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Hundreds arrested worldwide in cyber scam crackdown

Hundreds of people were arrested worldwide during a four-month operation targeting scammers who hijack wire transfers for profit, federal authorities said....

Hundreds arrested worldwide in cyber scam crackdown

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Hundreds arrested worldwide in cyberscam crackdown Federal authorities arrested hundreds of people worldwide during a four-month operation targeting scammers who hijack wire transfers for profit, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday....
2019-09-11, 22:13

Hundreds arrested US-Nigeria crackdown on cyber scams US and Nigerian authorities have dismantled multiple groups running so-called business email compromise schemes. The online scams led to $1.3 billion (€1.2 billion) in worldwide losses in 2018....
2019-09-11, 05:39

Romance scam 'targeted women worldwide' The Japanese woman and a man claiming to be a US Army captain stationed in Syria started communicating in March 2016 on an international social network....
2019-08-23, 11:39

Microsoft reports hundreds of election-related cyber probes In bid to sell election software, Microsoft gives update on cyber election tampering, and its new ElectionGuard program, which offers checks and balances.       ...
2019-07-18, 00:26

Hundreds Protest in Indian-Controlled Kashmir After Crackdown (NEW DELHI) — Hundreds of people have held a street protest in Indian-controlled Kashmir as India’s government assured the Supreme Court that the situation in the disputed region is being reviewed daily and unprecedented security restrictions will be removed over the next few days. Carry...
2019-08-17, 03:13

Man arrested after university students' data stolen in cyber attack A man has been arrested on suspicion of computer crimes and fraud offences by police investigating the theft of student data from Lancaster University....
2019-07-24, 19:26

Bureaucrats Among 7 Arrested In Scam Involving BSF Border Posts The CBI has arrested two senior National Projects Construction Company officials and five others on charges of corruption and irregularities in a project involving construction of Border Security......
2019-07-15, 16:52

IIT Graduate Arrested For Running Laptop Scam Under PM Modi's Name A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly running a fake website with pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and duping people in the name of "Free Laptop Government Scheme on the Occasion......
2019-06-02, 22:26

UP Man Arrested In Nepal For Running Illegal Call Bypass Scam A 36-year-old Indian man has been arrested in Nepal for illegally operating call bypass on international calls that caused a loss of millions of rupees to the Himalayan nation's telecom department,......
2019-06-02, 23:26

IMA Ponzi Scam Mastermind, Back From Dubai, Arrested In New Delhi Mohammed Mansoor Khan, the main accused in the multi-crore IMA Ponzi scam was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate after he landed in New Delhi from Dubai at about 1:50 am today. Central agencies......
2019-07-19, 07:13

Bengaluru Engineer Arrested, Documents Seized In IMA Jewels Scam Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday said that a Bengaluru Development Authority engineer was taken into custody and important documents were seized from his possession in connection with the......
2019-07-01, 22:39

Four UK citizens arrested in China days after drug crackdown Four British citizens have been arrested by Chinese authorities in eastern Jiangsu province, the UK Foreign Office said Friday, two days Chinese police announced a drug raid there involving 16 foreigners....
2019-07-12, 13:52

281 alleged email scammers arrested in global crackdown The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that 281 suspects had been arrested around the world in connection with email scams and wire transfer fraud....
2019-09-11, 11:52

Feds: Nearly 1,700 arrested in child porn, abuse crackdown WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says nearly 1,700 people have been arrested following a two-month crackdown aimed at targeting suspected child predators. Tuesday’s announcement caps the nationwide investigation conducted by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies around the ...
2019-06-11, 19:00

Ethiopia: Hundreds arrested over coup attempt More than 260 people have been detained after a militia tried to grab power in the Amhara region. Some are questioning whether the prime minister's policies have inflamed ethnic tensions....
2019-06-28, 19:00

Hong Kong activists arrested including Joshua Wong in crackdown on protests Hong Kong police arrested a number of prominent pro-democracy activists including Joshua Wong and three lawmakers on Friday, seeking to rein in protests that have plunged the city into its worst political crisis for decades....
2019-08-31, 07:00

Hundreds arrested as Kazakhs protest against 'rigged' election Little change expected despite Nursultan Nazarbayev stepping down after 30 years in power Hundreds of people have been arrested in Kazakhstan while protesting against a stage-managed election that they say will deprive them of a political voice.Voters have been going to the polls to elect a successo...
2019-06-10, 02:13

ICE announces hundreds of migrants arrested in raid operations The Trump administration announced Tuesday that in a period of just over two months, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested more than 900 people who had remained in the country despite being ordered to leave....
2019-07-23, 20:26

Hundreds of Their Workers Were Arrested In Mississippi ICE Raids, But No Employers Have Been Charged Yet Hundreds of employees at seven worksites across Mississippi were swept up Wednesday in the largest immigration raid in at least a decade. Their employers are yet to be charged. They might never be. They typically aren’t. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 680 people but has rel...
2019-08-10, 07:26

Hundreds Arrested in Kazakhstan as Demonstrators Protest Presidential Vote (MOSCOW) — Police detained hundreds of people in Kazakhstan amid unauthorized protests of a presidential election Sunday that opponents alleged was a fake exercise in democracy. Officers, some in riot gear with shields and helmets, broke up the demonstrations in the capital, Nur-Sultan, and in...
2019-06-10, 04:26

Hundreds Arrested in Moscow as Protests Pile Pressure on Putin Police detained hundreds of people at a protest in the Russian capital demanding fair elections, as a recent wave of public discontent in Russia showed few signs of abating....
2019-08-03, 18:01

Hundreds arrested in Moscow protests over how police handled journalist case A day after investigative journalist Ivan Golunov went free, protesters in Moscow sought greater punishment for the police officers who allegedly framed him....
2019-06-12, 17:52

Hundreds of turtles, Southwest Airlines and a secret video: Trafficking ringleader arrested Nathan Horton is charged with violating the Lacey Act for wildlife trafficking. He illegally shipped hundreds of turtles to China as pets.        ...
2019-08-17, 07:13

Burberry to close one in 10 stores worldwide Clothing company refuses to reveal location of the 38 outlets earmarked for closureBurberry is closing one in 10 stores around the world as part of an overhaul designed to take the luxury fashion brand more upmarket.The 163 year-old company refused to identify the locations of the 38 stores earmarke...
2019-05-21, 19:39

Not enough resettlement solutions for refugees worldwide, says UN Despite record numbers of people forcibly displaced across borders, with 1.2 million in need of a new permanent place to call home last year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) released new data on Tuesday showing that only 55,700 of them – 4.7 per cent – were able to be resettled in 2018....
2019-05-21, 19:13

Strokes leading cause for disability worldwide TUCSON – Every year 800 thousand people in the U.S. suffer strokes. It is the leading cause of disability worldwide. While it is unlikely that you’ll die from a stroke, you could end up being handicapped. According to Tucson Neurologist Mateja De Leonni Stanonik, a stroke is a clot to th...
2019-06-01, 10:39

New Amazfit smartwatches may soon be on sale worldwide Chinese manufacturer Huami spent the first half of 2019 bringing out a new series of watches including the new Amazfit Verge 2 and Amazfit Bip Lite, and it seems these new devices will soon be on sale worldwide.Huami has often brought its Amazfit devices to markets like the US and UK eventually, aft...
2019-07-19, 17:13

Pay packet inequality growing worldwide, says new UN report Top earners around the world have seen their share of national income rise in the last decade and a half, while everyone else has seen their pay packets shrink by comparison, UN economists reported on Thursday....
2019-07-04, 18:52

U.N.: 71 million displaced worldwide by war, violence, persecution Nearly 71 million people have been displaced by war, violence and persecution worldwide last year, the largest number recorded in the United Nation's history, the international organization's refugee agency said....
2019-06-19, 11:52

There are 2 must-get items from McDonald's new Worldwide Favorites menu Having recently eaten through much of the menu at McDonald’s in Hong Kong, it made me realize McDonald’s was like music, film, or another form of pop culture—some of it exported from America worldwide, with the remaining filled with local stars and catered for local tastes. Like, Beyonce is a megast...
2019-06-14, 21:26

Global fintech investment plummets worldwide The ongoing trade war between the US and China led global fintech investments to fall by 29 percent during the first half of 2019 according to a new report from Accenture.The value of fintech deals worldwide during the first six months of this year declined to $22bn which is a significant decrease w...
2019-08-19, 23:52

5G speeds and coverage aren't just patchy where you are, it's worldwide 5G is here, but even if you live in one of the few cities around the world which have the next generation of mobile network switched 'on', you'll likely find the coverage (and speeds) far from spectacular right now.The good news is, you're not alone. We've already tested the...
2019-07-06, 12:13

Every country worldwide is now using the most effective polio vaccine We may be on the brink of eradicating polio at last, now that Mongolia and Zimbabwe have added the inactivated polio vaccine to routine immunisations...
2019-05-21, 14:32

Kia recalls Niro models worldwide for urgent fix Electrical relay fitted to certain hybrid and plug-in hybrid Niro models is prone to overheating Kia has issued a voluntary global recall notice to drivers of its Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid compact SUV models.  This is because an electrical relay fitted to 5020 vehicles built between November 2...
2019-05-31, 20:52

Refugee numbers worldwide hit record high: UN For the first time ever, the number of displaced people reached 70.8 million at the end of 2018, according to the UNHCR. Even this record tally is on the conservative side as the crisis in Venezuela is underreported....
2019-06-19, 08:26

WHO: Measles outbreaks continue to spread worldwide There have been more reported measles cases in the first six months of 2019 than in any year since 2006, straining healthcare systems the world over, the World Health Organization said....
2019-08-13, 15:39

Volvo recalls more than 500,000 cars worldwide over fire risk Almost 70,000 vehicles in the UK are affected by problem with plastic part in engineMore than 500,000 Volvo cars are being recalled worldwide, including 70,000 in the UK, because of a fire risk in the engine.The manufacturer said a plastic part in the engine has, in rare cases, been liable to melt a...
2019-07-22, 18:13

More than 70 million people now fleeing conflict and oppression worldwide One in every 108 people were displaced in 2018, yet offers of resettlement were half level of previous yearThe number of people forced to flee their homes across the world has exceeded 70 million for the first time since records began, the UN’s refugee agency has warned.About 70.8 million – one in e...
2019-06-19, 09:26

China's new digital currency could encourage worldwide use of the yuan, says CEO China's plans for a digital currency could serve as a "foundation" for the yuan's internationalization, allowing it to be distributed across the globe, says Circle's Jeremy Allaire....
2019-09-13, 10:00

Poor nations hosting most refugees worldwide, need more Western help: U.N. Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world's refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday....
2019-06-19, 09:13

U.S.-China trade feud shakes markets worldwide Asian stock markets tumbled for the second straight day Tuesday, but U.S. markets posted early gains on Wall Street a day after the United States' top benchmark index tumbled hundreds of points....
2019-08-06, 19:13

Worldwide PC Market Bounces Back in Q2 2019: Gartner, IDC After witnessing two quarters of decline, the global PC market grew 1.5 percent in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, showed a preliminary report released by Gartner....
2019-07-12, 18:13

EU legal expert says online defamation enforceable worldwide BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union legal adviser says social media networks like Facebook could be ordered to take down anywhere in the world any text, photo or other material judged defamatory by a court. The case concerns a Facebook user who shared an online article on their personal page about ...
2019-06-04, 13:39

The worldwide helium shortage affects everything from MRIs to rockets — here's why Scientists have been warning of the dire consequences of dwindling helium supplies for years. Here's why the market is falling flat, and what scientists are doing about it....
2019-06-21, 21:39

Beach clean-ups held worldwide for World Oceans Day With the oceans facing threats such as plastic pollution and global warming, World Oceans Day aims to raise awareness with a series of events. A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival, organizers say....
2019-06-08, 15:00

Allergan recalls textured breast implants worldwide Allergan Plc said on Wednesday it was recalling its Biocell textured breast implants and tissue expanders across markets, citing concerns over a rare form of cancer, after the U.S. health agency asked the drugmaker to pull the products....
2019-07-24, 20:26

How American Corporations Are Policing Online Speech Worldwide In the winter of 2010, a 19-year-old Moroccan man named Kacem Ghazzali logged into his email to find a message from Facebook informing him that a group he had created just a few days prior had been removed from the platform without explanation. The group, entitled “Jeunes pour la séparation entre Re...
2019-07-10, 21:13

Palo Alto executive VP of worldwide sales steps down Palo Alto Networks Inc said on Friday its executive vice president of worldwide sales, Dave Peranich, is stepping down after three years in the cyber security company....
2019-08-17, 04:26

US stocks fall again, joining worldwide sell-off, on tariffs The worldwide sell-off in financial markets came back around to the United States Friday, and stock indexes fell from the get-go as traders continue to take cover following President Trump’s latest escalation in his trade war with China...
2019-08-02, 21:39

Pokémon manga e-books are available in schools and libraries worldwide Pokémon manga e-books are now available to public libraries and schools worldwide through OverDrive, Inc. Students and library patrons can visit overdrive.com to find a participating library. From there, you'll be able to download Pokém......
2019-06-11, 21:26

World Oceans Day: Beach cleanups held worldwide With the oceans facing threats such as plastic pollution and global warming, World Oceans Day aims to raise awareness with a series of events. A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival, organizers say....
2019-06-08, 23:52

Outages hit Facebook, Instragram, WhatsApp users worldwide Social network Facebook and associated platforms Instagram and WhatsApp all suffered international outages Wednesday -- primarily in the United States, South America and Europe....
2019-07-03, 20:39

Most People Worldwide Trust That Vaccines Are Safe—But the Amount That Don’t Is Concerning The majority of people worldwide think vaccines are safe, according to a new global survey—but the share of doubters is still high enough to threaten immunity. The survey, conducted by polling group Gallup and health research charity Wellcome, asked more than 140,000 people in 140 countries...
2019-06-19, 19:13

Sears’ bankruptcy has burned thousands of vendors worldwide If you think shopping at Sears can be sad these days, it’s nothing compared to doing business with the struggling chain. Michelle Chan — whose Hong Kong-based company Mien Co. Ltd. manufactures handbags, wallets and belts for brands like Joe Boxer and Jaclyn Smith — says she lost her life savings wh...
2019-06-03, 06:01

