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Transnational Crime: Rats launch Spora ransomware. Is Daesh behind it?

Transnational Crime: Rats launch Spora ransomware. Is Daesh behind it?

Nowadays, ransomware has become the most dangerous type of criminal malware. Most of the new families are prepared by amateurs (script-kiddies) and they are distributed on a small scale. Inside…

Boko Haram & Africa´s own Caliphate in north-eastern Nigeria.

Boko Haram & Africa´s own Caliphate in north-eastern Nigeria.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau declared the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate in north-eastern Nigeria. “We are in an Islamic Caliphate,” said Shekau, flanked by masked fighters and cradling a…

About Boko Haram´s financial sources.

About Boko Haram´s financial sources.

Boko Haram has ample cash in a part of Nigeria and West Africa where money is scarce.  Its weapons have shifted from relatively cheap AK-47s in the early days of…

Al Qaeda has plans for Tunisia and Libya.

Al Qaeda has plans for Tunisia and Libya.

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has big plans for Tunisia and Libya, and the terror organisation intends to use Ansar al-Sharia to achieve its goal. AQIM’s Algerian chief Abdelmalek Droukdel…

ISIL´s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with more field power than al-Zawahiri, within Al Qaeda.

ISIL´s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with more field power than al-Zawahiri, within Al Qaeda.

Al-Qaeda has made a comeback that few at the time foresaw. On at least one important metric, it has never been stronger. Two groups linked to al-Qaeda, Islamic State of…

Somalia has Biometric Passports, but not South Africa

Somalia has Biometric Passports, but not South Africa

    The intelligence community is pushing to make biometrically enabled intelligence — the art of identifying people by fingerprints, digital mugshots, iris scans or DNA — a regular part…

Czechs accused an alleged Bulgarian-Russian terrorist ring of supplying false documents to extremists.

Czechs accused an alleged Bulgarian-Russian terrorist ring of supplying false documents to extremists.

Prosecutors in the Czech Republic have formally charged three Russians, two Bulgarians and a Moldovan with terrorism, television station bTV said. The group was arrested in April 2011 in connection…

How to design and implement public security policies. Former Uruguayan President in exclusive interview.

How to design and implement public security policies. Former Uruguayan President in exclusive interview.

According to former Uruguayan President Luis A. Lacalle de Herrera, a necessary overhaul of that nation’s security policy would entail proper enforcement and adaptation of its laws, prosecution for minor…