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1st LD-Writethru: China battles to contain rising online crime

BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) — A total of 710 people were charged with online crimes in the first nine months of 2017, up 80.7 percent year on year, China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Monday.

The procuratorate indicted 334 cases in the same period, an increase of 82.5 percent year on year, according to procuratorate spokesperson Wang Songmiao.

“Cyber crimes are increasingly organized and operated in groups, especially cyber gambling and fraud,” Wang said.

“We have seen more and more forms of cyber crime, including cyber attacks, cyber fraud, cyber pornography, cyber gambling and so on. And crimes of infringement of personal information, online rumor-spreading, cyber blackmail, cyber terrorism and selling drugs online keep rising,” Wang said.

Wang said the number of cyber crimes, including cross-border cybercrimes, would keep rising in the foreseeable future.

In order to tackle the problem, prosecution authorities will research the new features of online crime and adopt measures to control

Read more at: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-10/16/c_136683760.htm

China battles to contain rising online crime

BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) — A total of 710 people were charged with online crimes in the first nine months of 2017, up 80.7 percent year on year, China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Monday.

The procuratorate indicted 334 cases in the same period, an increase of 82.5 percent year on year, according to procuratorate spokesperson Wang Songmiao.

“Cyber crimes are increasingly organized and operated in groups, especially cyber gambling and fraud,” Wang said.

“We have seen more and more forms of cyber crime, including cyber attacks, cyber fraud, cyber pornography, cyber gambling and so on. And crimes of infringement of personal information, online rumor-spreading, cyber blackmail, cyber terrorism and selling drugs online keep rising,” Wang said.

Wang said the number of cyber crimes, including cross-border cybercrimes, would keep rising in the foreseeable future.

In order to tackle the problem, prosecution authorities will research the new features of online crime and adopt measures to control

Read more at: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-10/16/c_136683760.htm

China battles to contain rising online crime – Xinhua | English.news.cn

BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) — A total of 710 people were charged with online crimes in the first nine months of 2017, up 80.7 percent year on year, China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Monday.

The procuratorate indicted 334 cases in the same period, an increase of 82.5 percent year on year, according to procuratorate spokesperson Wang Songmiao.

“Cyber crimes are increasingly organized and operated in groups, especially cyber gambling and fraud,” Wang said.

“We have seen more and more forms of cyber crime, including cyber attacks, cyber fraud, cyber pornography, cyber gambling and so on. And crimes of infringement of personal information, online rumor-spreading, cyber blackmail, cyber terrorism and selling drugs online keep rising,” Wang said.

Wang said the number of cyber crimes, including cross-border cybercrimes, would keep rising in the foreseeable future.

In order to tackle the problem, prosecution authorities will research the new features of online crime and adopt measures to control

Read more at: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-10/16/c_136683760.htm

Rising hacker threat will trigger boom in cyber crime insurance, Tryg says

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Insurer Tryg (TRYG.CO) expects 90 percent of its corporate customers to buy cyber crime insurance within five years as the threat from hackers and viruses to crucial data and IT systems grows.

Tryg, Denmark’s biggest insurer, has sold 5,000 cyber crime insurance policies since the turn of the year when it launched a new product providing assistance in restoring data and getting systems up and running if a firm is hit by a cyber attack.

“There are no corporate clients today that don’t have insurance on their buildings or cars, but I think that within a very few years it will be just as evident that you should insure against cyber crime,” chief executive Morten Hubbe told Reuters on Wednesday.

The initial rise in demand for cyber insurance was prompted by the ransomware attack, named “Wannacry”, that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide in May.

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tryg-cyber/rising-hacker-threat-will-trigger-boom-in-cyber-crime-insurance-tryg-says-idUSKCN1C91MV

Rising hacker threat will trigger boom in cyber crime insurance, Tryg …

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Insurer Tryg (TRYG.CO) expects 90 percent of its corporate customers to buy cyber crime insurance within five years as the threat from hackers and viruses to crucial data and IT systems grows.

Tryg, Denmark’s biggest insurer, has sold 5,000 cyber crime insurance policies since the turn of the year when it launched a new product providing assistance in restoring data and getting systems up and running if a firm is hit by a cyber attack.

“There are no corporate clients today that don’t have insurance on their buildings or cars, but I think that within a very few years it will be just as evident that you should insure against cyber crime,” chief executive Morten Hubbe told Reuters on Wednesday.

The initial rise in demand for cyber insurance was prompted by the ransomware attack, named “Wannacry”, that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide in May.

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tryg-cyber/rising-hacker-threat-will-trigger-boom-in-cyber-crime-insurance-tryg-says-idUSKCN1C91MV

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