The head of the UK’s spy agency GCHQ has said that protecting Britain from cyber crime must be as central to its mission as defending the country from terrorism.
Jeremy Fleming spelt out his vision for the future direction of the agency in the opinion pages of the Sunday Telegraph [8 October] after the National Cyber Security Centre, which was set up a year ago within GCHQ, issued its first report last week [3 October].
The NCSC is the centrepiece of a five-year National Security Strategy that was launched by the British government in 2016, under which it pledged to invest £1.9 billion in cyber security by 2020.
“In my view, the Government was right to house the NCSC in GCHQ,” Fleming said in the article. “Over the past year, it has responded to nearly 600 significant incidents requiring a national, coordinated response.”
Recent cyber attacks
Read more at: https://www.globalgovernmentforum.com/preventing-cyber-crime-central-gchqs-mission-says-chief/
- Nick Lutz received a grovelling apology letter from his ex-girlfriend in February
- In the ultimate revenge Nick marked and graded the letter before returning it
- Letters quickly went viral being shared and liked hundreds of thousands of times
- Lutz has been suspended from University of Central Florida for cyber-bullying
- Despite the fact that his ex-girlfriend is not a student at the university
- His lawyer is fighting the suspension on grounds of free speech
Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
A Bucks County man is awaiting sentencing next month for felony stalking. His victim was nearly 40 years younger than him and his child’s best friend.
Now, that teenager and her family are sharing their horrifying ordeal exclusively with Action News.
The Central Bucks High School senior says her ordeal began in 2013 when 55-year-old Shane Holderer of Plumstead began reaching out to her via social media.
Initially, it was innocent.
“He was my best friend’s dad,” the girl said.
But then things changed.
“It soon escalated into a sexual nature,” the girl’s mother said.
The family called police. The then-51-year-old ended up pleading guilty to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was sentenced to counseling and probation.
The family thought their nightmare was over.
“We were told at the time that would protect her,” the girl’s mom said.
Three years went by. Then, on the morning of September 25th, the girl saw a re-tweet on her phone.
“I was like ‘Who
Read more at: http://6abc.com/news/high-school-senior-cyberstalked-by-friends-dad/1967685/
LAHORE: Punjab seems to be the hotbed of cyber bullying in Pakistan as is evident by the number of calls received by the Cyber Harassment Helpline of the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF).
DRF data shows the helpline received as many as 513 individual complaints during the first four months of operations. Data indicates that the total number of calls was 535 with 406 being cases of individuals. Of the total, 62% of the calls were made by women.
The social media platform on which people suffer the most harassment is Facebook and most of the complaints are related to fake profiles, nonconsensual use of information, blackmailing, unsolicited messages and hacked accounts.
Majority of the cases received by the helpline were from Punjab (41.3%) and 23.90% of the individuals did not disclose their location. The helpline got 17.8% of its
Read more at: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1381030/harassment-central-punjab-emerging-hotbed-cyber-bullying/
Do you get calls asking for the password of your bank accounts, insurance, credit cards and so forth?
If you do, there’s a great chance they may be originating from the jungles of Jamtara, a sleepy district in Jharkhand, where the perpetrators of the country’s massive hacking scams live, operate and lead lavish lifestyles.
India Today’s Special Investigation Team has busted wide open the suspected underground arsenal of the nation’s online robbers.
India Today’s Special Investigation Team has busted the suspected underground arsenal of the nation’s online robbers
Operating out Jamtara, some 225 km of the state capital of the state capital of Ranchi, these impostors use a variety of traps to access usernames, passwords
Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-4085480/Special-Investigation-Jharkhand-jungle-turned-central-hub-cyber-crime-India.html