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Business needs to reduce cyber threat to payment card data

In the retail sector, almost all of the data breaches involve some kind of compromise to cardholder data, which is a trend that is expected to increase.

Despite investment in security and compliance, 2018 shows

Read more at: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450433346/Business-needs-to-reduce-cyber-threat-to-payment-card-data

NY needs to finish ‘sextortion’ now

ALBANY – Anyone convicted of posting revenge porn or blackmailing someone for sexually explicit material may soon have to register as a sex offender.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal Thursday as part of the upcoming State of the State address on Jan. 3, saying the measure would criminalize non-consensual disclosing of sexual images and revenge porn.

“The dangerous proliferation of sextortion and revenge crimes disproportionately targets young women and girls and causes harm and embarrassment that can follow victims their entire lives,” Cuomo said in a statement. 

“This new legislation outlaws this horrific, exploitive practice once and for all in New York and will help provide New Yorkers with peace of mind both on- and offline.”

The measure, which would need approval of the state Legislature, would require anyone caught sexually extorting another person; releasing damaging images; or threatening to do so, to

Read more at: https://kaplanherald.com/2018/01/03/ny-needs-to-finish-sextortion-now/

Letter to the Editor: Cyber bullying needs to stop

To the editor:

Dear principals, teachers, Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board and Lakehead District School Board:

You’re about to be exposed to the horrendous amount of cyber bullying happening today in our schools. That’s right; I am not asserting this is only happening in one school or pinning it on one person in particular. I could very well show you hundreds of examples of children who are carrying out these criminal acts daily. It’s not hard to find the evidence all over the Internet these days.

In other words, it’s time to acknowledge that every school has a problem on their hands. Some of our young students who are carrying out these devious acts of cyber bullying are able to hide it, and sadly, victims are also clever at pretending everything is OK. It’s not OK. It’s never OK to bully. If the principals and teachers don’t acknowledge there is a cyber-bullying

Read more at: https://www.tbnewswatch.com/letters-to-the-editor/letter-to-the-editor-cyber-bullying-needs-to-stop-777115

Society needs to work together to gain control of cyber space

Cyber crime is just one manifestation of the effect the internet is having on society, according to Mary Aiken, forensic cyber psychologist and advisor to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol.

“The reason

Read more at: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450429394/Society-needs-to-work-together-to-gain-control-of-cyber-space

Why Every Parent Needs to Know About Sextortion

“Sextortion” is the fastest growing crime against children on the internet, according to the FBI. But no official records are kept, and only five states have made sextortion—whereby a perpetrator threatens victims with releasing explicit images unless they perform pornography on demand—a standalone crime.

Prosecutors say if we don’t start actively telling kids—with some victims as young as 7 years old—that sextortion could happen to anyone (even those who have never shared a single intimate image), the problem is only going to get worse.

Although the FBI does not yet officially track instances of sextortion, the currently available data indicates that the problem is expanding. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found a 150 percent rise in reports of sextortion to its CyberTipline between 2014 and 2016.

The stories are horrifying. A little girl who is threatened that her dog will be killed if she doesn’t send a naked picture.

Read more at: https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-every-parent-needs-to-know-about-sextortion

‘There needs to be justice’: Senate to consider laws targeting young …

A Senate committee will consider whether minors should face prosecution as part of an investigation into the adequacy of cyberbullying protections.

Following the death of Adelaide schoolgirl Libby Bell, who died after what her family alleges was years of cyberbullying​ over Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, Nick Xenophon Team senator Sky Kakoschke-Moore said parents were demanding to know whether the law could play a greater role in preventing bullying.

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‘There needs to be justice’: Senate to consider laws targeting young cyberbullies

A Senate committee will consider whether minors should face prosecution as part of an investigation into the adequacy of cyberbullying protections.

Following the death of Adelaide schoolgirl Libby Bell, who died after what her family alleges was years of cyberbullying​ over Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, Nick Xenophon Team senator Sky Kakoschke-Moore said parents were demanding to know whether the law could play a greater role in preventing bullying.

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Sarahah Needs To Stop Before Someone Seriously Falls Victim To Its Cyber-Bullying

“Leave a constructive message.” #Sarahah.

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Sounds eerily familiar, right? We are sure your feed must be flooding with posts (and so are your DMs).

Right now, the social media is divided into two sections: people who are going all ‘Sarahah, Sarahah’ and people who are avoiding it or at least trying their level best to avoid seeing those sea green-white templates showing up on the social feed. Which one do you belong to?

Those of you who have absolutely no effin’ clue as to what I am talking about, then let me quickly fill you in. Sarahah, the raging app, is the latest social media fad that lets you leave an anonymous message to someone, personally. Yes, the key here

Read more at: http://www.storypick.com/sarahah-cyber-bullying/

India vulnerable to cyber crime, needs to upgrade tech: IIT-Kanpur study

A study conducted by IIT-Kanpur experts has revealed an alarming rise in cyber crimes across the country in the last one year.

Senior scientists Manindra Agarwal and Sandeep Shukla, the brains behind the exercise, pointed out that the country needs to upgrade its defences “without any delay” because the risk of cyber crime has doubled. They have submitted the study to the central government, and briefed the parliamentary committee on finance in this regard.

The study, which recommended the expedition of the Computer Emergency Response System (CERS) project for the financial sector, said: “Almost all financial institutions, banks and online transactions are vulnerable to cyber crime. Digital wallets like Paytm and BHIM, which gained prominence after demonetisation, were found unsafe during the research.”

The CERS project was proposed in the Union budget unveiled by the central government.

The experts said as the government was pushing for Aadhaar-based financial transactions, checking the unauthorised use

Read more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/tech/india-vulnerable-to-cyber-crime-needs-to-upgrade-tech-iit-kanpur-study/story-oN8PTQC38hcWuLjjN7el7K.html

Germany needs tougher laws against cyber crime

BERLIN: Germany’s top police official has called for tougher laws to fight cyber crime on the illegal Internet  the Darknet  and other organised criminal structures, in an interview published on Saturday. 

Holger Muench, president of the Federal Criminal Police Office, told Die Welt newspaper that German law needed to be adjusted to account for the massive harm such criminal activities can do.

“Professional hackers can cause enormous damage. They represent a danger for security and the economy,” Muench said. “That should be reflected in the sentences as well.”

Muench said current law made it difficult to go after operators of botnet networks that enable large-scale automated cyber attacks.

Muench’s comments came after a German court recently gave a suspended sentence to a British hacker-for-hire who confessed to a cyber attack that knocked out the Internet for around a million Deutsche Telekom customers.

The regional court in Cologne handed the man, named only as Daniel K.,

Read more at: http://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2017/08/07/germany-needs-tougher-laws-against-cyber-crime/