Cybercrime

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How remote work opened the floodgates to ransomware
With workers outside the ‘castle walls’ of their companies, criminals have it easier – and cryptocurrency hasn’t helped

Kari Paul

17, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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EU-Russia relations expected to get even worse, says bloc’s top diplomat
Josep Borrell says ties are at the lowest level even as EU hesitates to use economic sanctions

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

16, Jun, 2021 @4:15 PM

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Age of the cyber-attack: US struggles to curb rise of digital destabilization
The ransomware attack that caused long lines for fuel on the east coast was just part of a dramatic change in the scale and nature of foreign-based threats

Dominic Rushe in New York and Julian Borger in Washington

14, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Ransomware is biggest online threat to people in UK, spy agency chief to warn
GCHQ cybersecurity boss sounds alarm over extortion by hackers who are mostly based in former Soviet states

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

13, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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World’s biggest meat producer JBS pays $11m cybercrime ransom
Brazil-based company paid ransom in bitcoin after ransomware attack shut down operations across world

Kalyeena Makortoff

10, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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China’s ‘splinternet’ will create a state-controlled alternative cyberspace
Beijing is using blockchain to build a new internet and many developing countries are likely to sign up – but at what cost?

Flavia Kenyon

03, Jun, 2021 @11:14 AM

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Australia’s cybersecurity agency says it averted more attacks by hackers who crippled Nine
Australian Signals Directorate boss Rachel Noble says helping Nine allowed it to alert two other organisations they were targets for cyber-attacks

Josh Taylor

03, Jun, 2021 @8:53 AM

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US meatpacking plants get back on stream after crippling cyber-attack
Experts warn ‘no one is out of bounds’ after ransomware attack halts production at JBS, which supplies more than fifth of US beef

Alex Hern and Alexandra Villarreal

02, Jun, 2021 @4:22 PM

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Cyber-attack on JBS, world’s largest meatworks, temporarily shuts Australian operations
The ransomware attack, believed to have been carried out by Russians, halted work at 47 JBS sites across Australia

Josh Taylor and wires

02, Jun, 2021 @6:12 AM

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Russian SolarWinds hackers launch email attack on government agencies
Microsoft says group targeted more than 15o American and foreign organisations using USAid account

Alexandra Villarreal and agencies

28, May, 2021 @5:28 PM

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What links cybercrime, terrorism and illegal trade? Dark money | Oliver Bullough
Despite fraud and money laundering costing the UK billions of pounds a year, they were not mentioned in the Queen’s speech, says Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland

Oliver Bullough

18, May, 2021 @10:34 AM

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‘I can’t be that careless’: Australian Uyghur activist targeted online
Nurgul Sawut, who has been named on a Chinese blacklist, says she’s experienced online trolling, nasty messages and malware

Josh Taylor

15, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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