UPDATE 3-Allergan recalls textured breast implants worldwide Allergan Plc said on Wednesday it was recalling its Biocell textured breast implants and tissue expanders across markets, citing concerns over a rare form of cancer, after the U.S. health agency asked the drugmaker to pull the products....
2019-07-24, 21:13

Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer Are Recalled Worldwide Under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, Allergan will stop selling textured implants. 33 deaths have been tied to this type of implant....
2019-07-24, 17:39

Google Rolls Out Redesigned Search Menu With New Icons Worldwide Google is rolling out a new look for its search page with a tweaked search menu. The new search menu now includes icons in addition to regular search category names....
2019-06-14, 21:39

Ivanka Trump hits the road again for women’s rights worldwide Ivanka Trump, her father’s ambassador for women’s rights, is taking her campaign on the road for the second time, traveling to South America to urge nations to remove barriers to economic empowerment for women....
2019-08-30, 20:26

Google falls to third place in worldwide smart speaker market The global smart speaker market grew 55.4% in the second quarter to reach 26.1 million shipments, according to a new report from Canalys. Amazon continued to lead the race, accounting for 6.6 million units shipped in the quarter. Google, however, fell to the third spot as China’s Baidu surged ...
2019-08-26, 19:13

Protesters besiege Brazilian embassies worldwide over Amazon fires Activists condemn president Jair Bolsonaro’s failure to defend the forest as his supporters condemn ‘global left’Protesters have laid siege to Brazilian embassies around the world as international outrage over Jair Bolsonaro’s failure to protect the Amazon intensified and supporters maligned critics...
2019-08-23, 22:52

More than 175 killed worldwide in last eight years in white nationalist-linked attacks At least 16 high-profile attacks have been motivated by white nationalist conspiracy theoriesIn the past eight years, more than 175 people around the world have been killed in at least 16 high-profile attacks motivated, or apparently motivated, by white nationalist conspiracy theories, including the...
2019-08-05, 19:52

Nissan plans to shed 10,000 jobs worldwide, reports claim Cuts would be twice as many as the carmaker announced in May and will increase fears of UK losses The carmaker Nissan plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs around the world as part of efforts to turn itself around, Japanese media have reported.Nissan announced in May it would cut 4,800 jobs from its gl...
2019-07-24, 09:52

Google Maps now displays bike-sharing stations worldwide Google Maps' bike-sharing station integrations are arriving in global markets from today, more than a year after debuting in New York City. Read More...
2019-07-17, 01:26

France's Women Are On A Mission To Establish Worldwide Soccer Dominance If the 100 percent non-existent aliens that purportedly flit about Earth’s skies were in fact real, and if they somehow mustered enough gumption in their lily liver-equivalent alien organs to descend upon the far superior human race and challenge us to a pair of soccer matches—one men’s, one women’s...
2019-06-04, 18:13

Pokémon Sword and Shield arrive worldwide on November 15, 2019 Nintendo Switch has Pokémon games, but it doesn’t really have its own Pokémon games, not in the true sense. Pokémon Sword and Shield, coming November 15, 2019, will be the first real Pokémon games (don’t even mention Pokémon Let’s Go – don’t) for Nintendo Switch, and now we ...
2019-06-05, 16:39

15 million people worldwide may have died by suicide with pesticides since the 1960s Since 1960, roughly 15 million people may have died by suicides throughout the world with pesticide poisoning. Most of these attempts seemed to be spur of the moment events with little or no preparation....
2019-09-12, 03:39

Rise of mental illness worldwide tied to austerity, inequality Austerity, income inequality and job insecurity are leading to a global rise in mental illness, according to a new United Nations report. Dr. Dainius Pūras, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on health, told The Guardian that world governments should look into addressing inequality and discrimination as ...
2019-06-27, 18:52

Apple Music grows to over 60 million monthly users worldwide Apple Music and Spotify continue to compete for world domination, as both music streaming services claim they have many millions of subscribers. Up until now, Spotify was the supreme ruler with more than 100 million subscribers worldwide reported two months ago.Before that, Apple said it has amassed...
2019-06-28, 18:39

'Tetris Royale' brings massive battles to phones worldwide Just a few weeks after its 35th birthday, Tetris is getting a new look. A Tetris battle royale game is coming to mobile. N3TWORK and The Tetris Company Inc. announced that they've partnered to develop Tetris games built for mobile devices worldwide -......
2019-06-28, 19:13

High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data shows WHO’s first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries....
2019-05-21, 17:13

The Lion King Smashes Past $500 Million Worldwide Thanks to Massive Weekend The Lion King has smashed through the $500-million milestone in 10 days of release, as it added $460.8 million at the worldwide box office over the past weekend. In India, it made Rs. 65.19 crores......
2019-07-23, 10:52

Fitbit Pay rolls out access to seven transit systems worldwide, including New York's MTA Fitbit is one of the world's most popular wearable brands and I see them on wrists during my commute every day. In addition to 24/7 activity tracking, Fitbit devices function as mobile payment devices and with today's release can even be used in lieu of your transit card....
2019-05-29, 21:01

Facebook's cryptocoin Libra could become a worldwide currency, says CEO of fintech start-up Tally "It literally threatens the governments that issue currency, the banks that store it and the actual transmission network," Tally's Jason Brown says....
2019-06-19, 04:39

Young people worldwide can ‘determine the future of migration,’ says UN senior official The key role that young people play in determining the future of migration governance around the world is the focus of the session this year of the International Dialogue on Migration at the UN, convened by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday....
2019-05-21, 19:13

Hurricane Dorian: 'historic tragedy' prompts worldwide call for aid for Bahamas Thousands left without shelter and likely to face food and water shortages as Bahamas hurricane tracks towards FloridaUS officials and counterparts around the world sent out an urgent call for help for the Bahamas after the northernmost islands in the archipelago were pulverized by Hurricane Dorian....
2019-09-04, 09:00

175 people killed worldwide in last eight years in white nationalist-linked attacks At least 16 high-profile attacks have been motivated by white nationalist conspiracy theoriesIn the past eight years, more than 175 people around the world have been killed in at least 16 high-profile attacks motivated, or apparently motivated, by white nationalist conspiracy theories, including the...
2019-08-05, 19:26

Zara's hit £40 polka-dot dress propels firm's worldwide sales growth Sales at the Spanish group’s established stores rose 5% in the six months to 31 JulyZara’s owner, Inditex, has reported underlying sales growth at its stores in every part of the world – with a little help from a white polka-dot midi dress which became the viral fashion hit of the summer.The £39.99 ...
2019-09-12, 03:39

Last Month Hottest June On Record Worldwide: European Satellite Agency Last month was the hottest June ever recorded with soaring temperatures worldwide capped off by a record-breaking heatwave across Western Europe, satellite data showed Tuesday....
2019-07-02, 18:00

Deutsche Bank starts cutting London jobs with 18,000 at risk worldwide Some staff in London reported to be in tears after hearing their jobs have goneWhat went wrong at Deutsche Bank?Profile of Deutsche Bank boss Christian Sewing Nils Pratley: Deutsche Bank is clutching at strawsDeutsche Bank started slashing thousands of jobs in the City of London and in New York only...
2019-07-09, 00:26

Hobbs and Shaw, The Lion King Rule the Worldwide Weekend Box Office Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw ruled the worldwide box office this weekend with an estimated haul of $180.8 million, the third largest opening in the franchise. In India, Hobbs and Shaw grossed $7.4......
2019-08-05, 08:39

Radio still a powerful worldwide tool for ‘dialogue, tolerance and peace’: Guterres Radio is a powerful tool that continues to promote “dialogue, tolerance and peace,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in message on Thursday, marking World Radio Day....
2019-05-21, 15:39

McDonald’s Worldwide Favorites menu is a greasy, putrid trash fire McDonald’s new Worldwide Favorites menu — a roundup of the chain’s purported top hits abroad — proves that the world’s worse off than we knew. Each of five items, launched this week and inspired by different countries, is awful in its own way. But hideous qualities they all share make it conve...
2019-06-06, 07:52

What the hell is a ‘cyber diplomat’? I’m an avid consumer of any TV series or podcast that’s even remotely political. I love the drama, intrigue, maneuvering, and most of all, the power. But when it comes to the actual workings of the world of geopolitics, diplomacy, and backroom dealings (those are still a thing, right?), I’m kind of ...
2019-05-24, 14:13

Facebook may be ordered to remove duplicates of illegal posts worldwide: EU court adviser Facebook may be ordered to track down all posts duplicating content it has been told to remove by an EU court, an adviser to the European Union's top court said on Tuesday....
2019-06-04, 17:00

Huawei unveils smartphone OS to rival Google’s Android amid worldwide mistrust Huawei on Friday unveiled a smartphone operating system that it said can replace Google’s Android, adding to the Chinese tech giant’s efforts to insulate itself against U.S. sanctions....
2019-08-09, 19:52

Women's Super League games get free live worldwide streaming All Women's Super League matches from England will be broadcast live internationally for the first time on a free streaming service       ...
2019-08-06, 15:26

'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' worldwide launch begins on June 21st You'll be able to save Muggles from rogue magical creatures and misbehaving objects very soon: Niantic will finally start rolling out Harry Potter: Wizards Unite on June 21st. The company has announced the much-awaited mobile game's launch date outsi......
2019-06-19, 03:39

Google Maps rolls out new bike-sharing feature in major cities worldwide Google Maps' new real-time bike-sharing availability feature comes after Apple announced major changes to its competing app last month.       ...
2019-07-17, 17:00

Scourge of slavery still claims 40 million victims worldwide, ‘must serve as a wakeup call’ Incidents of modern-day slavery are “only likely to increase” as a result of some of biggest challenges facing the world today, a UN expert outlined in a report for the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday....
2019-09-09, 23:39

Stopping China's cyber mischief Responding to longstanding security concerns over Huawei and other Chinese companies, two U.S. senators have introduced legislation to boost oversight of hardware and software from China....
2019-08-23, 12:26

NYT: US ramps up cyber attacks on Russia The US is escalating cyber attacks on Russia's electric power grid and has placed potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system, The New York Times reported Saturday....
2019-06-16, 11:39

World Health Organization and UNICEF shows that 20 million children worldwide did not get lifesaving vaccines NBC NEWS-Millions of children are not getting the vaccines that could save their lives according to new reports. New report from World Health Organization and UNICEF World Health experts say nearly 20-million kids worldwide were not vaccinated against diseases like Measles, Diphtheria and Tetanus la...
2019-07-16, 04:13

Iran says it dismantled a U.S. cyber espionage network Iran said on Monday it had exposed a large cyber espionage network it alleged was run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and that several U.S. spies had been arrested in different countries as the result of this action....
2019-06-17, 17:52

US hits Iran with cyber attack: Reports The US reportedly launched a cyber attack on Iran in response to the downing of unmanned drone. Cyber security firms have also reported a rise in Iranian attempts to hack US government agencies and companies....
2019-06-23, 07:52

First American financial aftershock and the need for cyber resilience IT and security professionals have a huge range of tools and technologies at their disposal to help combat data and device security risks. In fact, global spend on information security is predicted to exceed $124 billion in 2019, according to Gartner. Despite this, every week it seems there is news ...
2019-05-31, 14:52

Bolton Says U.S. Is Expanding Offensive Cyber Operations The U.S. intends to expand offensive cyberoperations to counter digital economic espionage and other commercial hacks, White House national security adviser John Bolton said at The Wall Street Journal’s CFO Network annual meeting....
2019-06-12, 16:00

China's ZTE Follows Huawei With Brussels Cyber-Security Lab ZTE opened a cyber-security lab in Brussels on Wednesday, aiming to boost transparency four months after bigger telecoms equipment rival Huawei did the same to allay concerns about spying....
2019-07-11, 14:26

US authorities charged 80 in alleged cyber fraud U.S. authorities on Thursday unsealed a 252-count grand jury indictment charging 80 people in a major conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through fraud schemes and launder the money through a Los Angeles-based network. (Aug. 22)        ...
2019-08-23, 00:00

Are financial advisors prepared for cyber attacks? As cyber threats abound, everyone from large financial firms to individual advisors need to make sure they have done everything they can to guard against a breach....
2019-05-21, 14:32

Kremlin: Cyber warfare between U.S., Russia a 'possibility' The Russian government said Monday its electrical grid is safe but constantly under attack from enemies abroad -- including, Kremlin officials say, the United States....
2019-06-17, 22:39

China 'must clean up its cyber act' for Huawei to be used in 5G network UK defence secretary urges code of ‘fair play’ as he says decision on firm coming soonThe defence secretary has said China needs to modify its cyber-behaviour and adopt a code of “fair play” if Beijing wants the British government to allow Huawei technology to be used in future 5G mobile networks.Be...
2019-09-11, 19:26

Norsk Hydro Tests AI in Cyber Defenses After Attack The Norwegian aluminum company’s investigation of a ransomware attack it suffered in March has revealed new vulnerabilities, leading it to test using artificial intelligence to secure its industrial equipment....
2019-08-20, 14:39

Bulgaria detains suspect in cyber attack on its tax agency Bulgarian police have detained a suspect in a hacking attack on the Balkan country's National Revenue Agency that led to the leak of personal and financial data of millions of people, an interior ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday....
2019-07-17, 08:13

Australian government, spooks, and industry all on different cyber pages Views on civilian cybersecurity's future differ widely, but does the Morrison government, and Minister Dutton in particular, have the clarity and clue to sort out the 'train smash' of legislation?...
2019-08-02, 08:13

Capital One Cyber Staff Raised Concerns Before Hack Before a giant data breach, Capital One employees raised concerns within the company about what they saw as high turnover in its cybersecurity unit and a failure to promptly install some software to spot and defend against hacks....
2019-08-16, 14:00

Defence gives Penten AU$2.2m to up Australian Army's cyber capability The Canberra-based startup has also been provided with funding to develop a cyber-management capability and enhance the Army's security countermeasures....
2019-07-08, 07:13

Cyber attacks hit two thirds of UK firms in 2015, says government (credit: Norse) Two thirds of UK firms have detected security breaches on their systems over the past year, according to the latest government figures. Staggeringly, a quarter of those companies—which employ more than 250 workers—were hit by a breach at least once a month. On Sunday, the governmen...
2019-05-21, 15:52

