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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

Anti-Cyber Bullying Campaign Launched After Suicide Of Former Akubra Child Model

The suicide of a 14-year-old girl who was once the face of iconic Australian outback hat maker Akubra has left the nation shocked, as her grieving family launch a campaign to raise awareness of cyber-bullying.

Amy “Dolly” Everett, who at eight years old was the face of Akubra, took her own life last week. Her family said her death came after she was victimised by cyber bullies.

A national anti-bullying campaign has been launched in the wake of

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2018/01/10/anti-cyber-bullying-campaign-launched-after-suicide-of-former-akubra-child-model_a_23330281/

Cyber-bullying campaign launched after suicide of Akubra face Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett

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January 10, 2018 18:24:30

A young girl with a large Akubra hat with text across it saying #stopbullyingnow
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Dolly Everett has been featured by Akubra since this photo was taken eight years ago. (Facebook: Akubra)

A 14-year-old girl from a well-known Northern Territory cattle family who took her own life last week has been remembered by her family as a “kind, caring and beautiful soul” as they launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of bullying and harassment.

The family of

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-10/dolly-everett-nt-suicide-cyber-bullying-campaign-launched/9317056

Nick Ferrari’s ABC: LBC Host Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

8 January 2018, 07:11

Nick Ferrari is launching a brand new campaign to update the woefully out-of-date anti-bullying guidelines.

Nick was shocked to learn that learning how to deal with cyber-bullying was not a part of the national curriculum in schools.

Research shows that 35% of 11-17-year-olds have experienced some form of cyberbullying, while 40% have witnessed it on social media.

And yet, our schools have no guidelines to give to pupils to deal with this online bullying.

This is why Nick wants it to change. He spoke to Lucy Alexander, whose son Felix killed himself after being bullied for a number of years.

Nick Ferrari wants to change that NOW.

He is putting together Nick Ferrari’s ABC: Anti-Bullying Charter, which schools will be asked to sign up to to protect children from all forms of bullying, including cyber-bullying.

But he wants your help.

Nick wants to know what you wants to put in

Read more at: http://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/nick-ferrari/nick-ferraris-abc-anti-bullying-campaign/

Former nurse sentenced for cyber stalking campaign – Scottish …

A 27-year-old who carried out a campaign of harassment against a number of women has been sentenced to 22 months in prison, made the subject of a non-harassment order and placed on the sex offenders register.

Adele Rennie, a former nurse, has admitted using a host of invented aliases to carry out a series of stalking and sexual offences, a breach of the data protection act and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard that Ms Rennie, using the names “David Graham”, “David Crolla” and “Davie”, “Marco” and “Matthew Mancini”, pursued online relationships with 10 women through various social media, dating websites and applications over a four year period.

She often reused the same storyline and characters, referencing the same names and using the same photos in each interaction.

In some instances she would call and speak to her victims using a voice changing application.

She would

Read more at: http://www.scottishlegal.com/2017/12/19/former-nurse-sentenced-cyber-stalking-campaign/

Necurs rides 12 million email campaign move up Most Wanted Malware list

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The use of the Necurs botnet to spread Scarab ransomware over the US Thanksgiving holiday helped propel Necurs up several places on Check Point’s Ten Most Wanted Malware list for November.







Necurs pushed out a total of 12 million malicious emails in one morning in late November Check Point reported helping move it from tenth to eight place for the month. The botnet’s use as a distributor for Locky and Globemaster helped it stay relevant, but the fact that Necurs managed to regain some strength as a favored botnet was no surprise to Check Point researchers.

“The re-emergence of the Necurs botnet highlights how malware that may seem to be fading away, doesn’t always disappear or become any less of a threat. Despite Necurs being well known to the security community, hackers are still enjoying lots of success distributing malware with this highly effective infection

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/necurs-rides-12-million-email-campaign-move-up-most-wanted-malware-list/article/719156/

Police campaign to protect us from cyber crime

A two-week campaign to help us avoid cyber crime is underway across the Thames Valley.

TVP’s #ProtectYourWorld campaign aims to raise awareness about cyber crime, as well as encourage residents and businesses to take action to protect their online worlds and to make a report if they fall victim.

National statistics show that each year, an estimated one in ten adults across the UK fall victim to cyber crime.*

In the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017, nearly half of all businesses in the country reported a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months.

Crimes with an element of internet or online activity accounted for nearly 50 per cent of all recorded crime in England and Wales.*

Detective Superintendent Gill Wootton, head of the Thames Valley Police Specialist Ops department, said:

“Cyber crime affects people from all walks of life, and of all ages, and its consequences can be extremely serious.

“Cyber crime threads through many

Read more at: https://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/2437604/police-campaign-to-protect-us-from-cyber-crime/

Campaign to bring hope to cyber-bullying victims for Christmas

We are rarely without our mobiles, but new statistics released for Anti-Bullying Week show that for victims of cyber-bullying the freedom of a phone can quickly turn into a nightmare.

We need your help with our new ‘Light Up Christmas for Children’ campaign, launched by the NSPCC and Chronicle Live, to raise money for Childline.

Childline delivered 5,103 cyber-bullying counselling sessions in 2016-17 to victims as young as nine, who struggled to cope with abuse from online tormentors, the NSPCC announced today.

This was a 12% increase from the previous year, where 4,521 were given.

Cyber-bullying includes vicious name-calling, false rumours, death threats, pictures and publicly posted blackmail on social media and blogs.

Teenage girls and those aged 12-15 are most at risk, with 50% of Childline counselling sessions given to young people in this bracket.

One girl, aged 14, said: “I am being bullied by a girl at school.

“She has taken photos of

Read more at: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/campaign-bring-hope-cyber-bullying-13892720

Campaign to bring hope to cyber-bullying victims for Christmas …

We are rarely without our mobiles, but new statistics released for Anti-Bullying Week show that for victims of cyber-bullying the freedom of a phone can quickly turn into a nightmare.

We need your help with our new ‘Light Up Christmas for Children’ campaign, launched by the NSPCC and Chronicle Live, to raise money for Childline.

Childline delivered 5,103 cyber-bullying counselling sessions in 2016-17 to victims as young as nine, who struggled to cope with abuse from online tormentors, the NSPCC announced today.

This was a 12% increase from the previous year, where 4,521 were given.

Cyber-bullying includes vicious name-calling, false rumours, death threats, pictures and publicly posted blackmail on social media and blogs.

Teenage girls and those aged 12-15 are most at risk, with 50% of Childline counselling sessions given to young people in this bracket.

One girl, aged 14, said: “I am being bullied by a girl at school.

“She has taken photos of

Read more at: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/campaign-bring-hope-cyber-bullying-13892720

This destructive wiper ransomware was used to hide a stealthy hacking campaign

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Ransomware is being used to hide an elaborate, targeted hacking campaign which went undetected for months before the attackers pulled the plug and encrypted hundreds of machines at once in an effort to remove stolen data while also covering their tracks.

The campaign targeted several Japanese organisations in

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/this-destructive-wiper-ransomware-was-used-to-hide-a-stealthy-hacking-campaign/