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South Islanders over-represented as almost 200 cyber bullying cases end up in court

A new cyber-bullying law has resulted in 176 cases being taken to court since 2015. (File photo)

A new cyber-bullying law has resulted in 176 cases being taken to court since 2015. (File photo)

Less than a quarter of all New Zealanders live in the South Island, yet almost half of all cyber-bullying court cases in this country come from the mainland.

Police have taken 176 cases under the Harmful Digital Communications Act since it came into effect in 2015, according to figures released under the Official Information Act. 

Those 176 are the worst-of-the-worst. Lower level cases are dealt with in mediation and do not register on police figures.

Ministry of Justice data shows that if police take a case to court they usually get a guilty plea.

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Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/101356403/south-islanders-overrepresented-as-almost-200-cyber-bullying-cases-end-up-in-court

Email scammers steal almost $1 million from SA property buyers by posing as conveyancers

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The Australian Institute of Conveyancers said it was unsure how the client information was accessed. (ABC News: Nic MacBean)

Two South Australian property buyers have been defrauded out of nearly $1 million by scammers using bogus email details to pose as conveyancers.

The Australian Institute of Conveyancers said it was unsure how the client information was accessed, but the scam is being investigated and has been referred to police.

The institute’s South Australian CEO Rebecca Hayes said the scammers sent fake

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-25/scam-targets-conveyancing-clients-in-sa/9086172

Almost 10% of all money invested in initial coin offerings using cryptocurrency Ethereum has been stolen


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Almost 10% of all the money invested in initial coin offerings
(ICOs) this year using cryptocurrency Ethereum has fallen into
the hands of thieves.

Of the roughly $1.6 billion (£1.25 billion) invested in Ethereum
ICOs this year, cyber criminals stole $150 million (£116.8
million), according to an analysis by Chainalysis, an
investigatory and risk management firm specializing in virtual
currencies. From June to August this year, the total lost to
cyber crime in the crypto space jumped from $100 million (£77.9
million) to $225 million (£175.3 million).

Police must recruit 12,000 IT experts after report reveals almost half …

POLICE forces must recruit 12,000 IT experts after new research showed 47 per cent of crime is now enabled by technology, an alarming report has warned.

Research by the Reform think tank found police officers were “terrified” by digital crime because they feel they lack the most basic tech skills.

Research shows that people are 20 times more likely to be a victim of fraud than robbery

Research shows that people are 20 times more likely to be a victim of fraud than robbery

It said people are 20 times more likely to be a victim of fraud than robbery – costing firms a staggering £144 billion a year.

And it estimated that up to 2,500 criminals in the UK use the “dark web” to commit high-harm crimes such as child abuse, cyber attacks and revenge porn.

It also argued that police chiefs should be

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4300689/police-must-recruit-12000-it-experts-after-report-reveals-almost-half-of-crime-is-tech-enabled-report-reveals/

Almost 60% of Scottish councils hit by cyber attacks

Almost 60 per cent of Scottish councils and more than half of Scotland’s health boards have been targeted by cyber criminals since 2014, a Scotsman investigation has revealed.

Nine universities and numerous government bodies have also been hit during the last three years, the investigation found.

Some local authorities reported being bombarded with thousands of spam emails and receiving ransom demands to decrypt data.

Freedom of Information requests showed 19 of Scotland’s 32 councils experienced either attempted or successful attacks since 2014.

Ransomware attacks were reported by 14 local authorities, sometimes on multiple occasions.

Four councils refused to reveal any information, with two fearing doing so would leave them vulnerable to future attacks.

Of the incidents logged by 19 councils, only nine authorities reported any of them to police, although no data was stolen or lost.

The investigation revealed Scottish local authorities were subject to more than 50 notable incidents in

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/almost-60-of-scottish-councils-hit-by-cyber-attacks-1-4512060

Almost £650000 is secured to help victims

Domestic and sexual-abuse victims in Northumberland and other parts of the North East are set to benefit from a cash boost to local support services.