EU to run war games to prepare for Russian and Chinese cyber-attacks Ministers to be put in fictional scenarios after series of hacking incidentsThe EU is to conduct war games to prepare for Russian and Chinese cyber-attacks, in response to a series of incidents that alarmed European governments.Pekka Haavisto, Finland’s foreign minister, said an increase in the prev...
2019-06-27, 21:13

Iran Tensions Could Prompt Cyber Attacks, U.S. Fears Iran may attempt to retaliate against the U.S. with disruptive cyberattacks, according to current and former U.S. officials, as multiple security firms have seen signs hacking attempts in the past week....
2019-06-21, 23:26

Instagram is hoping to combat cyber bullying via two new tools Instagram has had a major problem with online bullying on its platform and Adam Mosseri, the head of the Facebook-owned company, says he’d rather have fewer users than allow bullies to thrive. But, instead of blocking posts or banning offenders, Mosseri has announced that new tools will ...
2019-07-09, 05:13

Serious cyber attack could trigger full NATO response A cyber attack such as the strike that brought down NHS hospitals in 2017 could prompt a response from all NATO countries, the alliance's general secretary has said....
2019-08-28, 09:00

Don't forget about WannaCry: Hospitals are still at risk of cyber-attack Despite the chaos caused by the WannaCry attack, healthcare systems are still at risk from attacks that could endanger patient safety say researchers, who are calling for more investment....
2019-07-05, 19:26

Equifax just became the first company to have its outlook downgraded for a cyber attack Moody's said it's downgrading the outlook for Equifax from stable to negative, citing ongoing fallout from the company's 2018 data breach....
2019-05-22, 23:52

How cyber criminals are still snaring victims using seven-year-old malware Researchers analysed millions of posts made on dark web forums across a 12 month period -- here's what they found out and what it means for your security....
2019-07-24, 20:26

Army to get £22m cyber centre to combat digital threats The defence secretary has announced an investment of £22m to fund a new army cyber operations centre and told NATO allies they must become more comfortable engaging in offensive cyber operations against enemies....
2019-05-23, 06:00

What's the Biggest Scam in Your City? In New York, there are kids who walk around with a sign-up sheet, asking for donations to buy uniforms for their school basketball team. There is no school basketball team. At an NYC drugstore you can buy Chateau Diana “wine product” but you will never get drunk on it. Fancy restaurants slip you mor...
2019-06-03, 18:13

The Bitcoin Ponzi scam that won't go away This article was produced in partnership with Point, a YouTube channel for investigative journalism. In an industry rife with scams, one cryptocurrency trading startup -- USI Tech -- was paying real dividends on its customers' investments. At le......
2019-05-23, 18:39

Sentencing set for Alabama man in $2M scam OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to federal charges in a $2 million scam that sucked in an Alabama town is due in state court to face additional counts. Records show Kyle Sandler has signed papers showing he plans to plead guilty Tuesday to a state theft charge involving more than $2,50...
2019-05-28, 09:13

Iranian hackers wage cyber campaign amid tensions with US WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say. In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted U.S. government ag...
2019-06-22, 15:00

Phishing, ransomware are top cyber attacks on financial services firms There's been a massive increase in the number of cyber incidents reported to the regulator. But many are the fault of internal failures, not hackers....
2019-07-01, 16:52

U.S. cyber attacks on Iranian targets not successful, Iran minister says U.S. cyber attacks against Iranian targets have not been successful, Iran's telecoms minister said on Monday, within days of reports that the Pentagon launched a long-planned cyber attack to disable the country's rocket launch systems....
2019-06-24, 06:52

Chicago brokerage to pay $1.5 million for cyber attack lapses: U.S. CFTC The U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said on Friday that a Chicago-based futures brokerage will pay a total of $1.5 million for letting cyber criminals breach the firm's email systems and withdraw $1 million from a customer's account....
2019-09-13, 22:26

FTSE 250 firms exposed to possible cyber-attacks, report finds Cybersecurity company says keeping older versions of software online can pose risksThe average FTSE 250 company exposes 35 different avenues of attack for would-be hackers, according to a report, despite the vast majority having “serious issues” with keeping business-critical systems up to date.Acco...
2019-06-11, 22:26

EnSilo raises $28 million to monitor and remediate cyber threats EnSilo's security platform enables IT teams to proactively respond to cyber threats and conduct detailed analyses of ongoing and past intrusions.Read More...
2019-06-04, 17:13

US launched cyber attack on Iranian rockets and missiles – reports Targeted strike on computer-controlled weapons of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard had been planned over weeksThe US military launched a cyber-attack on Iranian weapons systems on Thursday, according to sources, as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional strike in res...
2019-06-23, 11:26

US Customs and Border Protection target of ‘malicious cyber attack’ US Customs and Border Protection said on Monday that images obtained by the agency — including photos of license plate and travelers — have been compromised in a “malicious cyber attack.” The cyber breach took place on the network of a federal contractor and was criticized by civil right...
2019-06-11, 12:26

Top intelligence, homeland and cyber officials to brief Congress on election security The briefing comes as Republicans and Democrats are at odds over next steps and expecting Robert Mueller’s testimony on Russian interference in the 2016 elections....
2019-07-10, 19:39

French Cyber-Police Break Up Massive Botnet Ring French police have neutralised a hacking operation that had taken control of more than 850,000 computers, mainly in Latin America, while also managing to remove the malware from the infected devices....
2019-08-29, 11:13

Hillary Clinton quite the ironic choice for Cyber Defense Summit Put this in the “you got to be kidding” department. There’s something called the Cyber Defense Summit being held in October in Washington. The keynote speaker? Hillary Clinton. That’s the same Hillary Clinton who is the poster child for un-secure cyber use. The same woman who allowed her password to...
2019-06-06, 09:00

Cyber criminals are using stolen doctor credentials on the dark web to enrich themselves Criminal hackers are targeting healthcare organizations on the Dark Web and using the credentials of real physicians to perpetrate fraud and rake in money....
2019-06-06, 21:13

U.S. military increases cyber hacking to keep foreign adversaries on their toes _____ WASHINGTON — With little public scrutiny, the U.S. military has dramatically stepped up its secret hacking of foreign computer networks in a new effort to keep China, Russia, Iran and other adversaries on their heels, current and former U.S. officials tell NBC News. Empowered with new legal au...
2019-06-24, 00:26

Lancaster University students’ data stolen in cyber-attack Records and ID documents accessed and fake invoices sent in ‘malicious’ hackStudent data has been stolen in a “sophisticated and malicious” cyber-attack on a university.Records and ID documents of some Lancaster University students were accessed in the phishing attack and fraudulent invoices were se...
2019-07-23, 12:52

US Cyber Attacks On Iranian Targets Not Successful, Says Iran Minister U.S. cyber attacks against Iranian targets have not been successful, Iran's telecoms minister said on Monday, within days of reports that the Pentagon launched a long-planned cyber attack to disable......
2019-06-24, 07:00

Trump 'orders cyber attack' on Iranian military computers The US launched a cyber strike against Iranian military computer systems earlier this week as Donald Trump pulled out of airstrikes, officials have reportedly confirmed....
2019-06-23, 09:52

Australian cyber officials warned India against using Huawei: newspapers Australian government officials advised India to ban Chinese technology maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] from supplying parts for a rollout of a high-speed telecommunications network, Australian newspapers reported on Tuesday....
2019-09-10, 02:00

Russia thwarts U.S. cyber attacks on its infrastructure: news agencies Russia has uncovered and thwarted attempts by the United States to carry out cyber attacks on the control systems of Russian infrastructure, Russian news agencies cited an unnamed security source as saying on Monday....
2019-06-17, 17:52

Trump nominates former fleet cyber commander to head the Navy President Trump nominated Vice Adm. Michael Gilday as the next head of the Navy on Wednesday, a week after his previous nominee decided to retire instead of taking over the position....
2019-07-18, 19:13

New Air Force facility to protect weapons systems from cyber threats The Air Force's newest cyber defense facility at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, part of the branch's Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons Systems program, is designed for learning about current and emerging cyber threats....
2019-07-15, 21:26

China is now a direct ‘peer’ of the U.S. on cyber, says senior law enforcement official China has grown more sophisticated in its cyber capabilities and is now considered a direct "peer" of the United States after years of lagging behind, a senior law enforcement official told Fox News....
2019-07-18, 20:39

UN report: North Korea cyber experts raised up to $2 billion A panel monitoring U.N. sanctions says North Korean cyber experts have illegally raised money for the country’s weapons of mass destruction programs “with total proceeds to date estimated at up to $2 billion.”...
2019-08-06, 00:52

North Korea’s Cyber Experts Raised Up to $2 Billion, U.N. Report Says (UNITED NATIONS) — A panel monitoring U.N. sanctions says North Korean cyber experts have illegally raised money for the country’s weapons of mass destruction programs “with total proceeds to date estimated at up to $2 billion.” The experts said in a new report to the Securit...
2019-08-06, 05:39

BASF, Siemens, Henkel, Roche target of cyber attacks German blue-chip companies BASF, Siemens, Henkel along with a host of others said on Wednesday they had been victims of cyber attacks, confirming a German media report which said the likely culprit was a state-backed Chinese group....
2019-07-24, 12:52

Telegram CEO blames China for cyber attack that made the app unusable One of the top ten most popular messaging apps in the world is Telegram, available for iOS and Android. Not as widely used in the U.S., the app offers end-to-end encryption and group chats for as many as 200,000 people. The app also can share videos, even those with large file sizes, and documents o...
2019-06-14, 22:13

Cyber defense firm Cybereason raises $200 mln from Japan's Softbank U.S.-Israeli cyber security provider Cybereason said on Tuesday it raised $200 million from Japan's Softbank and its affiliates, bringing the company closer to an initial public offering....
2019-08-06, 07:26

Penetration testing takes on new meaning when cyber meets Harlequin Enlarge / You had me at "cyber." This week, my wife and favorite librarian Paula brought home a new acquisition specially for me: An Innocent to Tame the Italian, a recent book from the Harlequin Presents imprint. Author Tara Pammi's previous books—which include Sicilian's Bride for a Price and S...
2019-07-05, 18:26

Huawei Disputes U.S. Cyber Firm's Findings of Flaws in Gear Huawei has disputed the findings that said its gear is far more likely to contain flaws than equipment from rival companies, characterizing the analysis as incomplete and inaccurate....
2019-07-05, 12:00

Trump Says Report On US Cyber Attacks Against Russia Is "Virtual Treason" US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused The New York Times of "a virtual act of treason," after it reported the US is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid....
2019-06-16, 14:26

North Korea reportedly stole $2B in wave of cyber attacks Draft report from the United Nations, which was seen by several news outlets, revealed North Korea chalked up US$2 billion from launching cyber attacks against banks and cryptocurrency exchanges as part of efforts to fund a weapons buying programme....
2019-08-07, 13:52

Dutton's non-denial fuels fears of domestic ASD cyber spying The Australian government could avoid so much grief about surveillance if it stopped being so paranoid about discussing its ideas transparently -- unless it really does intend to do something dodgy....
2019-06-17, 03:52

‘Virtual act of treason’: Trump lashes out at NYT cyber attack report The Times, in its official public relations account, called Trump’s accusation “dangerous” and said it had told officials about the story before it was published and no security issues were raised....
2019-06-17, 04:00

Israel eases rules on cyber weapons exports despite criticism Israel is easing export rules on offensive cyber weapons, despite accusations by human rights and privacy groups that its technologies are used by some governments to spy on political foes and crush dissent....
2019-08-23, 18:00

Gaming Industry Rising Target of Cyber-Attacks, Says Akamai The gaming industry has become a rising target with 12 billion credential stuffing attacks in 17 months, Cloud delivery network provider Akamai Technologies said on Thursday....
2019-06-13, 17:26

India Warned by Australian Cyber Officials Against Using Huawei: Reports Australian government officials advised India to ban Huawei from supplying parts for the rollout of a 5G telecommunications network, Australian newspapers reported on Tuesday....
2019-09-10, 12:13

Cyber spying firm NSO to follow human rights guidelines The Israeli-based NSO Group, whose software is alleged to have been used in a number of government surveillance scandals, said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N. guidelines to prevent rights abuses....
2019-09-10, 12:52

These three things make your business an easy target for a cyber attack A new study shows cloud applications are vulnerable entryways for hackers to gain access to company data. The good news is you can protect yourself.       ...
2019-07-09, 16:26

Cyber firm NSO vows to tackle human rights misuse The Israeli-based NSO Group said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N. guidelines to prevent rights abuses, following accusations by cyber experts that its software was used in a number of government surveillance scandals....
2019-09-10, 15:39

Australian cyber officials warned India against using Huawei - newspapers Australian government officials advised India to ban Chinese technology maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying parts for a rollout of a high-speed telecommunications network, Australian newspapers reported on Tuesday....
2019-09-10, 03:13

Maritime Cyber Rules Coming in 2021 Are Outdated, Critics Say Hackers are finding the international shipping industry easy prey, experts say, owing to a combination of lax cybersecurity practices and ineffective regulation....
2019-07-18, 18:39

Cyber firm Deep Instinct gets deal to secure HP laptops HP Inc is working with Israeli cybersecurity firm Deep Instinct to launch HP Sure Sense to prevent advanced cyber attacks, the two companies said on Tuesday....
2019-05-28, 07:52

How to Identify Scam Listings on Airbnb On a recent Reddit thread, u/brunoflourenco shared their experience with an Airbnb listing in London—which turned out to be a fake. “We get there, knock on the door, the guy comes out and looks really confused,” they wrote. “We tell him that we are the Airbnb guests, he sighs and says, ‘Guys, the th...
2019-08-23, 22:52

What’s a cryptocurrency exit scam and how do I spot one? Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and info to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Google ‘cryptocurrency’ and the likelihood is you’ll see ‘exit scam’ somewhere in the results. But, what are they, how do they work, and more importantly, ho...
2019-07-16, 16:26

Ex-Kolkata Top Cop To Appear Before CBI Tomorrow In Saradha Scam The CBI has summoned former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear for questioning on Saturday in connection with its probe into the Saradha scam, officials said....
2019-09-13, 21:13

