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wannacry

A Global WannaCry Cyberattack

‘Biggest ransomware outbreak in history’ hits nearly 100 countries with data held for ransom Dozens of countries have been hit with a huge cyber extortion attack that locked computers and held users’ files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. How did the attack occur? Attack appeared to be caused by […]

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Facebook Scam Hotspot

Facebook the domain of choice for scammers, with more people falling victim to schemes via social media By consumer affairs reporter Amy Bainbridge Social media is emerging as the new hunting ground for scammers to find victims, according to new data out today. The consumer watchdog’s annual scam report also identifies a whopping 47 per […]

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cyber bullying

Cyber Bullying [Video]

  What is Cyberbullying Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted […]

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Malvertising

Malvertising [Video]

Malvertising: Three Things You Need To Know BY Brian O’Kelley Shortly before the winter holidays, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Ernst & Young issued a joint report estimating the annual cost associated with a triad of fraudulent practices: infringed content (also known as piracy), invalid traffic, and “malvertising.” Their findings were arresting: each year, the […]

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Malware

Malware Ransomware [Video]

Viruses, Spyware, and Malware What is malware? “Malware” is a term for any software that gets installed on your machine and performs unwanted tasks, often for some third party’s benefit. Malware programs can range from being simple annoyances (pop-up advertising) to causing serious computer invasion and damage (e.g., stealing passwords and data or infecting other […]

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Harassment

Cyber Harassment [Video]

Warning – Content May Offend Some Readers Cyber Harassment Cyber Bullying, Cyber Stalking, Doxxing, Flaming, Revenge Porn, Sextortion, Shaming, Swatting, Trolling 5 Ways to Handle and Prevent Cyber-Harassment Recognize the situation for what it is: Online harassment. It can also be referred to as cyberbullying, but regardless of the name, know that this is a […]

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sextortion

Sextortion of Children [Video]

Sextortion Affecting Thousands of U.S. Children Summary Sextortion is a type of online sexual exploitation in which individuals coerce victims into providing sexually explicit images or videos of themselves, often in compliance with offenders’ threats to post the images publicly or send the images to victims’ friends and family. The FBI has seen a significant […]

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Sexting

Child Teen Sexting [Video]

Nude Selfies: Understanding Why Nude Selfies: Talking to your child WARNING: Content may be offensive to some readers Sexting – advice for parents <p”>How to talk to children about the risks of sexting – and what you can do to protect them It may feel awkward, but it’s important to explain to children the risks […]

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Revenge Porn

Revenge Porn [Video]

Warning: Adult third-party content may offend some readers Protect Victims: #EndRevengePorn Now! Have you ever seen an embarrassing photo of yourself? You know the type, a notification pops up on Facebook and the picture you see makes you cringe. Now imagine getting a notification that includes your name, but this time when you open it […]

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bitcoin

Bitcoin Currency Scams [Video]

Bitcoin Scams On Social Media The Dark Side Of Digital Currency   ZeroFOX Research   Earlier this month, the price of a single Bitcoin eclipsed the price of an ounce of gold for the first time ever. This news, coupled with the exploding adoption of its underlying technology – blockchain – beyond the financial world, […]

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