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Half of teenagers have been victims of cyber-bullying – and parents are ignorant about what their children are …

  • Survey of teens found 53% had had a picture posted online to embarrass them
  • Parents remain ignorant about their childrens’ online behaviour and experiences
  • Findings reported by Sir John Cass’s Foundation and University of Buckingham psychologist Dr Masa Popovac

Daily Mail Reporter

Cyber bullying victims need support

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Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/forum/letters-in-print/cyber-bullying-victims-need-support

How a New Breed of Predator Is Extorting Victims Online

Heather knew there were adults on the Internet who preyed on kids, and she regularly warned her own four children about the dangers of talking to strangers online. Yet the 37-year-old married mom from Phoenix never thought she would ever fall victim to a growing Internet crime known as sextortion.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) classifies sextortion as a form of online blackmail in which explicit images are used to extort additional photos, sexual favors, and sometimes money from victims. It can involve hacking into a victim’s computer or “catfishing” — where predators lure unsuspecting victims into online relationships and coerce them into sharing nude photos or videos. A 2016 report from the Brookings Institute found that sextortion is on

Read more at: https://www.allure.com/story/online-predators-blackmail-sextortion-victims-explicit-images

Sextortion: How a New Breed of Predator Exploits Victims Through Their Own Computers

Heather knew there were adults on the Internet who preyed on kids, and she regularly warned her own four children about the dangers of talking to strangers online. Yet the 37-year-old married mom from Phoenix never thought she would ever fall victim to a growing Internet crime known as sextortion.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) classifies sextortion as a form of online blackmail in which explicit images are used to extort additional photos, sexual favors, and sometimes money from victims. It can involve hacking into a victim’s computer or “catfishing” — where predators lure unsuspecting victims into online relationships and coerce them into sharing nude photos or videos. A 2016 report from the Brookings Institute found that sextortion is on

Read more at: https://www.allure.com/story/online-predators-blackmail-sextortion-victims-explicit-images

CSI crypto: Can victims recover stolen coin?

An uptick in digital heists of virtual currencies has left many crypto investors wondering if they have any options for tracing illicit Bitcoin transactions and recovering their stolen funds. The short answer is that ‘it’s possible, but difficult.’ The long answer is that ongoing developments in the regulatory landscape surrounding cryptocurrency may offer victims more recourse going forward.

One of the most recent crypto thefts took place in mid-July when a hacker lifted millions in Ether during trading platform Coindash’s initial coin offering (ICO). In a brazenly unsophisticated breach, the attacker simply hacked the platform’s website and switched out Coindash’s wallet address with another one under the hacker’s control – channeling investor’s funds to the thief. Although the heist was spotted in a matter of minutes, it was not quick enough to prevent the loss of $7.4 million of Ether.

 Coindash is not the only exchange to be compromised. There

Read more at: https://bravenewcoin.com/news/csi-crypto-can-victims-recover-stolen-coin/

More Than Half Of Businesses Have Been Cyber Attack Victims

Would you recognize a cyber attack if it happened at your company?

One company became a victim when a cyber criminal infected it with a ransomware virus, taking its servers hostage and holding them for ransom. Another was attacked by an organized gang of cyber criminals that planned a complex social engineering scheme to steal customer credit card information by impersonating a third-party vendor and installing malware.

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Nearly half of business owners have been victims of cyberattacks. (PRNewsfoto/Nationwide)

Such attacks are becoming more common and can potentially cripple a company’s work and reputation — forcing it to pay hundreds to thousands of dollars. More than 20 percent of cyber attack victims spent at least $50,000 and took longer than six months to recover, according to Nationwide’s third annual survey of business owners. But

Read more at: https://businessfacilities.com/2017/10/more-than-half-of-businesses-have-been-cyber-attack-victims/

Cumbrian victims of cyber crime lost £400000 in 6 months

Cyber criminals pocketed more than £400,000 in six months by ripping off victims in Cumbria.

Digital con artists carried out dozens of scams – stealing details and raiding cash sources after tricking people into divulging information.

