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10,000 computers used in attack on NDP vote

10,000 computers used in attack on NDP vote | Vice Online | Scoop.it
A "sophisticated" Internet attack that threw the NDP's weekend leadership convention into turmoil was caused by a professional who used more than 10,000 computers worldwide to slow online voting to a crawl - a revelation that's raising questions...

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Pressparty: Adam Lambert on cyber bullying: 'Happy people have no time to hate'

Pressparty: Adam Lambert on cyber bullying: 'Happy people have no time to hate' | Vice Online | Scoop.it

Adam Lambert has spoken out about the difficult issue of cyber bullying and admitted that even he is subjected to persistent negativity online.

 

The 'Better Than I Know Myself' superstar opened up to Yahoo! UK's 110% Pop about the dark side of social networking sites and explained that everyone becomes a potential victim regardless of if they're in the public eye or not:

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LulzSec Leader Betrays All of Anonymous

LulzSec Leader Betrays All of Anonymous | Vice Online | Scoop.it

According to the FBI, you're looking at Sabu, the head of LulzSec, and the de facto King of Anonymous—easily the most notorious and influential hacker alive today. One thing: he just turned in his people to the police.

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Student in Rutgers cyberbullying trial: 'Overwhelmed' by aftermath

Student in Rutgers cyberbullying trial: 'Overwhelmed' by aftermath | Vice Online | Scoop.it
A second student charged in the case of a former Rutgers University student who allegedly used a webcam to spy on his roommate's sexual encounter with another man took the stand again on Tuesday,...
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Calvin Ayre Indicted by Feds; Calvin Ayre Releases Statement

Calvin Ayre Indicted by Feds; Calvin Ayre Releases Statement | Vice Online | Scoop.it

The indictment tells of the feds using undercover agents to set up Bodog.com accounts via an undercover computer in the State of Maryland. The undercover agents would deposit through an ewallet, gamble on sports and then cash out their winnings via check or western union withdrawal.

 

Along with the undercover agents, the Federal investigators are relying on a former employee who was acting as a confidential informant during July 2010 who named the top directors and explained how the group allegedly operated.

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CRIME: Social media can play large role in teacher-student sexual situations

CRIME: Social media can play large role in teacher-student sexual situations | Vice Online | Scoop.it

GEORGETOWN -- Their names are like a wall of shame to Delaware educators because of the head-shaking and hand-wringing they caused in classrooms and communities.

 

They are among 12 Delaware educators who, since 2006, have been convicted of crimes stemming from sexual misconduct with students.

 

Yet experts say there has not been a measurable increase, that there have always been a few bad apples, educators who have preyed upon teenagers and children.

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Ashland District School - Cyber Bullying

Ashland District School - Cyber Bullying | Vice Online | Scoop.it

Taunting from people on Facebook. Teasing from users on Youtube. All of these mean things on the Internet are called cyber bullying. Cyber bullies can be people from school on your Facebook, or random people who you have never met on Twitter. They make snide comments about your pictures or on your other comments.

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roundhouseslap's comment, March 1, 2012 10:22 AM
I'd be wary of equating trolls directly with cyber bullies. Maybe what they do can be considered cyber bullying at times, but I don't think that necessarily defines the spirit of trolling. Some men just want to watch the world burn.
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Couple, U-Haul Turned Away After Online Scam Revealed

Couple, U-Haul Turned Away After Online Scam Revealed | Vice Online | Scoop.it
A far west Madison homeowner thought a young couple that had backed a U-Haul into his driveway after traveling 800 miles to Madison had the wrong home, but instead he quickly learned the couple had been scammed, according to the Madison Police ...
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Freedom Youth Project, Child Sex Trafficking, Truth About Trafficking in America: Pornography-- A Gateway to Human Trafficking

Pornography has become so mainstream and common in American society today, many people do not think twice about seeing it or using it. It is laced into our movies, advertising and throughout the internet, making it nearly inescapable for people to see. Though some recognize it's detrimental effects, many see pornography representing their freedom as Americans; They ignore the fact that pornography is extremely harmful to everyone involved: actors, producers, users. It corrupts their minds and hearts and causes them to break down mentally, physically and spiritually.

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Internet Pornography Addiction - Reconfiguring the Brain

An internet pornography addiction is a very easy trap to fall into due to the ease of access to adult content and the variety to choose from.
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Internet addiction: Why you need to disconnect

Internet addiction:  Why you need to disconnect | Vice Online | Scoop.it
We’ve become obsessed with the need to connect. Why? Because it makes us feel important. Unique. Special. Recognized.
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Porn site breached in hack attack

Porn site breached in hack attack | Vice Online | Scoop.it

Hackers claim to have stolen the details of more than 73,000 subscribers to porn site Digital Playground.