Growing scam uses law enforcement as bait TUCSON – Carson Noel said he has received at least 30 of the phone calls. Each one, incredibly believable. “It’s a really well-prepared script and it’s just one of those things where if you are caught off guard you might fall for it,” said Noel. Noel said that in each o...
2019-05-22, 15:39

Netflix users hit by phishing scam Netflix has issued a warning to its customers in Ireland after a number of users reported receiving an email from the company regarding their accounts.The cybercriminals behind phishing attacks are always looking for new targets and it appears that Netflix users are their latest mark. A number of cu...
2019-06-18, 01:13

Got a LinkedIn email? It's probably a phishing scam Scammers are harnessing emails from some of the world's most popular social media sites to launch phishing scams against unsuspecting users, new research has highlighted.A report from KnowBe4 found that LinkedIn has become the most popular tool to target potential victims, with more than half o...
2019-07-24, 14:00

How To Prevent and Respond to a SIM Swap Scam SIM swap attacks are “off the hook right now,” as described in a November 2018 article from security maven Brian Krebs. While most of you probably have never, and won’t ever, encounter one, it’s good to be prepared should this irritating hack happen to you....
2019-06-19, 18:39

This Social Security scam is just evil The Federal Trade Commission said there’s been a significant surge in scams in which impostors claim they are calling on behalf of a government agency....
2019-08-12, 20:13

EnSilo is raising a series B to monitor and remediate cyber threats (Updated) EnSilo's security platform enables IT teams to proactively respond to cyber threats and conduct detailed analyses of ongoing and past intrusions.Read More...
2019-06-05, 03:39

Hillary Clinton to serve as keynote speaker at cyber defense summit Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will serve as a keynote speaker at the Cyber Defense Summit 2019, the cybersecurity company FireEye announced on Thursday....
2019-05-30, 23:26

Department of Home Affairs extends cyber consulting contract with Archtis The cybersecurity firm will continue to provide its professional consulting and IT strategic advisory services to the department for another 12 months....
2019-07-16, 06:52

DHS cyber director warns of surge in Iranian “wiper” hack attacks Enlarge / An effective wiper of sorts. (credit: Getty Images) With tensions between the US and Iran on the rise following the downing of a US military drone last week, the director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning that Iran is ele...
2019-06-27, 23:39

Hillary Clinton will give keynote speech at cyber defense summit Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will serve as a keynote speaker at the Cyber Defense Summit 2019, the cybersecurity company FireEye announced on Thursday. “We are pleased to announce that Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be a featured keynote at...
2019-05-31, 01:52

Scheer pledges ‘Canada Cyber Safe’ certification for digital products Scheer says the certification would ensure products that incorporate artificial intelligence or that can access the internet meet ethical and safety standards....
2019-09-07, 09:00

Chinese cyber-espionage group is extorting money from the gaming industry A Chinese threat actor, known to have perpetrated a series of state-sponsored espionage attacks, has been covertly staging financially motivated activities targeting the video game industry. According to cybersecurity firm FireEye, the cyber threat group — dubbed Advanced Persistent Threat 41 (APT41...
2019-08-12, 15:13

Moody's, Israel's Team8 to create cyber risk standard for businesses Ratings agency Moody's Corp and Israeli cyber group Team8 launched on Thursday a joint venture to assess how vulnerable businesses are to cyber attacks and create what they hope will become a global benchmark....
2019-06-27, 19:26

Cyber Criminals Are Making Bank Using Stolen Doctor Credentials on the Dark Net A new report by a leading cybersecurity firm finds that healthcare organizations are becoming an increasingly attractive target for criminal hackers due to the premium that black markets place on private health information—and in particular, the credentials of physicians that can be used to facilita...
2019-06-06, 04:39

Cyber Attacks Cost $45 Billion In 2018 As Ransomware Hits Hard An estimated two million cyber attacks in 2018 resulted in more than $45 billion in losses worldwide as local governments struggled to cope with ransomware and other malicious incidents, a study......
2019-07-09, 19:13

Telegram Hit by DDoS Cyber-Attack, Users May Experience Connection Issues Telegram has been hit by a "powerful" distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack and users in the United States and other countries may experience connection issues....
2019-06-12, 19:39

Messaging service Telegram CEO points to China as likely origin of cyber attack The chief executive of Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, said on Wednesday the messaging service experienced a "state actor-sized" cyber attack and pointed to China as its likely country of origin....
2019-06-13, 11:00

High-Level Cyber Intrusions Hit Bahrain Amid Tensions With Iran Suspected Iranian hackers infiltrated critical infrastructure and government computers in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain within the last month, raising fears among leaders in the region that Tehran is stepping up its cyberattacks amid growing tensions....
2019-08-08, 11:00

Texas ransomware attacks show big gaps in cyber defenses — expect more like them Local governments often share service providers, making many vulnerable at once, and ransomware can be used to mask more targeted activity by nation-states....
2019-08-23, 00:26

Cyber-Heist That Impacted Millions Bankrupts Medical Debt Collector A billing collections agency that was hacked last year in an incident believed to impact millions of medical patients is now seeking a federal bankruptcy court’s protection from its own creditors.Read more......
2019-06-19, 00:52

Jobless Men In Madhya Pradesh 'Rent' Out Bank Accounts, Aid Cyber Crime Newly-opened bank accounts of unemployed people in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district are the latest tools used by the cybercriminal looking to park illicit money, the police has said, adding these......
2019-07-03, 21:26

After Report Claims US Cyber Attacks On Russia, Trump Demands Sources US President Donald Trump has asked The New York Times to disclose its sources behind the report that claimed that his government was ramping up cyber attacks on Russia's electric power grid as a sign......
2019-06-18, 15:00

Cyber defense firm Cybereason raises $200 million from Japan's Softbank U.S.-Israeli cyber security provider Cybereason said on Tuesday it raised $200 million from Japan's Softbank and its affiliates, bringing the company closer to an initial public offering....
2019-08-06, 08:13

US Cyber Command warns of nation-state hackers exploiting Outlook The recent surge in state-backed hacking campaigns isn't dying down any time soon. US Cyber Command has reported that unnamed state actors are making "active malicious use" of a 2017-era Outlook vulnerability (long since patched) to escape the email......
2019-07-03, 02:26

Audit finds Australia Post not effectively managing cyber risks The government-owned entity that wants to build Australia's national identity system and conduct voting via blockchain has been called out by the Audit Office for not being 'cyber resilient'....
2019-07-05, 03:01

Minimize Potential Cyber Hack Damage With These 11 Good Data Habits Cybercriminals and hackers are more aggressive than ever these days. With advanced technology, breaches are increasingly common, which puts companies and their customers at risk of fraud and identity theft. To avoid this, businesses need to be extra careful with how they handle and store customer da...
2019-05-24, 14:13

'Malicious cyber attack' exposes travelers' photos, says US customs agency Breach to a US Customs and Border Protection subcontractor has renewed concerns about facial recognition technologyA US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data breach has exposed travelers’ photos and license plate information, renewing concerns about expanded facial recognition and federal surveil...
2019-06-11, 02:52

Alleged Iranian hacker who aided cyber espionage attacks on the US unmasked For years, “Mr. Tekide” has been well-known as a red flag within international cybersecurity communities. The alias has managed to evade being publicly identified despite being deemed a top malware developer and hacker whose crypters – which are used to conceal malware in an attack – have been used ...
2019-07-12, 21:13

New spy czar: Cyber a bigger threat than illegal immigrants ‘crossing the Rio Grande’ President Trump’s pick to be the nation’s spy czar believes that digital and cyber attacks are a much bigger threat than illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border....
2019-08-01, 03:26

| US conducted cyber attack on Iran in response to drone downing - report The US has launched cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone, according to US media reports....
2019-06-23, 12:52

Army to train cyber spies to combat hackers and digital propaganda The British Army will adapt to better tackle the threat of cyber warfare, including hackers, digital propaganda and misinformation, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said. ...
2019-08-01, 06:39

Cyber threat intelligence: the key to trust and security for the digital finance world In 2017, the value per Bitcoin reached over €20,000 (£17,324) - a climax in the hype surrounding the cryptocurrency. However, confidence has been lacking for the price to remain stable. To date, online currencies are more speculation than real means of payment as concerns around security...
2019-05-29, 12:52

Iranian Hackers Wage Cyber Campaign Amid Ongoing Tensions With the U.S. WASHINGTON — Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say. In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted U.S. government a...
2019-06-23, 00:39

Iranian hackers wage cyber campaign against U.S. amid ongoing tension Tensions spiked this past week after Iran shot down an unmanned U.S. drone -- an incident that nearly led to a U.S. military strike against Iran Thursday evening....
2019-06-22, 18:26

Trump administration taps disaster, cyber funds to cover immigration The Trump administration is shifting $271 million earmarked for disaster aid and cyber security to pay for immigration-related facilities, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a leading congressional Democrat said on Tuesday....
2019-08-28, 00:26

Police suspend work with major forensics firm after cyber-attack More than half of outsourced case work disrupted due to Eurofins security breachPolice have halted all work with the UK’s largest private forensics provider after a ransomware attack, in the latest crisis to hit the forensics sector.Eurofins, which carries out DNA analysis, toxicology, ballistics an...
2019-06-22, 04:39

Beware of Equifax-Settlement Scam Sites A class-action settlement website is never going to win an award for being the most polished. These sites are often so rudimentary compared to the slick experience you had when you paid for a company’s goods or services that you might doubt you’re even in the right place. Can you trust it with your ...
2019-08-07, 07:39

5 charged in connection with $2.7M Australian cryptocurrency scam Australian police have charged five people in connection with a protracted cold call cryptocurrency investment scam that tricked more than 100 victims into losing $2.7 million. The scam, which operated from Australia‘s Gold Coast, was busted as part of ‘Operation Quebec Walnut.’ According to a state...
2019-08-08, 13:52

NYPD cop charged with trying to cash in on $1.5M car-loan scam An NYPD cop was busted Tuesday in a $1.5 million car-loan scam, authorities said. Officer Eduardo Rodriguez, 41, was taken into custody after taking out a loan for a vehicle that he had no intention of purchasing and funneling the dough to two other crooks, the feds said. The two cohorts kept most o...
2019-07-03, 01:26

4 chilling lessons from a tech hotline scam Some people think they’re immune to cybercriminals. “I’m not even on their radar,” they think. “What are the chances that I’ll get targeted? It’s not like I’m famous or have zillions of dollars.”...
2019-06-29, 13:13

14-Day Judicial Custody For IMA Ponzi Scam Mastermind A special court in Bengaluru on Thursday remanded in 14-day judicial custody prime accused IMA Jewellers' founder Mohammed Mansoor Khan for investigation into the multi-crore ponzi scheme scam in......
2019-08-01, 17:39

Facebook introduces a scam ad reporting tool in the UK Facebook has launched a new reporting tool designed to tackle scam ads. The feature lets UK Facebook users flag online ads that link to dubious get-rich-quick schemes or questionable cryptocurrency sales, which will then be reviewed by a dedicated an......
2019-07-16, 17:13

Phishing scam targeted UK airport users The UK was targeted by a large number of significant cyber-threats last year, according to new government figures.A wide-ranging phishing campaign that used spoof emails from a major UK airport to try and steal customer details was revealed as one of the biggest threats blocked by GCHQ's Nation...
2019-07-17, 04:39

‘I was stupid’: Huffman gets 14 days in college scam “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT scores in the college admissions scandal...
2019-09-14, 01:13

Retired TPD detective warns people about scam TUCSON – A retired Tucson Police Detective received a phone call from a scammer on Tuesday. The number was 520 355-6342.  He said a man on the other end addressed him by his name, William Hanson. The caller went on to tell him that he had a couple of civil class C violations and that he had mi...
2019-05-24, 10:39

Saradha Scam: CBI Questions IPS Officer For Seven Hours On Second Day IPS officer Arnab Ghosh was grilled for seven hours by the CBI on Thursday as he appeared before the agency for the second consecutive day in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam....
2019-05-31, 01:52

Norsk Hydro sees higher cost of cyber attack as second quarter lags Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, said a cyber attack it sustained in March would cost it more than expected in the second quarter as it reported quarterly earnings that slightly lagged forecasts on Tuesday....
2019-07-23, 09:26

College student who sought Trump tax returns in cyber 'prank' to plead guilty A recent graduate of Pennsylvania's Haverford College who tried to obtain Donald Trump's tax returns through a computer lab there has agreed to plead guilty to cybersecurity violations, federal prosecutors said on Monday....
2019-08-06, 06:39

The potential for a 'miscalculated' enemy cyberattack keeps me up at night, warns Pentagon cyber chief If there is one thing that keeps the Pentagon's cyber chief up at night, it's the potential for an enemy to "miscalculate" a cyberattack that creates much more damage than is intended....
2019-09-11, 03:39

NASA is investigating some astronomical accusations against one of its astronauts, who’s accused of cyber space crime (NBC News)  NASA is investigating what it said is the first ever cyber space crime. The allegations involve astronaut Anne McClain, who’s currently in a divorce and custody dispute with her estranged wife, Summer Worden. According to NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston, McClain allegedly accessed Wo...
2019-08-27, 14:00

Amazon says this year's Prime Day surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined Amazon also said that on Monday and Tuesday it sold more Amazon devices — like the Echo Dot, the Fire TV Stick and Alexa Voice Remote — over a two-day period than it ever has before....
2019-07-17, 16:00

"Chinese" Cyber Spies Targeting Belt And Road Initiative Players: Report A Chinese cyber espionage group is believed to be targeting key countries for China's Belt and Road Initiative, reveals a report by FireEye, an American cyber-security company....
2019-06-14, 22:39

Alleged Cyber Attack on Russia's Yandex Used Malware Tied to Western Intelligence Hackers believed to be working for Western intelligence agencies “broke into Russian internet search company Yandex from October to November 2018,” deploying a malware variant called Regin that is “known to be used by the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence-sharing alliance of the United States, Britain, Austr...
2019-07-01, 01:00

