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Sextortion syndicates in Asia and Africa are raking in millions from targets in places such as Britain, enabled by wire-transfer services and cryptocurrencies
US companies and government agencies are reeling from recent ransomware attacks that have disrupted critical services, from a major oil pipeline to a beef producer and hospitals.
Cryptocurrencies' transparent transactions are proving that shady deals using the technology might not be as hidden as criminals believe it to be, with authorities increasingly able to track them down.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sentul police have recorded statements from two individuals who claimed they were extorted by police.
Cybercriminals took advantage of companies adjusting to the "unique challenges" of remote work by carrying out hacks, data breaches, video hijacks and fraud.
MANILA, June 5 (dpa): Three people were killed when a passenger bus was set on fire in the southern Philippines, police said on Friday night (June 4).
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria will set up its own "blacklist" of companies and people associated with three Bulgarians and 64 entities that the United States has imposed sanctions on over alleged corruption, preventing state dealings with them, the interim government said late on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Department of Justice is elevating investigations of ransomware attacks to a similar priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack and mounting damage caused by cyber criminals, a senior department official told Reuters.
BRUSSELS/SOFIA (Reuters) -Leading Bulgarian politicians welcomed U.S. sanctions on three Bulgarians and 64 companies linked to them over alleged corruption on Thursday, while the European Union signalled its approval by saying it would not impose countermeasures.
NILAI: Police are looking for the individual who allegedly blackmailed a member of a political party with threats of posting a video clip and photographs on social media.