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This ransomware asks victims to name their own price to get their files back

A form of ransomware which shares similarities with Locky and also comes with the option for infected victims to negotiate a price for retrieving their encrypted files.

Scarab ransomware was first uncovered in June, but during November, it was suddenly distributed in

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/this-ransomware-asks-victims-to-name-their-own-price-to-get-their-files-back/

Expert: Put sextortion victims on suicide watch

Ms Dagon said: “The feeling of embarrassment and shame can be overwhelming for a young person. A multi-agency suicide prevention plan should be developed.

“I think adults are underestimating the impact of children being ashamed and embarrassed. We underestimate how real it is for young people.”

Ms Dagon was speaking three years after Fife teenager Daniel Perry took his own life after being conned in to taking part in a sexual encounter on Skype with somebody he thought was a girl of his own age. The Crown Office is still seeking the extradition of a Filipino man in connection with the case.

Overseas organised crime “sextortion” groups are understood to have stepped up their efforts to target victims in the UK in recent years.

In a typical scam, a good-looking women, perhaps from South-East Asia, will befriend a man or boy on chat rooms

Read more at: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15691952.Expert__Put_sextortion_victims_on_suicide_watch/

Expert: Put sextortion victims on suicide watch | HeraldScotland

Ms Dagon said: “The feeling of embarrassment and shame can be overwhelming for a young person. A multi-agency suicide prevention plan should be developed.

“I think adults are underestimating the impact of children being ashamed and embarrassed. We underestimate how real it is for young people.”

Ms Dagon was speaking three years after Fife teenager Daniel Perry took his own life after being conned in to taking part in a sexual encounter on Skype with somebody he thought was a girl of his own age. The Crown Office is still seeking the extradition of a Filipino man in connection with the case.

Overseas organised crime “sextortion” groups are understood to have stepped up their efforts to target victims in the UK in recent years.

In a typical scam, a good-looking women, perhaps from South-East Asia, will befriend a man or boy on chat rooms

Read more at: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15691952.Expert__Put_sextortion_victims_on_suicide_watch/

Suicide prevention plan needed for child victims of ‘sextortion’ – expert

A child abuse expert has called for suicide prevention plans to be automatically put in place for young victims of webcam extortion, as she warned senior police officers that increasing numbers of children were posting explicit images online.

Daljeet Dagon of Barnardo’s Scotland warned Police Scotland’s first Violence Prevention conference in Glasgow on Wednesday: “We are underestimating how real that threat [of suicide] is. We don’t understand how embarrassing this can be for young people.”

Cases of “sextortion” – whereby criminals, often working in organised gangs, lure individuals into sending them sexually explicit images and then threaten to share them online unless they get payment – have risen dramatically over the past few years.

In many cases the victims are vulnerable teenagers, like Daniel Perry from Dunfermline, who was 17 when he fell from the Forth Bridge in July 2013 after being sexually blackmailed by a group operating from the Philippines.

Dagon,

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/29/suicide-prevention-plan-needed-for-child-victims-of-sextortion-expert-says

More children than ever are victims of cyber bullying

More children than ever before are being tormented through cyber bullying.

According to Childline, the number of youngsters who call about cyber bullying has more than doubled in five years.

New figures reveal Childline delivered 5,103 counselling sessions about cyber bullying in 2016/17 – a 12 per cent increase from the previous year.

Name-calling, spreading rumours, death threats and blackmail posted publicly on social media, blogs and online pictures were just some of the ways young people told counsellors they were being harrassed.

Children as young as nine told Childline counsellors they were being targeted by online bullies, with 12- to 15-year-olds receiving the most counselling sessions about this issue.

To ensure as many of these young people are getting the help they need, the NSPCC and the Cambridge News have launched ‘Light Up Christmas for Children’.

Read more at: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/children-victims-cyber-bullying-nspcc-13939652

55 per cent millennials in India victims of cyber crime

Hyderabad: The millennials, those who were born between 1980 and 2000, are considered digital naive, says a report by Norton Cyber Security Insights. According to the report, more than 55 per cent of the millennials in India experienced cyber crime. The report said that 39 per cent of the Indian millennials either experienced ransom ware themselves or knew someone who face it. Nearly 18 per cent of millennial victims paid the ransom but did not gain access to their files.