Wells Fargo to pay at least $385 million to settle scam allegations Wells Fargo agreed to pay at least $385 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that it allegedly scammed millions of auto-loan customers into buying insurance they didn’t need. The settlement covers customers who were bilked out of tens of millions of dollars for about 11 years through September 2...
2019-06-08, 03:26

Former Queens teacher behind $71M ticket scam gets 2 years in prison A Ponzi schemer who admitted to looting over $70 million from clients in an attempt to keep his ticket-selling business afloat was spared major prison time and sentenced to just two years behind bars Friday. Manhattan federal court Judge Paul Engelmeyer said he felt that Jason Nissen showed true rem...
2019-09-07, 03:26

Saradha Scam: CBI Questions Police Official For Over 9 Hours Police officer Arnab Ghosh, one of the SIT members that initially probed the Saradha scam, was grilled for more than nine hours by the CBI today over alleged suppression of evidence, sources said....
2019-05-29, 19:39

| WATCH: US charges 80 people, mostly Nigerians, in $46m internet scam US authorities have announced charges against 80 people, most of them Nigerians, in a wide-ranging fraud and money laundering operation that netted millions of dollars from victims of internet con jobs....
2019-08-24, 01:39

Delhi BJP Alleges Rs 2,000 Crore Scam, AAP Hits Back BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Monday claimed that there is a "scam" of Rs 2,000 crore in the construction of classrooms for Delhi government schools, an allegation rejected by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind......
2019-07-01, 22:39

IRS impostors are using fake emails to trick you: How to spot a scam Crooks are using phrases like 'tax return reminder' in a new email scam that aims to steal data. IRS warns this may be way to infect your computer.       ...
2019-09-09, 12:26

Get a call from the Social Security Administration? It could be an imposter scam _____ Con artists tell lies — it’s how they make a living. Calling people and pretending to be with a government agency — IRS, Social Security, ICE, DEA, or the local sheriff’s department — is a ruse that’s been lucrative for years. But these imposter scams have now hit an all-time high. Here are a ...
2019-07-14, 20:13

Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college admissions scam “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT scores in the college admissions scandal...
2019-09-13, 23:13

Swede facing extradition to US over $11M Bitcoin investment scam A Swedish citizen has been charged with securities, wire fraud, and money laundering in a scheme that saw him encourage victims to invest using cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin In a complaint submitted on March 4, 2019, and unsealed yesterday, Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson and his company, Eastern Metal...
2019-06-20, 11:13

"I May Be Killed, But Want To Return": IMA Scam Accused Releases Video Nearly two weeks after news of the multi-crore IMA Jewels scam first broke, company founder Mansoor Khan today released a video message telling Bengaluru commissioner Alok Kumar that he was willing to......
2019-06-23, 22:52

Predictive policing AI is a bigger scam than psychic detectives Law enforcement agencies around the world have recently begun extricating themselves from expensive, ineffective predictive policing systems. The machine learning equivalent of psychic detectives, it turns out, simply doesn’t work. AI can’t predict crime In Palo Alto, California a three-year long pr...
2019-07-09, 04:52

Throw the college admissions scam bribers in the gulag I purposely haven’t written yet about the college cheating scheme that landed actresses Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and a bunch of others in hot water because I kind of understand. When you have kids, you want them to succeed no matter how lazy and stupid they may be. After all, they may be payi...
2019-05-30, 05:00

"Didn't Eat Biryani": HD Kumaraswamy On Photo With IMA Scam Mastermind In an apparent reference to a photograph with the prime accused in the multi-crore IMA Ponzi scam, Mansoor Khan, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy told Vidhana Soudha on Monday: "I did not eat......
2019-07-22, 15:13

The first Hustlers trailer is here to show off its best dance moves and scam these men As far are true stories go, the tale of Rosie Keo and her former co-workers has to be one of the more outrageous workplace narratives you may ever hear. It’s also a combination of ideal components for a fun cinematic retelling: sex, a heist, sharp women taking control of their lives, and immaculate ...
2019-07-17, 22:26

Consumers see funds disappear in Zelle account scam Chrysanthi Rausch was taking a nap on her couch two months ago when she got a call from a number she didn’t recognize. On the other end of the line was a woman who said she worked for KeyBank, Rausch’s local bank, calling to alert her of fraud in her account. “They wanted me to ver...
2019-06-18, 02:13

New York men busted in $2.3M call center scam: feds Three men were busted in New York Monday for helping run a scheme where scammers at an Indian call center impersonated US government officials to fleece more than $2 million from American victims — including a 76-year-old woman who lost her retirement savings, prosecutors announced Monday. Long Isla...
2019-08-26, 23:52

Facebook launches UK reporting tool to clamp down on scam ads Social media firm to investigate users’ complaints and take down violating postsFresh efforts to tackle scam adverts across Facebook are being introduced in the UK following action taken by the consumer champion Martin Lewis.The social media company is releasing a scam ads reporting tool, with a spe...
2019-07-16, 13:52

3 more parents plead guilty in college admissions scam BOSTON (AP) — A married couple and a California businessman are the latest parents to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions scam. Gregory and Marcia Abbott and Peter Jan Sartorio entered their pleas Wednesday in Boston federal court. They are among 14 parents who have agreed to admit to al...
2019-05-22, 22:52

Former accountant to plead guilty in college admissions scam BOSTON (AP) — An accountant who worked for the consultant at the center of the college admissions bribery scheme has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping case . Court documents filed Friday show Steven Masera will also cooperate with authorities investigating the admissions scandal. He will plead ...
2019-06-01, 02:26

Official linked to Olympic ticket scam set to be IOC member LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has nominated Greek official Spyros Capralos as a member, seven years after he was linked to black market ticket sales for the 2012 London Olympics. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says Capralos “has served his sanction and that a warn...
2019-05-22, 20:13

Hurricane Dorian insured losses in Caribbean to range from $1.5 billion to $3 billion: AIR worldwide Insurance industry losses in the Caribbean spurred by Hurricane Dorian will range between $1.5 billion to $3 billion, according to catastrophe risk modeler AIR Worldwide, a Verisk Analytics Inc unit....
2019-09-06, 19:13

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is a super-smash: $847M worldwide and counting "Spider-Man: Far From Home" celebrates another weekend at No. 1 at the box office. Counterprograming like "Crawl" and "Stuber" barely made a dent.        ...
2019-07-18, 15:13

French cyber-cops shut down Monero-mining botnet that infected 850,000 computers across 100 countries Authorities in France say they have shut down a cryptocurrency mining botnet that had infected more than 850,000 computers across 100 countries. France‘s “cybergendarmes” or more formally, the C3N digital crime-fighting center was alerted to the potential fact that a server based in Paris had been d...
2019-08-29, 12:52

Trump accuses New York Times of 'virtual treason' over Russia cyber warfare report US president again accuses journalists of being ‘the enemy of the people’US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused the New York Times of “a virtual act of treason” after it reported the US is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid.Current and former government officials...
2019-06-16, 11:26

Audit rules Victoria's public health system as 'highly vulnerable' to cyber attacks The Victorian Auditor-General's Office finds health system could suffer the same fate as the UK's National Health Service and Singapore's SingHealth....
2019-05-29, 08:26

Iran silent over reported cyber strike, warns against 'wrong behaviors’ Iranian leaders didn't mention of reports of a U.S. cyberattack but did warn against "wrong behaviors" amid impending sanctions.        ...
2019-06-24, 00:13

Report: US Carried Out Cyber Attacks on Iranian Assets Tied to Revolutionary Guard Corps Donald Trump called off a military strike on undisclosed Iranian assets this week after reports Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a RQ-4A Global Hawk surveillance drone, the incident itself following accusations of Iranian responsibility for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. But U.S. Cy...
2019-06-22, 20:26

Google Maps speed camera alerts and speed limit indicators rolling out worldwide One of the important features that differentiate Waze from other navigation apps like Google Maps is the possibility to see in-depth traffic information and get alerts about speed cameras and speed limits indications.Surprisingly, the feature didn't make it to Google Maps yet, even after the search ...
2019-05-28, 05:26

Genetic-testing scam targets seniors and rips off Medicare The 86-year-old woman in rural Utah doesn’t usually answer solicitations from strangers, she said, but the young couple who knocked on her front door seemed so nice. Before long, she had handed over her Medicare and Social Security numbers — and allowed them to swab her cheek to collect her DNA. She...
2019-08-01, 22:26

Ex-craps dealer linked to $1.2M scam is banished from Nevada casinos A former craps dealer at the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas now has the dubious distinction of being the 36th person listed in the state of Nevada’s “black book” – a register of those excluded from casinos in the state....
2019-05-24, 13:13

Alleged GoFundMe scam ringleader rejects plea deal MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — A man charged with scamming GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 with a fake feel-good story about a homeless veteran has pleaded not guilty. Mark D’Amico entered the plea Tuesday in Mount Holly, New Jersey, to a half-dozen fraud and money laundering charges. He rejected a p...
2019-05-29, 12:13

Scam robocalls are even fooling hospitals. Here’s how Congress can make that can stop Your heart races as your cellphone on the bedside table comes alive and wakes you in the middle of the night. Through blurry eyes, you see the number flash across your screen and recognize it instantly — the cancer center where your loved one is being treated. Your anxiety rises as you answer the ph...
2019-08-07, 04:13

A genetic-testing scam is targeting seniors and ripping off Medicare Scammers are persuading seniors to hand over cheek swabs with their DNA, not knowing it may lead to identity theft and Medicare fraud.       ...
2019-08-02, 02:13

Prosecutors raid Commerzbank offices over share-trading scam Prosecutors on Tuesday raided offices of Germany's Commerzbank as part of a broader investigation into a fraudulent share-trading scheme, the Cologne public prosecutor's office said....
2019-09-10, 16:26

Lobbyist Deepak Talwar Sent To Judicial Custody Over Aviation Scam A Delhi court Friday sent corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar to judicial custody in connection with an aviation scam which allegedly led to losses for Air India....
2019-08-10, 02:00

The Givling trivia app claims to help people with student debt. But is it a scam? Billed as a community that crowdfunds the payoff of people’s student debt, the Givling app has attracted borrowers hoping for financial relief.       ...
2019-06-21, 18:52

Australian retirees lose their $900,000 pension fund in cryptocurrency scam A retired couple in Australia have reportedly lost $900,000 to an elaborate cryptocurrency scam.  Mike and Karen Taylor were traveling around Australia in a camper van when they fell for the online scam. The cryptocurrency website they used looked legitimate, Taylor told 7News. It’s not clear how th...
2019-07-19, 16:39

Trinamool Minister Partha Chatterjee Summoned By CBI In Saradha Scam Trinamool Congress minister Partha Chatterjee has been summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with its probe into the Rs 10,000 crore Saradha chit fund, sources said....
2019-08-16, 12:26

Praful Patel Skips Questioning Again In Alleged Aviation Scam Former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Wednesday again skipped questioning by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with an investigation into how Air India ceded profitable routes to......
2019-06-12, 12:52

Ranchi Court Gives Jail Terms To 16 Fodder Scam Convicts A special CBI court in Ranchi has sentenced 16 fodder scam convicts to three to four-year prison terms in a case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37 crore from the Chaibasa treasury in the......
2019-05-29, 13:13

Man falls for cash-for-sex scam and tries to cover it up with kidnapping story, police say A Singaporean man is being investigated by police after allegedly lodging a false kidnapping claim in an attempt to cover up his involvement in a cash-for-sex scam....
2019-06-05, 12:26

Chinese Metal Tycoon Charged For $1.8 Billion Tariff Scam In US The Chinese billionaire founder of metals giant Zhongwang has been indicted in the United States for his alleged role in an elaborate scheme to avoid paying $1.8 billion in tariffs on aluminum shipped......
2019-08-01, 04:00

Spain extradites 94 Taiwanese to China on phone scam charges BEIJING (AP) — A group of 94 Taiwanese accused of telephone and online fraud have arrived in China after being extradited from Spain. Chinese authorities say the suspects arrived Friday morning at Beijing airport on a chartered flight. Footage on state broadcaster CCTV showed officers escorting them...
2019-06-07, 09:39

Conviction upheld for trader who bragged scam was like ‘f–king Christmas’ Christmas just got cancelled for Mark Johnson. A New York appeals court on Thursday upheld a conviction against the ex-HSBC currency trader, who was found guilty in 2017 of masterminding a $3.5 billion market-rigging scheme that defrauded one of the world’s largest energy companies. Johnson, 53, had...
2019-09-13, 04:39

Big-shot lawyer pleads guilty in college admissions scam A big-shot Big Apple lawyer on Tuesday admitted to paying $75,000 to doctor his daughter’s ACT exam as part of the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal. Gordon Caplan, a former co-chairman at white-shoe firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, pleaded guilty in Boston federal court to conspira...
2019-05-22, 03:13

Siblings sentenced for elaborate Swiss bank inheritance scam Four of investor Harry Seggerman’s six children had a choice when he died in 2001 with more than $12 million illegally stashed in Swiss bank accounts — declare their share and pay taxes or keep the scam going. They chose the latter....
2019-06-27, 20:00

Opposition Leaders Link Maharashtra Minister To 340 Crore Scam Opposition leaders on Thursday staged a protest, accusing Maharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil of involvement in a "Rs 342 crore scam" pertaining to two land deals in Pune district....
2019-06-27, 20:00

Karnataka Minister Appears Before Probe Agency Over IMA Jewels Scam Karnataka minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan, who was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its probe into the IMA group ponzi scam, appeared before the agency on Friday....
2019-07-06, 00:39

"Will Return To India In 24 Hours": IMA Jewels Scam Accused In New Video Mohammed Mansoor Khan, the main accused in a multi-crore IMA Jewels scam, has said on Monday he will return to India within 24 hours, calling his decision to leave the country "a big mistake". He also......
2019-07-15, 16:52

Probing Larger Conspiracy In NSE Co-Location Scam, CBI Tells Court Elaborating on the scope of the investigation since the registration of the FIR, the CBI told the court that it was trying to ascertain the channel used by Mr Shah to access NSE trade data...
2019-05-22, 17:39

“WHAT HAPPENED????” How a remote tech writing gig proved to be an old-school scam Enlarge / Maybe this is the "Mark Taylor" I seek... (credit: Getty Images | vladru) After a layoff dumped me into the job market for the first time in more than a decade, I had an all-too-close encounter with a new breed of digital fraudsters who prey on the unemployed. These high-tech predators u...
2019-06-02, 18:13

