3rd November 2017
Zimbabwe police detained a US citizen and seized her laptop on Friday on suspicion of calling President Robert Mugabe a “Goblin” on Twitter, the first arrest since the creation of a Ministry of Cyber Security last month, her lawyers said. Martha O‘Donovan, who works for Magamba TV, which describes itself… Read More
3rd November 2017
By David Thorpe, FT Adviser Jay Powell’s appointment to succeed Janet Yellen as chair of the US Federal Reserve is likely to benefit markets, according to several UK fund managers. Mr Trump broke with recent precedent by not re-appointing Ms Yellen for a second term. Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama… Read More
3rd November 2017
BBC Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said a Spanish tax fraud case relating to his time in charge of Real Madrid is closed. He emerged after a brief hearing at a court in the Spanish capital Madrid to say he had paid a fee to settle accusations. He had… Read More
3rd November 2017
The US on Thursday severed Bank of Dandong from its financial system, saying it acts as a conduit for illicit North Korean financial activity. The institution is used for North Korea to access the US and international systems, including facilitating multi-million dollar payments for firms engaged in North Korea’s ballistic… Read More
3rd November 2017
BBC The organisation at the frontline of UK consumer protection says it is seeing a pattern of “old scams, new tricks”. National Trading Standards (NTS) said that while online crime was a growing problem, time-honoured fraud methods would not disappear any time soon. It said many people were still hounded… Read More
3rd November 2017
By Rajeev Syal, Guardian Office (FCO) diplomats wanted a whistleblower to “turn a blind eye” to evidence of corruption at the European Union’s biggest foreign mission, according to documents placed before a tribunal on Monday. Maria Bamieh, a London-based lawyer, said FCO officials declined to take any steps to corroborate… Read More
2nd November 2017
Internet traders should bolster their systems in light of increased risks of cyberattacks, Hong Kong regulators said. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued guidance for internet traders, aimed at ensuring they provide a safe environment for their customers to operate from. In order to protect client’s internet trading… Read More
2nd November 2017
A Barclays bank worker who played a key role in assisting a criminal gang to open bogus bank accounts and launder millions has been handed a four-year sentence. Nilesh Sheth of Buckhurst Hill was part of a network that laundered at least £6.9 million stolen by international cyber criminals. Read More
2nd November 2017
President Jacob Zuma has denied that he received any undisclosed money from private individuals or companies during his term as president. This was Zuma’s answer to an urgent question put on the order paper by DA leader Mmusi Miamane for Thursday’s question session in the National Assembly, relating to allegations… Read More
2nd November 2017
A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has dismissed an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke urging it to compel the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, to bring her back to Nigeria. Diezani had brought the application before the court asking to… Read More