Cybercrime is projected to cost a whopping $8 trillion to the businesses globally in the next five years, a leading cybersecurity expert told the participants of a regional internal audit conference in the UAE capital city on Thursday. Speaking on the concluding day
23 children and youth across Sharjah were named ‘Cyber Safety Ambassadors’, after having successfully completed the assessment and evaluation phase of the initiative that was launched last month by Child Safety Department (CSD), an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs.
A total of 85 children and youth, aged 10-18 years, are competing for the ‘Cyber Safety Ambassadors’ title, an online safety training programme, which was launched by CSD last month, on the occasion of Emirati Children’s Day.
The Dubai Police via their eCrime platform tackled 9, 046 cybercrime complaints and recovered 1, 277 affected social media accounts, said a senior cybercrimes investigation officer.
An angry programmer who hacked and crashed fifteen websites of his employer’s clients over a Dhs4, 000 salary cut dispute must be deported, the Appeals Court ruled.
The resolution establishes an expert committee representing all regions of the world "to elaborate a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes.”
A hacking group which got access to secret data belonging to one of the premier media and entertainment law firms in the US representing top-notch celebrities has now threatened to reveal "dirty laundry" on President Donald Trump unless they are paid $42 million in a week.
The UN disarmament chief says the COVID-19 pandemic is moving the world toward increased technological innovation and online collaboration, but "cybercrime is also on the rise, with a 600% increase in malicious emails during the current crisis.”