Non-U.S.

Pangilinan raises anew risks of espionage, breach of data privacy on entry of China-owned telco

Mario Casayuran reports: Minority Senator Francis N. Pangilinan raised on Wednesday espionage and data privacy questions on the entry of third telecommunications company (telco), Dito Telecommunity Corporation, a consortium which includes a China-owned company, into the Philippine communications industry after it was a given a tentative agreement to install towers inside Philippine military camps....

Mexico’s Pemex Oil Suffers Ransomware Attack, $4.9 Million Demanded

Lawrence Abrams reports: Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Pemex, has suffered a DoppelPaymer ransomware attack that demanded $4.9 million USD in order to decrypt their files. On Sunday, November 10th, Pemex was hit with a ransomware attack that the company states affected less than 5% of their computers. Workers reported, though, that internal memos told them not to...

Aussie ‘E-Crime Squad’ arrests crypto exchange owner, seizing his Bitcoin ATM

Yessi Bello Perez reports: Australian detectives have arrested a 38-year-old man as part of an investigation into an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange. The man, a resident in Cairnlea — a Melbourne suburb — was arrested at home, where police seized “a substantial amount of cash and false identification documents.” Authorities also seized a cryptocurrency ATM from a shopping mall in nearby Braybrook, which according to Google Maps is approximately 8 kilometres away from Cairnlea. Read...