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UK and allies unmask and sanction Russian leader of LockBit cybercrime gang

London, UK Reuters Britain, the US and Australia have sanctioned and unmasked a senior Russian leader of the notorious cybercrime gang LockBit, the British Government said on Tuesday. Dmitry Khoroshev will face asset freezes and travel bans after being identified as one of the leaders of LockBit, the ransomware group which has digitally extorted over […]

Lockbit cybercrime gang disrupted by Britain, US and EU

London, UK Reuters Lockbit, a notorious cybercrime gang that holds its victims’ data to ransom, has been disrupted in a rare international law enforcement operation by Britain’s National Crime Agency, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Europol and a coalition of international police agencies, according to a post on the gang’s extortion website on Monday. […]

Australia says hacks surging, state-sponsored groups targeting critical infrastructure

A 3D printed model of men working on computers are seen in front of displayed binary code and words "Hacker" in this illustration taken, on 5th July 5, 2021

Sydney, AustraliaReuters State-sponsored cyber groups and hackers have increased assaults on Australia’s critical infrastructure, businesses and homes, a government report said, adding that its new defence agreement with Britain and the US had likely made it more of a target. Reports of cybercrime surged 23 per cent to more than 94,000 in the financial year […]

Alliance of 40 countries to vow not to pay ransom to cybercriminals, US says

White House Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology, Anne Neuberger, addresses cyber security during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, US, on 2nd September, 2021

San Francisco Reuters Forty countries in a US-led alliance plan to sign a pledge never to pay ransom to cybercriminals and to work toward eliminating the hackers’ funding mechanism, a senior White House official said on Tuesday. White House Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology, Anne Neuberger, addresses cyber security during the […]

Crime

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Did you know that most crimes in Australia are trending down. Some of the few exceptions include youth crime, domestic violence and cybercrime. PICTURE: David von Diemar/Unsplash Cybercrime is booming because that’s where commerce is moving. It’s easier to sit at a computer and steal money than rob a bank. Cyber crime is annoying, but domestic […]

Cambodia feared lagging behind predators in cybersex trafficking crackdown

Cambodian police

Phnom PenhThomson Reuters Foundation US and Australian crime fighters are preparing Cambodia for a spike in online child sex abuse cases but local officials fear that predators are a step ahead of police due to narrow laws. The spread of cheap, high-speed internet and the rise in mobile phone ownership is fuelling cybersex trafficking across […]