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Wider access to smartphones and super-fast Internet access are giving rise to a disturbing trend: a surge in on-demand, live-streaming online child sexual abuse.
A previously undetected group of Russian-language hackers silently stole nearly US$10mil (RM40.80mil) from at least 18 mostly US and Russian banks in recent years by targeting interbank transfer systems, a Moscow-based security firm said.
In all the recent bombshell reports about the Kaspersky antivirus software, it's easy to focus on the Russian threat and miss the general context: Every government that employs hackers tries to weaponise antivirus software.
China has denied responsibility for alleged cyberattacks in the United States appearing to target exiled tycoon Guo Wengui, who has levelled corruption allegations against senior Communist Party officials and applied for political asylum.
An anti-cybercrime operation by Interpol and investigators from seven southeast Asian nations revealed nearly 9,000 malware-laden servers and hundreds of compromised websites in the Asean region.
Police have arrested 39 suspects in over a dozen countries across Europe and Latin America after busting an online paedophile ring that used the WhatsApp chat service to share images of child sex abuse, officials said.
The United States has charged two Russian intelligence agents and two criminal hackers with masterminding the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts.
A top investigator into the electronic theft of US$81mil (RM363.24mil) from the Bangladesh central bank is turning his attention to some IT technicians from the bank whom he suspects hooked up its transactions system to the public Internet, giving hackers access.
Cyberattacks targeting the global bank transfer system have succeeded in stealing funds since February’s heist of US$81mil (RM359.51mil) from the Bangladesh central bank as hackers have become more sophisticated in their tactics, according to SWIFT.
Bangladesh will share findings from its investigation into how unidentified hackers pulled off one of the world’s biggest cyber bank heists to help speed up recovery of the stolen funds, its law minister said.