.html