5th December 2018
AP — An Israeli company known for its sophisticated phone surveillance technology on Monday rejected accusations that its snooping software helped lead to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The NSO Group has faced similar claims in the past that its products were used to… Read More
28th November 2018
AP — Ohio is now accepting the cryptocurrency, bitcoin, for business tax payments including sales tax. State Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office announced Monday that businesses can sign up for the program through OhioCrypto.com. Businesses will pay their taxes through a third-party processor called BitPay, which will convert the digital… Read More
23rd November 2018
AP — China on Thursday rejected a U.S. government report that accuses Beijing of stepping up efforts to steal technology ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. The Commerce Ministry dismissed the U.S. Trade Representative’s report as “new unwarranted accusations” and said… Read More
16th November 2018
AP — Japan’s minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be. Ruling party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada, also in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was replying… Read More
7th November 2018
Hackers breached some HSBC (HSBA.L) customers’ accounts in the United States in October and accessed their information, the bank said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear how many accounts were breached or whether any money was stolen. – By Lawrence White, Reuters, 7 November 2018. Read More
2nd November 2018
The United Kingdom has published its strategy to tackle money laundering and other serious crime, outlining a crackdown on professional enablers and sectors targeted by launderers, such as public schools. Officials estimate that billions are laundered through the UK annually, impacting its reputation and economy. Under its Serious and Organised… Read More
26th October 2018
International Airlines Group (ICAG.L) said an investigation into the theft of customers’ data at its British Airways unit showed hackers may have stolen the personal information of a further 185,000 customers. British Airways apologised in September after the credit card details of hundreds of thousands of its customers were stolen… Read More
25th October 2018
AP – Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) on Wednesday gave the cryptocurrency industry self-regulatory status, permitting the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association to police and sanction exchanges for any violations. The government has been reviewing its approach toward an industry that has been hit twice by large-scale thefts. The FSA… Read More
22nd October 2018
AP — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for using identities stolen from the dark web to defraud businesses of more than $600,000. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Springfield says 25-year-old Keith Offord of Carpentersville also was ordered Friday to… Read More
19th October 2018
When Peggy and Marco Lachmann-Anke learned in January that hackers cracked a 40-character password and cleaned out their cryptocurrency wallet, they did not go to the police or alert the tokens’ issuer, the Berlin-based technology group IOTA. They bought more coins. The Cyprus-based German couple, who describe themselves as financial… Read More