 

The data includes user names, email addresses and passwords. Also taken were the numbers, expiry dates and security codes for 40,000 credit cards.

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Scam Victims United: How to Determine if an Online Institution is Credible

Scam Victims United: How to Determine if an Online Institution is Credible | Vice Online | Scoop.it

According to a November 2011 study by Babson Survey Research Group, more than 6.1 million students enrolled in at least one web-based class in 2010, an increase of more than 10 percent from the previous year. Online degrees offer educational credentials from the comfort of one’s living home—but experts say the convenience carries substantial risk. Fraudulent institutions that offer worthless degrees pose a threat to well-meaning young people who hope to receive a real education.

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Official: LulzSec Hackers Arrested

Official: LulzSec Hackers Arrested | Vice Online | Scoop.it

The shadowy underworld of Internet hackers was rocked by news Tuesday that one of the world's most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals has been an FBI informant for months and helped authorities build a case against five alleged comrades.

 

The FBI said it captured the legendary hacker known as "Sabu" last June, and he turned out to be Hector Xavier Monsegur, 28, a self-taught, unemployed computer programmer with no college education, living on welfare in public housing in New York.

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Emerging threats: Cyber terrorism and cyber attacks - Indian Express

Emerging threats: Cyber terrorism and cyber attacks - Indian Express | Vice Online | Scoop.it

While security agencies are coping with the terror attacks, cyber terrorism and cyber attacks have emerged as new threats with a capability to paralyse critical infrastructure of the country, a top government official said on Thursday.

 

Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar said cyber attacks and cyber terrorism could be carried out in such a way that critical infrastructure could be completely paralysed.

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Feds Indict Former Online Gambling Billionaire Calvin Ayre - Forbes

Feds Indict Former Online Gambling Billionaire Calvin Ayre - Forbes | Vice Online | Scoop.it

Federal prosecutors in Baltimore on Tuesday unsealed an indictment against Calvin Ayre, the former Canadian billionaire who founded Bodog, one of the world’s biggest online gambling firms. Ayre is accused of operating an illegal gambling business involving sports betting and conspiring to commit money laundering.

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How technology has changed bullying

How technology has changed bullying | Vice Online | Scoop.it

Cyber bullying has arisen from the advent of technology quickly, and with electronics becoming easier and less expensive to access, it is becoming more widespread.

 

Cranbrook RCMP Const. Lisa Schlatter has been working with Mount Baker Senior Secondary students to bring a series of presentations to middle school students. Landon Harvey and Catherine Cameron were two of the students who delivered the presentation with Schlatter. Cyber bullying has been a hot topic, and Schlatter confirms it's on the rise.

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Protect Yourself From Online Scams & Recover Your Money -FIAD Services

Protect Yourself From Online Scams & Recover Your Money -FIAD Services | Vice Online | Scoop.it
FIAD Services is your one-stop consumer protection source against fraud / scams, specializing in fee recovery, negotiations, arbitration, and litigation services to get your money back.
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Online cheating on the rise

Online cheating on the rise | Vice Online | Scoop.it

Tonight, Erik Barajas takes a closer look at how this form of cheating can destroy relationships and even tear families apart. One man will share his personal story about how his wife's online cheating led her to leave him and their children.

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roundhouseslap's comment, March 1, 2012 10:17 AM
The video only seems to be a super dramatic hide yo' children, hide yo' wife preview for the actual news broadcast. Even though it didn't really cover the cyber cheating aspect, it was a hilarious 30 second watch. :D
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Total Internet Security Forever! – Finally, A Breakthrough That Secures The Internet 100% – No More Malware – ID Theft – Predators – Pedophiles – Child Pornography – Never Have To Worry About Your ...

Total Internet Security Forever! – Finally, A Breakthrough That Secures The Internet 100% – No More Malware – ID Theft – Predators – Pedophiles – Child Pornography – Never Have To Worry About Your ... | Vice Online | Scoop.it

Total Internet Security Forever! – Finally, A Breakthrough That Secures The Internet 100% – No More Malware – ID Theft – Predators – Pedophiles – Child Pornography – Never Have To Worry About Your Kids Online Again…

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Why Most People Say They're Addicted to the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Most People Say They're Addicted to the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC] | Vice Online | Scoop.it
Some 61% of people feel addicted to the Internet and are unable to quit compulsive browsing, according to an informal survey.
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