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Cyber crime report awaited in Goddard case

State advocate Frank Van Heerden on Monday asked for a 6 month adjournment to compile a report on the 3.2 million images under examination.
On August 1, the State was granted an adjournment by the Pietermaritzburg High Court for the report to be made available on August 14. This meant that Cyber Crime Unit officers would have had to view and examine at least 200 000 images every day of the week to compile a report for Monday’s court appearance. They have to date only gone through 1.5million images. No evidence was led on Monday.

Also read: Goddard’s fourth bail appeal succeeds
Judge Nomusa Khuzwayo granted the adjournment, and extended Goddard’s R10 000 bail that had been granted by Judge Sidwell Mngadi in March. He had previously been in custody for nearly eleven months after his arrest in March last year.
The case has been postponed to next year and set

Read more at: http://maritzburgsun.co.za/41612/cyber-crime-report-awaited-goddard-case/

ThreatMetrix Q2 ’17 cyber crime report: highest-levels of attacks ever, targeting streaming and ride-sharing

Digital identity, security, anti-fraud, risk-based authentication and intelligence company ThreatMetrix has released its new Q2 2017 cyber crime report, revealing that “cyber crime has gone up nearly 100% since 2015”, with a key driver being “the rise of new account origination fraud, which has increased 30% since last quarter”.

The report is impressively detailed at 45 pages, and is available for free download after free registration.

We’re told that “stolen data off the back of global breaches is being used to not only apply for new loans and open eCommerce or banking accounts but also to perform attacks on less traditional industries”.




Vanita Pandey, vice-president of product marketing and strategy at ThreatMetrix, said: “As new business models take the digital

Read more at: https://www.itwire.com/security/79478-threatmetrix-q2-%E2%80%9917-cybercrime-report-highest-levels-of-attacks-ever,-targeting-streaming-and-ridesharing.html

Report: Cyber-bullying on the rise at middle, high schools

Teenage bullying on smart phone

If you needed any evidence that cyber-bullying is a growing problem for schools and tweens/teens, look no further.

A new study from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics indicates that more than 25 percent of the middle schools and high schools surveyed reported problems with cyber-bullying on their campuses.

The report, entitled “Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools,” was published on July 27.

It looked at incidents of violence at nearly 3,600 public schools during the 2015-16 school year.

Cyber-bullying has increased significantly since the last report was conducted in 2009. In fact, the new report said it’s the leading daily disciplinary problem for middle and high-schoolers.

How bad is it?

Abandoned Vehicle, DUI And More In This Weekend’s Crime Report

Crime ReportOxford police responded to the following calls: Two 911 hang ups, abandoned vehicle, 14 alarms, three ambulance assist, three careless driving, civil matter, code enforcement two cyber stalking, discharging fireworks in the city limits, six disturbing the peace, three domestic disturbance, embezzlement, two improper parking, four larceny, lost property, malicious mischief, motorist assist, noise violation, one headlight, two scams, simple assault, 14 suspicious activity, four suspicious persons, three suspicious vehicle, trespassing, eight welfare concerns.

Oxford police investigated 15 wrecks, issued 84 traffic citations and made arrests on the following charges:
Domestic Violence- Simple Assault
3 DUI 1st
DUI 1st, No Motorcycle Endorsement
Expired Tag, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, DUI 1st
Fake ID, Minor in Possession of Alcohol
Minor In Possession of Alcohol
No Headlights, No Liability Insurance, DUI 1st
No Liability

Read more at: http://hottytoddy.com/2017/08/07/abandoned-vehicle-dui-weekends-crime-report/

TAKING ACTION: Tips to recognize bullying, and where to report it


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Bullying can affect children in any community. As children prepare to head back to school across the Tennessee Valley in the coming days, WHNT News 19 is taking action to help you recognize the warning signs of bullying.

Through Bureau of Justice statistics within the 2016 Indicators of School Crime and Safety, data shows an adult was notified in nearly 39% of bullying cases. Experts say children may fear telling an adult, or be embarrassed about the bullying.

The data reveals that in 2015, about 21% of students ages 12–18 reported being bullied at school during the school year.

