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Malware can increase Cyberbullying rate by Stealing your Images

Malware can increase Cyberbullying rate by Stealing your Images

November 03, 2012Mohit Kumar
A few week ago, we have seen a major example of Cyberbullying , where a 15-year-old girl ' Amanda Todd '  to kill herself. The Internet can be a dangerous place for the young, exposing them to e-threats such as malware, phishing schemes, pornography or material promoting the use of drugs and violence, among others. In order to keep your kids safe, you'll need to know about the different types of online dangers that are out there. Researchers from  TrendMicro found a malware that steals images from your hard drives of an affected system and able to upload them to a remote FTP server . Malware specifically look for all .JPG, .JPEG, and .DMP files in the storage. Once your system will connect to internet, malware will upload first 20,000 files to the FTP server. " Information theft routines have been mostly limited to information that are in text form, thus this malware poses a whole new different risk for users. " The internet is a very useful tool,
Amanda Todd blackmailer Kody Maxson outed another pedophile blackmailer

Amanda Todd blackmailer Kody Maxson outed another pedophile blackmailer

October 19, 2012Mohit Kumar
The hacker group Anonymous claims that Maxson is the man who drove Amanda Todd to her death last week, but the Canada native says it wasn't him and that he was a friend to the teen. Alleged Amanda Todd blackmailer Kody Maxson outed a second pedophile blackmailer, known as Viper. Maxson appeared in court Monday for unrelated charges of sexual assault and sexual interference of a person under 16. Anonymous traced him to the online handle Kody1206, an active user on teen chat hub Blogtv where Todd was coerced into exposing herself and various forums dedicated to trading jailbait or sexualized images of teens. Maxson said he got some sketchy information about the blackmailer, who he says was 26, lived in New York and goes by an alias of Viper. The man said he passed this information to the RCMP and NYPD, but he couldn’t remember whom he spoke with. He said he only knew Amanda in “ a sense ,” but denied he was one of her cyber-bullies. Here’s a video statement fro
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