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Schoolgirl receives death-threats from bullies using ‘cyber-bullying’ app

Schoolgirl sent death-threats from trolls using 'cyber-bullying' app
Loretta Chester and her daughter, Jazzminn Chester, 14, with some of the messages (Picture: BPM Media)

A schoolgirl is warning others to be aware of an app that has allowed bullies to comment vile death threats anonymously on her social media posts.

Jazzminn Chester, 14, was told to ‘cut herself to death’ and ‘just do people a favour and commit’ by anonymous trolls using the app Sarahah – which has over 300 million users worldwide.

Toddler reunited with stolen ‘best friend’ after offering £10,000 reward

It can be used in conjunction wioth Snapchat and allows people to give feedback on social media pictures without revealing their identity.

Creators of Sarahah claim it can be used as a ‘self development tool’ to ‘discover areas of improvement’ and was originally

Read more at: http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/14/schoolgirl-receives-death-threats-bullies-using-cyber-bullying-app-7227659/

Cyber threats outpacing abilities of governments, companies: World Economic Forum

NEW DELHI: As cases of data breach and online frauds fox the authorities in India and abroad, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned that cybersecurity threats are outpacing the abilities of the governments and companies to overpower them unless all stakeholders cooperate.

In a new report to be discussed in detail at its annual meeting in Swiss ski resort town of Davos by over 3,000 world leaders including from India, the Geneva-based WEF said working collaboratively in the cybersecurity space is difficult and there is no “simple policy solution or silver bullet here”.

The increasingly networked, digitised and connected world is vulnerable to cyber threats that can only be addressed by the combined capabilities of the public and private sector, said the new report prepared by the WEF in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

The report, Cyber Resilience:

Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/cyber-threats-outpacing-abilities-of-governments-companies-world-economic-forum/articleshow/62494975.cms

cyber crime: Cyber threats outpacing abilities of governments …

NEW DELHI: As cases of data breach and online frauds fox the authorities in India and abroad, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned that cybersecurity threats are outpacing the abilities of the governments and companies to overpower them unless all stakeholders cooperate.

In a new report to be discussed in detail at its annual meeting in Swiss ski resort town of Davos by over 3,000 world leaders including from India, the Geneva-based WEF said working collaboratively in the cybersecurity space is difficult and there is no “simple policy solution or silver bullet here”.

The increasingly networked, digitised and connected world is vulnerable to cyber threats that can only be addressed by the combined capabilities of the public and private sector, said the new report prepared by the WEF in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

The report, Cyber Resilience:

Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/cyber-threats-outpacing-abilities-of-governments-companies-world-economic-forum/articleshow/62494975.cms

State Department faces mounting cyber threats

A new directorate in the State Department’s law enforcement branch is working to combat cyber threats to the nation’s diplomats, in what officials describe as an increasingly perilous and dynamic threat landscape of criminal and state-sponsored hackers.

The Cyber and Technology Security (CTS) directorate was quietly launched in late May, just as Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonOvernight Defense: Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital | Mattis, Tillerson reportedly opposed move | Pentagon admits 2,000 US troops are in Syria | Trump calls on Saudis to ‘immediately’ lift Yemen blockade Trump has yet to name ambassadors to key nations in Mideast Mattis, Tillerson warned Trump of security concerns in Israel embassy move MORE came under scrutiny for a nascent plan to shutter a separate office charged with engaging other nations on cybersecurity policy.

The directorate carries out traditional cybersecurity functions, such

Read more at: http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/366095-state-department-faces-mounting-cyber-threats

State Department faces mounting cyber threats | TheHill

A new directorate in the State Department’s law enforcement branch is working to combat cyber threats to the nation’s diplomats, in what officials describe as an increasingly perilous and dynamic threat landscape of criminal and state-sponsored hackers.