Ex-USC coach, accountant plead guilty in college admissions scam A former women's soccer coach at the University of Southern California and a bookkeeper pleaded guilty Thursday to being part of a college admissions scam....
2019-06-28, 00:26

SEC Accuses Major U.S. Landlord of Running 'Ponzi Scheme-Like' Scam The federal government accused one of the nation’s largest landlords of running a “Ponzi scheme-like” effort using cash from small investors and of misleading banks to obtain bigger loans by using fake loan documents....
2019-05-23, 00:26

How to Spot Scam iOS Apps That Sucker You into Making Expensive Purchases We tend to call out shady apps found on the Google Play Store pretty regularly, but there are also some iOS apps looking to pull one over on unsuspecting Apple customers. In this case, these apps are trying to scam users into costly—and in some cases, undisclosed—in-app transactions.Read more......
2019-08-08, 21:00

Biohackers fell for a company selling hydrogen water, but many now say it's all a big scam Trusii's hydrogen water machines were supposed to help users with their health problems, but customers claim the company is running a giant scam....
2019-09-14, 16:52

Indian police arrest 78 in Bitcoin call center scam A call center scam that targeted US citizens and requested payment in Bitcoin has been busted by police in India resulting in the arrest of 78 people. According to a report, the Indore unit of Madhya Pradesh police’s Cyber Cell unearthed the online scam, which saw tele callers with American accents ...
2019-06-13, 13:13

Equifax settlement claims: The FTC says watch out for fake websites trying to scam you Following the Equifax data breach, you can submit a claim to cover the cost of protecting yourself from identity theft, but be wary of scammers.       ...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Thursday’s Daily Brief: STIs worldwide, food safety and food prices, updates on Iraq and East Africa This Thursday, we cover: the latest global report by the UN health agency (WHO) on sexually transmitted infections (STIs); the first ever World Food Safety Day, celebrated this Friday; an update on global food prices; updates on the education and farmland situation in Iraq; and a new UN allocation o...
2019-06-06, 20:52

MI5 stretched to breaking point by threats from terrorists, cyber criminals and neo-Nazi extremists, says security minister Assaults from all types of enemy, including cyber criminals, organised crime bosses, neo-Nazi right-wing extremists and terrorists, were leaving MI5 "stretched", security minister Ben Wallace has warned....
2019-06-02, 12:52

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov Links DDoS Cyber-Attack to Hong Kong Unrest, China Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that appeared to originate from China, the company's CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong....
2019-06-13, 11:26

China Allegedly Conducting Cyber Attacks Against Telegram Messaging App to Suppress Hong Kong Protests The Chinese government is allegedly conducting cyber attacks against the messaging app Telegram in an effort to frustrate this week’s protests in Hong Kong, according to the CEO of Telegram.Read more......
2019-06-13, 14:13

Google just launched its new lightweight search app Google Go worldwide After getting a limited rollout in Asia more than a year ago and then capturing a bit of the spotlight earlier this year at I/O 2019, Google on Tuesday formally announced the worldwide launch of a new lightweight search app called Google Go that comes in at just 7MB but offers a useful range of feat...
2019-08-21, 04:39

Prosecutors raid Deutsche Boerse offices over share-trading scam Public prosecutors on Tuesday raided offices of German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse as part of a broader investigation into a fraudulent share-trading scheme, Cologne public prosecutor's office said....
2019-08-27, 19:39

Catfish capitals? Alaska tops the states where your online romance may be a scam Your online romancer might be a catfisher with a fake profile. These are the states where you are most likely to fall for a scammer.       ...
2019-06-14, 01:13

AgustaWestland Scam: Christian Michel's Bail Pleas Dismissed By Court A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed the bail applications of alleged middleman Christian Michel who was arrested in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case....
2019-09-07, 15:00

Ocasio-Cortez slammed for calling the Electoral College a racist ‘scam’ Republicans have ripped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for calling the Electoral College a racist “scam” that favors mostly white and rural states at the expense of those with large minority populations. The 29-year-old freshman lawmaker wants to eliminate the current system in favor of electing the ...
2019-08-22, 21:39

High-profile Wall Streeters hit by ‘Ponzi-like’ wine scam: lawsuit A New York business consultant known for throwing lavish wine parties at five-star eateries like Daniel has bilked a cadre of Wall Street bigwigs out of millions, according to a shocking new lawsuit. Omar Khan, who runs the Sensei International consulting firm on Park Avenue, used his fancy Rolodex ...
2019-09-06, 01:00

Suspended Trinamool Leader Questioned In Saradha Chit Fund Scam The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has been probing the money laundering aspect of the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scheme, on Wednesday interrogated suspended Trinamool Congress leader Kunal Ghosh......
2019-07-17, 15:39

UK Watchdog Finds Students 'Unfairly' Deported Over English Test Scam The UK's spending watchdog on Friday issued a damning rebuke of the British government's handling of a visa row involving compulsory English tests given by thousands of overseas students, many of them......
2019-05-24, 20:00

Raman Singh's Son Abhishek, 19 Others Charged In Alleged Chit Fund Scam A case has been registered against former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh's son Abhishek Singh, a former MP, and 19 others on the charge of cheating in connection with an alleged chit fund......
2019-06-18, 19:00

Google Pulls Scam Samsung Updates App That Was Downloaded 10 Million Times Google has suspended a fraudulent mobile app on the Google Play Store called 'Updates for Samsung' for violating its policies that claimed to offer system-level Android updates to smartphones....
2019-07-09, 13:52

Former Union Minister Praful Patel Summoned In Alleged Aviation Scam Praful Patel, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader, has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in an alleged aviation scam involving cash strapped Air India that took place during the......
2019-06-01, 16:26

''Perfect'' Chargesheet Helped Nail Suresh Jain, Others In Scam: Police The IPS officer, who probed the multi-crore ''Gharkul'' housing scam, has said the court's verdict in the case is the result of the police's hard work and the "perfect" charge sheet filed against the......
2019-09-01, 13:26

Bengal Superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee Questioned In Chit Fund Scam Popular Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee is being questioned by the Enforcement Department in Kolkata for his association with the Rose Valley Group whose chairman is now in jail. This is the first......
2019-07-19, 15:13

Probe Agency Attaches Assets Worth Rs 94 Lakh Of Firm In CWG Scam Nine years after the Commonwealth Games (CWG) were held in India, the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday said it has attached assets worth Rs 94.24 lakh of a company, which was involved in the......
2019-07-03, 23:52

209 Crore Assets Seized, Karnataka Minister Summoned In IMA Jewels Scam The ED Friday said it has attached assets worth Rs 209 crore, including 20 immovable properties and bank deposits, in its money laundering probe into the alleged IMA group ponzi scam of Karnataka....
2019-06-28, 21:52

Dozens of NYC ice cream trucks seized over multimillion-dollar ticket scam Freeze! More than 40 ice cream trucks were seized by the Long Island City Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday over a sprawling, multimillion-dollar ticket avoidance scam that let them speed and blow red lights with near-impunity, The Post has learned. The trucks had racked up thousands of dollars ea...
2019-06-05, 21:39

Manoj Tiwari Sued For Defamation After Rs 2,000 Crore Delhi Scam Charge Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today slapped state BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and two others with a criminal defamation notice days after Mr Tiwari accused the national capital's ruling Aam......
2019-07-03, 17:52

What is Uber? Forget the sharing economy – it's just a libertarian scam | Dominic Rushe There are plenty of reasons why Uber’s much-hyped share sale might fail – and many more why that could be a good thingSerf, noun: a laborer bound under the feudal system to work on his lord’s estate.Uber is a lot. Last year 5.2 billion people took a ride in an Uber. And the company lost an average o...
2019-05-21, 21:26

Man and son in Texas get prison in $27M hearing aid scam aimed at American Airlines workers A father and son in Texas who submitted more than $27 million in false claims in a hearing aid scam targeting American Airlines workers were sentenced Wednesday to federal prison, officials said....
2019-08-16, 13:13

Ex-Chief Justice Of India RM Lodha Duped Of Rs 1 Lakh In Online Scam Former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha was cheated of Rs 1 lakh in an online scam after the email account of his friend, a retired judge, was hacked, a police officer said on Sunday....
2019-06-02, 22:26

AOC takes heat from heartland after calling Electoral College a racist ‘scam’ Political figures from the heartland are torching Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., after the coastal congresswoman posted an Instagram video where she claimed the Electoral College was a racist “scam” that needs to go. ...
2019-08-22, 20:52

CBI Carries Out Raids At 22 Locations In Bengal In Chit Fund Scam Case The CBI is carrying out searches at 22 locations in West Bengal which are the premises of directors and promoters of New Land Agro Industries, one of the accused companies in a ponzi scam case,......
2019-07-01, 17:13

Mamata Banerjee Accuses BJP Of Scam In Ujjwala Scheme, Demands Probe Accusing West Bengal BJP leaders of being involved in a scam relating to the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it needs to be probed as lot of complaints......
2019-07-21, 21:39

Cannabis has great medical potential. But don’t fall for the CBD scam | Mike Power The UK market for cannabidiol (CBD), a compound of cannabis, will soon be worth £1bn. But consumers are being connedRoll up, roll up, ladies and gentleman, and gather around. Do you, your loved one – or family pet – suffer from any of the following conditions? Cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, arthritis, ...
2019-07-01, 13:00

Ex-Stanford coach avoids prison time in college bribery scam BOSTON — A former head sailing coach at Stanford avoided prison time for agreeing to help students get into the elite university as recruited athletes in exchange for money for his sailing program, a judge ruled Wednesday. John Vandemoer is the first person to be sentenced in the college admissions ...
2019-06-13, 04:13

Blunt-smoking ‘rapper’ busted for assaulting college admissions scam dad The blunt-smoking wannabe rapper who defended his wealthy parents when they were exposed in the wide-ranging college admissions bribery scandal was busted this week for attacking his father, The Post has learned. Malcolm Abbott allegedly pushed, kicked, bit and whacked his father with a ruler during...
2019-05-24, 04:13

Streaming service scam? Indictments handed down in alleged downloading operation A federal grand jury in Virginia indicted eight men Tuesday on charges of conspiring to violate federal criminal copyright law by running an illegal streaming service that cost television and film copyright owners millions of dollars....
2019-08-28, 16:00

Fraudsters tried to steal more than $40 million in one of the biggest online scam cases in U.S. history “In some cases, the victims thought they were communicating with U.S. servicemen stationed overseas, when in fact, they were emailing with con men,” a U.S. attorney said....
2019-08-24, 04:13

Mumbai Court Denies CBI Permission For Narco Test On PNB Scam Accused A special court in Mumbai on Tuesday refused the CBI permission to subject former Punjab National Bank (PNB) official Gokulnath Shetty, an accused in the PNB scam, to polygraph and narco-analysis......
2019-09-03, 21:26

Windows 10 users be careful – some default apps are showing scam adverts Windows 10 has been struck by a worrying problem in that some of its core (installed by default) apps are displaying fraudulent adverts which could potentially play all sorts of nasty tricks on the user.As spotted by Ghacks and first highlighted on Microsoft’s German support site, a post has ...
2019-06-03, 13:26

Court Directs Case Be Filed Against Ajit Pawar, 70 Others In Bank Scam The Bombay High Court directed Mumbai Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Thursday to register a First Information Report (FIR) against Nationalist Congress Pary leader Ajit Pawar and over 70......
2019-08-22, 14:52

Homeless and poor people recruited to fake slipping in alleged $31M scam Three men recruited poor and homeless people to stage phony slip-and-fall accidents in front of businesses around the city to cheat the companies and their insurers out of more than $31.7 million, jurors found Tuesday. Following a three-week trial, the federal jury in Manhattan found Bryan Duncan, R...
2019-05-29, 02:26

iOS app tries to scam unsuspecting iPhone users with fake heart rate readings It’s no secret that Apple can be incredibly inconsistent when it comes to deciding which apps are granted entry into the App Store. In years past, we’ve seen Apple let some questionable apps in while simultaneously rejecting other apps for the most trivial of infractions. That said, ther...
2019-08-08, 03:00

Meat supplies scam costs Afghan police budget millions A scandal involving inflated contracts for police meat rations underlines the abuse Afghan authorities are struggling to stop in logistics centers, where corrupt officials and contractors have skimmed fortunes from the government and foreign donors....
2019-06-04, 16:52

300 kg Gold Bars Found Hidden Under IMA Scam Mastermind's Swimming Pool The Special Investigation Team probing the multi-crore IMA group ponzi scam Wednesday seized 303 kg of fake gold bars hidden under the swimming pool in the sixth floor of a building in Bengaluru......
2019-08-07, 23:13

IMA Scam SIT Arrests Muslim Cleric Who Was Allegedly Gifted 3 Crore House A prominent Muslim cleric was arrested yesterday by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the Rs 15,000-crore IMA Jewels scam. He claimed he was "in no way connected with the IMA"...
2019-07-12, 10:52

Praful Patel Questioned By Probe Agency In Alleged Aviation Scam Praful Patel, the former Minister of Civil Aviation, was on Monday questioned in connection with the Enforcement Directorate probe into money laundering allegations in the controversial Air India and......
2019-06-10, 22:39

Calcutta High Court To Hear Ex-Top Cop's Plea In Saradha Scam On July 2 The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday fixed July 2 for the hearing of former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar's plea seeking quashing of a notice served on him by the CBI....
2019-06-12, 20:52

Couple accused of faking baby’s birth, death in charity scam FRIEDENS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania couple is accused of faking the birth and death of a baby to obtain more than $600 in donations and gifts from friends and family. State police on Thursday charged Geoffrey and Kaycee Lang with theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving s...
2019-08-16, 13:39

Sudanese vow to keep up protests after crackdown Sudan’s pro-democracy movement has vowed to press its campaign of civil disobedience until the ruling military council is ousted despite a deadly crackdown and the dispersal of its main sit-in earlier this week...
2019-06-06, 18:00

At least 50 killed in Sudan crackdown At least 50 people are dead and 326 injured after troops stormed the main camp of pro-democracy protesters in Sudan's capital Monday, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD)....
2019-06-05, 13:13

