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Cyber Criminal With Over 6 Fake Facebook Accounts Caught In Bihar; He Would Stalk Girls And Target Them

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  • Madhya Pradesh’s Cyper Crime police has finally caught a cyber criminal who would target girls on Facebook. On not getting replies from them, he would resort to harassment. All of it done via various fake accounts. Sunil Pandey has been nabbed in Patna at the Patna Agricultural Department. Cyber police has brought him to Bhopal and is engaged in through questioning.

    Sunil had created over 6 fake profiles on Facebook and tried to talk to girls he targeted. When the girls he was targeting did not reply, he resorted abusive and derogatory language which is highly objectionable. The police hope that with his arrest, many other stories of his crimes of harassment will come forward.

  • Madhya Pradesh’s Cyper Crime police has finally caught a cyber criminal who

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Man arrested in Patna for stalking MP officer on Facebook

BHOPAL: A Bihar-based man working as a clerk with agriculture department in Patna has been arrested by MP Police for cyber-stalking and posting obscene messages on the Facebook account of a senior woman officer of Madhya Pradesh government, who is also a prominent writer.

The 42-year-old man started following the Facebook account of the Bhopal-based woman and used to like her posts.

Gradually, he started sending her personal messages through Facebook messenger and kept on bothering her by asking her to talk to him. When the woman did not respond and blocked him, the accused got enraged and made around half a dozen fake Facebook accounts and started sending her obscene messages through these fake accounts.

She reported the matter to the cyber cell and cops registered a case and arrested him from Patna on Tuesday.

Read more at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/man-arrested-in-patna-for-stalking-mp-officer-on-facebook/articleshow/62915092.cms

Facebook testing ‘down-vote’ button – but will it lead to more cyber bullying?

Facebook testing 'down-vote' button - but will it lead to more cyber bullying?
Is the social network about to empower tormentors? (Photo: Facebook/ Getty)

Social media has given bullies new ways of persecuting their victims.

But is Facebook about to give tormentors a powerful new of targeting people?

The social network is testing out a ‘down-vote’ button which will allow users to tell Facebook that a comment is ‘offensive’, ‘misleading’ or ‘off topic’.

A small group of people in the US have been given the chance to try out the feature.

The problem with giving users’ the ability to flag up people’s posts is that groups can abuse the power to silence people they disagree with.

Bullies could also club together to launch campaigns against victims by reporting all their posts.

Men Being Targeted In Facebook Blackmail Sex Scam – Sextortion

Men are being targeted for blackmail on Facebook and local police are saying use common sense.

The East Algoma OPP is warning the public about a scam that seems to be targeting men on social media like Facebook, dating sites or pornographic websites.

Sextortion is where people are lured into an online relationship.

As the relationship builds, victims are encouraged to use the computer’s camera and the scammer will coerce the victim to perform a sexual act on webcam.

The victim is later advised that the event was recorded and to pay up or the video will be released publicly or sent to a list of friends.

Police say protect yourself by denying any requests to perform an illicit act over the internet and disable your webcam or any other camera when you are not using it.

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, call police or report online

Read more at: https://www.myespanolanow.com/15825/men-targeted-facebook-blackmail-sex-scam-sextortion/

Men Being Targeted In Facebook Blackmail Sex Scam – Sextortion …

Men are being targeted for blackmail on Facebook and local police are saying use common sense.

The East Algoma OPP is warning the public about a scam that seems to be targeting men on social media like Facebook, dating sites or pornographic websites.

Sextortion is where people are lured into an online relationship.

As the relationship builds, victims are encouraged to use the computer’s camera and the scammer will coerce the victim to perform a sexual act on webcam.

The victim is later advised that the event was recorded and to pay up or the video will be released publicly or sent to a list of friends.

Police say protect yourself by denying any requests to perform an illicit act over the internet and disable your webcam or any other camera when you are not using it.

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, call police or report online

Read more at: https://www.myespanolanow.com/15825/men-targeted-facebook-blackmail-sex-scam-sextortion/

Digmine cryptocurrency botnet spreading through Facebook Messenger

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Facebook Messenger is the launching pad for a new Monero-cryptocurrency mining bot called Digmine that so far is hitting only a small sampling of nations around the world.

