Hackers threaten to send Android users’ private photos and messages to all their friends and family

Thousands of Android users are being held to ransom by a new strain of malware known as LeakerLocker. The so-called ransomware is being used by hackers to extort victims by threatening to leak their personal information to all their contacts unless a ransom is paid. This information could potentially include…


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What to do if ID Thieves target your child

Discovering that your identity has been compromised is scary and it can happen to anybody – including children. According to the Better business Bureau, children are often easy targets because they typically do not start using their information until early adulthood, when applying for college, loans or their first credit…


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DARK WEB PAEDO SITE Sick child abuse site revealed to have 10,000 Brit members including NHS worker and school governor

A SECRET online paedophile network which allowed sickos to discuss child abuse and post vile images had 10,000 Britons signed up, it has emerged. An NHS employee, a former school governor and a sex offender who worked at a children’s hospital were among 80,000 users registered with the site. The…


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Russian hackers targeting kids’ Instagram accounts

It’s been 10 days since Russian hackers hijacked a Valley woman’s Instagram account, which she set up for her daughter to post dancing pictures. And she still cannot regain access to the account, or get Instagram to shut it down. “I just keep waiting for the other shoe to drop….


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Your Kids’ Toys Could Be Connecting With Hackers

Who knew that a cute stuffed animal or a doll could be dangerous? Unfortunately they can be. So here’s what we know and most importantly what you can do to protect your children: Vtech, Hello Barbie and CloudPets are the most recent toys identified as having been hacked or having…


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Young people are frequent identity theft victims

Federal investigators say thieves are intentionally targeting young people because it can be years before the crime is detected. For college students, there’s a lot to think about, and being the target of identity theft may not be at the top of that list. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that…


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Charges dismissed against Vancouver man accused in FBI child pornography hack

Prosecutors have abandoned charges against a Vancouver school worker accused of child pornography offenses after the FBI took over a “darknet” site. Public defenders representing Jay Michaud, a Vancouver school worker accused in July 2015 of sharing child pornography through a Tor site, successfully fought to force the FBI to…


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Signs your child is a computer hacker

An expert in cyber security has listed the signs parents can look out for if they suspect their child is involved in cyber crime. Vince Warrington, who’s helped both the Government and private companies keep their data safe, is part of a new scheme launched in Merseyside educating children aged…


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‘I hacked your Facebook, now show me your t**s’: Sextorter of underage girls jailed for 8 years

A US-man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a sick ‘sextortion scheme’ that involved hacking into the social media, email and online shopping accounts of over a dozen teenage girls and coercing them into sending him sexually explicit images. Ryan J Vallee, 23, admitted that between 2011…


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Garfield Joins Cyber Security Fight

Cyber security experts are getting help from one of the world’s most popular cartoon characters. “Garfield” is now working to teach kids how to safely use the internet on all the electronic devices they’re about to get for Christmas. Garfield’s creator Jim Davis says he’s flattered and honored. “If Garfield…


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Computer experts warn parents internet enabled Christmas toys could be used to hack home

PARENTS have been warned to watch what they buy for their children this Christmas, after computer experts in Edinburgh hacked into a wi-fi enabled doll. Bill Buchanan, a professor in Edinburgh Napier University’s school of computing, was able to use the wireless capabilities of My Friend Cayla, sold as a…


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