The Cyber and Technology Security (CTS) directorate was quietly launched in late May, just as Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonOvernight Defense: Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital | Mattis, Tillerson reportedly opposed move | Pentagon admits 2,000 US troops are in Syria | Trump calls on Saudis to ‘immediately’ lift Yemen blockade Trump has yet to name ambassadors to key nations in Mideast Mattis, Tillerson warned Trump of security concerns in Israel embassy move MORE came under scrutiny for a nascent plan to shutter a separate office charged with engaging other nations on cybersecurity policy.

The directorate carries out traditional cybersecurity functions, such

Read more at: http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/366095-state-department-faces-mounting-cyber-threats

The Latest: Victim in Jewish threats case talks about terror

NEW YORK — The Latest on the sentencing of a former journalist who admitted cyber stalking an ex-girlfriend and terrorizing Jewish groups with bomb threats (all times local):

5:35 p.m.

The stalking victim of a former St. Louis journalist sentenced in New York to five years in prison for bomb threats to Jewish centers is urging more attention be paid to domestic violence as a tool to fight terrorism.

New York social worker Francesca Rossi spoke at the sentencing of Juan Thompson on Wednesday.

She notes 93 percent of female homicides are committed by men the victims know and each man who committed domestic terrorism in the last year had a history of domestic violence.

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Warren County Sheriff’s Department in Warrenton, Mo., shows Juan Thompson. Thompson, a former journalist who admitted cyber stalking an ex-girlfriend and

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The Latest: Victim in Jewish threats case talks about terror

The Latest on the sentencing of a former journalist who admitted cyber stalking an ex-girlfriend and terrorizing Jewish groups with bomb threats (all times local):

5:35 p.m.

The stalking victim of a former St. Louis journalist sentenced in New York to five years in prison for bomb threats to Jewish centers is urging more attention be paid to domestic violence as a tool to fight terrorism.

New York social worker Francesca Rossi spoke at the sentencing of Juan Thompson on Wednesday.

She notes 93 percent of female homicides are committed by men the victims know and each man who committed domestic terrorism in the last year had a history of domestic violence.

She says cyber stalking and electronic warfare are a new look for domestic violence. She says she believes police didn’t respond to her repeated reports about Thompson because the threats came from

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/latest-victim-jewish-threats-case-talks-terror-51918301

JSO: Man jailed for making threats to pregnant woman, charged with cyber-stalking


26-year-old Logan Miller is behind bars in Duval County after he made repeated threats via Facebook messenger to a woman. 

The victim told police Miller started sending her threatening messages in mid-November, after he got into some type of altercation with her fiancé and father to her unborn child. She says Miller first contacted her making reference to the altercation as being one of the main reasons he’s seeking retribution. 

She told police she does not want to have any type of relationship or contact with Miller. He had then contacted her three times again between November 16th and 29th, trying to meet with her and start a relationship. 

“I promise you that you would be better off having a child with me…if you just give me a chance and leave him for me I promise that you won’t regret it,” Miller had said according to the

Read more at: http://www.wokv.com/news/local/jso-man-jailed-for-making-threats-pregnant-woman-charged-with-cyber-stalking/mR3vB6iUoBcVa6lktCfLfM/

Top 7 cyber security threats for 2018

Cyber crime is quickly becoming one of the greatest threats to businesses, government institutions and individuals. This year alone, victims of one type, ransomware, lost $5 billion dollars.

In the world of the dark web, 2017 is defined by devastating cyber attacks like the Equifax breach, and that type of impact is something Cyber Security expert Steve Weisman, with Bentley University,predicted both last year.

Here are his Top 7 Cyber Security Threats for 2018:

1. Health Insurance Hacks

“Medical identity theft is the most serious form of ID theft both personally and financially, it’s the only form of Identity theft that can actually kill you and it’s getting worse,” said Weisman.

He says the 145 million involved in the Equifax breach are especially at risk, since their social security numbers may have been compromised. Also, Medicare is still a year away from giving all people new cards with ID numbers not tied to their SS#.

2.

Read more at: http://wspa.com/2017/12/13/top-7-cyber-security-threats-for-2018/