cyber crime

Study: North Korea Using Bitcoin to Finance Nuclear Weapons Development

A study from the U.K. Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI) found North Korea using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to circumvent international sanctions. The authors warned Pyongyang’s cybercrime network could “become a sustained security challenge” as it seeks more untraceable methods of laundering money and keeping its business secret from international regulators.

Cryptocurrencies tumble after S. Korea hack

Israeli Police: FBI Assisted In Arrest of JCC Bomb Threat Suspect

TEL AVIV – The arrest of Jewish Israeli-American teen suspected of making bomb threats on U.S. Jewish institutions only came about after President Donald Trump sent a team of FBI agents to Israel and deemed his capture a high priority, police sources said.

American-Israeli Jewish teenager (C), accused of making dozens of anti-Semitic bomb threats in the United States and elsewhere, is escorted by guards as he leaves the Israeli Justice court in Rishon Lezion on March 23, 2017. The arrest comes after a wave of bomb threats to American Jewish institutions since …

Israel-American Bomb Threat Suspect’s Slip-Up Led To His Arrest

TEL AVIV – The Israeli-American teenager suspected of making more than 100 bomb threats against Jewish institutions across the U.S. used a variety of technologies to throw investigators off the scent, but was ultimately caught when he started cutting corners.

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Britain to Spend 1.9 Billion Boosting Cyber Defences

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Britain will boost its cyber security defences with a 1.9 billion pound ($2.32 billion) investment due to be announced by Finance Minister Philip Hammond later on Tuesday, a statement from the Treasury said.

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WaPo: Israel Earmarks Millions to Fight Boycotters Online

TEL AVIV — Israel is going on the offensive to combat the boycott Israel movement, the Washington Post reported. The Israeli government recently earmarked close to $26 million to fight global attempts at delegitimizing the Jewish state’s right to exist. Most of

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Hackers Claim Revenge Attack On National Crime Agency Website

A hacking group claims to have attacked the National Crime Agency (NCA) in revenge for the arrest of several people for internet attacks. As part of Operation Vivarium, the NCA detained six people on 28 August for allegedly purchasing a hacking

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Millennials May Dump Social Media if Privacy Breaches Continue

With the revelations of data snooping and privacy violations by government agencies, clandestine hacker groups and supposedly trusted telecommunications companies accelerating, a new report suggests Generation Y, 18 to 34 year olds, is starting to have “buyer’s remorse” regarding the amount of social media accounts into which they’ve poured the intimate details of their lives.

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AP Sources: IRS Believes Tax Data Hack Perpetrated in Russia

IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.

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