Stronger digital security and offline backups as well as collectively targeting the laundering of the attacks' proceeds were identified as crucial steps in the fight at the summit.
The latest NSO Group hack reveals grievous abuse of democracy, but this is not the first time the Israeli-linked company has been used as a weapon to target people.
An increasing number of songs created by voice cloning technology are making rounds on the Internet. But fraudsters also enjoy using AI-generated voice clones.
US President Joe Biden’s first meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin since assuming office comes amid soaring tensions between Washington and Moscow, with both sides playing down the prospect of any major breakthroughs at the summit.
Police in six European countries, as well as Canada and the US, completed a joint operation to take control of Internet servers used to run and control the malware network.
The 17-year-old Tampa, Florida resident was arrested last week along with two others, aged 19 and 22, for hijacking dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts last month.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a media briefing that cyberattacks have targeted all levels of the government, political organisations, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure.
Health care organisations are especially susceptible to schemes such as ransomware because "they are less likely to shut down their systems by refusing to pay," according to Tom Pendergast, member of a security and privacy training firm.
US Justice Department announced indictments of four members of China's People's Liberation Army for alleged involvement in the massive 2017 hack of the database of giant US credit rating agency Equifax.
UN report seen by Reuters showed that North Korea “used cyberspace to launch increasingly sophisticated attacks to steal funds from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges to generate income.”
Ten suspected cybercriminals have been charged with conspiracy to commit computer fraud, conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering after they caused over $100 million in financial losses.
Russia is planning to temporarily unplug from the internet next month in preparation for installing safeguards to internet access in the event of a foreign cyberattack - particularly from the United States.
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