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
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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
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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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