21st December 2017
By Gordon Corera, BBC The UK has substantially increased its hacking capabilities in recent years, an official report says. This includes the ability to attack other country’s communications, weapons systems and even infrastructure. The details were revealed in the annual report of the Intelligence and Security Committee, which oversees the… Read More
20th December 2017
The European Council on Wednesday announced that the European Union’s main bodies have reached an agreement on the hotly-debated issue of who should be allowed to access information about the true or beneficial ownership of companies. It also said it would impose due diligence controls on virtual currency exchange platforms. Read More
20th December 2017
An inquiry has been launched into the conduct of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers following allegations they took payments from associates of legendary crime boss Paul Massey. The move comes after revelations that a £3,5 million investigation into Massey’s associates and business operations collapsed, and the Crown Prosecution… Read More
20th December 2017
Malta Today How do you set up an offshore bank account when your business is connected to the most powerful political figure in Turkey? This was the dilemma facing the Turks behind a Maltese company, Pal Shipping Trader One Ltd, which in 2013 required an account to deposit VAT refund… Read More
19th December 2017
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued two more Prohibition Orders against individuals linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) state fund money laundering scandal. On Tuesday it announced a lifetime PO against Mr Yeo Jiawei and a three-year PO against Mr Kevin Scull. The regulator had earlier… Read More
19th December 2017
By Eli Watkins, CNN White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said Monday the United States believes North Korea was behind the “WannaCry” cyberattack earlier this year. “After careful investigation, the US today publicly attributes the massive ‘WannaCry’ cyberattack to North Korea,” Bossert wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. Read More
18th December 2017
CNBC The mystery behind who owns a $300 million French chateau appears to have been solved. Chateau Louis XIV is a 54,000 square foot palace near Versailles which, when sold in 2015, was described by at least two reports as “the world’s most expensive home.” The identity of the buyer… Read More
18th December 2017
By Emmanuel Jarry, Reuters The head of France’s new anti-corruption agency (AFA) says one-year old legislation designed to bolster the fight against corporate graft should be overhauled because he is almost powerless to go after foreign companies. Charles Duchaine said in an interview on Friday that existing law was too… Read More
18th December 2017
BBC Further details have emerged about the Australian man accused of being an economic agent for North Korea. Chan Han Choi, 59 was arrested in Sydney by Australian police and charged with brokering sales and discussing the supply of weapons of mass destruction. Police allege he broke UN and domestic… Read More
18th December 2017
– By Frank Miles, Fox News The Obama administration gave a free pass to Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations — some of which were unfolding inside the U.S. — to help ensure the Iran nuclear deal would stay on track, according to a bombshell exposé in PoliticoSunday. An elaborate campaign… Read More