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Suicide of Australian teen ad star sparks cyber-bullying campaign

SYDNEY (AFP) – The father of a teenager who starred in adverts for a well-known Australian hat brand and killed herself after being bullied online has vowed her life “will not be wasted” as a campaign against cyber-bullying gains traction.

A memorial for 14-year-old Amy Everett, known as Dolly, who was once the face of the wide-brimmed Akubra hat, is being held Friday following her suicide on January 3 after constant harassment.

Her family launched the #stopbullyingnow campaign, which has rapidly spread on social media, and plan to establish the “Dolly’s Dream” trust to raise awareness around bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide.

“This week has been an example of how social media should be used, it has also been an example of how it shouldn’t be,” her father Tick Everett said in an emotional Facebook post.

“If we can help other precious lives from being lost and the suffering of so many, then

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/suicide-of-australian-teen-ad-star-sparks-cyber-bullying-campaign

Well-Known Australian Teenager Becomes New Face Of Cyber-Bullying Victims

The family of Amy “Dolly” Everett thanked the “overwhelming response we have received since our world came crashing down around us when our beautiful Dolly left our family”. Last week, their 15-year-old daughter committed suicide, which they said came after she was tormented by cyber bullies.

Amy was once the face of an iconic Australian hat company, Akubra, who posted the original photo of her from eight years ago. The company also posted a heart-felt message:

“Dolly could be anyone’s daughter, sister, friend. We need to make sure that anyone in crisis knows there is always someone to talk to. Be a friend, check up on your mates.”

Her photo has been shared more than 18,000 times on Facebook, and a message from her father has also gone viral.

Tick Everett posted to Facebook post with the news that Amy had taken her life “to escape

Read more at: http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2018/01/10/well-known-australian-teenager-becomes-new-face-of-cyber-bullying-victims/

Australian businesses at risk of cyber crime | finder.com.au

finder.com.au is one of Australia’s leading comparison websites. We compare from a wide set of major banks, insurers and product issuers.

finder.com.au has access to track details from the product issuers listed on our sites. Although we provide information on the products offered by a wide range of issuers, we don’t cover every available product. You should consider whether the products featured on our site are appropriate for your needs and seek independent advice if you have any questions.

The identification of a group of products, as ‘Top’ or ‘Best’ is a reflection of user preferences based on current website data. On a regular basis, analytics drive the creation of a list of popular products. Where these products are grouped, they appear in no particular order.

Where our site links to particular products or displays ‘Go to site’ buttons, we may receive a commission, referral fee or payment.

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Australian businesses at risk of cyber crime

finder.com.au is one of Australia’s leading comparison websites. We compare from a wide set of major banks, insurers and product issuers.

finder.com.au has access to track details from the product issuers listed on our sites. Although we provide information on the products offered by a wide range of issuers, we don’t cover every available product. You should consider whether the products featured on our site are appropriate for your needs and seek independent advice if you have any questions.

The identification of a group of products, as ‘Top’ or ‘Best’ is a reflection of user preferences based on current website data. On a regular basis, analytics drive the creation of a list of popular products. Where these products are grouped, they appear in no particular order.

Where our site links to particular products or displays ‘Go to site’ buttons, we may receive a commission, referral fee or payment.

We try to take an open

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Mystery Hacker Steals Australian Defense Data

A mystery hacker who was given the alias of a TV soap opera character has stolen sensitive information about Australia’s multi-billion dollar warplane and navy projects. Intelligence officials say the break was significant, although the Australian government insists that only low-level data was taken. The identity of the cyber criminal is not known.

The virtual break-in saw cyber thieves take illustrations of a major Australian naval project. About 30GB of data was stolen. Details about new fighter planes, submarines and Australia’s largest warships were also compromised. The breach began in July last year, but the Australian Signals Directorate, a domestic spy agency, was not alerted until November. Intelligence officials say the hack, which targeted a private defence contractor in South Australia state, was – in their words – ‘extensive’ and ‘extreme.’

But the government is insisting there was no threat to national security.

Australia’s Defence Industry Minister, Christopher Pyne, says

Read more at: https://www.voanews.com/a/mystery-hacker-steals-australian-defense-data/4070280.html

Mystery Hacker Steals Australian Defense Data – VOA News

A mystery hacker who was given the alias of a TV soap opera character has stolen sensitive information about Australia’s multi-billion dollar warplane and navy projects. Intelligence officials say the break was significant, although the Australian government insists that only low-level data was taken. The identity of the cyber criminal is not known.

The virtual break-in saw cyber thieves take illustrations of a major Australian naval project. About 30GB of data was stolen. Details about new fighter planes, submarines and Australia’s largest warships were also compromised. The breach began in July last year, but the Australian Signals Directorate, a domestic spy agency, was not alerted until November. Intelligence officials say the hack, which targeted a private defence contractor in South Australia state, was – in their words – ‘extensive’ and ‘extreme.’

But the government is insisting there was no threat to national security.

Australia’s Defence Industry Minister, Christopher Pyne, says

Read more at: https://www.voanews.com/a/mystery-hacker-steals-australian-defense-data/4070280.html

Australian Government Discloses Breach of Defense Supplier’s Computer

 

According to the Australian government, hackers infiltrated certain defense contractor’s PC in 2016. Before launching the yearly threat report of the Australian Cyber Security Center scheduled for October 10, Dan Tehan Assistant Minister for Cyber Security couldn’t confirm the individual’s name behind the hack.

 

Managing to reach the Information Technology network, the intruders remained there for long as they stole vast volumes of data belonging to the defense supplier. When in November 2016, the Australian Cyber Security Center of the federal government became aware of the incident it assisted in halting the attack.

 

Tehan explained that the hacker could be a state-sponsored online thief or a normal cyber-criminal, either way the individual’s behavior prompted serious action. The minister said nothing could be fully confirmed, a usual hazard in this field of cyber-crime. He couldn’t also state the length of time the intruders stayed on the computer. However, according to him, the IT

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