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Rocky dog kicker was victim of cyber bullying, court hears

A ROCKHAMPTON magistrate has told a teenager who filmed herself kicking a puppy 26 times he would make her delete all social media accounts if he could.

The young woman was visibly upset as she appeared earlier today in the dock at Rockhampton Magistrates Court, pleading guilty to one count of animal cruelty.

Significant media attention surrounded Gracemere’s Clare Elizabeth West’s, 17, appearance after footage of her attack on the Pitbull-cross puppy went viral on social media in recent days.

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The footage prompted a rapid response from police and the RSPCA.

Troubling details emerged in court about West being a victim of cyber bullying, which triggered the puppy kicking incident.

The court heard West purchased the puppy, Buster, with her former boyfriend

Read more at: https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/rocky-dog-kicker-was-victim-of-cyber-bullying-cour/3310883/

Virginia man convicted in N.C. federal court for cyber-stalking and …

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Federal district court found a 57-year-old Hampton, Virginia man guilty after a three-day trial in Raleigh, North Carolina, which involved the harassment of multiple law enforcement personnel in the state.

William Scott Davis Jr. was convicted of cyber-stalking and communicating interstate threats, which stem from multiple fraud offenses in Wake County, North Carolina that he was charged and convicted of.

The multiple charges were brought to court by Wake County law enforcement in 2009 in relation to the forgery of his daughters birth certificate. Due to Davis being found guilty of these charges, his parental rights were terminated by the state as well.

Federal authorities in a press release said that Davis, ” initiated a relentless campaign of harassment and intimidation directed towards a female detective with Cary Police Department, and a female prosecutor with the Wake County District Attorney’s Office, and a female attorney in Raleigh.”

This campaign by

Read more at: http://wtkr.com/2017/12/14/virginia-man-convicted-in-n-c-federal-court-for-cyber-stalking-and-threatening-law-enforcement/

Virginia man convicted in NC federal court for cyber-stalking and threatening law enforcement

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Federal district court found a 57-year-old Hampton, Virginia man guilty after a three-day trial in Raleigh, North Carolina, which involved the harassment of multiple law enforcement personnel in the state.

William Scott Davis Jr. was convicted of cyber-stalking and communicating interstate threats, which stem from multiple fraud offenses in Wake County, North Carolina that he was charged and convicted of.

The multiple charges were brought to court by Wake County law enforcement in 2009 in relation to the forgery of his daughters birth certificate. Due to Davis being found guilty of these charges, his parental rights were terminated by the state as well.

Federal authorities in a press release said that Davis, ” initiated a relentless campaign of harassment and intimidation directed towards a female detective with Cary Police Department, and a female prosecutor with the Wake County District Attorney’s Office, and a female attorney in Raleigh.”

This campaign by

Read more at: http://wtkr.com/2017/12/14/virginia-man-convicted-in-n-c-federal-court-for-cyber-stalking-and-threatening-law-enforcement/

Greek court orders extradition of Russian Bitcoin suspect to US

Greece’s justice minister will now have the final say on whether to extradite Alexander Vinnik, who headed BTC-e, an exchange for the cyber currency.

He was indicted by a US court in July on 21 charges ranging from identity theft and facilitating drug trafficking to money laundering.

Vinnik has been held in a Greek jail since his arrest on July 25 in the northern Greek tourist resort of Halkidiki. He denies the accusation.

Russia has also filed a demand to extradite Vinnik so he can stand trial on separate fraud charges.

Two Greek courts separately approved both extradition requests in October.

BTC-e, founded in 2011, became one of the world’s largest and most widely used digital currency exchanges.

According to the US indictment, it was “heavily reliant on criminals”.

In addition, BTC-e “was noted for its role in numerous ransomware and other cyber-criminal activity”.

It allegedly received more than $4 billion (3.4 billion euros) worth of Bitcoin over

Read more at: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30333913

Court document points to Kaspersky Lab’s cooperation with Russia’s security service

Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity firm, has long asserted its independence of the Russian government. But a court document posted on the Facebook page of a Russian criminal suspect this year shows what appears to be an unusual degree of closeness to the FSB, Russia’s powerful security service.

The suspect, Konstantin Kozlovskiy, was arrested in summer 2016 in connection with a series of cyber heists of Russian banks, and he is in a Moscow jail awaiting trial. From his cell, he posted documents related to his case.

One of them shows that in April 2015, an FSB agent inside the office of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow gave a company technician a password for a suspected Russian cyber criminal’s computer. The technician gained access to the computer and obtained decrypted documents for the agent.

