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Sheriff, school district investigating, family suing over cyber-bullying suicide of 13-year old

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the Nov. 28 suicide of 13-year-old of Rosalie Avila, who her family says chronicled the relentless bullying by classmates. On Monday, the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District announced that it has also launched an internal investigation. The same day, Avila’s family announced it is filing a lawsuit against the Inland Empire school district, which spans Riverside and San Bernardino counties, for failing to adequately respond to the bullying, which contributed to her death.

“I don’t even know how to explain what my life is going to be like without her,” her father, Freddie Avila, told the Los Angeles Times. “She had so much to give to this world. She was so wonderful.”

Family members found Rosalie, who hanged herself in her bedroom, and rushed her to the hospital. But she never regained consciousness and died

Read more at: http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/12/19/sheriff-school-district-investigating-family-suing-cyber-bullying-suicide-13-year-old/

Uber hack: The UK’s top cyber crime and data authorities are investigating the massive data breach

UK authorities have launched an investigation into the massive hack of Uber which left the data of 50m customers vulnerable.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a probe of the incident which it said raises “huge concerns” when it comes to ethics and data privacy.

And GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will be looking at

Read more at: http://www.cityam.com/276233/uber-hack-uk-authority-information-commissioners-office

CYBER CRIME | Malaysia investigating reported leak of 46 million mobile users’ data

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE — Malaysia is investigating an alleged attempt to sell the data of more than 46 million mobile phone subscribers online, in what appears to be one of the largest leaks of customer data in Asia.

The massive data breach, believed to affect almost the entire population of Malaysia, was first reported last month by Lowyat.net, a local technology news website. The website said it had received a tip-off that someone was trying to sell huge databases of personal information on its forums.

The country’s internet regulator, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), was looking into the matter with the police, Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak said on Wednesday.

“We have identified several potential sources of the leak and we should be able to complete the probe soon,” Salleh told reporters at parliament.

The leaked data included lists of mobile phone numbers, identification card numbers, home addresses, and SIM card

Read more at: http://www.interaksyon.com/cyber-crime-malaysia-investigating-reported-leak-of-46-million-mobile-users-data/

Cyber Crime Unit investigating circulation of photographs of Daphne’s remains at crime scene


The Cyber Crime Unit is currently investigating the source of the digital distribution of photographs of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s remains, which were posted straight from the crime scene shortly after the car bomb explosion that took her life on 16 October.

The police have confirmed they have initiated an investigation into the case with the help of the Cyber Crime Unit.

Within hours of the car bomb explosion, photographs were publicly circulated on WhatsApp and other digital messaging applications portraying the remains of Caruana Galizia at the scene of the crime. Investigations that are underway will attempt to

Read more at: http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2017-10-29/local-news/Cyber-Crime-Unit-investigating-circulation-of-photographs-of-Daphne-s-remains-at-crime-scene-6736180809

Centerville police investigating sextortion case of 8-year-old on …

CENTERVILLE — A disturbing case out of Centerville involving an 8-year-old girl, who police say was groomed by a predator to send nude videos of herself on an app, has police issuing yet another warning to parents about the dangers of social media.

The 8-year-old girl was contacted by a person on the app called musical.ly, according to Centerville police and a search warrant affidavit unsealed this week in 2nd District Court.

The musical.ly website describes itself as “a social media platform for creating and sharing short videos” and a “platform that connects individuals to a vibrant and highly engaged community of content creators.”

Between Aug. 3 and Aug. 5, a person claiming to also be a young girl contacted the 8-year-old. The suspect, speaking as if she was part of a group, told the 8-year-old “they were crying and begging (the 8-year-old) to talk to them. … (The suspect) asked (the girl)

Read more at: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865689882/Centerville-police-investigating-sextortion-case-of-8-year-old-on-music-app.html

Centerville police investigating sextortion case of 8-year-old on music app

CENTERVILLE — A disturbing case out of Centerville involving an 8-year-old girl who police say was groomed by a predator to send nude videos of herself on an app, has police issuing yet another warning to parents about the dangers of social media.

The 8-year-old girl was contacted by a person on the app called musical.ly, according to Centerville police and a search warrant affidavit unsealed this week in 2nd District Court.

The musical.ly website describes itself as “a social media platform for creating and sharing short videos” and a “platform that connects individuals to a vibrant and highly-engaged community of content creators.”

On Aug. 3 and Aug. 5, a person claiming to also be a young girl contacted the 8-year-old. The suspect, speaking as if she was part of a group, told the 8-year-old “they were crying and begging (the 8-year-old) to talk to them. … (The suspect) asked (the girl) to

Read more at: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865689882/Centerville-police-investigating-sextortion-case-of-8-year-old-on-music-app.html

Police investigating Kevin Hart’s multi-million dollar sextortion case now ‘confident’ of culprit arrest

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Police investigating Kevin Hart’s multi-million

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4913366/Police-Kevin-Hart-s-sextortion-case-confident-arrest.html

Cyber crime: Police investigating children aged ten and under for computer offences

JOHNSTON PRESS INVESTIGATIONS: Cahal Milmo, Aasma Day, Don Mort, Chris Burn, Ruby Kitchen, Paul Lynch, Oli Poole, Gavin Ledwith, Ben Fishwick, Philip Bradfield and Deborah Punshon

Technology has long been the domain of the young but few are aware of the extent to which its use to commit crime is also dominated by minors and even extends to suspected offences carried out by primary school children.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) revealed last month that the average of suspects that it has investigated for cyber crime offences such as computer hacking and online fraud is just 17.

But police have told the i and Johnston Press Investigations that children as young as 12 have been arrested after being being drawn into serious offences through online gaming forums.

“The skill barrier to entry in cyber criminality is lower than it has ever been.  Many illegal products are advertised openly

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/cyber-crime-police-investigating-children-aged-ten-computer-offences/

Cyber crime: Police investigating children aged ten and under for …

JOHNSTON PRESS INVESTIGATIONS: Cahal Milmo, Aasma Day, Don Mort, Chris Burn, Ruby Kitchen, Paul Lynch, Oli Poole, Gavin Ledwith, Ben Fishwick, Philip Bradfield and Deborah Punshon

Technology has long been the domain of the young but few are aware of the extent to which its use to commit crime is also dominated by minors and even extends to suspected offences carried out by primary school children.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) revealed last month that the average of suspects that it has investigated for cyber crime offences such as computer hacking and online fraud is just 17.

But police have told the i and Johnston Press Investigations that children as young as 12 have been arrested after being being drawn into serious offences through online gaming forums.

“The skill barrier to entry in cyber criminality is lower than it has ever been.  Many illegal products are advertised openly

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/cyber-crime-police-investigating-children-aged-ten-computer-offences/

South Africa: Special Investigating Unit and PSETA Signs MOU On Cyber Crime With French Embassy, 28 Jun

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The Special Investigating Unit tackles cyber crime with the assistance of the French Embassy in South Africa

With South Africa being the top cybercrime target in Africa, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and the French Embassy together with the Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA) will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday 28 June 2017 @ 09:30-10:30 at the SIU head office situated at 74 Watermeyer Street, Rentmeester Building, Meyerspark, in Pretoria.

This MoU will result in capacity building of 350 forensic investigators being trained in cyber forensic investigations with the support of a French International Technical expert regional advisor on cybercrime. The first training is scheduled in September 2017.

In 2016, it was estimated that 8.8 million South Africans were hit by cybercrime. South Africa currently ranks as having the world’s third highest cybercrime attacks losing in excess of R2.2 billion

Read more at: http://allafrica.com/stories/201706270721.html