China — Last Friday, reports state that Chinese authorities instigated an exercise to shut down websites that were considered harmful by the state. The drill involved taking website owners' contact information by force. The exercise was conducted last Thursday by the public security ministry and the state's internet surveillance agency. They...

Last Saturday, reports revealed that YouTube's Trusted Flagger program has been failing to take action against child offenders that post malicious videos and comment on children’s YouTube accounts. YouTube has a child protection protocol supported by Trusted Flaggers—a network of concerned volunteers who report suspicious posts and comments to YouTube officials. Some...

Berlin — Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (FCPO) president Holger Muench is pushing for stronger regulations against cybercrime to aid authorities in apprehending perpetrators of illegal online operations. Muench gave the statement following a recent case against a British hacker who admitted to shutting down Deutsche Telekom internet services. The court...

Earlier this week, the U.S. Military released an international memo to stop using drones made by Chinese company Da-Jiang Innovation Corporation (DJI). The memo, addressed to military stations worldwide, was penned by Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson. He stated concern over "cyber vulnerabilities" associated with DJI, pointing to possible intrusion. The...

It was reported last Friday that Kryptos Logic researcher Marcus Hutchins pleaded not guilty to charges pertaining to the creation and development of the Kronos banking Trojan. Also known as MalwareTech, Hutchins was defended in a Las Vegas court by attorney Adrian Marie Lobo, who informed reporters about Hutchins' status. The...