Law enforcement stories
New ransomware report reveals 80% victim increase in 2023
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.
Ransomware attacks reach record high in 2023, Cyberint report reveals
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.
MongoDB introduces Atlas Vector Search & Search Nodes for next-gen applications
MongoDB rolls out Atlas Vector Search and Search Nodes, aiming to assist organisations in building and scaling advanced applications.
Kaspersky honoured by Singapore Police for cybercrime efforts
Kaspersky, the cybersecurity company, has won the APPACT Appreciation Award for its contributions to cyber resilience in Singapore.
MSAB announces the appointment of new Tech Evangelist
Former UK police officer Adam Firman appointed as MSAB's Tech Evangelist. His expertise will aid law enforcement agencies in digital forensics.
OECD adopts privacy safeguards while accessing personal data
The agreement is on approaches to safeguarding the privacy and other freedoms when accessing personal data for national security and law enforcement purposes.
SAP New Zealand appoints Nick Olney & Tim Ellis as senior industry advisor & senior account executive
German software company SAP hires senior executives Nick Olney and Tim Ellis for their Public Sector team in New Zealand to accelerate digitization.
Bringing jury to crime scene via VR provides more accurate results
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.
Five Eyes nations want legal access to backdoors to fight 'illegal content'
The nations argue that encryption can make the enforcement of public safety difficult, particularly when it comes to serious problems like child exploitation.
Metadata retention laws “abused” by enforcement agencies
The PJCIS, Human Right Law Centre, Digital Rights Watch and Access Now are calling for the repeal or amendment of the controversial laws.
Public divided over police use of facial recognition - survey
The response comes as the European Union considers a ban on the use of facial recognition tech by law enforcement.
Europol, FBI, Bitdefender team up on ransomware decryptor
The decryptor neutralises the latest versions of GandCrab – the most prolific families of file-encrypting malware to date.
Global shareholders sue 'leading' China data centre operator GDS
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.
Microsoft makes security offerings available to nation states and law enforcement
Microsoft aims to empower IT to unlock the security capabilities of the intelligent cloud to tip the scales in the cyber war.
Hitachi Vantara delivers digital evidence management solution for law enforcement
Law enforcement officials are challenged by compliance policies and procedures such as evidence disclosure rules.
Global cybercrime lord busted, but expert says just a drop in the ocean
Cybereason's senior director says the arrest of the Carbanak gangleader will just look like a 'rounding error' for overall cybercrime profits.
Mastermind of EUR 1 BILLION global cybercrime gang arrested
Europol has arrested the suspected leader of the Carbanak gang with the cooperation of law enforcement around the world, but experts remain sceptical.
Unisys unveils 'critical component' for safe cities initiative
Unisys launches Digital Investigator, an information management system that aids law enforcement in sharing intelligence.
Wynyard inks $27 million deal with national security bureau
The Auckland-based company will provide its security solutions to help the bureau solve high consequence crime, security and big data problems.
CORRECT: Telogis seeks to double workers in NZ after opening bigger R&D hub in Christchurch
Telogis, whose cloud-based location intelligence software is used in more than 100 countries, is kicking off a delayed job recruitment drive in New.
Crime does pay... to the tune of $2.5m for Wynyard
Wynyard Group expands Advanced Crime Analytics in Asia Pacific region, secures $2.5m revenue from conditional contract.
Hackers Kickstart mega security breach...
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.
Wynyard blows competition away with UK gun deal
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.
Frequent Facebook hacks no big deal
Social networking site dismisses notions of data breaches following 'sophisticated attack' last month.