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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/

Mirai botnet attacker pleads guilty to federal US charges

A man has pleaded guilty to federal cyber-crime charges for launching a cyberattack last year that knocked large parts of the internet offline.

Paras Jha was indicted by an Alaska court in early December on six charges for using the Mirai botnet to hijack vulnerable internet-connected devices to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service attacks.

The charges accuse Jha of writing and implementing the Mirai botnet code that ultimately ensnared more than 300,000 vulnerable devices, according to a court filing.

The botnet was used to target servers of Dyn, an internet infrastructure company used by many popular sites and services, in October last year.

A spokesperson for the Justice Dept. did not immedialtey have comment.

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Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/justice-dept-indicts-mirai-botnet-attackers/

Mirai botnet attacker pleads guilty to federal US charges

A man has pleaded guilty to federal cyber-crime charges for launching a cyberattack last year that knocked large parts of the internet offline.

Paras Jha was indicted by an Alaska court in early December on six charges for using the Mirai botnet to hijack vulnerable internet-connected devices to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service attacks.

The charges accuse Jha of writing and implementing the Mirai botnet code that ultimately ensnared more than 300,000 vulnerable devices, according to a court filing.

The botnet was used to target servers of Dyn, an internet infrastructure company used by many popular sites and services, in October last year.

A spokesperson for the Justice Dept. did not immedialtey have comment.

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Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/justice-dept-indicts-mirai-botnet-attackers/

Lawmakers push measure to make ‘revenge porn’ a federal crime

Just days after a member of Congress had a explicit photo released on the internet by an anonymous Twitter user, congressional lawmakers began a strong push to make “revenge porn” or “sextortion” a federal crime.

Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, said he shared a sexually explicit video and text messages with a woman he was seeing after he separated from his second wife. An image from that video of a naked Barton, now 68, appeared on the internet last week, becoming the talk of his hometown and spurring debate over criminal intent.

Tuesday, Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said they’d sponsor the new legislation to make “revenge porn” a federal crime. The bill is similar to a bill introduced last year by Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif. Speier introduced the bill in the

Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/article186853463.html

‘Revenge porn’ bill would make sextortion a federal crime

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/

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/

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

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/

‘Revenge porn’ bill would make sextortion a federal crime – Mashable

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/

First Federal brings cybersecurity roadshow to Newark in wake of Equifax breach

NEWARK – First Federal Savings joins with the Ohio Attorney General’s office, internet security firm SBS Cybersecurity and the Ohio Bankers League to bring its cyber security roadshow to Newark on Tuesday night.

The free community event, which will offer advice on safeguarding data from cyber criminals, will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Reese Center on the Newark campus of Ohio State University and Central Ohio Technical College.

The event will give consumers and business owners the tools to combat the recent uptick in cyber fraud that has targeted Ohioans. Current trends in cyber crime, the evolution of ransomware and cyber extortion, and best practices for managing cyber risk will be discussed.

“Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated,” said Paul Thompson, president and CEO of First Federal Savings. “The recent Equifax data breach was one of the largest cyber

Read more at: http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/2017/09/14/first-federal-brings-cybersecurity-roadshow-newark-wake-equifax-breach/667095001/