The company has obtained an order from a federal judge allowing it control over the “Trickbot” botnet, a global network it describes as the largest in the world. The botnet aims to create uncertainty about the election results by infecting computers which tally up votes.
Rising youth unemployment will provide a “fertile field” for the expansion of Mexico’s crime cartels in the aftermath of COVID-19 — and is likely to pose a new threat to national security in America’s southern neighbor, three researchers predict.
Social media companies “must take more responsibility” to counter fake news and conspiracy theories promoted on their networks or risk helping to fuel extremist violence, says a counterterrorism expert.
Cybercriminals backed by the North Koreans have escalated a global ATM cash-out scheme that began over two years ago, says security officials. “They’re actually hidden in the system, waiting for a transaction and routing it somewhere else,” explained a former White House CIO.
Before the Black Lives Matter protests triggered similar manifestations of anger in many nations, the U.S. had already spent decades spreading its tough-on-crime, security-oriented philosophy around the word. That’s a worrying use of taxpayer dollars, writes a human rights advocate.
Federal authorities say they have put in place tough measures to combat white-collar crime during the pandemic, but two recent cases appear to illustrate a continued rise in what a recent federal watchdog report called “pervasive fraudulent activity.”
An entire industry of bounty hunters to reunite parents with children taken to foreign countries by estranged partners has blossomed in an ethical and legal gray area inspired by frustrations over the workings of a 40-year-old international treaty.
Victims of a former Colombian right-wing militia commander are demanding his return after he finished a 12-year drug sentence in the U.S. For the moment, though, the U.S. intends to send him to Italy instead.