An estimated one in ten Australian tertiary students have paid a so-called contract cheating service to do their work for them. What most don’t think about is the risk of being blackmailed later.
The first ransomware attack, in 1988, was a crude effort involving virus-laden floppy disks. But in the decades since, the sophistication of malware, and the money reaped by criminals, has skyrocketed.
The black market for stolen personal information motivates most data breaches.
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A thriving black market for stolen personal data makes millions of people vulnerable to spies, spammers, scammers and hackers.
Taliban militants and Afghan civilians celebrate the signing of a peace deal with the United States on March 2.
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Because the Taliban’s insurgency is so well financed, the Afghan government must spend enormous sums on war, too. A peace accord would free up funds for basic services, economic development and more.
A Kenyan soldier urges people to take cover during the terror attack on the Dusit Hotel complex in 2018.
The terror group uses the proceeds of criminal activity to support its political agenda.
MP Tony Clement has resigned from the Conservative caucus after admitting to sending “intimate” photos to women he met online.
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Former Conservative MP Tony Clement, dropped from caucus over a public sexting scandal raises questions for all of us about what is too much in our ‘casual’ daily online exchanges.
Deep-set institutional corruption has led to a generation of misbehaving governors.
Three Mexican governors have been arrested in 2017 abroad after fleeing justice, and nearly 90% of the country’s citizens see the government as deeply corrupt.
Seems those sharp fangs worked.
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‘Trick or treating’ typically involves demanding candy under the threat of mischief. But is there a better way to maximize your candy haul on Halloween?
Flotsam mixes with the marginal São José community, overlooked by new-build apartment blocks in Brazil.
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Money and resources in Latin America often don’t reach those who need them most – and criminal gangs are on hand to take advantage.