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How the Kremlin provides a safe harbor for ransomware

BOSTON (AP) — A global epidemic of digital extortion known as ransomware is crippling local governments, hospitals, school districts and businesses by scrambling their data files until they pay up. La...

Germany sees drop in crime during 1st year of pandemic

BERLIN (AP) — Germany saw a drop in reported crime last year, partly due to pandemic restrictions that kept people indoors, although there was a rise in child abuse, domestic violence and cybercrime. ...

Taiwanese users of Ashley Madison rise 35% during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New accounts on Ashley Madison, a site marketed to those seeking affairs, rose by 35 percent in Taiwan during the pandemic last year. In the midst of the global pandemi...

Twitter to establish legal entity in Turkey, comply with law

ISTANBUL (AP) — Twitter has announced it will establish a legal entity in Turkey in order to continue operating in the country, which passed a controversial social media law last year. ...

Oman blocks Clubhouse, app used for free debates in Mideast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman has cut off access to the buzzy new audio chat app Clubhouse, the country’s telecommunications regulator confirmed Monday, setting off fears that authorities ac...

Tanzania cops arrest man for reporting that president is ill

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian police have arrested a man for circulating posts saying that President John Magufuli is in ill health. Magufuli has not been seen in public for two we...

Tanzanian PM rejects claims COVID-denying leader is unwell

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is well, the country’s prime minister said Friday, rejecting opposition claims that the COVID-denying president, who's been out of public view ...

Saudi court denies activist’s appeal, upholds her travel ban

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday denied the appeal by one of the kingdom's most prominent political activists that would have allowed her to travel freely, her s...

How is Bangladesh's Digital Security Act muzzling free speech?

Protesters have taken to the streets of the Bangladeshi capital following the death of a writer in a high-security prison on February 25. Mushtaq Ahmed was arrested ten months ago under Bangladesh...

Clubhouse app lets Thailand pro-democracy protesters speak freely

Clubhouse is an invite-only audio app that is surging in popularity in Thailand as a youthful protest movement continues to demand reforms of the government and monarchy. Launched in April 2020, Club...

Attacks on individuals fall as cybercrime shifts tactics

Cybercriminals shifted away from stealing individual consumers' information in 2020 to focus on bigger, more profitable attacks on businesses, according to a report from the Identity Theft Resource Ce...

Cyber cops in 9 nations team up to disrupt dangerous malware

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in several countries have joined forces to disrupt what they call one of the world's most dangerous pieces of malware, one that allowed crimin...

Allianz Risk Barometer 2021: Covid-19 trio tops global and Asia Pacific business risks

10th Allianz survey: Business interruption, Pandemic outbreak and Cyber incidents are the top three global business risks for 2021 -- all strongly interlinked. Globally, Pandemic outbreak rockets to #...

Europol: Online child abuse rose during COVID pandemic

Cases of online child sex abuse are up this year owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the EU's crime agency said on Monday. Europol director Catherine De Bolle told Germany's Funke ...

User Education, Cloud Security and XDR Are Critical for Cybersecurity in 2021

Trend Micro predicts that remote and cloud-based systems will be ruthlessly targeted next year HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 9 December, 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated ( TYO: 4704 ; TSE: ...