Almost £650,000 from the Home Office Violence Against Women and Girls transformation fund has been secured by Dame Vera Baird, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner.

Projects and initiatives to be launched or built upon will include developing the Northumbria Domestic Abuse Practitioner Standard to provide training for local professionals, such as family support workers, who may not technically be domestic abuse specialists but who deal on a day-to-day basis with domestic abuse victims.

There will be a piloting of three witness advocate posts – intended to ensure that the needs of rape and sexual-abuse victims are fully met at every step in the criminal justice process – and a cyber stalking and harassment initiative to tackle more strongly the growing numbers of victims who are

Read more at: http://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/almost-650-000-is-secured-to-help-victims-1-8642624

Almost every house of these Jharkhand villages has a cyber crook …

Giridih, Deogarh, and Jamtara, three districts in the Indian state of Jharkhand have earned the moniker of cyber zones, not because they have transformed themselves with some digital revolution, but because they have thousands of cyber criminals in their households.

Binsmi village alone in the Giridih district has 900 cyber crooks, from some 1,000 households that it has.

The fact came into light recently after cyber cell officials of the Ahmedabad crime branch had to go to Binsmi to nab Mohammed Jilani Ansari, a cyber criminal who had cheated people across 15 states using a couple of cellphones.

The local police help told them that they were about to enter the “Cyber Zone” of Jharkhand.

“We had kept the operation top secret,” a senior Ahmedabad police official told TNN. “However, when we were about to enter Binsmi village,

Read more at: http://www.businessinsider.in/Almost-every-house-of-these-Jharkhand-villages-has-a-cyber-crook/articleshow/58892905.cms

Almost every house of these Jharkhand villages has a cyber crook

Giridih, Deogarh, and Jamtara, three districts in the Indian state of Jharkhand have earned the moniker of cyber zones, not because they have transformed themselves with some digital revolution, but because they have thousands of cyber criminals in their households.

Binsmi village alone in the Giridih district has 900 cyber crooks, from some 1,000 households that it has.

The fact came into light recently after cyber cell officials of the Ahmedabad crime branch had to go to Binsmi to nab Mohammed Jilani Ansari, a cyber criminal who had cheated people across 15 states using a couple of cellphones.

The local police help told them that they were about to enter the “Cyber Zone” of Jharkhand.

“We had kept the operation top secret,” a senior Ahmedabad police official told TNN. “However, when we were about to enter Binsmi village,

Read more at: http://www.businessinsider.in/Almost-every-house-of-these-Jharkhand-villages-has-a-cyber-crook/articleshow/58892905.cms

Cyber crime hits almost half of businesses

Forty-six per cent of companies said they had identified at least one security breach or attack in the previous year, causing damage costing an average of £1,570.

Two thirds of medium-sized businesses and 68% of large companies have been attacked, with the latter seeing an average cost of just under £20,000 for each attack.

Almost a quarter of businesses lost files temporarily, a fifth had their systems or software corrupted, one in 10 lost access to vital third party systems and one in 10 also had their website slowed or taken down.

Fraudulent emails persuading employees to reveal passwords or financial information were the most common weapon used in cyberattacks.


Read more at: http://news.sky.com/story/cyber-crime-hits-almost-half-of-businesses-study-finds-10843076

Almost half of UK business hit by cyber crime

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UK-based businesses of all sizes are being urged to protect themselves against cyber crime after new government statistics showed nearly half of all UK businesses suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past year.

The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 reveals nearly seven out of 10 large businesses identified a breach or attack, with the average cost to large businesses of all breaches over the period being £20,000 and in some cases reaching millions.

The survey also shows that personal data is still a lure for criminals, with businesses holding electronic personal data on customers much more likely to suffer cyber breaches than those that don’t (51 per cent compared to 37 per cent).

The most common attacks detected were via fraudulent emails — for example coaxing staff into revealing passwords or financial information, or opening dangerous attachments — followed by viruses and

Read more at: https://betanews.com/2017/04/19/uk-company-cyber-attacks/