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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…

Uganda, Rwanda , Kenya and South Sudan -among others- signed cyber security deal.

Uganda, Rwanda , Kenya and South Sudan -among others- signed cyber security deal.

Short news by Victor Bjorgan Barrios.- Uganda, Kenya , Rwanda and South Sudan are among several African states to have signed a new deal on cyber security to protect multi-million-dollar oil…

World Cup 2014: devices are very likely going to get hacked. How to stop it.

World Cup 2014: devices are very likely going to get hacked. How to stop it.

When the 2014 World Cup kicks of in Brazil this week, the event is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of diehard soccer fans from around the world. Since those fans are…

2014 could open market for cybersecurity experts in Africa.

2014 could open market for cybersecurity experts in Africa.

  Next January 2014 (24-31) , African Union (AU) Heads of State will meet in Ethiopia, and most likely vote to suscribe a cybersecurity convention draft, with the objetive to…

Nigeria corruption: Former Governor sentenced to 13 years and Harvard launderer to 4-1/2 in jail.

Nigeria corruption: Former Governor sentenced to 13 years and Harvard launderer to 4-1/2 in jail.

Former Goldman Sachs banker Elias Preko was sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison by a London court on Monday for laundering $5 million on behalf of James Ibori, the former…

Nigeria center of cybercrime in Africa.

Nigeria center of cybercrime in Africa.

The absence of an enabling legislation on Nigeria’s cyberspace has continued to increase concerns over online safety, dwindling consumer confidence in e-commerce and other online financial transactions. Cases of cybercrime…

2013: EUROPOL will start with its European Cybercrime Centre in Le Hague.

2013: EUROPOL will start with its European Cybercrime Centre in Le Hague.

The EU European Commission , wants to establish a dedicated Cybercrime Centre as part of Europol (the European Police Office of INTERPOL). The headquarters wil be in the city of The…

FBI and Ukranian Secret Service SBU fighting Cyber Criminals in Kiev.

FBI and Ukranian Secret Service SBU fighting Cyber Criminals in Kiev.

Ukrainian authorities have shut down a long-running forum that was used to trade tips on writing malicious software, a sign the country’s law enforcement may be watching hackers more closely.…