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Cyber crime, occultism rising in tertiary institutions

The use of the internet for extortion, dating scams, and other social vices by students is engaging the attention of authorities at tertiary institutions.

The principal of University of Education College of Agriculture Education says the situation is getting out of hand.

Reverend Professor Anthony Afful-Broni was speaking at the matriculation of the college at Asante-Mampong.

He wants students to explore the positive side of Information and Communication Technology for addressing challenges confronting communities.

“We want them [lecturers] not only teach [students] how to read and write but teach them discipline and morality because if they themselves are able to be people of morality and good character they will influence and more effectively teach and train and influence the youth and adult of our society and this will be a very great contribution to nation building from our universities”.

Reverend Professor Afful-Broni also cautions students against occultism, promiscuity, and negative peer influences at

Read more at: https://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2017/August-12th/cyber-crime-occultism-rising-in-tertiary-institutions.php

Cyber crime, occultism rising in tertiary institutions – MyJoyOnline.com

The use of the internet for extortion, dating scams, and other social vices by students is engaging the attention of authorities at tertiary institutions.

The principal of University of Education College of Agriculture Education says the situation is getting out of hand.

Reverend Professor Anthony Afful-Broni was speaking at the matriculation of the college at Asante-Mampong.

He wants students to explore the positive side of Information and Communication Technology for addressing challenges confronting communities.

“We want them [lecturers] not only teach [students] how to read and write but teach them discipline and morality because if they themselves are able to be people of morality and good character they will influence and more effectively teach and train and influence the youth and adult of our society and this will be a very great contribution to nation building from our universities”.

Reverend Professor Afful-Broni also cautions students against occultism, promiscuity, and negative peer influences at

Read more at: https://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2017/August-12th/cyber-crime-occultism-rising-in-tertiary-institutions.php

Online Harassment In US Rising Because Anti-Cyberstalking Laws Are Not Enough

The biggest bane of the digital age — anyone can track you online, even if it is just to annoy you, harass or threaten you. Despite a number of laws, cyberstalking, cyberbullying and other forms of online harassment are on a steady rise in the United States.

Online harassment can range from threats, false accusations, solicitation for sex, slander, libel, defamation to identity theft, and vandalism, according to the Legal Dictionary. Harassment through electronic forms of communication may or may not take place in conjunction with stalking. This is because the former kind of harassment is easily carried out from behind a computer screen — something that has made it more rampant. 

There can be several motives behind virtually stalking or harassing someone. The perpetrator might be looking to embarrass or humiliate the victim, exert financial control by hacking one’s bank account details, destroy the victim’s career and isolate him or her

Read more at: http://www.ibtimes.com/online-harassment-us-rising-because-anti-cyberstalking-laws-are-not-enough-2567891

Australian Businesses ‘Worryingly Underprepared’ For Rising Ransomware Threat: Experts

Recent global ransomware attacks have highlighted the vulnerable position of Australian businesses when it comes to cyber security, yet many are still failing to undertake urgently required remediation, experts have warned.

In recent months the WannaCry and Petya outbreaks caused widespread disruption and losses for businesses and public-sector bodies around the world, and it is feared they represent just the start of a new wave of targeted cyber crime.

Experts at a security round table event in Sydney today agreed urgent action was required by Australian businesses of all sizes to ensure they were as prepared as possible before the next wave of attacks occurs.

“Business owners are understandably focused on the day-to-day challenges of running their business,” said David Cohen, Founder and Managing Director of SystemNet. “But unfortunately this means they are not paying sufficient attention to cyber security.

“Many might be aware of the risks, but have not considered the

Read more at: https://www.cso.com.au/mediareleases/29896/australian-businesses-worryingly-underprepared/

Australian Businesses ‘Worryingly Underprepared’ For Rising … – CSO

Recent global ransomware attacks have highlighted the vulnerable position of Australian businesses when it comes to cyber security, yet many are still failing to undertake urgently required remediation, experts have warned.

In recent months the WannaCry and Petya outbreaks caused widespread disruption and losses for businesses and public-sector bodies around the world, and it is feared they represent just the start of a new wave of targeted cyber crime.

Experts at a security round table event in Sydney today agreed urgent action was required by Australian businesses of all sizes to ensure they were as prepared as possible before the next wave of attacks occurs.

“Business owners are understandably focused on the day-to-day challenges of running their business,” said David Cohen, Founder and Managing Director of SystemNet. “But unfortunately this means they are not paying sufficient attention to cyber security.

“Many might be aware of the risks, but have not considered the

Read more at: https://www.cso.com.au/mediareleases/29896/australian-businesses-worryingly-underprepared/

Delhi Micro Edit: With social media crimes rising, police need better cyber training

Social networking sites are now anything but ‘social’. In many cases, they have become a platform for abuse, misogyny, hate-mongering, and even sensational crimes. The most recent case in Delhi where a pregnant woman and her accomplices hatched a conspiracy to kidnap a man for ransom after the woman befriended him on Facebook is just one more addition to the growing list of social media’s ills.

Increasingly, too, some social media platforms have become notorious for stalking and, worse, even live videos of sexual violence, something that was until now limited to the so-called ‘dark web’.

These are ominous signs, and law enforcement agencies need to come up with measures to deal with this soon. As of now, the investigators are ill-equipped. Delhi Police has been struggling to train its personnel to combat cyber crime.

The number of cases registered are far less than the

Read more at: http://www.dnaindia.com/delhi/report-delhi-micro-edit-with-social-media-crimes-rising-police-need-better-cyber-training-2433155

Delhi Micro Edit: With social media crimes rising, police need better …

Social networking sites are now anything but ‘social’. In many cases, they have become a platform for abuse, misogyny, hate-mongering, and even sensational crimes. The most recent case in Delhi where a pregnant woman and her accomplices hatched a conspiracy to kidnap a man for ransom after the woman befriended him on Facebook is just one more addition to the growing list of social media’s ills.

Increasingly, too, some social media platforms have become notorious for stalking and, worse, even live videos of sexual violence, something that was until now limited to the so-called ‘dark web’.

These are ominous signs, and law enforcement agencies need to come up with measures to deal with this soon. As of now, the investigators are ill-equipped. Delhi Police has been struggling to train its personnel to combat cyber crime.

The number of cases registered are far less than the

Read more at: http://www.dnaindia.com/delhi/report-delhi-micro-edit-with-social-media-crimes-rising-police-need-better-cyber-training-2433155

Warning: Cyber espionage, ransomware attacks a rising global threat

The Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report reveals that cyber espionage is now the most common type of attack seen in manufacturing, the public sector and now education, with much of this due to the high proliferation of proprietary research, prototypes and confidential personal data, which are “hot-ticket items” for cyber criminals.

Verizon also warns that organised criminal groups escalated their use of ransomware to extort money from victims, with its report showing a 50% increase in ransomware attacks compared to last year.  

But, Verizon says that despite this increase and the related media coverage surrounding the use of ransomware, many organisations still rely on out-of-date security solutions and aren’t investing in security precautions.

“In essence, they’re opting to pay a ransom demand rather than to invest in security services that could mitigate against a cyber attack,” the report says.

“Insights provided

Read more at: http://www.itwire.com/security/77833-warning-cyberespionage,-ransomware-attacks-a-rising-global-threat.html