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Brother of tragic porn star August Ames blames cyber-bullying and depression for her suicide – and reveals he is …

THE grieving brother of tragic porn star August Ames has revealed how cyber-bullying and depression were to blame for her suicide – and says he is still tormented by vile online trolls.

In an exclusive interview, just a month after the adult star took her own life, James Grabowski, 25, told Sun Online that he “continuously” receives “dirty” and “nasty” messages about his sister from cyber-bullies – even after her death.

 James says his sister August - real name Mercedes - was his best friend
James says his sister August – real name Mercedes – was his best friend

August – real name Mercedes Grabowski – hung herself at a park near her home in Camarillo, California, on December 5th after being hounded on Twitter over a post she made about a fellow performer.

The 23-year-old

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5271462/brother-august-ames-cyber-bullying-and-depression-for-her-suicide-and-reveals-he-still-receives-dirty-and-disgusting-messages-vile/

US Publicly Blames North Korea For the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

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President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, claimed that North Korean hackers were behind this year’s massive, global WannaCry ransomware attack on Monday evening in a Wall Street Journal editorial.

Beginning in May 2017, the WannaCry malware spread rapidly across computer systems across the globe, allegedly aided by leaked National Security Agency technology. The software locked users’ computer systems and demanded ransoms in Bitcoin, generating an embarrassingly small amount of actual cryptocurrency ransom but leaving a digital paper trail a mile wide. The attack was eventually slowed down due to an amateurish mistake in WannaCry’s code that exposed its kill switch, though updated versions of the malware are still circulating.

Security firms tentatively concluded WannaCry’s creators were “fluent in Chinese” based

Read more at: https://gizmodo.com/us-publicly-blames-north-korea-for-the-wannacry-ransomw-1821409962

Jeremy Hunt blames social media giants for allowing cyber bullying to push teenagers into depression and self harm

HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt has blamed social media giants for fuelling a “big rise” in self-harming among teenagers.

Mr Hunt is set to meet bosses from Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Google and Microsoft.

 Hunt says more can be done to prevent social media bullying
Hunt says more can be done to prevent social media bullying

He will tell the firms that more must be done to stop cyber bullying.

They will be set three challenges to help slash online attacks and boost young people’s mental health.

Targets include sharing data on bullying, restricting underage use and limiting time spent on social media — particularly at night.

Mr Hunt also wants the giants to develop software that detects cyber bullying.

 Mr Hunt wants giants to develop software to detect trolls
Mr Hunt wants giants

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4813726/jeremy-hunt-blames-social-media-giants-for-allowing-cyber-bullying-to-push-teenagers-into-depression-and-self-harm/

Jeremy Hunt blames social media for rise in teen depression and …

HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt has blamed social media giants for fuelling a “big rise” in self-harming among teenagers.

Mr Hunt is set to meet bosses from Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Google and Microsoft.

 Hunt says more can be done to prevent social media bullying
Hunt says more can be done to prevent social media bullying

He will tell the firms that more must be done to stop cyber bullying.

They will be set three challenges to help slash online attacks and boost young people’s mental health.

Targets include sharing data on bullying, restricting underage use and limiting time spent on social media — particularly at night.

Mr Hunt also wants the giants to develop software that detects cyber bullying.

 Mr Hunt wants giants to develop software to detect trolls
Mr Hunt wants giants

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4813726/jeremy-hunt-blames-social-media-giants-for-allowing-cyber-bullying-to-push-teenagers-into-depression-and-self-harm/

Chinese state outlet blames US for ‘WannaCry’ ransomware

A Chinese state-run media outlet says that the United States is partially to blame for the “WannaCry” ransomware attack that is producing global shockwaves.

The editorial published in China Daily on Wednesday partly blames the National Security Agency (NSA) for the ransomware outbreak and accuses the U.S. of “hindering” international efforts to combat cyber crime.

The ransomware campaign has spread to at least 150 countries, crippling the British health system and Germany’s train stations. In China, over 29,000 institutions were said to have been affected, including universities and gas stations.

The White House said Monday that the ransomware had infected roughly 300,000 machines globally, though the effects have been less severe in the United States than other countries.

The “WannaCry” code is widely believed to be based on an alleged NSA hacking tool leaked by hacking group Shadow Brokers earlier this year. The government has not publicly confirmed that the leaked tool

Read more at: http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/334094-chinese-state-outlet-blames-us-for-wanna-cry-ransomware

Microsoft Blames NSA for ‘WannaCry’ Cyber Extortion

Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert

Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert / Getty Images

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May 16, 2017 5:00 am

Technology giant Microsoft is blaming the National Security Agency for the cyber extortion that hit hundreds of thousands of computer networks worldwide.

Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, also stated in a posting Sunday that the company notified customers in March that a security hole used in the global ransomware attack should be patched.

Malicious software called “WannaCry” was distributed early Friday morning. It first disrupted health care networks in Britain and telecommunications networks in Spain before expanding to more than 100 nations.

An expected second wave of ransomware attacks on Monday was less severe than some experts suspected.

Tom Bossert, White House assistant

Read more at: http://freebeacon.com/national-security/microsoft-blames-nsa-wannacry-cyber-extortion/

Cyber attack latest: Vladimir Putin blames US for hack as thousands more computers hit by ransomware

Here’s a dispatch from Neil Connor in Beijing:

More than 4,000 educational organisations were among the 30,000 ‘institutions’ to have been paralysed by the global cyberattack, which is known as Wanna Decryptor ransomware, or WannaCry, Qihu 360, an anti-virus software firm said. 

Reports in China said more than 20,000 petrol stations operated by China National Petroleum Cooperation could only process cash payments because of Internet issues over the weekend.

The National Business Daily reported on Monday that the company’s computers went down at 1pm on Saturday, with 80 percent of the systems returning to normal by midday on Sunday.

“Petro China has taken emergency measures to cope with WannaCry ransomware attacks,” a company official told the media outlet.

Chinese media also cited university students complaining about pop-ups appearing on their computers which demanded ransom payments, or else they would lose all their documents.

Wu Xingyong, an official from Yunnan Agricultural University, in south-west China, told thepaper.cn that eight

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/05/15/nhs-cyber-attack-latest-authorities-warn-day-chaos-ransomware/