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New ransomware report reveals 80% victim increase in 2023
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GuidePoint Security's latest ransomware report highlights an alarming 80% surge in victim numbers in 2023, with the number of victims nearly doubling from 2022.
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Ransomware attacks reach record high in 2023, Cyberint report reveals
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retail
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Ransomware attacks increased 55.5% in 2023, hitting a record 4,368 victims around the world, as cyber-criminals adapted to law enforcement tactics, says Cyberint's report.
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MongoDB introduces Atlas Vector Search & Search Nodes for next-gen applications
Tue, 5th Dec 2023
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bi
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big data
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cx
MongoDB rolls out Atlas Vector Search and Search Nodes, aiming to assist organisations in building and scaling advanced applications.
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Kaspersky honoured by Singapore Police for cybercrime efforts
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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malware
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endpoint protection
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partner programmes
Kaspersky, the cybersecurity company, has won the APPACT Appreciation Award for its contributions to cyber resilience in Singapore.
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MSAB announces the appointment of new Tech Evangelist
Tue, 17th Jan 2023
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law enforcement
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job moves
Former UK police officer Adam Firman appointed as MSAB's Tech Evangelist. His expertise will aid law enforcement agencies in digital forensics.
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OECD adopts privacy safeguards while accessing personal data
Fri, 16th Dec 2022
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oecd
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digital economy
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privacy
The agreement is on approaches to safeguarding the privacy and other freedoms when accessing personal data for national security and law enforcement purposes.
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SAP New Zealand appoints Nick Olney & Tim Ellis as senior industry advisor & senior account executive
Fri, 10th Jun 2022
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digitisation
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public sector
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sap
German software company SAP hires senior executives Nick Olney and Tim Ellis for their Public Sector team in New Zealand to accelerate digitization.
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Bringing jury to crime scene via VR provides more accurate results
Fri, 23rd Jul 2021
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vr
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university of south australia
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law enforcement
The University of South Australia finds overwhelming evidence in favour of using VR in the courtroom by putting jurors in the middle of a crime scene.
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Five Eyes nations want legal access to backdoors to fight 'illegal content'
Tue, 13th Oct 2020
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encryption
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encryption backdoor
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law enforcement
The nations argue that encryption can make the enforcement of public safety difficult, particularly when it comes to serious problems like child exploitation.
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Metadata retention laws “abused” by enforcement agencies
Mon, 10th Feb 2020
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cloud services
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hyperscale
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public cloud
The PJCIS, Human Right Law Centre, Digital Rights Watch and Access Now are calling for the repeal or amendment of the controversial laws.
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Public divided over police use of facial recognition - survey
Mon, 10th Feb 2020
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surveillance
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biometrics
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cybersecurity
The response comes as the European Union considers a ban on the use of facial recognition tech by law enforcement.
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Europol, FBI, Bitdefender team up on ransomware decryptor
Tue, 18th Jun 2019
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
The decryptor neutralises the latest versions of GandCrab – the most prolific families of file-encrypting malware to date.
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Global shareholders sue 'leading' China data centre operator GDS
Wed, 3rd Oct 2018
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colocation
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m&a
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cios
The lawsuit believes GDS has been engaged in a 'ruse' to enrich insiders by acquiring data centers that aren't as valuable as the company claims.
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Microsoft makes security offerings available to nation states and law enforcement
Tue, 25th Sep 2018
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microsoft
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mfa
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cios
Microsoft aims to empower IT to unlock the security capabilities of the intelligent cloud to tip the scales in the cyber war.
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Hitachi Vantara delivers digital evidence management solution for law enforcement
Mon, 24th Sep 2018
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cloud services
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storage
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gdpr
Law enforcement officials are challenged by compliance policies and procedures such as evidence disclosure rules.
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Global cybercrime lord busted, but expert says just a drop in the ocean
Thu, 29th Mar 2018
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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malware
Cybereason's senior director says the arrest of the Carbanak gangleader will just look like a 'rounding error' for overall cybercrime profits.
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Mastermind of EUR 1 BILLION global cybercrime gang arrested
Tue, 27th Mar 2018
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malware
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cybersecurity
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europol
Europol has arrested the suspected leader of the Carbanak gang with the cooperation of law enforcement around the world, but experts remain sceptical.
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Unisys unveils 'critical component' for safe cities initiative
Tue, 18th Oct 2016
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iot
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unisys
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public sector
Unisys launches Digital Investigator, an information management system that aids law enforcement in sharing intelligence.
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Wynyard inks $27 million deal with national security bureau
Mon, 11th Jan 2016
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cybersecurity
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shareholders
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canada
The Auckland-based company will provide its security solutions to help the bureau solve high consequence crime, security and big data problems.
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CORRECT: Telogis seeks to double workers in NZ after opening bigger R&D hub in Christchurch
Thu, 6th Nov 2014
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fleet management
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gamification
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r&d
Telogis, whose cloud-based location intelligence software is used in more than 100 countries, is kicking off a delayed job recruitment drive in New.
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Crime does pay... to the tune of $2.5m for Wynyard
Thu, 3rd Jul 2014
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bi
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big data
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government
Wynyard Group expands Advanced Crime Analytics in Asia Pacific region, secures $2.5m revenue from conditional contract.
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Hackers Kickstart mega security breach...
Mon, 17th Feb 2014
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big data
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bi
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breach prevention
Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects, is under attack, with hackers stealing customer data in what appears to be a global security breach.
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Wynyard blows competition away with UK gun deal
Mon, 20th Jan 2014
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web development
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wynyard group
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united states
Wynyard Group has signed a global partnership agreement with United Kingdom-based Arquebus Solutions to deliver an advanced gun crime intelligence solution for the law enforcement market.
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Frequent Facebook hacks no big deal
Mon, 18th Feb 2013
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malware
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cloud services
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facebook
Social networking site dismisses notions of data breaches following 'sophisticated attack' last month.