Inside the Crackdown in Kashmir A week after India stripped Kashmir of its autonomy and imposed a communications blackout, we spent Eid in Srinagar, where security forces are stopping people from moving and speaking freely....
2019-08-14, 20:39

Actress Lori Loughlin waves off attorney conflict in U.S. college scam case Actress Lori Loughlin on Tuesday waved off concerns about a potential conflict involving the lawyers who will defend the "Full House" star and her husband against charges of participating in a U.S. college admissions scam....
2019-08-28, 00:26

Delhi Court Orders Framing Of Charges Against Naveen Jindal In Coal Scam A special court Monday ordered framing of charges against industrialist Naveen Jindal and four others in a case pertaining to coal block allocation scam....
2019-07-01, 11:39

Willing To Join Probe In Chopper Scam, Kamal Nath's Nephew Tells Court Ratul Puri, the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, on Saturday told a Delhi court that he was willing to join the probe into the AgustaWestland chopper scam case, while seeking......
2019-08-17, 11:52

Furious Bitcoin scam victims torch alleged Ponzi mastermind’s house Angry victims have looted and torched the home of a man who reportedly operated an alleged Bitcoin Ponzi scheme in South Africa.  Firefighters in Ladysmith, approximately 365 kilometres south of Johannesburg, were called to Sphelele “Sgumza” Mbatha’s house on Wednesday afternoon after several angry ...
2019-07-11, 15:00

Report: Millions of Android phones silently infected with malware through Samsung app scam Two separate reports sprang up in recent weeks, revealing that millions of Android users might have been targeted in a new form of mobile attacks.       ...
2019-07-10, 22:52

Bengali Actor Rituparna Sengupta Summoned In Rose Valley Scam Case Bengali film actor Rituparna Sengupta has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate next week in connection with the investigation into the Rose Valley ponzi scam, a day after it summoned superstar......
2019-07-10, 18:13

China vows to tackle dead pig scam amid swine fever epidemic Criminal gangs in China are faking outbreaks of African swine fever on farms free of the disease and forcing farmers to sell their healthy pigs at sharply lower prices, the agriculture ministry said on Friday....
2019-07-12, 15:13

Court Grants Partial Relief To Lalu Yadav, Others In IRCTC Scam Case A Delhi Court on Tuesday granted partial relief to former Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and others in the money laundering case relating to the IRCTC scam....
2019-07-23, 20:39

Praful Patel Seeks More Time To Join Probe Into Alleged Aviation Scam Former civil aviation minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel today requested for another date to depose before the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a......
2019-06-06, 12:13

"Exam Scam Shamed Entire Bihar": Nitish Kumar Opens Up On Teacher's Day Nearly three years after a probe uncovered a massive scam in the Bihar School Examination Board, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has finally opened up on what many described as a "blot" on the state's......
2019-09-07, 17:52

Feds bust Texas family for Masters ticket scam that used stolen identities This year’s Masters golf tournament turned out to be one for the ages, with the venerable Tiger Woods completing a historic return to form and besting a stacked field of competitors. Four members of a Texas family thought they could perform a similar feat, rising to the top of the Masters tick...
2019-05-21, 16:39

Apple is warning consumers not to fall for a popular iTunes gift card scam There are so many illegitimate ways to separate people from their hard-earned money. One such scam has random people receiving calls from someone claiming to be with the IRS and demanding immediate payment for back taxes owed. The victims are told that they can satisfy their debt by buying the appro...
2019-06-22, 21:52

CBI DIdn't Examine Himanta Biswa Sarma In Saradha Scam: Rajeev Kumar Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar told the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday that the CBI has not examined Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma though his name has cropped up in the......
2019-07-24, 02:13

Felicity Huffman sentence in college admissions scam slammed on social media Felicity Huffman is drawing outrage after the actress was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for her role in a brazen college admissions scandal involving rich and famous families who funneled cash to fixers in order to get their kids into the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities....
2019-09-14, 08:52

Sushil Kumar Modi Rakes Up Fodder Scam In Assembly, Leaves RJD Fuming Irregular expenditures in excess of Rs 650 crore between 1987 and 1997 - the period during which the fodder scam happened - are being scrutinized by courts probing the multi-crore-rupee scandal, Bihar......
2019-07-25, 08:13

Saradha Scam: High Court Extends Rajeev Kumar's Protection From Arrest The Calcutta High Court today extended the protection from arrest to West Bengal CID Additional Director General Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam....
2019-08-20, 15:26

Champions League final: Voice of Go Compare advert victim of £7,000 ticket scam The singer who features in the Go Compare adverts has revealed he paid thousands of pounds for Champions League final tickets which he never received....
2019-06-01, 22:52

Trump must face marketing scam lawsuit, escapes racketeering claims: NY judge A federal judge on Wednesday said U.S. President Donald Trump and his adult children must face part of a lawsuit alleging they used their family name to promote sham marketing opportunities, but dismissed racketeering claims at the center of the case....
2019-07-25, 07:13

FBI seeks help in finding victims of Hollywood Con Queen after Marvel Studios exec is used in the scam The FBI set up a website to find victims of a Hollywood con artist that’s been scamming unsuspecting people in show business with uncanny impersonations of professionals since 2013....
2019-07-15, 22:39

China says Tiananmen crackdown was 'correct' The Chinese government has said the 1989 crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square, which left hundreds of protesters dead, was not a mistake. The defense came days ahead of the 30th anniversary of the killings....
2019-06-02, 21:39

31 foreign nationals busted in ICE crackdown Federal officials nabbed 31 foreign nationals in New York for U.S. immigration laws in a five-day crackdown. Nearly all of those picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement between May 19 and 23 had stayed in the U.S. after being ordered to leave or were deported and made their way back in the ...
2019-05-26, 18:52

US wants ‘credible’ probe into Sudan crackdown KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The top United States diplomat to Africa says there needs to be an “independent and credible” investigation into the Sudanese military’s violent dispersal of a protest camp in Khartoum last week. Tibor Nagy said the deadly crackdown “constituted a 180 d...
2019-06-15, 16:52

US wants 'credible' probe into Sudan crackdown The top United States diplomat to Africa says there needs to be an "independent and credible" investigation into the Sudanese military's violent dispersal of a protest camp in Khartoum last week....
2019-06-15, 14:00

Delhi Court Dismisses Ratul Puri's Anticipatory Bail Plea In Chopper Scam A Delhi court today dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, in connection with a money laundering case related to VVIP chopper scam....
2019-08-06, 17:00

Kamal Nath's Nephew Ratul Puri Evading Probe In Chopper Scam: Officials The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday told a court in New Delhi that Ratul Puri, the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, was evading probe in the AgustaWestland chopper scam......
2019-08-19, 23:00

Tenants, son slam soft-serve king accused in multimillion-dollar ticket scam Accused ice-cream “cone” artist Dimitrios Tsirkos has a freezer full of problems. The soft-serve king, whose fleet of trucks got scooped up last week after he was charged with ducking $4.5 million in parking and traffic tickets, has angered a residential tenant and lost touch with his adult son. The...
2019-06-09, 05:01

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli's daughters kicked out of USC sorority following college scam allegations Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli's daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella have been removed from their sorority at the University of Southern California (USC) following the college admissions scandal, a new report claims....
2019-07-31, 18:39

Bride-to-be caught trying to scam hotel with painfully obvious scheme: 'We thought she was having a psychotic break' Weddings are expensive, so it’s understandable for couples to try and save a few dollars here and there. That doesn’t excuse attempted fraud, however....
2019-07-08, 00:13

Police officer records video of herself trolling scam caller who threatened arrest within 45 minutes A scam caller who warned a police officer that she would be arrested within 45 minutes if she didn’t hand over personal information found out only one thing — how easily he himself could be duped....
2019-08-28, 18:52

One family almost lost $300 on a fake Delta site. Here's how to avoid this summer travel scam Consumers may lose money as phony travel agents, fake airline sites and others try to trick you when booking a free trip.       ...
2019-08-06, 08:39

Rs 100 Crore Fine, 7-Year Jail Term For Shiv Sena Leader In Housing Scam A sessions court in Maharashtra's Dhule district on Saturday sentenced former state ministers Suresh Jain and Gulabrao Deokar along with 46 others to varying jail terms between seven and three years......
2019-08-31, 17:13

Christian Michel Moves Bail Plea In Delhi Court In Chopper Scam Case Christian Michel, alleged middleman arrested in the AgustaWestland chopper scam, moved a Delhi Court today seeking bail in cases filed by CBI and the Enforcement Directorate....
2019-08-14, 15:13

Sudan activists say internet restored after crackdown Sudanese activists say internet service has been restored in the country, after a weekslong blackout imposed during a deadly crackdown earlier last month...
2019-07-10, 15:39

Sudan hospital traumatized by bloody crackdown After the victims of a deadly crackdown on a protest camp started pouring into a Khartoum hospital, many previous patients there begged to leave in terror, overwhelming doctors....
2019-06-07, 20:39

Inside China’s Surveillance Crackdown on Uyghurs In Xinjiang, northwest China, the government is cracking down on the minority Muslim Uyghur population, keeping them under constant surveillance and throwing more than a million people into concentration camps. But in Istanbul, 3,000 miles away, a community of women who have escaped a life of repres...
2019-05-21, 16:39

German ministers urge crackdown on far-right crime BERLIN (AP) — German government ministers have called on Germans to stand up against far-right extremists. In remarks published Saturday in the German daily newspaper Bild, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said “looking away can be fatal — we must call out far-right terrorism by its name.” An...
2019-06-22, 15:00

Mexico's migrant shelters overwhelmed in crackdown Thin mattresses cover every inch of floor each night at the Good Shepherd shelter near the Mexico-Guatemala border, even spilling into the kitchen and the chapel, as an over-capacity crowd of migrants tries to find space to sleep....
2019-06-20, 04:26

Mexico Detains More Migrants as Crackdown Steps Up ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities reinforced efforts over the weekend to deter Central Americans and others from crossing Mexico to reach the United States, detaining migrants in the south and stationing National Guardsmen along the Rio Grande in the north.In Arriaga, a town in the southern s...
2019-06-24, 06:52

Sudan military leader says perpetrators of crackdown ID’d The deputy chief of Sudan’s ruling military council said Thursday the military has identified the perpetrators of the violent dispersal of a pro-democracy sit-in earlier this month...
2019-06-20, 21:26

Russian crackdown on protesters seen as intimidation tactic MOSCOW — In just a few days, Sergei Abanichev was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a crime that could keep him behind bars for up to eight years — all, he says, for throwing a paper cup into the air at an opposition protest in Moscow. The 25-year-old sales manager got caught up......
2019-09-03, 02:26

Crackdown targets scammers behind 1 billion robocalls Federal authorities announced a major crackdown on dozens of robocallers responsible for about 1 billion robocalls. The effort, dubbed “Operation Call it Quits,” included actions by the Federal Trade Commission and 25 additional federal, state and local agencies, to target spam call oper...
2019-06-27, 20:13

Muslims celebrate Eid despite severe crackdown in Kashmir The Muslim celebration of Eid-al-Adha was held in the India-administered region of Kashmir Sunday, without its traditional autonomy for the first time in decades....
2019-08-12, 14:26

Democrats defy Waters on Ex-Im Bank crackdown House Democrats are poised to challenge a deal negotiated by Rep. Maxine Waters that would impose new restrictions on the Export-Import Bank, the first show of resistance among members of the Financial Services Committee since she became chairwoman in January. The new legislation that the California...
2019-06-21, 19:26

Former protesters recount 1989's crackdown Thirty years ago, Dong Shengkun was a 28-year-old worker at a printing factory who listened to students' speeches at the Tiananmen Square and joined the protests out of a desire for change. (May 31)        ...
2019-05-31, 18:39

India tightens Kashmir crackdown with curfew Indian police have clashed with Shiite mourners at banned religious processions in Kashmir. Indian authorities have warned residents "not to venture out of their home" amid a tightening crackdown in the contested region....
2019-09-08, 19:13

| 4 dead in Sudan a week after bloody crackdown One week after dozens died in a crackdown on Sudanese protesters demanding civilian rule, four people were killed as security forces moved to quell a civil disobedience campaign launched Sunday....
2019-06-10, 17:26

Crackdown trips up human rights groups Social media platforms, under pressure to block extremists, are sometimes also cracking down on human rights advocates and other legitimate content, according to a new report....
2019-06-14, 07:13

RPT-Moscow braces for another election protest despite crackdown Thousands of Russians are expected to rally again in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections despite a police crackdown and a refusal by authorities to meet protesters' demands....
2019-08-10, 00:00

Nicaragua officials release more prisoners after crackdown Principal leaders of protests against President Daniel Ortega's government and two prominent journalists were freed from prison Tuesday ahead of a June 18 deadline to release the last of hundreds of people the opposition considers political prisoners....
2019-06-11, 20:26

In Sudan crackdown, bullets fly as doctors struggle During the chaos of a deadly raid on Sudanese protesters at a pro-democracy sit-in in Khartoum on Monday, a man grimaced in pain as doctors sewed his ear back together with no anesthetic....
2019-06-05, 22:13

Emissions Crackdown Fuels Palladium Rally Rising anxiety about the world economy has sent gold on a stellar run. But the haven has been left in the dust by one of its precious-metal peers: palladium....
2019-07-04, 14:39

China says Tiananmen crackdown was 'correct' policy Defence minister Wei Fenghe dismisses criticism that the incident was not handled properlyChina has defended the bloody Tiananmen crackdown on student protesters in a rare public acknowledgement of the event, days before its 30th anniversary, saying it was the “correct” policy.After seven weeks of p...
2019-06-02, 14:13

At least 60 killed in Sudan crackdown, say protest groups Many demonstrators caught up in attack in Khartoum are still unaccounted forParamilitaries killed at least 60 people when they attacked pro-democracy protesters in Khartoum, civil society groups in Sudan have said.Previous estimates put the number of casualties from the attack on a sit-in on Monday ...
2019-06-05, 16:26

Expert: UN failed before Rohingya crackdown in Myanmar UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An independent review of United Nations operations in the years before hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar’s military has concluded that the organization’s many bodies failed to act together resulting in “systemic and ...
2019-06-18, 05:26