The report says that in 2015, “a higher percentage of self-identified gay, lesbian, or bisexual students than of self-identified heterosexual students reported that they had been bullied on school property during the

Read more at: http://whnt.com/2017/08/01/taking-action-tips-to-recognize-bullying-and-where-to-report-it/

Back to school: Here’s where to report cyber bullying

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The days of a bully being confined to picking on others on the school playground have made way for a much less-understood form of bullying.

Today, many bullies refrain from physical bullying, opting instead for harassing others online. And although cyber bullying doesn’t have the same, obvious signs that physical bullying does, it can be just as damaging in the long term.

“It’s very clear that academic attendance and performance suffer, and social withdrawal occurs,” says Oliver Massey, PhD., with the Department of Child and Family Services at the University of South Florida.

Massey also sits on the Hillsborough County Anti-Bullying Committee of Hillsborough County.

He says that while teachers and school administrators will certainly be on the lookout for cyber bullying this school year, this form of abuse can happen 24/7, 365 days a year. That’s why the Anti-Bullying Committee is now focused on parents, who are on the

Read more at: http://wfla.com/2017/08/01/back-to-school-heres-where-to-report-cyber-bullying/

Report: Kate Beckinsale stalker arrested at Tampa Bay Comic Con

TAMPA (WFLA) — A 45-year-old Iowa man who was arrested for stalking a woman at Tampa Bay Comic Con could be facing a felony charge after appearing in front of a judge.

Terry Repp was originally arrested on a misdemeanor charge Saturday at the Tampa Convention Center. Due to his history, a judge said in court Sunday morning that the charge qualifies as aggravated stalking, a felony charge.

“The defendant was presumptively involved in activities which, put in the course of conduct, constitutes willful, malicious and repeated harassing or cyber stalking this person,” said Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Claudia Isom.

Tampa police say it appears Repp has an irrational obsession with the victim and has traveled across the country to try to harass her. Police have not officially identified the victim, but TMZ reports that Kate Beckinsale postponed her appearance at Comic Con after an incident with an “overzealous fan.”

Repp made contact with the

Read more at: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/36003703/report-kate-beckinsale-stalker-arrested-at-tampa-bay-comic-con

New Research Report Reveals Trends and Tactics Used in Ransomware Demands

PALO ALTO, CA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – Jul 21, 2017) – SentinelOne, the company transforming endpoint protection by delivering unified, multi-layer protection driven by machine learning and intelligent automation, has commissioned a new report examining ransomware ‘splash screens’ — the initial warning screens of ransomware attacks.

The report “Exploring the Psychological Mechanisms used in Ransomware Splash Screens by Dr. Lee Hadlington PhD,1 senior lecturer of cyberpsychology at De Montfort University, London, reveals how social engineering tactics are used by cyber criminals to manipulate and elicit payments from individuals. It provides analysis of the language, visuals and payment types from 76 splash screens, to highlight how key social engineering techniques — fear, authority, scarcity (or urgency) and humour — are exploited by cyber criminals in ransomware attacks.

The report also examines the differing levels of sophistication on the part of the attackers and comes in the wake

Read more at: https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/17/07/m9804129/new-research-report-reveals-trends-and-tactics-used-in-ransomware-deman

New Research Report Reveals Trends and Tactics Used in …

PALO ALTO, CA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – Jul 21, 2017) – SentinelOne, the company transforming endpoint protection by delivering unified, multi-layer protection driven by machine learning and intelligent automation, has commissioned a new report examining ransomware ‘splash screens’ — the initial warning screens of ransomware attacks.

The report “Exploring the Psychological Mechanisms used in Ransomware Splash Screens by Dr. Lee Hadlington PhD,1 senior lecturer of cyberpsychology at De Montfort University, London, reveals how social engineering tactics are used by cyber criminals to manipulate and elicit payments from individuals. It provides analysis of the language, visuals and payment types from 76 splash screens, to highlight how key social engineering techniques — fear, authority, scarcity (or urgency) and humour — are exploited by cyber criminals in ransomware attacks.

The report also examines the differing levels of sophistication on the part of the attackers and comes in the wake

Read more at: https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/17/07/m9804129/new-research-report-reveals-trends-and-tactics-used-in-ransomware-deman