Category Archives: Security

28Nov/16

Ghana cyber crime flourishes where jobs are scarce and literacy is high

Thousands of young people in Ghana’s capital make a living doing internet romance scams, the only way, they say, to earn decent money given sky-high unemployment levels. Their desperation is evidence of the challenge facing politicians who, ahead of a presidential election on December 7, are telling voters that job creation is a top priority.

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09Nov/16

Donald Trump in charge of the NSA

Press Release (Open Rights Group) – “If there were a crisis in the relationship between the UK and the US, what risks would our shared intelligence arrangements pose?”
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01Nov/16
Security, Computer security, Cybercrime, National security, Cyberwarfare, Hammond, National Security Council, National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, Politics, Country: Russia, Country: United Kingdom

UK says will retaliate against growing threat from cyber-attacks

British Chancellor Philip Hammond hints at threats from Russia as he unveils a new five-year cyber security strategy.

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05Oct/16

Yahoo built software to secretly search customer emails for U.S. intelligence: Reuters

Yahoo has been secretly scanning millions of its customers’ emails for U.S. intelligence, according to a Reuters investigation.
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01Oct/16

Edward Snowden film premieres in Hong Kong

A film telling the story of Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency intelligence contractor turned whistle-blower, premieres in Hong Kong. Continue reading

06Sep/16

Cuba government filtering mobile text messages, dissidents say

Cuban government is filtering text messages for key words such as democracy and human rights and then blocking them, renowned Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez charged at the weekend, an accusation confirmed by Reuters on Monday.

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30Aug/16

Russian hackers breached voter databases in Arizona and Illinois

The FBI has uncovered evidence that hackers breached two state voter databases in June and July.
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26Aug/16

Apple fixes serious security flaw after UAE dissident’s iPhone targeted

Apple issues security patch to fix security hole in iPhones and iPads.

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07May/16
DroneWatcher

Crowdsourcing app could help national security

A new free smart phone app that tracks drone signals close to airports or crowded events could help prevent unmanned aerial vehicles being used for nefarious purposes such as terrorism. Sharon Reich reports.
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15Mar/16
Bangladesh's central bank governor Atiur Rahman

Bank governor resigns after cyber heist

Bangladesh’s central bank governor Atiur Rahman has resigned after $81 million was stolen from the bank’s account at the New York Fed. As Sonia Legg reports, it was one of the largest cyber heists in history. Continue reading