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Chico cyber-bullying case getting attention online

Chico, Calif.–A pleasant valley high school senior is being bullied over the photo-sharing app, Instagram.

On Thursday many of those messages were getting a lot of attention online after a friend of the victim posted some of the screenshots for others to see.

Kaitlin Danielson is 23-years-old but she remembers all too well what high school was like. That’s why when she heard that one of her friends, a senior at the school was being cyber bullied, she took to the internet.

“I just wanted to orchestrate something that was more focused on her being able to see a support system,” she said.

The messages used inappropriate language to make fun of the victim’s physical appearance.

Many students were shocked by some of the messages.

“I couldn’t imagine receiving this or if I was a parent like seeing that, if I had to

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Chico cyber-bullying case getting attention online – Action News Now

Chico, Calif.–A pleasant valley high school senior is being bullied over the photo-sharing app, Instagram.

On Thursday many of those messages were getting a lot of attention online after a friend of the victim posted some of the screenshots for others to see.

Kaitlin Danielson is 23-years-old but she remembers all too well what high school was like. That’s why when she heard that one of her friends, a senior at the school was being cyber bullied, she took to the internet.

“I just wanted to orchestrate something that was more focused on her being able to see a support system,” she said.

The messages used inappropriate language to make fun of the victim’s physical appearance.

Many students were shocked by some of the messages.

“I couldn’t imagine receiving this or if I was a parent like seeing that, if I had to

Read more at: http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/Chico-cyber-bullying-case-getting-attention-online-468896103.html

Is it getting harder to spot fraudulent emails?

By the end of 2017, it is estimated there will be 4.9bn email accounts worldwide with business emails accounting for 929m mailboxes – a veritable hunting ground for cyber criminals and their carefully crafted fraudulent emails.

With the advent of email and the introduction of instant messaging services, it has become easier to contact those who were previously considered “unreachable”. Conversations and canvassing over the telephone, which has traditionally been the mainstay for many business operations, has become less frequent and the average email inbox is now littered with loquacious literature.

Of course, firing off an email into cyberspace is no guarantee you will penetrate the person you intend on getting a response from. If anything, it’s the perfect excuse for him or her to ignore your correspondence. As inboxes become more flooded, people will naturally pick and choose upon sight who to reply to, based on recognition and associated content. But

Read more at: https://realbusiness.co.uk/tech-and-innovation/2017/12/22/getting-harder-spot-spoof/

Guest opinion: Getting serious about cyberstalking – The Intelligencer

The internet and social media has done everything from giving a voice to the oppressed and inspiring democratic change in totalitarian states, to connecting old friends.

However, these mediums can be used — and abused — by those pursuing more nefarious purposes. In the 21st century, these platforms have digitized crimes from robbery to stalking, forcing lawmakers and law enforcement to open a new front against criminals untethered to geographic locations and hidden behind virtual screens.

Such is true of cyber-stalking — including cases right here in our community.

For the Zezzo family, it was their teenaged daughter who, at the age of just 13, was cyber-stalked by a friend’s father through social media. Despite the stalking being sexual in nature, the then-51-year-old stalker pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was sentenced to probation and counseling.

Three years later, in 2016, the same

Read more at: http://www.theintell.com/opinion/20171211/guest-opinion-getting-serious-about-cyberstalking

Guest opinion: Getting serious about cyberstalking

The internet and social media has done everything from giving a voice to the oppressed and inspiring democratic change in totalitarian states, to connecting old friends.

However, these mediums can be used — and abused — by those pursuing more nefarious purposes. In the 21st century, these platforms have digitized crimes from robbery to stalking, forcing lawmakers and law enforcement to open a new front against criminals untethered to geographic locations and hidden behind virtual screens.

Such is true of cyber-stalking — including cases right here in our community.

For the Zezzo family, it was their teenaged daughter who, at the age of just 13, was cyber-stalked by a friend’s father through social media. Despite the stalking being sexual in nature, the then-51-year-old stalker pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was sentenced to probation and counseling.

Three years later, in 2016, the same

Read more at: http://www.theintell.com/opinion/20171211/guest-opinion-getting-serious-about-cyberstalking

Guest opinion: Getting serious about cyberstalking – Opinion – Bucks …

The internet and social media has done everything from giving a voice to the oppressed and inspiring democratic change in totalitarian states, to connecting old friends.

However, these mediums can be used — and abused — by those pursuing more nefarious purposes. In the 21st century, these platforms have digitized crimes from robbery to stalking, forcing lawmakers and law enforcement to open a new front against criminals untethered to geographic locations and hidden behind virtual screens.

Such is true of cyber-stalking — including cases right here in our community.

For the Zezzo family, it was their teenaged daughter who, at the age of just 13, was cyber-stalked by a friend’s father through social media. Despite the stalking being sexual in nature, the then-51-year-old stalker pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was sentenced to probation and counseling.

Three years later, in 2016, the same

Read more at: http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20171211/guest-opinion-getting-serious-about-cyberstalking

Guest opinion: Getting serious about cyberstalking

The internet and social media has done everything from giving a voice to the oppressed and inspiring democratic change in totalitarian states, to connecting old friends.

However, these mediums can be used — and abused — by those pursuing more nefarious purposes. In the 21st century, these platforms have digitized crimes from robbery to stalking, forcing lawmakers and law enforcement to open a new front against criminals untethered to geographic locations and hidden behind virtual screens.

Such is true of cyber-stalking — including cases right here in our community.

For the Zezzo family, it was their teenaged daughter who, at the age of just 13, was cyber-stalked by a friend’s father through social media. Despite the stalking being sexual in nature, the then-51-year-old stalker pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was sentenced to probation and counseling.

Three years later, in 2016, the same

Read more at: http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20171211/guest-opinion-getting-serious-about-cyberstalking

Cyber crime is getting smarter, says the former top US cyber diplomat. So are we doing enough?

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October 16, 2017 15:45:18

Chris Painter, former cyber advisor for US Department of State.
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Chris Painter says cyber threats have increased and we have entered a “very unstable period”. (Flickr: ITU Pictures)

Criminals are getting smarter, nation states are becoming more sophisticated and more countries around the world are developing cyber capabilities.

Last week it was revealed hackers spent months stealing sensitive information about Australian warplanes, navy ships and bomb kits.

Such incidents

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-16/are-we-doing-enough-to-keep-up-with-cyber-criminals/9054160

Think about getting a cyber cover if you have not already

Criminal activities carried out with the help of computer / electronic devices along with use of internet would qualify as cyber crime. It can be committed as a combination of either our failure to do something properly or the criminal overwhelms the system to gain access. For example – access-point weakness, negligence, confidential information, craze for sharing information, Malware/ Ransomware, among others.

Last few years have seen a quantum jump in cyber attacks on business enterprises and our awareness of the same due to frequent media attention. Cyber crime is happening at a phenomenal pace of half-a–million per minute!

Increased digitisation of personal and commercial finances has opened up billions of opportunities for the criminal minds. “Wanna Cry” and “Petya” are the latest in a series of cyber attacks this year, once again highlighting the urgent and continuous attention to the vulnerabilities of the

Read more at: http://www.dnaindia.com/personal-finance/report-think-about-getting-a-cyber-cover-if-you-have-not-already-2548836