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2018-09-24

FBI Says Online Blackmail is on the Rise

Online blackmail is happening more frequently these days, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.

The IC3 reports an increase in extortion attempts received via email and postal mail, often using the victim’s specific user information to add authenticity. The “recipient’s personal information is noted in the email or letter to add a higher degree of intimidation to the scam. For example, a recipient’s user name or password is provided at the beginning of the email or letter,” the FBI reports.

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2018-08-29

Fighting Cyber Harassment and Online Extortion

Are you being harassed or blackmailed online? We can help you fight back.

Individuals, small businesses and large corporations are open to all sorts of online attacks:

People set up fake social media or email accounts, pretending to be you, to spread lies or doctored photos and videos in order to embarrass you, spoil your reputation or hurt your business. Someone pretends to be a friend to prompt you to share private, personal information or photos, then threatens to share them with the world unless you pay a ransom. Someone harasses you online so much you block them, only to see them create a new account and resume the harassment all over again.

In such cases, the [...]

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2018-06-15

What can you do about online harassment?

If you have not spoken out about cyberbullying, today is a great day to do so.

June 15, 2018, is designated as Stop Cyberbullying Day, an internationally recognized day of awareness and activities founded by The Cybersmile Foundation in 2012. It takes place the third Friday in June each year.

Stop Cyberbullying Day encourages people around the world to show their commitment toward an inclusive, diverse and welcoming online environment for all – without fear of personal threats, harassment or abuse. The hashtag #STOPCYBERBULLYINGDAY is used on social media to show support and to help spread the word.

At Digital Forensics Corp., we help people cope with online [...]

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2018-06-13

Is your child being cyberbullied? Know the signs, and learn what you can do

We’ve all heard the horror stories about cyberbullying. Online bullies, often acting anonymously, pick a target and never let up. They harass, they make threats, they spread rumors on social media.

They make their targets feel rejected, isolated, excluded. It can lead to despair, depression and anxiety, which sometimes can contribute to suicidal behavior.

It is hell to deal with, and too many families know this pain all too well. Many families find themselves wondering how to avoid cyberbullying.

 

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