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Police warn about sexual extortion

Police in the town of Kingston in Ontario say they have received five complaints about sexual extortion and they are warning people to not share intimate images online. The cases involve men who were contacted by a woman who made »


A Dutch man accused in Canada is sentenced for online abuse elsewhere

Ayden Coban, accused of cyberbullying a Canadian teen who took her own life, has received a tough sentence on similar but separate charges by a court in the Netherlands. Coban was ordered to serve nearly 11 years for the online abuse »

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Ransomware becoming more common, warn experts

Increasing numbers of cyber thieves are infecting computers with viruses that encrypt their contents and then demanding a ransom to unlock them. Victims include hospitals, police forces, small businesses and individuals, to name just a few. It’s difficult to know »