cybercrime

Microsoft and other tech firms take aim at prolific cybercrime gang
World

Microsoft and other tech firms take aim at prolific cybercrime gang

(CNN Business) -Technology firms including Microsoft have tried to disrupt a cybercriminal group whose malicious software has been used in…
Mawaddah al-Adham’s partner sentenced to prison
Egypt

Mawaddah al-Adham’s partner sentenced to prison

The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Mawaddah al-Adham’s partner, to three years in prison, and fined him LE10,000 over charges of…
Lessons learned from Pasant’s tragedy: What to do if you are the victim of e-blackmail
Egypt

Lessons learned from Pasant’s tragedy: What to do if you are the victim of e-blackmail

The suicide of 17-year old Pasant Khaled from Gharbiya governorate has sent shock-waves across Egyptian society, after she was the…
Hackers disrupt Iran’s rail service with fake delay messages
Middle East

Hackers disrupt Iran’s rail service with fake delay messages

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s railroad system came under cyberattack on Friday, a semi-official news agency reported, with hackers posting…
US-Russia ties: Biden tells Putin to act on cybercrime
World

US-Russia ties: Biden tells Putin to act on cybercrime

US President Joe Biden has warned his Russian counterpart that Moscow had to “take action” against cybercriminals, the White House…
Australia set to pass sweeping cyber laws despite tech giant fears
Technology

Australia set to pass sweeping cyber laws despite tech giant fears

  Australia’s two main parties struck a deal Tuesday to pass sweeping cyber laws requiring tech giants to help government…
Supreme Council for Media to apply sanctions on media websites, social media: official
Egypt

Supreme Council for Media to apply sanctions on media websites, social media: official

  Sanctions prepared by the Supreme Council for Media Regulation will be applied on websites and social networking pages beside…
Europol: Ransomware top threat in 2017 cybercrime ‘epidemic’
World

Europol: Ransomware top threat in 2017 cybercrime ‘epidemic’

Ransomware eclipsed most other forms of cybercrime as on-line crime surged in 2017, European policing agency Europol said on Wednesday,…
Alleged Russian hacker’s arrest caps long cybercrime career
World

Alleged Russian hacker’s arrest caps long cybercrime career

From the early days of online stock scams to the increasingly sophisticated world of botnets, pseudonymous hacker Peter Severa spent…
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