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China launches campaign against ‘fake news’ as Beijing seeks to purify online information, targeting social media
China’s censors go after fake news and unlicensed citizen journalists in latest move to cleanse cyberspace of information deemed fake or harmful. The joint campaign from 10 regulatory agencies is expected to hit social media platforms like WeChat and Douyin, popular with content creators.
As ransomware attacks increase, experts urge victims not to pay up as that would only embolden cybercriminals.
As ransomware attacks continue to wreak havoc on US police departments, school districts and city and county governments, some state legislators say they’ve had enough.
“Zombie” devices linked to the Internet, and infected with malware that allow hackers to control them and launch cyberattacks, have tripled their numbers in Singapore amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest government findings.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Computer systems of several companies across the world, including 800 physical grocery stores of Sweden's Coop, that were shut down after attacked by REvil ransomware could take weeks to recover, cyber security experts said.
In the past few weeks, ransomware criminals claimed as trophies at least three North American insurance brokerages that offer policies to help others survive the very network-paralysing, data-pilfering extortion attacks they themselves apparently suffered.
Ukrainian police have carried out nearly two dozen raids targeting alleged associates of a Russian-speaking ransomware gang it blamed for a half billion dollars in cyberattacks and extortion that hit the United States and South Korea especially hard.
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.
Cybercriminals took advantage of companies adjusting to the "unique challenges" of remote work by carrying out hacks, data breaches, video hijacks and fraud.