The agent, A.V. Kutasevich, worked side by side with the Kaspersky technician, Ruslan Sabitov, in the “information retrieval” operation, according

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-kaspersky-russia-20171213-story.html

Court document points to Kaspersky Lab’s cooperation with Russian security service

Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity firm, has long asserted its independence of the Russian government. But a court document posted on the Facebook page of a Russian criminal suspect this year shows what appears to be an unusual degree of closeness to the FSB, the country’s powerful security service.

The suspect, Konstantin Kozlovskiy, was arrested in the summer of 2016 in connection with a series of cyber heists of Russian banks, and he is in a Moscow jail awaiting trial. From his cell, he posted documents related to his case.

One of them shows that in April 2015, an FSB agent inside the office of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow gave a company technician a password for a suspected Russian cyber criminal’s computer. The technician gained access to the computer and obtained decrypted documents for the agent.

The agent, A.V. Kutasevich, worked side-by-side with the Kaspersky technician, Ruslan Sabitov, in the “information

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/court-document-points-to-kaspersky-labs-cooperation-with-russian-security-service/2017/12/13/14ba9450-df42-11e7-bbd0-9dfb2e37492a_story.html

Greek court orders extradition of Russian Bitcoin suspect to US

Greece’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that a Russian accused of laundering $4 billion using bitcoin digital currency be extradited to the United States, a court source said.

Greece’s justice minister will now have the final say on whether to extradite Alexander Vinnik, who headed BTC-e, an exchange for the cyber currency.

He was indicted by a US court in July on 21 charges ranging from identity theft and facilitating drug trafficking to money laundering.

Vinnik has been held in a Greek jail since his arrest on July 25 in the northern Greek tourist resort of Halkidiki. He denies the accusation.

Russia has also filed a demand to extradite Vinnik so he can stand trial on separate fraud charges.

Two Greek courts separately approved both extradition requests in October.

BTC-e, founded in 2011, became one of the world’s largest and most widely used digital currency exchanges.

According to the US indictment, it was “heavily reliant on criminals”.

In

Read more at: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/greek-court-orders-extradition-of-russian-bitcoin-suspect-to-us/article/509898

Three in court over phone tampering

According to the charges read before the Resident Magistrate Wilbert Chuma, Principal State Attorney from the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Mr. Johannes Kalungula alleged that on 17 August 2017, one Daudi Mayunga Masesa (43), a resident of Mkuyuni Tambukareli in Nyamagana Municipality attempted to commit an offence by tampering with a phone.

He mentioned the phone as a Samsung Galaxy Prime with IMEI numbers 354772087347213 and 354773087347211 with serial number R58J61EY6SJ, saying the offence was contrary to section 135 and 154 of the Electronic and Postal Communication Act number 3 of 2010.

In the second count, Mr. Kalungula alleged that Masesa was charged with an offence of tampering with blacklisted phones on an unknown date in 2017 within the City of Mwanza knowingly and willingly.

He tampered with a blacklisted mobile phone, a

Read more at: http://www.dailynews.co.tz/index.php/home-news/54546-three-in-court-over-phone-tampering

Ex-NBA star Ray Allen tells court he was ‘catfished’ in stalking case

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Retired NBA star Ray Allen said he is a victim of “catfishing,” and has asked a court to throw out a case where he is accused of stalking someone he met online.

Allen filed an emergency motion in Orange County, Florida, on Tuesday, one day after Bryant Coleman told the court he is being stalked by the 10-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion.

Allen said Coleman is the one who is stalking.

“Coleman pretended to be a number of attractive women

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2017/11/21/ray-allen-tells-orlando-court-he-was-catfished/107902812/

Court adjourns appeal hearing for US extradition of Russian cyber crime suspect

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s Supreme Court adjourned an appeal hearing on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian suspected of masterminding a $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring.

Alexander Vinnik is accused of running BTC-e — a digital currency exchange used to trade bitcoin — to facilitate crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking since 2011.

He was arrested on a U.S. warrant in July while on holiday in Greece, and in October a panel of judges cleared his extradition to the United States.

Vinnik denies the charges and has told Greek judges that he was a technical consultant to BTC-e and not its operator.

The hearing was postponed to Dec. 6 because of the absence of two witnesses.

Vinnik is one of seven Russians arrested or indicted worldwide this year on U.S. cyber crime charges.

Since his arrest, Moscow has also demanded Vinnik be extradited

Read more at: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-russia-cyber-extradition/court-adjourns-appeal-hearing-for-u-s-extradition-of-russian-cyber-crime-suspect-idUSKBN1DF1CD