The study pointed out that the main reason behind the vulnerability is lack of caution and the tendency to share the password. It pointed out that they are lax about the password security and can be called the password-sharing generation. During the survey, 34 per cent admitted to sharing passwords.Inspector Mr. Mohammed Riyazuddin, who was associated with the Rachakonda cyber crime unit, said that it is advisable to have different passwords

Read more at: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/crime/211117/55-per-cent-millennials-in-india-victims-of-cyber-crime.html

Nearly all Brits may have been victims of cyber crime with some …

NEARLY everyone in the country will have been a victim of cyber crime, police experts say.

And some of their personal details will be for sale on the dark web.

 Cops claim nearly all Brits may have been victims of cyber crime
Cops claim nearly all Brits may have been victims of cyber crime

The revelation comes as cyber attacks, including some backed by foreign governments, soar.

Police warned hackers also target businesses and infrastructure, such as the “WannaCry” attack on the NHS this year.

Oliver Gower, head of the National Cyber Crime Unit, said: “There is a tendency to think this threat is some far away abstract thing.

Hacking, data theft and randsomware are the modern burglary, theft, extortion or criminal damage.

For several years we have said Russian-speaking nations are our No1 cyber crime threat.

“With cyber criminal capability available to the highest bidder,

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4940757/every-brits-data-may-be-or-sale-on-dark-web/

Nearly all Brits may have been victims of cyber crime with some personal details for sale on the dark web, cops claim

NEARLY everyone in the country will have been a victim of cyber crime, police experts say.

And some of their personal details will be for sale on the dark web.

 Cops claim nearly all Brits may have been victims of cyber crime
Cops claim nearly all Brits may have been victims of cyber crime

The revelation comes as cyber attacks, including some backed by foreign governments, soar.

Police warned hackers also target businesses and infrastructure, such as the “WannaCry” attack on the NHS this year.

Oliver Gower, head of the National Cyber Crime Unit, said: “There is a tendency to think this threat is some far away abstract thing.

Hacking, data theft and randsomware are the modern burglary, theft, extortion or criminal damage.

For several years we have said Russian-speaking nations are our No1 cyber crime threat.

“With cyber criminal capability available to the highest bidder,

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4940757/every-brits-data-may-be-or-sale-on-dark-web/

Birmingham children as young as NINE are becoming victims of cyber bullying

Children as young as nine are struggling with online bullies, according to Childline.

Staff at the Birmingham helpline are dealing with 47 per cent more calls about cyber-bullying than they were five years ago.

And it’s girls and 12 to 15 year-olds who are calling the most to talk about online troubles, particularly on social media.

Name-calling, rumour spreading, blackmail and even death threats are just some of the ways young people have told counsellors they are being tormented.

NPSCC (picture posed by model)
(Image: Tom Hull)

One boy told Childline: “I’m being bullied on social media by people who call me fat and ugly. I can’t block them because then they’ll just bully me even more at school.

“I don’t want to talk to my teachers about it, I just feel like giving up. I’ve been self-harming to cope but I just want to stop feeling this way.”

The

Read more at: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-children-young-nine-becoming-13888084

Campaign to bring hope to cyber-bullying victims for Christmas

We are rarely without our mobiles, but new statistics released for Anti-Bullying Week show that for victims of cyber-bullying the freedom of a phone can quickly turn into a nightmare.

We need your help with our new ‘Light Up Christmas for Children’ campaign, launched by the NSPCC and Chronicle Live, to raise money for Childline.

Childline delivered 5,103 cyber-bullying counselling sessions in 2016-17 to victims as young as nine, who struggled to cope with abuse from online tormentors, the NSPCC announced today.

This was a 12% increase from the previous year, where 4,521 were given.

Cyber-bullying includes vicious name-calling, false rumours, death threats, pictures and publicly posted blackmail on social media and blogs.

Teenage girls and those aged 12-15 are most at risk, with 50% of Childline counselling sessions given to young people in this bracket.

One girl, aged 14, said: “I am being bullied by a girl at school.

“She has taken photos of

Read more at: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/campaign-bring-hope-cyber-bullying-13892720