The recent attack on software supplier Kaseya has been labelled as the biggest global ransomware attack on record.
What would happen if companies stopped paying ransoms?
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The FBI and Treasury Department frown on the idea of paying off cyber attackers. But there is sufficient ethical and legal gray areas to make it a real moral quandary for business leaders.
Ivorian sailors participate in an anti-piracy hostage rescue scenario with the Ghanaian Navy during Exercise Obangame Express.
Feeding a simple narrative of piracy without a broader look at other maritime security challenges hinders progress in dealing with it.
Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly complex, as hackers find creative ways to beat ordinary systems of defence.
A recent leakware attack targeting Johannesburg was the second of its kind ever recorded. Hackers demanded A$52,663 worth of bitcoins, in return for not releasing senstivie civilian information.
Nigerians living in Spain rally against Boko Haram insurgents who abducted over 200 girls from a school in Chibok, northeast of the country.
Kidnapping in Nigeria has blossomed into a burgeoning criminal enterprise.
Nigerian militants patrol the oil rich Niger delta region, the birth place of commercial kidnapping in the country.
Tough socio-economic conditions, among others, make kidnapping a thriving business in Nigeria. A strong justice system along with stiff punishment for the crime are needed.
Italian aid worker Vanessa Marzullo freed after being kidnapped in Syria in 2014.
It’s in the public interest to allow families to pay ransoms for the return of their loved ones.
Eyes open: a French anti-piracy unit in the Gulf of Aden.
The UK home secretary, Theresa May, has introduced the new Counter-terrorism and Security Bill, which will be considered by a committee of the whole House by mid-December. Alongside the new powers it will…
Alan Henning, the aid worker killed by ISIS.
On Saturday October 4 we woke up to the news that looked depressingly inevitable. Alan Henning, a taxi driver from Salford, who had been captured in Syria last December while delivering aid to refugees…