Facebook's Crackdown on Vaccine Misinformation Plods Along Ten weeks after Facebook pledged to fight vaccine misinformation, such content remains widely available across its platforms as the social-media giant grapples with how to combat hoaxes and deceptions....
2019-05-30, 23:26

Iran lacking cash to fund terror groups, domestic cyber agency short of funds, declassified intel shows Newly declassified intelligence shows that Palestinian terror group Hamas had to introduce “austerity plans” due to lack of funding from the Iranian regime....
2019-05-24, 23:52

Green card scam thwarted by ‘best sex ever’ text that arrived as immigration agent was reviewing phone, prosecutors say A Liberian soccer player’s attempt to trick U.S. immigration authorities into giving him a green card backfired after an agent viewing the phone of the woman he claimed to be his wife saw an incoming message from another person thanking her for the “best sex ever,” prosecutors say....
2019-07-19, 17:13

Rich white girl claimed she was black tennis prodigy in college admissions scam: report A white California prepschooler whose parents worked with the mastermind of the college admissions scandal was nearly accepted to several of top schools — as an African American tennis star, a report revealed Wednesday. Orange County attorney Adam Bass hired scammer William “Rick” Singer...
2019-08-01, 01:26

Prosecutors: In College Admissions Scam, Felicity Huffman’s ‘Moral Cluelessness’ Warrants Jail Sentence (BOSTON) — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman to a month in jail for her role in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling’s office recommended in filings Friday in Boston federal...
2019-09-07, 02:39

Lori Loughlin keeping 'meticulous records' on college scam case ahead of trial: report Lori Loughlin was once obsessed with getting her daughters into the University of Southern California (USC). Now, the former "Fuller House" star is said to be obsessed with her upcoming trial in the college admissions scandal case, a new report claims....
2019-08-23, 00:00

Russian Police Detain Nearly 800 In Opposition Crackdown In Moscow Russian police forcibly detained over 800 people attending a protest in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections, including prominent activist Lyubov Sobol, after authorities warned the......
2019-08-04, 01:00

Kashmir leaders placed under arrest amid security crackdown Public gatherings are banned, schools are closed and internet services cut as tensions rise in disputed region Prominent politicians in Indian-administered Kashmir have been placed under house arrest, while communications to Kashmir valley have been cut off following a security crackdown and fears o...
2019-08-05, 09:00

Russian opposition plans new election protest despite crackdown Thousands of Russian opposition protesters were expected to try and rally again in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections despite a sweeping police crackdown and ban on the event....
2019-08-03, 06:52

2020 Democrats fume at DNC over debate criteria crackdown With the deadline to qualify for next month’s third round of Democratic presidential debates closing in, the Democratic National Committee is facing an angry chorus of criticism from the candidates not likely to make the cut....
2019-08-27, 03:26

Chinese activists seek UN investigation into Tiananmen crackdown More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations' top human rights body to investigate Beijing's deadly crackdown 30 years ago....
2019-06-17, 07:13

Russian Police Detain Nearly 700 In Opposition Crackdown In Moscow Russian police forcibly detained nearly 700 people attending a protest in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections, including prominent activist Lyubov Sobol, after authorities warned the......
2019-08-03, 20:39

| Ethiopia jails critics in crackdown after killings: activists Ethiopia is using last month's assassination of high-ranking officials as a pretext to arrest critics with no apparent links to the attacks, international and domestic rights activists said Wednesday....
2019-07-11, 03:26

Chinese activists seek U.N. investigation into Tiananmen crackdown More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations' top human rights body to investigate Beijing's deadly crackdown 30 years ago....
2019-06-17, 06:39

Sudanese protesters rally to condemn June crackdown Thousands of Sudanese have joined protests condemning a deadly crackdown last month, as tensions remain high despite recent progress toward a power-sharing deal with the ruling military council...
2019-07-18, 16:13

U.S. calls for ‘independent and credible’ investigation into Sudan crackdown Tibor Nagy said the deadly crackdown "constituted a 180 degree turn in the way events were going with murder, rape, pillaging, by members of the Security Forces."...
2019-06-15, 16:39

Huawei founder: US crackdown will cost the company $30 billion Huawei’s founder said Monday that the Chinese telecom giant’s revenue will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years.       ...
2019-06-17, 16:13

Trump pushes on with immigration crackdown despite legal hurdles U.S. President Donald Trump's administration pushed ahead with its attempts to crack down on migration at the southern border on Monday, defending in court a virtual ban it imposed on asylum seekers and issuing its second sweeping order within a week....
2019-07-23, 04:13

Russian police detain over 800 in opposition crackdown in Moscow Russian police forcibly detained over 800 people attending a protest in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections, including prominent activist Lyubov Sobol, after authorities warned the demonstration was illegal....
2019-08-03, 23:26

Mexico’s crackdown on migrants sends some heading south Mexico’s efforts to slow Central American migration across its territory is showing some bite as some people turn around to head south in the face of increased enforcement, while government officials say they will target human smuggling rings...
2019-06-18, 05:52

U.S. Supreme Court backs Trump on asylum crackdown The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies....
2019-09-12, 01:26

Mexico to target human traffickers in immigration crackdown MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s foreign affairs secretary says the government will not tolerate human trafficking and provided new details of the weekend “rescue” of nearly 800 migrants packed into semi-trailers. Marcelo Ebrard says more than 150 of those migrants were children and say...
2019-06-17, 17:00

Supreme Court backs Trump on asylum crackdown The U.S. Supreme Court granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies....
2019-09-12, 01:52

Barcelona mayor promises crackdown on cruise ships Ada Colau will also oppose airport expansion to curb tourism and pollutionBarcelona’s mayor, Ada Colau, has pledged to restrict the number of cruise ships allowed to dock in the city and to oppose the expansion of the city’s airport, saying: “We don’t have infinite capacity.”Colau said the limits wo...
2019-07-05, 19:26

'Everyone gets paid': Mexico’s migration networks are thriving despite crackdown President López Obrador says new immigration plan is working, but huge numbers of people still travel north – aided by smugglers’ bribesMario Rosales is organising travel arrangements for his latest clients, a Honduran woman and her two primary school-aged children hoping to reach the United States....
2019-09-12, 23:00

El Salvador eyes crackdown on gangs over killings of police SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s new National Police chief says he has been ordered to crack down on gangs in the face of rising attacks on security forces. Mauricio Arriaza Chicas says new President Nayib Bukele is taking a strong stance on the issue. He adds that police will ac...
2019-06-13, 04:39

The Latest: Sudanese protesters defiant after army crackdown The Latest on aftermath of Sudanese military crackdown on protest sit-in (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Thousands of Sudanese pro-democracy protesters remain defiant of the country's military rulers, a day after the main sit-in site in the capital was violently emptied by security forces....
2019-06-04, 13:26

Sudan protest leaders reject talks after 60 die in crackdown Sudan's protest leaders have rejected the offer of talks with the country's military rulers after 60 people reportedly died in a violent security crackdown....
2019-06-05, 17:13

‘What is our crime?’: Detentions of politicians deepen crackdown in Kashmir To maintain control in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to revoke autonomy for Muslim-majority Kashmir, India has sent thousands of troops to the region and detained hundreds of local politicians and party workers....
2019-08-13, 04:26

Crackdown On Immigrant Families To Start Sunday, Says Trump A nationwide wave of arrests of immigrants facing deportation will commence over the weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, confirming that the plan, intended to discourage a surge of......
2019-07-13, 05:26

Mystery American gets caught up in Hong Kong crackdown Video of the arrest by Hong Kong police of a man who appeared to an American went viral Saturday as social media users publicized the violence that accompanied the 13th week of protests against Chinese overreach in the city. “What charge is this? Otherwise it is unlawful!” shouted the ma...
2019-09-01, 09:39

Mexico officials detain more migrants as crackdown steps up Mexican authorities are reinforcing efforts to deter Central Americans and others from crossing the country to reach the United States, detaining migrants in the south and stationing National Guardsmen along the Rio Grande in the north...
2019-06-24, 04:13

PM targets drugs, weapons and phones in prison crackdown Prisons must not be "factories for making bad people worse", Boris Johnson has warned, as he announced £100m investment to boost security and cut crime in jails....
2019-08-13, 02:00

De Blasio gets hotel union endorsement after Airbnb crackdown Mayor Bill de Blasio gained his first major endorsement in his quixotic presidential quest from the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council — following his administration’s crackdown on union rival Airbnb. De Blasio will join the labor union’s president, Peter Ward, at its West 44th Stre...
2019-06-05, 21:39

UN Security Council to discuss Sudan’s military crackdown KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is set to discuss Sudan after its ruling military conducted a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. The United Kingdom and Germany requested the closed-door session, set for Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses and protest leaders say Sudanese securit...
2019-06-04, 08:13

Venture-Capital Stalwart Fights Crypto Crackdown Andreessen Horowitz, a venture-capital firm known for early investments in companies including Facebook, is putting up a fight against Washington’s cryptocurrency crackdown....
2019-09-01, 19:26

U.S. to kick off migrant crackdown on Sunday: Washington Post U.S. immigration authorities plan to launch on Sunday a sweeping effort to deport recently arrived families who are in the United States illegally, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three unnamed U.S. officials....
2019-06-21, 22:00

UN Relocates Staff From Sudan Amid Crackdown On Protesters The United Nations is moving some of its staff from Sudan, a spokeswoman said Wednesday, as the number of dead from a crackdown on protesters soared to more than 100....
2019-06-06, 00:26

Arrests Jump In China's Xinjiang Amid Crackdown The number of people arrested and imprisoned in China's Xinjiang skyrocketed in 2017, according to official data, as Beijing tightens its grip on the troubled region with surveillance and mass......
2019-09-03, 00:26

46 ice cream trucks seized in New York City crackdown The city accused ice cream truck operators of evading nearly $4.5 million in fines and violating traffic laws for more than a decade.        ...
2019-06-06, 18:26

Rep. Crenshaw slams AOC, Democrats on border crackdown: 'They don't want solutions' Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. is using the border crisis to call President Trump evil not to find real solutions, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas told Fox News....
2019-07-22, 17:13

Vanuatu to ban disposable nappies in plastics crackdown: 'We had no choice' Nation suffering disproportionately from climate emergency to phase in ban, believed to be world first, by DecemberIt is but a tiny speck in the Pacific Ocean, but the island state of Vanuatu is leading the global fight against plastic waste. The nation, which has already introduced one of the tough...
2019-06-22, 13:26

Crackdown on immigrant families to start Sunday, Trump says A nationwide wave of arrests of immigrants facing deportation will commence over the weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, confirming that the plan, intended to discourage a surge of Central American migrants, was on track after a delay....
2019-07-13, 03:39

30 Years Since The Deadly Tiananmen Crackdown, US Calls It "Heroic" In China the Communist Party made sure the anniversary remained a distant memory, detaining several activists in the run-up to June 4 while popular livestreaming sites conspicuously shut down for......
2019-06-04, 16:26

Chinese crackdown on foreign names draws protest BEIJING (AP) — The Manhattan neighborhood, Venice Garden, the Vienna hotel chain. To the ears of the Chinese government, the names are too foreign-sounding and must go. Provinces and cities across China have been issuing notices pressuring private and public officials to rename businesses, bridges a...
2019-06-21, 08:13

| Scores of DRC media 'closed' in crackdown: rights group Dozens of media outlets have been shut down in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the latest crackdown against journalists, a local media rights group says....
2019-09-03, 21:00

South Africa's Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruption South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa is showing signs of cracking down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term....
2019-05-22, 17:13

Chinese defense minister says Tiananmen crackdown was justified Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday that the bloody crackdown on protesters around Beijing's Tiananmen Square 30 years ago was the "correct" decision, citing the country's "stability" since then....
2019-06-02, 06:13

U.S. might blacklist China's Hikvision over Uighur crackdown: source The U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision over the country's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, a person briefed on the matter said, the latest effort by the Trump administration to crack down on Chinese companies as trade frictio...
2019-05-22, 20:13

Sudan's protesters launch general strike after crackdown Shops are closed and streets are empty across Sudan's capital on the first day of a general strike called for by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council....
2019-06-09, 12:52

Sudan’s protesters launch general strike after crackdown Shops are closed and streets are empty across Sudan’s capital on the first day of a general strike called for by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council...
2019-06-09, 12:39

Nearly 40,000 People Join Moscow Opposition Rally After Crackdown Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Moscow on Saturday after mass police detentions at recent protests that have been among the largest since President Vladimir Putin's return to the......
2019-08-11, 09:52

Trump's Immigration Crackdown Is Curiously Sparing the Bosses Let’s say you’re a piece of shit who wants to reduce the number of undocumented immigrants in this country, for whatever dumbass reason—just pure racism, or because they’re takin’ our jobs, or because MAYBE ISIS???? Surely, with your totally consistent ideology, you would want to not only persecute ...
2019-06-01, 01:39

Legitimate phone calls are getting blocked in crackdown on robocalls Robocall scams are annoying and they continue to steal money from people. But as services attempt to block them, legitimate robocalls get blocked too.       ...
2019-08-29, 18:39

South Africa’s Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruption JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa is showing signs of cracking down on corruption Wednesday as the country’s new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term. South Africa’s lawmakers were sworn into the legislative body in Cape Town follo...
2019-05-22, 18:13

U.S. to press Pakistan PM on Afghan peace, terrorism crackdown U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to press Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for help on ending the war in Afghanistan and fighting militants when the two leaders meet at the White House on Monday amid their countries' strained relations....
2019-07-21, 22:52

Sudanese protesters: Death toll in military crackdown at 60 KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Organizers of the pro-democracy protests in Sudan say the death toll across the country since the violent dispersal of their sit-in in Khartoum earlier this week has increased to 60. The previously reported death toll stood at 40. The Sudan Doctors’ Committee says securi...
2019-06-05, 10:00

Eel smuggling arrests rise 50% in Europe-wide crackdown Europol says about 15m of the creatures were seized last year in trade worth €3bn annuallyThe number of arrests for the smuggling of eels in Europe has increased by 50% after a concerted effort by enforcement agencies to tackle the problem.Eels are in demand in China and other east Asian countries a...
2019-06-28, 04:13