The startling extent of this avenue of offending comes after it emerged crimefighters are placing greater emphasis than ever on advising people to be careful online.

The county force has had to double its cyber crime budget in a decade.

The latest figures emerged from Cumbria’s crime commissioner, Peter McCall.

In his newly-published annual report, he details some of the statistics involved in cyber crime in the county.

Figures for a six month period last year showed that in Cumbria there were 44 offences classed as “cyber dependent” crime.

Thirteen of these were classed as hacking – the most common offence.

The total loss to victims in these crimes was £13,000.

But there were also 66 crimes classed as “cyber enabled”.

The majority of

Read more at: http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/Cumbrian-victims-of-cyber-crime-lost-400000-in-6-months-82972a22-3b1f-4ad1-ab93-7a5dea64d515-ds

Cumbrian victims of cyber crime lost £400,000 in 6 months | Times …

Cyber criminals pocketed more than £400,000 in six months by ripping off victims in Cumbria.

Digital con artists carried out dozens of scams – stealing details and raiding cash sources after tricking people into divulging information.

The startling extent of this avenue of offending comes after it emerged crimefighters are placing greater emphasis than ever on advising people to be careful online.

The county force has had to double its cyber crime budget in a decade.

The latest figures emerged from Cumbria’s crime commissioner, Peter McCall.

In his newly-published annual report, he details some of the statistics involved in cyber crime in the county.

Figures for a six month period last year showed that in Cumbria there were 44 offences classed as “cyber dependent” crime.

Thirteen of these were classed as hacking – the most common offence.

The total loss to victims in these crimes was £13,000.

But there were also 66 crimes classed as “cyber enabled”.

The majority of

Read more at: http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/Cumbrian-victims-of-cyber-crime-lost-400000-in-6-months-82972a22-3b1f-4ad1-ab93-7a5dea64d515-ds

Cumbria victims of cyber crime lost £400k in six months

CYBER criminals pocketed more than £400,000 in six months by ripping off victims in Cumbria.

Digital con artists carried out dozens of scams – stealing details and raiding cash sources after tricking people into divulging information.

The startling extent of this avenue of offending comes after it emerged crimefighters are placing greater emphasis than ever on advising people to be careful online.

The county force has had to double its cyber crime budget in a decade.

The latest figures emerged from Cumbria’s crime commissioner, Peter McCall.

In his newly-published annual report, he details some of the statistics involved in cyber crime in the county.

Figures for a six-month period last year showed that in Cumbria there were 44 offences classed as “cyber dependent” crime.

Thirteen of these were classed as hacking – the most common offence.

The total loss to victims in these crimes was £13,000.

But there were also 66 crimes classed as “cyber enabled”.

The majority of these

Read more at: http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/Cumbria-victims-of-cyber-crime-lost-400k-in-six-months-82972a22-3b1f-4ad1-ab93-7a5dea64d515-ds

Victims advocates, law enforcement help victims battle cyber stalking

NORMAN — In today’s interconnected, technology-driven world, it’s becoming more difficult to protect privacy.

For individuals dealing with stalkers, knowing how technology can be used to track movement and location is important for one’s safety.

An estimated 4 percent of women and 2 percent of men are victims of stalking nationwide, said Elaina Roberts, legal director of the Stalking Resource Center associated with the National Center for Victims of Crime in Washington, D.C.

Roberts was in Norman last week, where she addressed attendees at the Annual Domestic Violence Partnership Conference at Embassy Suites. She talked about the “Misuse of Technology to Stalk” and how law enforcement can detect it and help victims prevent it.

“It is not my goal today to make you hate technology or to scare you,” Roberts said. “It’s to show you ways technology can be manipulated.”

Technology isn’t bad, Roberts said. We use it to make sure our children and spouse

Read more at: http://www.normantranscript.com/news/courts_crime_police/victims-advocates-law-enforcement-help-victims-battle-cyber-stalking/article_0c330fe7-3199-5f0f-b714-a1a800a7b295.html