Trend Micro is reporting that Digmine, which is written in autolt, poses as a video file but is actually an AutoIt executable script. When it comes across a Facebook account that is set to auto log in the user, Digmine is able to co-op Messenger to send the malware to the account owner’s friend list. The fact that the miner is controlled from a command-and-control server means its authors or distributors can update it at will, potentially making it more dangerous in the future.

“The abuse of Facebook is limited to propagation for now, but it wouldn’t be implausible for attackers to hijack the Facebook account itself down the line,” said Lenart Bermejo and Hsiao-Yu Shih.

Digmine has so far confined its activities to South Korea, Vietnam,

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/news/digmine-cryptocurrency-botnet-spreading-through-facebook-messenger/article/720550/

Digmine cryptocurrency botnet spreading through Facebook …

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Facebook Messenger is the launching pad for a new Monero-cryptocurrency mining bot called Digmine that so far is hitting only a small sampling of nations around the world.

Trend Micro is reporting that Digmine, which is written in autolt, poses as a video file but is actually an AutoIt executable script. When it comes across a Facebook account that is set to auto log in the user, Digmine is able to co-op Messenger to send the malware to the account owner’s friend list. The fact that the miner is controlled from a command-and-control server means its authors or distributors can update it at will, potentially making it more dangerous in the future.

“The abuse of Facebook is limited to propagation for now, but it wouldn’t be implausible for attackers to hijack the Facebook account itself down the line,” said Lenart Bermejo and Hsiao-Yu Shih.

Digmine has so far confined its activities to South Korea, Vietnam,

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/news/digmine-cryptocurrency-botnet-spreading-through-facebook-messenger/article/720550/

Facebook and Twitter must address cyber-bullying or face £20 million fine

Cyber-bullying isn’t a new thing, you only need to find old forums and message boards to realize that. But cyber-bullying has become an important online topic as social media has grown giving more people a platform and voice. It has become, like any sort of unwelcomed behavior, an increasingly annoying issue for many. Now the British Digital Minister Matt Hancock is calling on Facebook and Twitter (and others) to address the issue with a little more zeal. Mr. Hancock is attempting to encourage the two social media giants with new codes and a potential £20 million fine.

Digital Minister Matt Hancock last night said a package of new powers would force social media giants for the first time to make their software and products “age appropriate”.

The new proposed “code of practice” would make social media sites default the highest measure of privacy settings on young users

Read more at: https://techaeris.com/2017/12/11/facebook-twitter-address-cyber-bullying/

Twitter and Facebook will be fined up to £20million if they fail to tackle cyber-bullying in government crackdown

Facebook and Twitter will be fined if they fail to take school cyber-bullies offline in a new Government crackdown.

Digital Minister Matt Hancock last night said a package of new powers would force social media giants for the first time to make their software and products “age appropriate”.

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice could face fines of as much as 20 million

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice could face fines of as much as £20million

Websites will have to be tailored for younger users, and children’s accounts will have the highest possible privacy settings as a ‘default setting’.

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice written into Government legislation could face fines of as much as £20 million.

Currently, social

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5109617/twitter-and-facebook-will-be-fined-up-to-20million-if-they-fail-to-tackle-cyber-bullying-in-government-crackdown/

Senators take shot at federal ‘revenge porn’ law, with Facebook’s blessing

Enough is enough when it comes to posting explicit content, like photos or videos with nudity, without consent. 

The practice, known as “revenge porn” or “sextortion,” has been in the spotlight recently due to high-profile cases involving celebrities, such as Mischa Barton and Blac Chyna, but it doesn’t just hurt victims in the public eye. 

Yet there’s no federal law that protects victims whose private images have been exploited online. What victims are left with is a patchwork of laws across 35 states, and legal hurdles if their perpetrators cross state lines. 

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators including Kamala Harris, who fought against revenge porn as California’s attorney general, Richard Burr, and Amy Klobuchar want to change that. They introduced legislation Tuesday morning that would make revenge porn a federal crime, with a

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2017/11/28/revenge-porn-bill-kamala-harris/