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Hundreds of Australians mourn death of 14-year-old cyber bullying victim

CANBERRA, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — Hundreds of mourners on Friday attended a memorial service for Amy “Dolly” Everett at a Northern Territory school following her death by suicide which her parents said was a result of cyber bullying.

Attendees from across rural Australia wore blue, Dolly’s favorite color, to the funeral in solidarity with her family.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday night issued a statement on social media, saying his heart was breaking for the Everett family.

“Dolly’s passing highlights the devastating impact that bullying can have on its victims,” Turnbull said.

“Every step must be taken to reduce the incidence of bullying, whether offline or on, and eliminate it wherever we can.”

A photo of Dolly as a child in an Akubra hat when she was the face of the iconic brand has gone viral since her parents, Tick and Kate Everett, released it as part of a social media campaign to

Read more at: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/12/c_136890923.htm

Hundreds of businesses are being hit by this crafty cyber attack that’s more devastating than phishing scams

Businesses may have become savvy to the standard phishing scam that impersonates the tax office or a government regulator, but new figures released by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission have revealed a craftier type of attack is on the rise in Australia.

Known as “Business Email Compromise” (BEC), this type of fraudulent email is highly engineered and researched by the attackers, who pretend to be high profile or trusted individuals within organisations in order to trick bill payers into wiring vast amounts of money straight to the attacker’s bank account.

These attacks have been popular in the US for some time, known colloquially as “CEO scams” due to the regularity of which they impersonate chief executives. The Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US estimated these attacks to cost businesses more than $2.8 billion globally between 2014-2016.

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s (ACIC) recent report into organised crime

Read more at: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/technology/hundreds-businesses-hit-crafty-cyber-attack-devastating-phishing-scams/

HPD investigating ‘sextortion’ crime in which UH student wired hundreds of dollars overseas

MANOA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) –

A University of Hawaii student is a latest victim in ‘sextortion’ scheme on Oahu. Investigators say sextortion is a term derived for sexual extortion, a crime where victims are asked to pay a large fee, or risk having sexually explicit images of them exposed for all to see.

Hawaii News Now is not naming the student because he is a victim in a sex crime.

Sources say the student befriended a woman on Facebook. The two started messaging each other, which let to video-chatting, which led to sexual acts. Moments later, the woman allegedly threatened the student by showing him a recording of the acts and said if he didn’t pay up the video would be exposed. Sources say the woman asked for nearly $3,000 and the student wired money to Western Africa.

Prominent Honolulu defense attorney

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Local photographer receives hundreds of mean messages from cyber bullies – WJBF

“If I didn’t have the support system that I have right now, I would have done something to myself,” Marrero-Welch said.

Marrero-Welch usually spends most of her free time taking pictures for her growing photography business, but this past week, she’s spent most of her time dealing with bullies on social media.

“I’ve been called fat. I’ve been called a whale. I’ve been compared to the Michelin Man,” Marrero-Welch said.

The 20-year-old has received hundreds, maybe thousands, of mean messages from people this week.

It all started when the Instagram user, The.Real.John.Sema.2, posted one of Marrero-Welch’s photos to make fun of the people in it.

Marrero-Welch says she asked the user to take the photo down because it’s copyrighted.

“He took a screenshot of me asking him to remove the photo and then he posted it and then he went to my personal Facebook and posted that on his Instagram as well. Then it

Read more at: http://wjbf.com/2017/01/07/local-photographer-receives-hundreds-of-mean-messages-from-cyber-bullies/